Airman’s Attic reopens to continue serving community

Command Chief Master Sgt. Matt Lusson, 31st Fighter Wing command chief and Lyly Granfield, Airman’s Attic volunteer, cut the ribbon during the Airman’s Attic reopening at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Oct. 17, 2016. During its two-week closure, volunteers remodeled, restocked and filtered through donations in order to provide the best products to customers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Areca T. Bell/Released)

Command Chief Master Sgt. Matt Lusson, 31st Fighter Wing command chief and Lyly Granfield, Airman’s Attic volunteer, cut the ribbon during the Airman’s Attic reopening at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Oct. 17, 2016. During its two-week closure, volunteers remodeled, restocked and filtered through donations in order to provide the best products to customers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Areca T. Bell/Released)

Staff Sgt. Eric Newell, 31st Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuels system repair technician, and his wife, Gabby, look at books during the Airman’s Attic reopening at Aviano Air Base, Italy on Oct. 19, 2016. The Airman’s Attic supports military members E-5 and below and their family members with a variety of household goods and clothing items with the exception of uniform items which are available for all ranks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew M. Satran/Released)

Staff Sgt. Eric Newell, 31st Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuels system repair technician, and his wife, Gabby, look at books during the Airman’s Attic reopening at Aviano Air Base, Italy on Oct. 19, 2016. The Airman’s Attic supports military members E-5 and below and their family members with a variety of household goods and clothing items with the exception of uniform items which are available for all ranks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew M. Satran/Released)

Staff Sgt. Eric Newell, 31st Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuels system repair technician, tries on a uniform item during the Airman’s Attic reopening at Aviano Air Base, Italy on Oct. 19, 2016. The Airman’s Attic supports military members E-5 and below and their family members with a variety of household goods and clothing items with the exception of uniform items which are available for all ranks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew M. Satran/Released)

Staff Sgt. Eric Newell, 31st Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuels system repair technician, tries on a uniform item during the Airman’s Attic reopening at Aviano Air Base, Italy on Oct. 19, 2016. The Airman’s Attic supports military members E-5 and below and their family members with a variety of household goods and clothing items with the exception of uniform items which are available for all ranks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew M. Satran/Released)

Several Air Force blues shirts are displayed in the Airman’s Attic at Aviano Air Base, Italy on Oct. 19, 2016. The Airman’s Attic supports military members E-5 and below and their family members with a variety of household goods and clothing items with the exception of uniform items which are available for all ranks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew M. Satran/Released)

Several Air Force blues shirts are displayed in the Airman’s Attic at Aviano Air Base, Italy on Oct. 19, 2016. The Airman’s Attic supports military members E-5 and below and their family members with a variety of household goods and clothing items with the exception of uniform items which are available for all ranks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew M. Satran/Released)

Air Force uniform items sit on a shelf in the Airman’s Attic at Aviano Air Base, Italy on Oct. 19, 2016. The Airman’s Attic supports military members E-5 and below and their family members with a variety of household goods and clothing items with the exception of uniform items which are available for all ranks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew M. Satran/Released)

Air Force uniform items sit on a shelf in the Airman’s Attic at Aviano Air Base, Italy on Oct. 19, 2016. The Airman’s Attic supports military members E-5 and below and their family members with a variety of household goods and clothing items with the exception of uniform items which are available for all ranks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew M. Satran/Released)

An Airman laces up a pair of boots during the Airman’s Attic reopening at Aviano Air Base, Italy on Oct. 19, 2016. The Airman’s Attic recently moved and changed their hours to accommodate Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew M. Satran/Released)

An Airman laces up a pair of boots during the Airman’s Attic reopening at Aviano Air Base, Italy on Oct. 19, 2016. The Airman’s Attic recently moved and changed their hours to accommodate Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew M. Satran/Released)

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy --

After two weeks of renovations and reorganizing, Aviano’s Airman’s Attic reopened with a ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 17, 2016.

 

Throughout the two weeks, volunteers remodeled, restocked and filtered through donations in order to provide the best products to customers. In addition to getting a facelift, the Airman’s Attic also changed who is eligible to use their free service.

 

“Previously the Airman’s Attic was open to all ranks. Now we’re open for just E-5s and below and their families,” said Corey Kmon, Airman’s Attic senior spouse advisor. “It’s a big change for the community, but one that was needed. The E-5 and below community really needs the Airman’s Attic.”

 

Although the Airman’s Attic’s main goal is to provide for E-5s and below and their family members. The uniform section will remain open to all Airmen. The Airman’s Attic has a variety of uniform items to include blues, airman battle uniforms, service dress coats, physical training gear, boots, dress shoes and rank insignias.

 

In addition to uniform items, the Airman’s Attic has a plethora of other items available.

 

“We have everything a person may need for their house or family,” Kmon explained. “We have children and adult clothes, books, movies, small household appliances, decor, outdoor items, bedding and seasonal decorations. If you think you need it for your home or child, it’s probably here.”

 

The ability to provide these items to customers relies on the goodwill of Team Aviano members. Kmon encourages everyone to donate gently used or new items.

 

Those looking to donate can bring items to the Airman’s Attic, located on the third floor of building 1467, during opening hours, which are from 1 to 5 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays. Additionally, those interested in volunteering their time can visit the Airman’s Attic to schedule an interview.

 

The Airman’s Attic volunteers understand life is unpredictable and customers may sometimes experience life emergencies. Due to these situations, volunteers remain flexible to provide assistance when needed.

 

“At the end of the day, we at the Airman’s Attic will always do what’s best for the community,” said Kmon. “If there is an emergency at home and you need something from the attic, please contact your first sergeant. They know how to get in contact with a representative from the Airman’s Attic. If you have an emergency you don’t have to wait for opening hours for assistance.”

 

Kmon encourages the community to not only use the Airman’s Attic during emergencies, but also utilize its free service to save money and improve their quality of life.

 

“We are volunteer who have the E-5 and below community’s best interest at heart,” she said. “They’re the future of our Air Force and the Airman’s Attic serves that future.”

 

For more information on the Airman’s Attic, call 0434-30-2020.