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Posted 8/26/2014 Printable Fact Sheet

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Wing promotion ceremony, Aug. 29
The 31st Fighter Wing will host a monthly promotion ceremony at 3 p.m. at the Personnel Alert Holding Area. The event honors those who will be promoted throughout September.

Del Toro 5K combat challenge, Aug. 29
The 4th Annual Del Toro 5K combat challenge will begin at 7:30 a.m. with pre-registration at 7 a.m. in front of the fitness assessment cell on Area F. Tickets are $15 per person and t-shirts will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. All proceeds will go to the TacP Association. For more information or to volunteer, call SrA Abbey Whittaker or 1st Lt. Allie Delury at 632-7555.

Air Force Ball emcee, national anthem tryouts, Aug. 29
Emcee and national anthem singer tryouts for the 2014 Air Force Ball will take place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the La Bella Vista Club. For more information, call Tech. Sgt. Brad Koch at 632-8009 or Airman 1st Class Andrew Copland at 632-7064

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.

Women's Equality Day voter registration, Aug. 26
The Women's Equality Day committee will host voter registration assistance to eligible voters from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the base theater. Free food and refreshments will be available. For more information, call Master Sgt. Allison Melton at 632-8010, or Tech. Sgt. Justina Baranda at 632-2578.

Aviano Red Cross Disaster Services Committee meeting, Aug. 26
The Aviano Red Cross Disaster Services Committee will host a meeting at 4 p.m. in the Red Cross conference room located in Building 224 on Area 2. The committee is charged with educating the base populace on disaster preparedness. For more information, call Amber O'Steen at 632-5576.

AADD elections, Aug. 27
The Aviano Against Drunk Driving council will host their annual elections at the chapel conference room at 3 p.m. There are ten positions available for eligible Airmen to apply for. Airmen must have six months on station and are encourage to present their application in person. For more information or to apply, call Senior Airmen Hector Chacon at 632-7544

Heart Link: Air Force Spouse 101, Aug. 28
The Airman and Family Readiness Center will host a military spouse orientation workshop from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The class is designed for spouses with less than five years of Air Force affiliation. The course will increase awareness of the Air Force mission, customs, traditions, protocols, and available resources. Aviano-specific information is included to help participants adapt and understand the Italian culture. For more information or to reserve a spot, call the AFRC at 632-5407.

Commissary Labor Day hours, Sept. 1
The Commissary will be open Labor Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Book signing at The Exchange, Sept. 3
The Exchange will host a book signing with MasterChef season 3 winner, Luca Manfe, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call Sabina Brink at 632-7342.

Suicide Prevention 5K, Sept. 5
A Suicide Prevention 5K will start at 7 p.m. in front of the fitness assessment cell on Area F. A candle lightening will take place beforehand to honor those lost to suicide. For more information, contact Special Agent Kimberly Gray at 632-5401.

Munitions stockpile inventory, Sept. 6-12
The 31st Munitions Squadron will host a semi-annual stockpile inventory. The warehouse will be closed and customer support or turn-ins will be restricted to documented emergency issues only. For more information, call the munitions operations office at 632-7419 or e-mail 31muns.fv5682@aviano.af.mil.

Remembrance ceremony, Sept 11
The Aviano fire department will host a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at 3:50 p.m. at the fire station located on Area F. Reservations are due by Sept. 5. To reserve a spot or for more information, call Tech. Sgt. Glenn Rodgers at 632-5381.

Reel Time movies
Aug. 27: "How to Train Your Dragon 2" at 1 p.m.
Aug. 28: "Hercules" at 7 p.m.
Aug. 29: "When the Game Stands Tall" at 7 p.m. and "As Above So Below" at 10:30 p.m.
Aug. 30: "The November Man" at 7 p.m.
Aug. 31: "The November Man" at 7 p.m.

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

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

Other Notable Information

Aviano Sea Dragons swim team
The Aviano Sea Dragon swim team will host a meeting for interested swimmers, ages 8 through 18, Aug. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school math room on Area 1. Practices will begin daily Sept 2 from 3 to 4:45 p.m. For more information, e-mail avianoseadragons@gmail.com.

Pet spa appointments
The Aviano Veterinary Clinic is offering pet spa appointments throughout September. Services provided during the appointment will include teeth cleaning, nail trimming, ear cleaning and more. Appointments are limited. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 632-8485.

WIC program
Women, Infants and Children Overseas is a supplemental nutrition program that provides eligible overseas beneficiaries with nutritional education and tips on how to prepare a balanced diet, health screenings and nutritious foods that contribute to a healthier diet. WIC provides benefits to eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women, as well as infants and children up to the age of 5. For more information or to determine eligibility, call 632-7473.

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.

A&FRC alternate entrance during painting
The Airman and Family Readiness Center will be re-painted Aug. 25 through Sept. 25. During this time, customers are asked to use a designated, alternate entrance and exit for the duration of the project. For more information, call Staff Sgt. Luz Rodriguez at 632-5407.

Post office shipping appointments
The post office offers individual appointments every weekday, Monday through Friday, at 9:30 and 9:45 a.m. Additionally, all members who are shipping personal and household effects in connection with a PCS, TDY or deployment are reminded to include one copy of official orders within each parcel. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 632-3196.

Satellite vehicle registration station, now open
The satellite vehicle registration station at the vehicle inspection tent on Area F is now open for renewals only. The station will be open from noon to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Team Aviano members are encouraged to utilize the satellite station to help alleviate congestion and delays at the main service window in the Consolidated Support Center.

Veterinary foster program
The Aviano Veterinary Treatment Facility offers active duty military members who are scheduled for long-term TDYs or deployments the option to place their pets in temporary foster care with a designated family. To take part in the program or to volunteer to become a foster-care provider, visit the VTF at Bldg. 1410 on Area F or call 632-8485.

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, click here or call 632-5576.

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.

Aviano Master's Swim Team
The Aviano Master's Swim Team hosts workouts every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6 to 7 a.m. at the Area 1 pool. All swim levels are welcome. For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Jose Mangrobang at grail408@gmail.com.

Family Advocacy programs
Strength-based therapy is available by appointment for individuals, couples and families. For information and registration, call 632-5667. Upcoming programs include:

- New Parent Support Program for expectant parents
- Anger Management walk-ins on Wednesdays from 9 to 10 a.m.
- Wee Ones Playgroup walk-ins on Thursdays from 10:30 to noon
- Boot Camp for New Dads on Sept. 2 from 5 to 7 p.m.
- Baby Basic Training for expectant parents on Aug 5 and 7

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.

Soggiorno permit notice

The Soggiorno Office will be open during the summer months with limited service. Now through August 31 the Questura will not be on base for Soggiorno processing or pick-up. For more information, call 632-4802 or 4806.

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 United States Air Forces in Europe family days and federal holidays for the fiscal year are as follows:
Sept. 1

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.

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