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Posted 11/12/2014 Printable Fact Sheet

Aviano Top News

ANG in-service recruiter visit, Nov. 12, 13
The U.S. Air Forces in Europe and U.S. Air Forces in Africa's Air National Guard in-service recruiter will be available for appointments from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Nov 12 and 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 13. Service members with questions concerning Palace Chase, Palace Forward or any other ANG opportunities are encouraged to make an appointment. For information or to schedule an appointment, e-mail Master Sgt. William Murray at william.murray.4@us.af.mil

AIM's tailgate, Nov. 15
Aviano's Integral Men's group will host a college football game tailgate on the patio at the La Bella Vista Club from 4 to 11 p.m. Grills will be available for participants to cook their own food and games will be shown on a super-sized projection screen. For more information, e-mail avianosintegralmen@gmail.com.    

Grief recovery class, Nov. 17-Dec. 22
The Aviano Base Chapel will host a six-week grief recovery class on Mondays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Chapel Annex on Area 1. This class will educate participants on how to cope with losing a loved one, a divorce or any other grief they may be experiencing. For more information or to register, call Chaplain Matt Gallo at 632-5211.

Base Events

FSS weekly events
Click here to find information about weekly 31st Force Support Squadron events at locations around base to include the La Bella Vista Club, Aviano Youth Programs, Alpine Golf Course and more.

FSS Snapshot
Click here to find information about monthly 31st Force Support Squadron information and events.

No FEAR Act Training, Nov. 15
Federal civilian employees and all supervisors, managers and military supervisors of civilian employees are now required to complete Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act training. The training can be completed online through the Advanced Distributed Learning Service on the Air Force Portal webpage, or in-person by the 31st Fighter Wing Equal Opportunity Office. It is intended to inform employees about the rights and remedies available under the Antidiscrimination Laws and Whistleblower Protection Laws applicable to them. For more information, contact 632-5837.

Lunch and Learn, Nov. 18
The Top 3 association will host a Lunch and Learn starting at 11:30 a.m. At the Community Center on Area 1. Topics of discussion will be upcoming enlisted evaluation static close out dates, how to review a Single Unit Retrieval Format and records review report on individual personnel, requirements for the Nuclear Defense Operations Service Medal and the voluntary separation programs.

AWAG seminar, Nov. 21
Americans Working Around the Globe will host the first Northern Italy Area Training Seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The seminar costs $20 and will include breakfast and lunch. The seminar will inform Team Aviano members how to establish and maintain a private organization. Participants can choose from 15 classes and two discussion panels. For more information, call Master Sgt. Jonathan Hayden at 632-7977.

Chapel schedule and events
Click here to find information about the chapel worship schedule and upcoming events.

Red Cross 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, volunteering or to read the newsletter, click here or call 632-5576.

Reel Time movies
Nov. 13: "Interstellar at 7 p.m.
Nov. 14: "Dumb and Dumber To" at 7 p.m.
Nov. 15: "The Boxtrolls" at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Nov. 16: "Dumb and Dumber To" at 7 p.m

For a complete list of upcoming movies and show times, click here.

Other Notable Information

Adopt an Airman for Thanksgiving
The Aviano Base Chapel and the Commissary will host the Aviano Adopt an Airman for Thanksgiving program during the holiday. Single or unaccompanied service members can be adopted to celebrate Thanksgiving if they have no plans. The deadline to sign up is Nov. 20. For more information or to adopt an Airman, e-mail Tech. Sgt. Ian McCory at ian.mccrory.1@us.af.mil.

Shoebox donations
The Aviano Base Chapel will host a drive-through Nov. 14 for shoebox donation that contains children's toys. For more information, call 632-5211.

Postal mailing deadlines
The Aviano Post Office wants to remind customers of the recommended shipping dates for Aviano to ensure delivery stateside by Dec. 25. For space available mail, Nov. 26; and for first class and priority mail, Dec. 10. If five or more packages are being sent, the post office also encourages members to make an appointment Monday through Friday from 9:30 to 9:45 a.m. For more information, call 632-7119.

TASI Tax payment
Service members are now required to pay a Tassa Servizi Indivisibili tax for services provided by the city, such as street lighting and cleaning. Landlords will provide tenants with a bill, which must be paid for at an Italian post office. For more information, click here or call the housing office at 632-2272.

Pharmacy hours change,
The 31st Medical Group Outpatient Pharmacy will be open Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The ScriptCenter machine located near the Commissary is available for refill pickup on Mondays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The pharmacy is closed on all federal and family down days. For more information, call 632-5214.

Daily stamp raffle
The Aviano Post Office will host a daily raffle for the remainder of October to support National Stamp Collecting Month. Prizes include collectible framed stamps, postcards and posters. For more information, call Erin Mirante at 632-3196.  

September 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. To view the blotter, click here.

Thrift shop
The Aviano Thrift Shop, run by the Aviano Community of Enlisted Spouses, is open Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursdays from 1 to 5 p.m. located on Area 2 in the Red Cross building. The thrift shop is manned by volunteers and new helpers are always welcomed and needed. Donations and consignments are always accepted. For more information, email avianothriftshop@gmail.com or visit their Facebook page.

Aviano Cub Scout Den registration
Registration is still open for boys to join the Aviano Cub Scout Den. Age groups start as early as first grade. For more information, email avianocubs@gmail.com.

The Aviano Community of Enlisted Spouses offers ten $500 scholarships each year to dependent spouses and adult dependent children living with their sponsor. For more information and application deadlines, visit www.acesinaviano.org, Facebook, or email acesscholarships@gmail.com.

Veterinary clinic
Due to U.S. Army Public Health Command policy changes to veterinary clinics, the Aviano Veterinary Clinic will be implementing the following changes:

- The facility will be closed on Thursdays effective Nov. 1.
- There will be no surgical appointments available for privately owned animals in the month of November.
- Effectively immediately, fees are increased for inventory items, wellness exams and health certificates.
- There will now be a $35 fee added to client invoices as an unpaid debt incurred for all last minute appointment cancellations (less than 24 hour notice), or for no-show appointments. These unpaid debts will remain on client accounts and prevent future appointments from being scheduled until the debt is paid.

For more information on the changes or to schedule an appointment, call 632-8485.

MFLC Lunch and Learn presentations
The Military and Family Life Consultants will host a series of Lunch and Learn presentations on various topics from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. For a complete lists of presentation dates and topics, click here.

Visitor pass requests
Members looking to request extended-access for family and friends to enter the base must contact the Large Vehicle Inspection Station at 632-6175 or by email at 31sfs.s3og@us.af.mil. Extended base passes can take up to 4 weeks to process and approve, so the sooner information is submitted, the better.  Base passes for up to 3 days can be issued at the Visitor Control Center, South Gate, Gate 9, with proper identification.

Mental health clinic support
The 31st Medical Group Mental Health Clinic provides individualized support for groups and individuals, marital therapy, parenting skills, stress management and substance abuse counseling. Counselors can also provide a variety of support for issues such as traumatic stress, anxiety, sleep problems and depression. For more information on the mental health clinic or to schedule an appointment, call 632-5321.

Airman's Attic hours
The Airman's Attic will now be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Area 2. Volunteers can sign up by clicking here. For more information on the Airman's Attic, click here or find them on Facebook here.

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.

Space-A travel
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 click here.

Emergency contact number change
The commercial number for emergencies is now 0434-30-1911. For emergencies on base, dial 911 or 112. To contact off base medical services, call 118. To contact fire services, call 115 and to contact local police, call 113.

Volunteering at Aviano
Anyone interested in volunteering on- or off-base can click here for more information. 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.

Off-base recycling
Team Aviano members are reminded to comply with important Italian recycling laws while living in Italy. To view English versions of each community's recycling handbook and calendar, click here. For additional assistance with understanding a community's recycle program or to set up an appointment at a local city dump for disposal of large bulky items, contact 632-2511.

AFN Aviano the Eagle and AFN 360
Tune in to AFN Aviano at 106.0 at 7 a.m. Wednesdays to hear the 31st Fighter Wing commander, command chief or other senior leaders talk live about what's going on in the wing and Air Force. To listen live online, click here.

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, click here.

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Family days and federal holidays
The list of Aviano and United States Air Forces in Europe family days and federal holidays for the remaining year are as follows:
Nov. 11: Veterans Day
Nov. 27: Thanksgiving Day
Nov. 28: Family Day
Dec. 25: Christmas Day
Dec. 26: Family Day                       
Jan. 1: New Year's Day
Jan. 2: Family Day

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:
For federal positions, click here.
For nonappropriated funds positions, click here.
For Army and Air Force Exchange Service, click here.

The Wyvern is distributed every Monday and contains base events and information. Deadline for submission is noon the Thursday before distribution. Public Affairs' reserves the right to edit, publish and remove briefs as applicable. To view the policy, click here.

Items in the Wyvern do not necessarily constitute endorsement of the information, products or services contained therein by Aviano Air Base, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, the United States Air Force, or the Department of Defense.

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