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Sigonella command to Aaron Shoemaker

Next Friday ceremony alternation with Kevin Pickard who will leave

Ship commander Kevin Pickard leaves his place to his homologous Aaron Shoemaker, who takes command of the US Air Force Station Sigonella, located in the Sicilian territory of Lentini, in the province of Syracuse. The turnover ceremony will be held next Friday, April 29 at 10:00 am at the airport hangar. 

During his three-year tenure at the helm of the Sigonella base, Pickard "consolidated strategic partnerships and enhanced the military installation's critical role as the primary logistics base for US forces in the Mediterranean". The officer "has achieved significant results, including the safe continuation of critical US and NATO operations during the Covid-19 pandemic as well as the primary base support role he played for evacuees from Afghanistan during Operation Allies Refuge", reports the Italian news agency "Dire".

On the same subject see also the article published by AVIONEWS.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency