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Posted 12/18/2014 Printable Fact Sheet

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Holiday Wyvern submissions
The Wyvern will not be sent out between Dec. 29 and Jan. 5. Please ensure all briefs for the weeks of Dec. 23 through Jan. 9 are e-mailed to the 31st Fighter Wing Public Affairs organization inbox by noon, Dec. 18.  For more information, call 632-7555 or e-mail 31fw.pa2@us.af.mil.

31st Medical Group closure, Dec. 18
The 31st Medical Group will be closed beginning at noon for training. For more information, call 1st Lt. Donald Davidson at 632-5419.

Hearts Apart holiday dinner, Dec. 18
The Airman and Family Readiness Center will host a Hearts Apart holiday dinner in support of deployed families from 6 to 9 p.m. at the La Bella Vista club. The event will include dinner, games, kids' activities and an appearance by Santa Claus. Due to limited space, participants are required to sign up. For more information or to sign up, call 632-5407.

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.

AFSA meeting, Dec. 16
The Aviano's Air Force Sergeants Association will host a meeting at 3 p.m. at the La Bella Vista Club. For more information, call Master Sgt. Sarah Mayersky at 632-4480. 

Holiday trees for sale, Dec. 19-21
Boy Scout Troop 323 will sell fresh-cut holiday trees and wreaths from 4 to 7 p.m. on Fridays; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays in front of the Exchange. Small, medium and large trees, and wreath stands will be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit the local Boy Scout program. For more information, call Chaplain (Capt.) Michael Hayhurst at 632-1214.

Finance customer service counter closure, Dec. 19
The 31st Comptroller Squadron finance customer service counter will close at noon for an office function. For more information, call 1st Lt. Jasmine Searuggs at 632-7785.

Space-A briefing, Dec. 19
The 724th Air Mobility Squadron will host a Space-Available briefing at 10:30 a.m. at the Aviano Passenger Terminal on Area F. AMS personnel will provide tips and tools needed to ensure a seamless and stress-free Space-A travel.  For more information, contact Aviano Passenger Terminal at 632-7680.

AAAC photos with Santa, Dec. 20
The Aviano Airmen Advisory Council will host photos with Santa beginning at 3:30 p.m. at the Exchange. Airmen are encouraged to vote for their favorite chief, commander or first sergeant to be Santa. For more information, contact a squadron AAAC representative or call Airman 1st Class Charles Anderson at 632-8811.

Gift wrapping, Dec. 22, 23
The Aviano Base Chapel is looking for volunteer to wrap presents from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the chapel office for their Warrior Christmas. For more information, call 632-5211. 

Warrior Christmas, Dec. 25
The Aviano Base Chapel will host a Warrior Christmas for single or unaccompanied service members from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Italian Refuge, Building 11. The event will include food, gifts, raffle prizes and games. For more information or to sign-up, e-mail Chaplain (Maj.) Alexander Palomaria at alexander.palomaria@us.af.mil

Love and Logic, Jan. 5
The Aviano Family Advocacy office will host a Love and Logic class beginning Jan. 5 to Jan. 21 every Monday and Wednesday from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. This class is designed to help parents with children six months to six years. For more information or to sign-up, call 632-5667.

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, call 632-5576.

Reel Time movies
Dec. 17: "Exodus: Gods and Kings" at 7 p.m.
Dec. 18: "John Wick" at 7 p.m.
Dec. 19: "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb" at 7 p.m.
Dec. 20: "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" at 2 p.m. and in 3-D at 7 p.m.
Dec. 21: "Annie" at 7 p.m

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

Other Notable Information

Veterinary clinic
The Aviano Veterinary Treatment Facility has open slots for sick calls and vaccine appointments for next year. They also have heartworm, flea and tick prevention products and grooming products available for purchase.  For more information or to make an appointment, call 632-8485.

MiCare information
The 31st Medical Group now uses MiCare for patients to communicate with their health care team. For more information or to enroll in MiCare, click here.

Yoga classes
The Dragon Fitness Center is now offering yoga classes on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday night from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 632-7459.

Tax center volunteers
The Aviano Tax Center is looking for volunteers to assist with income tax returns. No experience is needed and necessary training will be conducted in January. Volunteers can be active duty, personnel, civilian employees, retirees or dependents. Military retirees and dependents are subject to background checks before volunteering. For more information or to volunteer, call 632-4896 or email 31fw.tax@us.af.mil.   

Pregnancy relaxation classes
The Aviano Family Advocacy Program will host a pregnancy relaxation class from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday at Health Promotions. For more information or to sign up, call 632-5667. 

Aviano Toastmasters
The Aviano Toastmasters meet the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 5:15 p.m. in the ground safety classroom in Building 1413. This is a chance to gain personal and professional development in public speaking and leadership. For more information, e-mail avianotoastmasters@gmail.com

"Spoonies" support group
The Aviano Base Chapel will host a "Spoonies" support group every third Monday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Refuge on Area F. A Spoonie is someone who is living with a chronic mental or physical illness. For more information, call Chaplain Matthew Gallo at 632-5211.

Holiday postal information
The Aviano Post Office will have extended hours for holiday conveniences. If five or more packages are being sent, members are encouraged to make an appointment Monday through Friday from 9:30 to 9:45 a.m.

- Parcel pick-up window:
Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Customer service desk:
Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Finance and outbound mail:
Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Registered mail:
Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Official mail:
Monday through Friday noon to 4 p.m.

For more information or to volunteer, call 632-7119.

Saber team volunteers
The Annual Awards Committee is looking for 12 volunteers to be a part of a saber team detail during the annual awards ceremony. Volunteers must have a mess dress. For more information or to volunteer, call Master Sgt. James Byers at 632-7406. 

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Wyvern feedback
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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:
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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