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Rocsi visits with the 31st Force Support Squadron to say thank you to the men and women for their service.
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Photos: Rocsi Diaz on Second USO Tour Visits Aviano Air Base on 9/11

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Rocsi Diaz embarked on her second USO tour this week to visit with troops and military families in Italy. After making her first stop at Vicenza High School to talk to students earlier in the week, Diaz made a special 9/11 visit to Aviano Air Force Base yesterday to spend time with our servicemen and women.

Diaz visited with troops serving on each of the squadrons on base, personally thanking the men and women for their service. She spent time learning about the various roles in each squadron, trying on different gear and just having a good laugh with the troops. Her agenda also comprised of a meal with some of the troops as well as a talk with students of Aviano Middle School to address the importance of education along with the issues they may face throughout their student career – a major focus for her tour. She also took the opportunity to speak with students individually after her talk.

Diaz will be making one more stop in Italy to spend time with troops, military families and military children before wrapping up her USO tour this week.

Rocsi Diaz visits with the 31st Force Support Squadron on Aviano Air Base in Italy to say thank you to the men and women for their service. 

Rocsi Diaz visits with the 31st Force Support Squadron on Aviano Air Base in Italy to say thank you to the men and women for their service.

Rocsi visits with the Fire Station, part of the 31st Civil Engineering Squadron, to say thank you to the men and women for their service. 

Rocsi visits with the Fire Station, part of the 31st Civil Engineering Squadron.

Rocsi visits with the men and women at the Individual Protective Equipment issue, 31st Logistics Readiness Squadron, to learn about what they do in the military and to say thank you for their service. 

Rocsi visits with the men and women at the Individual Protective Equipment Issue, 31st Logistics Readiness Squadron, to learn about what they do in the military.

Rocsi visits with the men and women of the Explosive Ordinance Disposal, 31st Civil Engineering Squadron, and gets to try out the EOD 9 Bomb Suit. 

Rocsi visits with the men and women of the Explosive Ordinance Disposal, 31st Civil Engineering Squadron, and gets to try out the EOD 9 Bomb Suit that was slightly too big. 

  Rocsi accepts a coin from Col. Brian Pukall, 31st  Mission Support Group Commander, as a thank you for taking the time out the come and visit with the troops. 

Rocsi accepts a coin from Col. Brian Pukall, 31st  Mission Support Group Commander, as a thank you for taking the time out to come and visit with the troops.

Rocsi poses for a photo after having lunch in the Italian Mensa with military members of Aviano Air Base to say thank you for their service. 

Rocsi poses for a photo after having lunch in the Italian Mensa with military members of Aviano Air Base.

Rocsi signs pictures and poses for individual photos for the Aviano Air Base community after visiting to say thank you to the military for their service. 

Rocsi signs pictures and poses for individual photos for the Aviano Air Base community.

Rocsi speaks to the Aviano Middle School children about transitioning back to school, self esteem, anti-bullying and the importance of education. She also spoke one-on-one with students after speaking to the group. 

Rocsi speaks to the Aviano Middle School children about transitioning back to school, self esteem, anti-bullying and the importance of education. She also spoke one-on-one with students after speaking to the group.

(Photos by Beth Caporaletti – USO) 

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