U.S. Air Force Crew CHIEF SSGT after its arrival from Aviano Air Base, Italy, April 11, 1999. Adkins of Kalmazoo, Michigan, is part of the 81st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron deployed to Gioia del Colle, Italy. This A-10, normally based at Spangdahlem AB, Germany, is one of more than 280 U.S. Air Force aircraft deployed in support of NATO Operation Allied Force