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Comiso Airport
Comiso
Comiso
Airport "Pio La Torre" (IATA: CIY, ICAO: LICB), also known as Vincenzo Magliocco Airport, is located in the Sicilian town of Comiso in the Ragusa province. The airport serves Comiso
Comiso
(5 km/3 miles from it), Ragusa (15 km/9.3 miles from it), Vittoria and Gela. It changed from military to civil use during 2005–2008. The airport was opened to commercial and general aviation 30 May 2013.Contents1 History1.1 1935-1980 1.2 1981-1991 1.3 1992-present2 Airlines and destinations 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit]Plan of Comiso
Comiso
Airport with its new 2,460m runwayThe control tower1935-1980[edit] The installation began as an aerodrome that was constructed in southeastern Sicily, at the foot of the Hyblaean Mountains
Hyblaean Mountains
("Monti iblei") and near the city of Comiso
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International Air Transport Association Airport Code
An IATA airport code, also known as an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier,[1] is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association
International Air Transport Association
(IATA). The characters prominently displayed on baggage tags attached at airport check-in desks are an example of a way these codes are used. The assignment of these codes is governed by IATA Resolution 763, and it is administered by IATA headquarters in Montreal. The codes are published semiannually in the IATA Airline Coding Directory.[2] IATA also provides codes for railway stations and for airport handling entities. A list of airports sorted by IATA code is available. A list of railway station codes, shared in agreements between airlines and rail lines such as Amtrak, SNCF
SNCF
French Rail, and Deutsche Bahn, is available
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Lelio Lagorio
Lelio Lagorio (9 November 1925 – 6/7 January 2017) was an Italian politician who served as the first President of Tuscany
President of Tuscany
from 1970 until 1978. Biography[edit] Lagorio was born in Trieste
Trieste
and was a member of the Italian Socialist Party (Partito Socialista Italiano, PSI)
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18th Troop Carrier Squadron
The 18th Air Refueling Squadron (18 ARS) is a United States Air Force Reserve squadron, assigned to the 931st Operations Group, stationed at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas.Contents1 Overview 2 History2.1 Operations[1] 2.2 Lineage[1]3 Assignments[1] 4 Stations[1] 5 Aircraft Operated[1] 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksOverview[edit] The squadron operates the KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft, conducting aerial refueling missions. History[edit] During World War II the 18th flew airborne assaults on Sicily, Myitkyina, Burma, and Southern France in addition to supporting partisans in Northern Italy from January to May 1945 and conducting aerial transportation in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO) and briefly in the China-Burma-India Theater (CBI). It flew strategic and tactical airlift missions from 1948 to 1954 and 1962 to 1967
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12th Troop Carrier Squadron
American Defense World War IIEuropean-African-Middle East Campaign World War IIAlgeria-French Morocco with Arrowhead Tunisia Sicily Naples-Foggia Anzio Rome-Arno North Apennines Po ValleyDecorationsDistinguished Unit Citation: (MTO)Insignia12th Troop Carrier Squadron EmblemThe 12th Troop Carrier Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its last assignment was with the 322d Air Division stationed at Dreux-Louvilliers Air Base, France. It was inactivated on 8 January 1961.Contents1 History1.1 Lineage 1.2 Assignments 1.3 Stations 1.4 Aircraft2 References 3 External linksHistory[edit] Established as part of the Army Air Corps in January 1938 at Olmsted Field, Pennsylvania but not activated until 1 December 1940. Not equipped or manned. Unit designation transferred to Westover Field, Massachusetts, but not equipped or manned until after the Pearl Harbor Attack
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Alitalia
Alitalia
Alitalia
– Società Aerea Italiana ( Alitalia
Alitalia
– Italian Air Company), operating as Alitalia
Alitalia
(Italian: [aliˈtaːlja]), is the flag carrier of Italy.[3] The company has its head office in Fiumicino, Rome, Italy.[4] Its main hub is Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport, Rome, and a secondary is Linate Airport, Milan. Other focus airports are Catania-Fontanarossa Airport, Milan-Malpensa Airport, Palermo Airport and Naples Airport.[2] In 2014, it was the eleventh-largest airline in Europe
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Aeronautica Militare
The Italian Air Force
Italian Air Force
(Italian: Aeronautica Militare; AM) is the aerial defence force of the Italian Republic. The Air Force was founded as an independent service arm on 28 March 1923, by King Victor Emmanuel III as the Regia Aeronautica
Regia Aeronautica
(which equates to "Royal Air Force"). After World War II, when Italy
Italy
was made a republic by referendum, the Regia Aeronautica
Regia Aeronautica
was given its current name. Since its formation the service has held a prominent role in modern Italian military history
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Catania
Catania
Catania
(Italian: [kaˈtaːnja] ( listen)) is the second largest city of Sicily
Sicily
located on the east coast facing the Ionian Sea. It is the capital of the Metropolitan City of Catania, one of the ten biggest cities in Italy, and the seventh largest metropolitan area in Italy
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Cold War
The Cold War
Cold War
was a state of geopolitical tension after World War II between powers in the Eastern Bloc
Eastern Bloc
(the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
and its satellite states) and powers in the Western Bloc
Western Bloc
(the United States, its NATO allies and others). Historians do not fully agree on the dates, but a common timeframe is the period between 1947, the year the Truman Doctrine, a U.S. foreign policy pledging to aid nations threatened by Soviet expansionism, was announced, and either 1989, when communism fell in Eastern Europe, or 1991, when the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
collapsed
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North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
"A mind unfettered in deliberation" "L'esprit libre dans la consultation"[2]Formation 4 April 1949; 69 years ago (1949-04-04)Type Military allianceHeadquarters Brussels, BelgiumMembership29 states Albania Belgium Bulgaria Canada Croatia Czech Republic Denmark Estonia France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Montenegro Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Slovakia Slovenia Spain Turkey United Kingdom United StatesOfficial languageEnglish French[3]Secretary GeneralJens StoltenbergChairman of the NATO
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Soviet Union
The Soviet Union
Soviet Union
(Russian: Сове́тский Сою́з, tr. Sovétsky Soyúz, IPA: [sɐˈvʲɛt͡skʲɪj sɐˈjus] ( listen)), officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Russian: Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик, tr. Soyúz Sovétskikh Sotsialistícheskikh Respúblik, IPA: [sɐˈjus sɐˈvʲɛtskʲɪx sətsɨəlʲɪsˈtʲitɕɪskʲɪx rʲɪˈspublʲɪk] ( listen)), abbreviated as the USSR (Russian: СССР, tr. SSSR), was a socialist state in Eurasia
Eurasia
that existed from 1922 to 1991. Nominally a union of multiple national Soviet republics,[a] its government and economy were highly centralized. The country was a one-party state, governed by the Communist Party with Moscow
Moscow
as its capital in its largest republic, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
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Italian Minister Of Defence
This Italian Ministers of Defence is a senior member of the Italian Cabinet, responsible for military and civil defence matters and managing the Italian Armed Forces. The first Minister of War was Manfredo Fanti, a General of the Royal Italian Army, while the first Minister of Defence was Luigi Gasparotto, member of the Labour Democratic Party; the current office holder is Roberta Pinotti, of the Democratic Party, who is in office since 22 February 2014.[1]Contents1 List of Ministers of War 2 List of Ministers of Defence 3 See also 4 ReferencesList of Ministers of War[edit]Parties1861–1912:  Military   Historical Right   Historical Left1912–1922:  Military   Reform Socialist Party   People's Party   Agrarian Party   Liberal Union1922–1943:  
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16th Troop Carrier Squadron
The 16th Airlift Squadron (16 AS) is one unit of three active duty C-17A Globemaster III squadrons at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina.Contents1 Overview 2 History2.1 Operations and Decorations 2.2 Lineage 2.3 Assignments 2.4 Stations 2.5 Aircraft3 References 4 External linksOverview[edit] The 16th Airlift Squadron is commanded by a Lieutenant Colonel, who serves as the leader of the squadron, including the pilots. The Chief Loadmaster is in charge of the loadmasters and the First Sergeant takes charge of the few support military personnel and civilians working in the squadron. History[edit] Activated in December 1940 flying converted Douglas DC-2 transport aircraft as a GHQ Air Force transport squadron. Converted to C-47 Skytrains in early 1942, trained under I Troop Carrier Command for combat operations
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Italian Air Force
The Italian Air Force
Italian Air Force
(Italian: Aeronautica Militare; AM) is the aerial defence force of the Italian Republic. The Air Force was founded as an independent service arm on 28 March 1923, by King Victor Emmanuel III as the Regia Aeronautica
Regia Aeronautica
(which equates to "Royal Air Force"). After World War II, when Italy
Italy
was made a republic by referendum, the Regia Aeronautica
Regia Aeronautica
was given its current name. Since its formation the service has held a prominent role in modern Italian military history
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Unexploded Ordnance
Unexploded ordnance
Unexploded ordnance
(UXO, sometimes abbreviated as UO), unexploded bombs (UXBs), or explosive remnants of war (ERW) are explosive weapons (bombs, shells, grenades, land mines, naval mines, cluster munition, etc.) that did not explode when they were employed and still pose a risk of detonation, sometimes many decades after they were used or discarded. UXO does not always originate from wars; areas such as military training grounds can also hold significant numbers, even after the area has been abandoned
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NATO
"A mind unfettered in deliberation" "L'esprit libre dans la consultation"[2]Formation 4 April 1949; 69 years ago (1949-04-04)Type Military allianceHeadquarters Brussels, BelgiumMembership29 states Albania Belgium Bulgaria Canada Croatia Czech Republic Denmark Estonia France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Italy Latvia Lithuania Luxembourg Montenegro Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Slovakia Slovenia Spain Turkey United Kingdom United StatesOfficial languageEnglish French[3]Secretary GeneralJens StoltenbergChairman of the NATO
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