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THE WYVERN

Posted 4/14/2014 Printable Fact Sheet

Aviano Top News

Senior leadership announcement
Senior leadership announced new assignments for general officers. Brig. Gen. Jon A. Norman will be assigned as the Director, Operations, Plans and Programs, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI. His replacement Brig. Gen. Barre R. Seguin, Inspector General, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA is scheduled to take command in June.

Wyvern policy update
The Wyvern, produced by the 31st Fighter Wing Public Affairs, is a weekly digital publication detailing news and events on Aviano Air Base. To view our policy or for more information, view www.aviano.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-140414-003.pdf.

Vehicle shipping changes, delays
Due to the upcoming vehicle shipping contract expiration, members who are permanently changing stations in May are advised to ship their vehicle as soon as possible due to possible delays. The current contractor, TRANSCAR, may not book vehicle shipments past April 30. For more information, contact the Traffic Management Office at 632-4677.

Base Events

National Library week, April 13-19
During National Library week, the Aviano Base Library encourages members to sign a poster to compete for additional items for their collection. The Air Force library with the most signatures will win. For more information, call 632-5382.

Off-base construction delays, April 14-May 9

Road construction near Area 1 and 2 will affect operating times for the school bus schedule over the next month. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/Avianoschools.

AAHC meeting, April 16

The African American Heritage Council will host a meeting starting at 10 a.m. at the 31st Mission Support Group conference room located in Bldg. 1403. For more information, contact LaToya Wright at latoya.wright.1@us.af.mil or 632-7312 or Master Sgt. Jean Coleus at jean.coleus@us.af.mil or 632-5237.

DFAC Italian pasta bar lunch, April 16
The La Dolce Vita Dining Facility will host an Italian pasta bar lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The lunch will feature different pastas and sauces. For more information, call 632-8206.

Asian Philippines-themed dinner, April 16
The La Bella Vista Club will host an Asian Philippines-themed dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. The dinner costs $11 for members, $14 for non-members, $5 for children of members, $8 for children of non-members and free for children five and younger. For more information, call 632-4303 or visit Aviano La Bella Vista Club on Facebook.

31st CPTS closure, April 17
The 31st Comptroller Squadron will be closed for training. Airmen should contact their first sergeants for financial emergencies during this time. For more information, contact Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Cunningham at 632-8950 or Tech. Sgt. Katrina Vaughan at 632-8693.

Aviano Top III Association meeting, April 17
The Aviano Top III Association will host its monthly membership meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the La Bella Vista Club. Free finger food will be available. Lunch and fellowship will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the official meeting will begin at noon. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/AvianoTop3Association.

Meet and greet, April 17
The Community Center will host an opportunity for Aviano members to meet each other from noon to 2 p.m. The event is open to children. For more information, call 632-5479.

"Vicini Americani" meeting, April 17
The "Vicini Americani" program will host a meeting at 2 p.m. in the public affairs conference room, located in Bldg. 1413 Room 117. This program is designated to connect Americans with their Italian communities. For more information, visit the "Vicini Americani" Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/Vicini-Americani-Events/144568395697694.

Quarterly awards ceremony emcee auditions, April 18
Auditions to emcee the quarterly awards ceremony on May 7th will be held at 9 a.m. in the Airman Leadership School auditorium. For more information, contact Master Sgt. Steven Brenneman at 632-8452 or steven.brenneman@us.af.mil.

AFAF Golf Tournament, April 18
The Air Force Assistance Fund will host a golf tournament at 1 p.m. at the Alpine Golf Course. The 9-hole, two-person scramble tournament is $15 per person. For more information or to view the flyer, contact Master Sgt. Robert Whaley at 632-8030 or visit www.aviano.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-140402-002.pdf.

"Bunny Bingo," April 18
The Community Center will host a "Bunny Bingo" starting at 5 p.m. The event will cost $7 per person. Photos with the Easter Bunny and prizes for adults and children will be available. For more information, call 632-5479.

"Baseball Blast-Off," April 19
The Aviano Youth Program will host a "Baseball Blast-Off" at 10 a.m. at Freedom Park. The event will feature a game between the Eagles and Chiefs, children activities, food and more. To volunteer or for more information, contact Jessica Martinez at 632-7575.

Texas Hold 'Em, April 19
The La Bella Vista Club will host its monthly Texas Hold 'Em at 7 p.m. with registration starting at 6 p.m. The tournament costs $20 for club members and $30 for non-members. For more information, call 632-4303 or visit Aviano La Bella Vista Club on Facebook.

Easter Sunday brunch, April 20
The La Bella Vista Club will host an Easter Sunday brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The dinner costs $12 for members, $15 for non-members, $8 for children of members, $11 for children of non-members and free for children 5 and younger. To make a reservation or for more information, call 632-4303.

DFAC Easter holiday lunch, April 20

The La Dolce Vita Dining Facility will host an Easter holiday-themed lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The lunch will feature beef pot roast, baked ham, and roast turkey. For more information, call 632-8206.

Commissary closure, April 21

The Commissary will be closed for Easter Monday. For more information, call 632-7647.

Gate 7 construction begins, April 22
Road construction will affect inbound and outbound traffic flow outside Gate 7 (North gate). For more information, contact Lee Paul at 632-5726.

Annual Wing Volunteer Recognition Social, April 24
The Airman and Family Readiness center will host the Annual "Wing Volunteer Recognition Social" from 9 to 10 a.m. at the La Bella Vista Club. For more information, call 632-5407.

Volunteers for SAAM 5K, April 26
The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office is looking for volunteers to assist in their 5K event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact A1C Joseph Jefferson at joseph.jefferson.1@us.af.mil.

Car seat checks, April 26
Certified car seat technicians will offer free car seat checks in front of the Exchange from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, call 632-9129.

Drugs take back, April 26
The 31st Medical Group pharmacy will host a drugs take back day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside the Exchange entrance. Expired or unwanted over-the-counter or controlled substances will be accepted for proper disposal. Syringes and sharp items will not be accepted. For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Travis Waldron at 632-5214.

Flea market, April 26
The Community Center will host their monthly flea market from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registering a table before the event will cost $10 and, if available, $15 the day of event. Setup time is at 10 a.m. For more information, call 632-5479.

Space-A briefing, April 28

The 724th Air Mobility Squadron will host a Space-A briefing beginning at 10 a.m. at the Aviano Passenger Terminal on Area F. AMC personnel will provide tips and tools needed to ensure a seamless and stress-free Space-A travel. For more information, call 632-7680, e-mail SpaceA@aviano.af.mil or the Aviano Passenger Terminal Facebook page.

Relay for Life 2014, May 3-4
The Aviano Relay for Life event will take place from 2 p.m., May 3 through 8 a.m., May 4 at the fitness track on Area F. To register a team or for more information, e-mail nicole.hunter@us.af.mil, chito.anicete@us.af.mil or relayforlifeaviano@yahoo.com.

Reel Time movies
April 17: "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" at 7 p.m.
April 18: "Oculus" at 7 p.m.
April 19: "Rio 2" at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. in 3-D
April 20: "Oculus" at 7 p.m.

For a complete list of upcoming movies and show times, visit www.shopmyexchange.com/ReelTimeTheatres/Movies-Aviano.htm.

Chapel schedule and events

Visit the following link to find information about the chapel worship schedule and upcoming events: www.aviano.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-140414-002.pdf.

Other Notable Information

March legal blotter
The 31st Fighter Wing Legal Office blotter is intended to keep members of the Team Aviano community informed of legal actions and associated punishments each month. Those who have information, which may help security forces solve a crime or prevent a criminal act, should contact the law enforcement desk at 632-7200 or 0434-30-7200. The blotter is posted at: www.aviano.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-140411-001.pdf.

Parking at baseball, softball fields
During the baseball and softball season, players are reminded they are only allowed to park on paved roads or the fitness center parking lot adjacent to the fields. Driving will not be allowed between fields or inside the complex. For more information, call 632-7459.

AFRC PowerPay appointment

The Airman and Family Readiness Center offers PowerPay appointments for members who wish to be relieved of debt fast. PowerPay provides the tools to develop personalized payment plans. To make an appointment or for more information, visit https://powerpay.org or call 632-5407.

AFRC credit score help
The Airman and Family Readiness Center offers appointments for members looking to improve their credit score to gain better interest rates on loans. To make an appointment or for more information, call 632-5407.

Flag football coaches needed
Aviano Youth Programs is looking for coaches to help with the flag football season. To volunteer or for more information, call 632-7575 or Trashanda Gess at 632-4784 or e-mail trashanda.gess@us.af.mil.

Baseball umpires needed
Aviano Youth Programs is looking for baseball umpires for the baseball season beginning April 19. To volunteer or for more information, call 632-7575 or Trashanda Gess at 632-4784 or e-mail trashanda.gess@us.af.mil.

Stanford University for veterans
Stanford University now offers programs for veterans to prepare themselves for 4-year universities. If accepted into the summer scholarship program, veterans will earn Stanford credit while developing critical reading, writing and research skills. For more information, visit http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/march/veterans-summer-program-031414.html.

Fields 5, 6 closed
Due to required contractor work, fields 5 and 6 will be closed to unauthorized personnel until June 1. For more information, contact the Dragon Fitness Center at 632-7459.

Aviano wrestling club meetings
The Aviano wrestling club meets every Tuesday and Thursday starting at 5 p.m. in the Area 1 elementary school gym. All experience levels and age groups are welcome. For more information, contact 2nd Lt. Ross Fleming at 632-5102 or e-mail ross.fleming@us.af.mil.

Aviano Combined College Graduation public release deadline
The deadline to return public release forms for the May 15 Aviano Combined College Graduation is April 28. To receive the form or for more information, contact Master Sgt. Michael Pogany at 632-7110.

LGBT Pride Month volunteers
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month committee is looking for story submissions that demonstrate the theme "Breaking Barriers" to be displayed around base throughout the month of June. For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Patric Corbeil at patric.corbeil@us.af.mil.  

Overseas Housing Allowance survey
The Overseas Housing Allowance and Maintenance survey is now available until April 23. This survey is only for military members stationed in Italy for six or more months or who are currently residing in off-base housing. To complete the survey, visit www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/oha-util-midmar.cfm.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month, April
The Sexual Assault Response and Prevention program will host various events around base during the month of April. To view the full list of events, visit www.aviano.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-140324-005.pdf.

AFAF campaign
The Air Force Assistance Fund campaign kicked off March 24 for donations to charities such as the AF Aid Society, AF Village, AF Enlisted Village, and the LeMay Foundation. For more information, contact a designated AFAF unit project officer, 1st Lt. David DeMeuse at 632-7628 or Senior Master Sgt. Arthur Adams at 632-4302.

Housing Office hours of operation change
The Housing Office has changed their hours of operation to 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call 632-2272.

Upgraded bingo at the LBV

The La Bella Vista Club now offers a new bingo program every Tuesday starting at 6:30 p.m. 10 games costs $25 for members and $30 for non-members. For more information, call 632-4303.

Aviano pool hiring lifeguards

The Aviano pool is now accepting lifeguard applications. Applicants must be at least 16 years old and have a lifeguard certification. For more information, contact Outdoor Recreation at 632-8623.

Krav Maga classes
The Dragon Fitness Center will host Krav Maga self-defense classes Wednesday's from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The cost of the course is $45 per month. For more information, call 632-7459.

Kids Karate
The Falcon Fitness Center will host Kids Karate classes on Mondays and Wednesdays. Children ages 4 and 5 will meet at 2 p.m. and children ages 6-12 will meet at 3 p.m. Classes are $35 a month. For more information, call 632-7574.

Jujitsu classes
The Falcon Fitness Center will host children Jujitsu classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Children ages 4 and 5 will meet at 2 p.m. and children ages 6-12 will meet at 3 p.m. Classes are $35 a month. For more information, call 632-7574.

Tae Kwon Do classes
The Falcon Fitness Center will host Tae Kwon Do classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Ages 5-11 meet at 4:30 p.m. and ages 12 and up meet at 5:30 p.m. Classes are $35 a month. For more information, call 632-7574.

Weekend massage appointments available
Massage appointments are now available Saturdays and Sundays at the Dragon Fitness Center. Massage therapists offer deep tissue, relaxation, hot stone and pregnancy massages. For more information, call 632-7459.

Teen weight training program
The Falcon Fitness Center hosts a free teen weight training Monday through Fridays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Teens, ages 13-17, must sign and submit a rules and contract form with parent's approval to participate. Participants can workout and receive special instruction or help from recreation aid and fitness specialists without the escort of a parent. For more information, call 632-7574.

Veterinarian clinic delays, payment changes
Now through May, the Aviano Veterinary Treatment Facility will be implementing and training on a new web-based record keeping system. During this time, customers may experience longer appointments and wait times as well as reduced availability of appointments. As of April 1, cash will not accepted as a form of payment. For more information, call 632-8485.

Airman's Attic
The Airman's Attic is open on Thursday's from 4 to 6 p.m. and on the first and third Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All items are free to take. For more information, call 632-5576.

Free juke box, billiards play
The La Bella Vista Club will host free juke box and billiards play every Thursday night from 4:30 to 11 p.m. For more information, call 632-4303.

Volunteering at Aviano
Anyone interested in volunteering on- or off- base can visit www.volunteer.31fss.com. Users must have Internet Explorer version 9 or higher installed. First-time users should register on the site as an individual and organization points-of-contact should register as their organization. For help using the site, access the "How-To" videos. For questions about volunteering or the new site, call the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 632-5407.

Relay for Life survivor lap
This year's Relay for Life committee is looking to honor those who have beaten cancer by having them begin the relay with a survivor lap. Interested Team Aviano members who have overcome cancer can contact Tech. Sgt. Ben Boedecker at 632-8202.

Space-A

Personnel desiring leisure travel to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, or Baltimore will need to be at the Aviano Passenger Terminal for the Space-A Roll Call at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday mornings. For more information, call 632-7680 or visit www.facebook.com/pages/Aviano-Passenger-Terminal/340217489359669.

LBV "short-order" lunch program
The La Bella Vista Club offers a "short-order" lunch program, which replaces the buffet style lunch. Members can order items via a provided menu. The menu consists of signature sandwiches, soup/salad bar and pizza options. To view the menu, visit www.31fss.com/lbv/Short_Order_Menu.pdf. For more information, call 632-4303.

Italian Mensa lunch
The Italian Mensa is open to all of Team Aviano from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. during week days in Bldg. 1467, behind the Housing Office on Area F. The Mensa offers a weekly rotating menu of pasta, seafood, chicken, beef, soup, risotto and more. On Mondays and Fridays they offer equal dollar for euro pricing. For more information or to view the weekly menu, visit www.31fss.com/mensa.shtml.

Aviano Against Drunk Driving

AADD provides a safe ride home for military members, dependents and civilian employees who have been drinking. For AADD services, call 0434-30-2233 on Fridays and Saturdays between midnight and 4 a.m.

Eagle Radio on FM 106.0

Tune in to FM 106.0 at 7 a.m. Wednesdays to hear the 31st Fighter Wing commander, command chief and other senior leaders talk live about what's going on in the wing and Air Force.

Markos' breakfast

Markos is still serving breakfast every Monday through Friday from 7 to 10 a.m. and offers breakfast burritos, sandwiches, muffins and more. For more information, call 632-4303.

Emergency contact numbers
To contact on-base emergency personnel, call 911 or 0434-30-8911. To contact off base medical services, call 118. To contact fire services call 115 and to contact local police, call 113.

Red Cross classes, newsletter
The Aviano Red Cross offers several different health and safety classes throughout the month. The Volunteer Corner is a newsletter highlighting Red Cross events monthly. For more information on events or to read the newsletter, visit www.aviano.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-140414-001.pdf or call 632-5576.

Family days and federal holidays
The list of United States Air Forces in Europe family days and federal holidays for the fiscal year are as follows:
May 26
July 4, 7
Aug. 22
Sept. 1
Oct. 13

Attention Aviano newcomers
Get critical information about the base, newcomer procedures, housing, driving in Italy, and more through Aviano Air Base's official website. For more information, visit www.aviano.af.mil/library/newcomers/.

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Employment at Aviano

Employment training
The Airman and Family Readiness Center regularly conducts employment training for those seeking positions at Aviano Air Base. For more information or to register, call
632-5407.

Additionally, job hunters can use the following links to view available base vacancies:

Federal positions
www.usajobs.gov/JobSearch/Search/GetResults?Keyword=&Location=aviano.

Nonappropriated funds positions
www.nafjobs.org/viewjobs.aspx.

Army and Air Force Exchange Service
http://odin.aafes.com/employment/.

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