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The squadron has spent the last year hunkered down since we’re at the epicenter of Europe’s pandemic. I’m very proud of their discipline and dedication to mission throughout.
Chief Master Sergeant Chad T. Gaddy is the 510th Aircraft Maintenance Unit Superintendent, Aviano Air Base, Italy. He provides senior enlisted leadership and resource management to more than 200 maintenance personnel supporting 25 Block-40 F-16C/D Falcons valued at 950 Million dollars.
Team Aviano welcomed back approximately 300 Airmen Oct. 4 and 6 from a four-and-a-half-month deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Unlike many Air Force deployments in which individuals are deployed from various bases to be part of other teams in theater, an entire aviation package deployed with personnel from across the 31st Fighter Wing, but primarily from the Operations and Maintenance Groups.
The 510th Fighter Squadron provides combat airpower on demand to U.S. and NATO combatant commanders as well as the National Command Authority in order to meet National Security objectives. The unit performs air and space control and force application roles of counterair, strategic attack, and counterland including interdiction and close-air support with 21 F-16CMs employing state of the art munitions in support of the joint, NATO, and combined operations.