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Aviano Top NewsLimited summer hours for Aviano schools
The Aviano Elementary and Middle/High School is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for parents who need to pick up student records or enrollment packets. The school transportation office reopens July 17 from 8 a.m. to noon on weekdays for student bus passes. For more information, visit or

Scrap yard services change
The Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services Aviano office has moved to Hangar 4 on Area F. Customers may now bring their government unserviceable property to Hangar 5 instead of the base refuse center. A DD1318-1A form is still required for all turn-ins. Receiving hours are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1 to 3:45 p.m. For more information, contact Omar Khlifi at 632-5082 or 346-940-8205.

Post office customer service counter closure, July 16
The Aviano Post Office's finance section will temporarily close at 2 p.m. for an equipment install. The closure will only affect the finance counters where packages are mailed out. The parcel pick-up window and directory window will retain normal hours. For more information, call 632-4086.

Base Events
Free ladies golf lesson, July 16
A free ladies golf lesson will be held at 2 p.m. at the Alpine Golf Course. For more information, call 632-7386.

Free golf lesson for Airmen, July 17
A free golf lesson for Airmen E-1 through E-4 will be held at 2 p.m. at the Alpine Golf Course. For more information, call 632-7386.

Thrift shop closure, July 16-30
The Aviano Thrift Shop will be closed for two weeks in July. Donations can still be dropped off July 16, 23, and 30 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The thrift shop will re-open Aug. 3. For more information, visit

Wee Sign, July 17, 24, 31
The New Parent Support Program offers a four-week American Sign Language course from 3 to 4 p.m. in the conference room of Bldg. 108 on Area 1. The four-week course teaches parents and children frequently used signs specific to the daily routines of children up to three years old. For more information or to reserve a place, call family advocacy at 632-5667.

Asian-themed "Hawaiian" dinner, July 17
The La Bella Vista Club will host its monthly Asian-themed "Hawaiian" dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. The event costs $11 for members, $14 for non-members, $5 for children of members, $8 for children of non-members and free for children 5 and younger. For more information, call the club at 632-4303.

Single Parent Advisory Group meeting, July 17
The Aviano Chapel will host a free lunch for single parents to discuss issues and help connect them to base resources from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Health and Wellness Center. Single parents are welcome to join, including "temporary single parents" whose spouse is deployed or on temporary assignment. For more information, email Maj. Tanya Manning at or Master Sgt. Gwendolyn Ford at

Military consumer protection day, July 17
The Airman and Family Readiness center will host an information booth on consumer protection information from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Exchange on Area F. Learn about ways to avoid being a victim of frauds and scams and get personal financial advice from experts. For more information, call 632-5407.

Photography presentation, July 18
A presentation on vacation photography will be held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the Aviano Base Library as part of the "Have Book, Will Travel" youth summer reading program. The presentation will include tips and tricks on capturing great photographs while traveling. For more information, call the library at 632-5382.

Strong Bonds, July 18, 25
A Strong Bonds enrichment class for couples will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the chaplain's conference room in Bldg. 1497 next to the Mensa on Area F. For more information and to register, contact Family Advocacy at 632-5667.

Heart Link, July 18
A workshop for military spouses will be held from 7:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the La Bella Vista Club. The workshop will include games, open discussion on Air Force life in Italy, a free lunch, networking opportunities, free child care and more. For more information, call 632-5407.

Ice cream bingo, July 19
An ice cream-themed bingo game will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the community center on Area 1. The cost is $6 for five rounds of bingo. For more information, call the community center at 632-5479.

AFRC open house, July 19
The Airman and Family Readiness Center will host a "Fun in the Sun" open house from noon to 4:30 p.m. in front of the AFRC building on Area F. The event will include a music, kid's activities, free food and more. For more information, call 632-5407.

Bundles for babies, July 19
A newborn health and nutrition class for parents will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. Topics will include budgeting for a newborn, calming a crying baby as well as various supports programs and other information. All participants will receive a free baby bundle worth $75. To register for the class, call 632-5407.

Combat run, July 19
The Annual Tech. Sgt. Israel Del Toro Combat Run will start at 7 a.m. at the 5k track on Perimeter Road. The combat race will be 5 kilometers long with various obstacles to complete. The event is held in honor of Del Toro, who was severely injured in Afghanistan. The event costs $5 or $12 with a t-shirt. For more information, contact 1st Lt. Patrick Bonner at 632-8431 or

Flea market, July 20
A flea market takes place at 11 a.m. at the community center on Area 1. Tables cost $10 with a reservation, or $15 on the day of the event. For more information or to reserve a table, call 632-5479.

Swim lesson registration, July 20
Registration for swim lessons at the base pool begins at 10 a.m. The next session is July 23 to Aug. 2. Lessons cost $40 for eight sessions. For more information, call 632-5048.

Financial planning, investing 101, July 23
A finance planning course will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. The class provides participants with basic financial planning, resources, investing tools and more. For more information, call 632-5407.

Combat dining-in, July 26
A combat dining-in begins at 6 p.m. in Hangar 1 with a social hour, food and drinks. The ceremony begins at 7 p.m. with an obstacle course, Grog Bowl and water fights. For more information, visit

Missoula Children's Theater casting call, July 29
A casting call for "The Tortoise Versus the Hare" will be held for children in 1st through 12th grade at 10 a.m. at the Aviano Elementary School multi-purpose room on Area 1. Casting roles are limited to the first 60 signups and cost $25 per child for Aviano AY members and $30 per child for non-members. For more information, call youth programs at 632-7575.

Drum workshop, July 29 - August 2
A week-long drum workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the community center on Area 1. Participating ages are 8- to 18-years old. The cost is $87 per child. To register, visit the community center or call 632-5479, for more information.

Senior NCO induction ceremony, Aug. 8
A senior NCO induction ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. at the La Bella Vista Club. Sign up by July 22 by visiting the following e-invite:

Duathlon, August 18
The Dragon Fitness Center will host their annual Aviano Duathlon consisting of a 12-mile bike ride and a three mile run. Cost is $15 and participants can register at the fitness center front desk. For more information, call 632-7459.

Fitness Clue Game throughout July
The Dragon Fitness Center will be hosting a Fitness Clue Game/workout. To participate, contact the fitness center at 632-7459.

Breakfast at Marko's
The Marko's food vendor now serves breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 632-4303.

Reeltime movie schedule
July 18 - "The Purge" at 7 p.m.
July 19 - "Grown Ups 2" at 7 p.m. and "Pacific Rim" at 10 p.m. in 3-D.
July 20 - "Turbo" at 2 p.m. in 3-D and "Grown Ups 2" at 7 p.m.
July 21 - "Turbo" at 2 p.m. in 3-D and "Pacific Rim" at 7 p.m. in 3-D.

Chapel schedule and events
Visit the following link to find information about the chapel worship schedule and upcoming events:

Other Notable Information

IACS registration

Team Aviano members are reminded to complete Installation Access Control System registration to include active duty, dependant ID cardholders and department of defense employees. Members must also re-register when issued a new ID card for any reason. Members can register at the Gate 7 Visitor Control Center Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. or at the 31st Security Forces Squadron Pass and ID section Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit

Youth Programs summer camps still open for registration
Aviano Youth Programs are still taking sign-ups for the following summer camps:
·Old Macdonald Had a Farm (Animal Care)
Age group categories are grades 1 - 4 and grades 5 - 12. Availability depends on age groups and time slots. For more information, call 632-7575.

Traffic Management Office appointments
Airmen are reminded to schedule their TMO briefing as soon as they receive permanent change of station orders. TMO needs at least three weeks to schedule household good shipments to avoid short-notice moves. Several cases of members waiting until the last minute forced them to designate a Power of Attorney to be available in their absence after their departure date. To schedule a briefing, call 632-5933.

Child care summer day passes
Youth programs is now offering summer day-passes from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost is $30 per child and includes activities, breakfast, lunch and a snack. For more information, call 632-7575.

New Professional Development Guide now available online
The latest Professional Development Guide is now available at Effective date of the new guide is Oct. 1, 2013. Master sergeants testing this December will be the first examinees to use the guide to prepare for promotion testing. Printed guides will be distributed to all promotion-eligible active duty Airmen in the grades of E-4 through E-8 and airmen first class with at least two years in service. Base and unit Weighted Airman Promotion System monitors will assist with the distribution of printed guides slated for early fall.

University of Phoenix no longer offering courses at Aviano
Effective Aug. 1, 2013, University of Phoenix will no longer offer face-to-face courses at Aviano due to a contract change. Members attending University of Phoenix on-site may contact the school representative at 632-5139 prior to July 31, 2013, to determine the options regarding their educational plan. After July 31, members must contact the main campus for more information.

Road service training class, Saturdays
The Aviano Auto Hobby Shop hosts road service training classes every Saturday through the month of July from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $5. Participants will learn where the tire jack is located, the process of removing and installing a tire, prepping for summer travel and more. For more information, call 632-2277.

Wood shop safety courses, Saturdays
Free wood shop safety courses are being offered by the Aviano Arts and Crafts Center at 1 p.m. Individuals interested in using the wood shop for self help must complete the course. No sign up is required. For more information, call 632-2989.

Toastmasters club
A Toastmasters club is forming at Aviano Air Base and is looking to sponsor a limited number of members. Meetings times are still to be determined. Toastmasters help members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending meetings twice a month, completing projects with the support of other members and incorporating effective communication skills into everyday life. Membership costs $36 biannually. For more information, visit, or

Free legal assistance
The 31st Fighter Wing Legal Office offers free assistance to help active duty service members and their dependants prepare a will to allow them to direct disposition of property, name guardians for minor children, and appoint individuals to handle their estates. To complete a worksheet, visit
Once completed, take the document to the legal office during walk-in hours to have the will drafted and executed. Walk-in hours are Monday and Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. For more information, contact the legal office at 632-7843 or 0434-30-7843.

Airmen Against Drunk Driving 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 Wrestling Club
Wrestling classes are held Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Area 1 elementary school gym. The wrestling club is open to all Team Aviano members regardless of experience level. Members can participate in local, regional, inter-service and international competitions. For more information, email 

Pass, registration appointments
To schedule an appointment at the pass and registration office, stop by or call 632-7921. Walk-ins are still accepted, but are on a first-come, first-served basis. Appointment times are available from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, or to make an appointment, call 632-7921.

Love, Logic parenting classes
The Family Advocacy Office offers love and logic parenting classes every Monday through the end of July from 1 to 3 p.m. at Bldg. 108 conference room in Area 1. For more information, call 632-5667.

Free bowling center reservations
Military ID cardholders may reserve the Aviano Lanes Bowling Center for unit and group events. The cost of bowling is $7 for three games, including shoes. Reservations are subject to availability. For more information, call 632-7487.

South gate construction extended through August
Construction on the South Gate of Area F is now projected to last through the end of August. Motorists will continue to have access to Gate 10 near the commissary to accommodate traffic flow into the base between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. For more information, contact Gianpietro Bulli at 632-2373.

New henna classes
The arts and crafts center hosts a new henna class on Tuesdays or Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. The class costs $30 and includes supplies. For more information, call 632-2989.

Mensa holiday schedule, weekly menu
The Mensa dining facility hours of operation and menu are located at  

New decorative painting class
The arts and crafts center hosts a new decorative painting class on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. The class teaches Trompe L'oeil (trick the eye) techniques. The class costs $100 for four sessions. For more information, call 632-2989.

Buon Appetito closures
The Buon Appetito Dining Facility on Area 2 is only open for breakfast and lunch and they are closed on holidays, down days, weekends and on the following Italian holidays:
Aug. 15
Nov. 1
Nov. 3
Dec. 8
Dec. 26

The 31st Logistics Readiness Squadron has extended the base shuttle hours to accommodate Airmen staying in Area 2 to eat at the La Dolce Vita Dining Facility. Times of shuttle stops are posted at designated pick-up locations.

Air Force PCS claims website
Individuals are encouraged to use the Air Force Claims Service Center website at  
USAFE's Summer Strike Program

The Aviano Lanes Bowling Center hosts $1 games every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Aug. 15. Each bowler will be entered into a drawing for a prize that will be selected at the end of the program. For more information, call 632-7487.

SAPR response line
The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response hotline is available at 632-SARC (7272) to report restricted or unrestricted sexual assault crimes and offer guidance and support to victims. To become a victim advocate, call 632-6010 for an application.

Red Cross classes
The Aviano Red Cross is offering several different health and safety classes during the month of July. For more information on events, visit  

Love, Logic parenting classes

The Family Advocacy Office offers love and logic parenting classes every Monday in July from 1 to 3 p.m. at Bldg. 108 conference room in Area 1. For more information, call 632-5667.

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.

Family days and federal holidays
The list of United States Air Forces in Europe family days and federal holidays for the current fiscal year are as follows:
Aug. 30
Sept. 2

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
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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

Nonappropriated funds positions 

Army and Air Force Exchange Service

Veterinary clinic now hiring
The Aviano Veterinary Clinic is now hiring for two animal health technicians and two operation assistants. To apply, visit .
Bowling center hiring

Aviano Lanes has flexible positions available for hire. To apply, visit

CDC looking for job applicants
The Aviano Child Development Center needs job applicants for several positions. For more information, call 632-8246 or 632-5119.

Child, youth programs hiring
Child and youth programs are hiring with flexible schedules. Benefits include college credit, CPR, first aid training and annual job training. To apply, visit

Volunteering at Aviano
Anyone looking to volunteer on or off base can visit for an up-to-date listing of volunteer opportunities. Sign up to receive weekly emails on volunteer opportunities with other Team Aviano members. This week's volunteer opportunities include the Combat Dining-In, Women's Equality Day and Airmen Support 4 Families.
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