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Default Air Force Logo Aviano member returns POW/MIA bracelet after 17 years
A silver bracelet, worn by an Aviano team member, is now being returned after 17 years of wear and remembrance. Paula Rabon has been wearing a POW/MIA bracelet every day for almost two decades to remember the inscribed name of Air Force Maj. Benjamin Danielson, a F-4C Phantom pilot who had been missing in action since the Vietnam War. As the
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Fill 'er up: On base bottle water usage limited
Recently there has been an increase of bottled water approval requests flooding into the 31st Aerospace Medical Squadron Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight. While bioenvironmental is the approval authority, there are certain criteria taken into account prior to approving the use of the Government Purchase Card to purchase bottled water for a work
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2007
Tech. Sgt. Rusty Hayes, left, 31st Operations Support Squadron, shows Serbian air force Capt. Vladimir Ivkovic parachute techniques for an F-16 orientation flight Dec. 11. (Photo by Airman 1st Class Liliana Moreno) Serbian delegation visits Aviano
A delegation of Serbian military officers and the defense advisor to the Serbian president Boris Tadic visited the World's Finest Sunday and Monday. The Serbians were here as allies observing the 31st Fighter Wing's organization and readiness while strengthening international relations for the first time since the two faced off in Operation Allied
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2006
First Lt. Aaron Johnson, 555th Fighter Squadron, conducts a preflight inspection for an alert F-16 supporting the Riga, Latvia NATO summit Nov. 29. The ‘Triple Nickel’ was on alert during the summit.  (Photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Holzworth)
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Aviano area tap water safe to drink
The 31st Aerospace Medicine Squadron's bioenviron-mental engineering flight tested Aviano's drinking water for lead in November. The annual drinking water test is required by the Italian Final Governing standards as part of the federal safe drinking water program. Forty-one samples were collected from all base areas, and results indicated that all
0 12/14
2006
Default Air Force Logo Combined Federal Campaign ends, donations still accepted
Today is the last day to donate to the 2006 Combined Federal Campaign and help the base and U.S. Air Forces in Europe reach their goals. As of press time, the 31st Fighter Wing had raised nearly $266,000 of its $270,000 goal, pushing the campaign thermometer to 98 percent. The base and most Air Force units typically exceed CFC goals, but this year
0 12/14
2006
Default Air Force Logo Aviano legal office explains adoption process, reimbursements
Adoption is the process of legally substituting a new parent or parents in the place of a biological parent or parents. Adoption has significant legal consequences since it usually terminates any and all rights a biological parent may have, absolutely and forever, and transfers those rights without exception to the adopting parent. Any person,
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2006
The 712th Munitions Squadron recently came up with a money-saving initative to help recycle excess lumber it received in munitions shipments. The squadron donated the lumber to the local Italian airborne brigade who used the wood to build training towns and villages.  (Photos courtesy of the 712th Munitions Squadron) 712th MUNS Airmen save time, money
Airmen in the 712th Munitions Squadron, located at Camp Darby, are saving the Air Force time and money through several Air Force Smart Operations 21 initiatives. The Airmen have come up with three innovative ideas that greatly lessen wear and tear on their unit's earth-covered buildings, speed up shipment processing, and eliminate excess waste
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Cycling club challenges riders
For some people, there's nothing better than the hum of bike tires on the open road, a strong breeze to stay cool, and the burning of leg muscles pumping relentlessly toward the finish line. For bicycling enthusiasts, the Aviano Draghi Cycling Club can offer that experience plus the added benefit of years of collective biking knowledge. A mix of
0 12/14
2006
Secretary of the Air Force Michael Wynne talks with noncommissioned officers at the La Bella Vista Club. During his visit, Secretary Wynne spoke to Airmen about the future of the Air Force and also received a base orientation. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Holzworth)
SECAF visits Aviano
Secretary of the Air Force Michael Wynne visited Aviano Tuesday and spoke to base personnel about issues affecting today's Airmen. Some of the things Secretary Wynne discussed were Air Force Smart Operations 21, deployments and the new cyber command. "I am capitalizing on the innovated nature of our Airmen," he said. "Air Force Smart Operations is
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2006
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