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Community Briefs

Current as of May 24, 2012

Team Aviano celebrate Asian-Pacific Heritage Month
Team Aviano celebrates Asian-Pacific Heritage throughout May. This month's events include:
- A banquet and closing ceremony will be held May 31 at 6:30 p.m. at the La Bella Vista Club.
For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Robert Duenas at DSN 632-4325.

Get the Aviano mobile app, stay informed
A new, free mobile application now features Aviano Air Base events, travel and base information. My Military Communities (MyMC2 in the app store) allows Android and iOS mobile device users to browse upcoming events and add the events directly to their calendar. Visit the following link for more information

LVIS Gate open to POVs until June 14
The Large Vehicle Inspection Gate will be open to privately owned vehicles entering and exiting the base for a 30-day test period ending June 14. It will be open to inbound vehicles from 6 to 8 a.m. and outbound vehicles from 4 to 6 p.m. weekdays. Drivers are warned that left turns into the LVIS Gate are prohibited. Southeast bound traffic must go to the traffic circle and come back to make a right turn to enter the gate.

Airmen Appreciation Barbecue May 24
The Aviano Top 3 Association is hosting an Airmen Appreciation Barbecue May 24 at 4 p.m. in the Area 2 dormitories. Free food and refreshments will be offered. For more information, call Master Sgt. Raymond Ross at DSN 632-5751.

Memorial Day Retreat Ceremony May 25
The Air Force Sergeant's Association is hosting a Memorial Day Retreat Ceremony May 25 at 4:30 p.m. in front of the 31st Fighter Wing headquarters building. For more information, contact Staff Sgt. Janene Garza at DSN 632-4938.

Post office closed May 28, minimally manned June 1
The Aviano Post Office will be closed for Memorial Day May 28. They will resume normal operations May 29. The post office will also be minimally manned for Wing Sports Day June 1. For more information, call DSN 632-7119.

PRP clinic to move May 29
The 31st Medical Group's Personnel Reliability Program Clinic will move May 29 to the Flight Medicine Clinic, Building 1027, in Area F. All medical care for patients enrolled to the PRP Clinic will be coordinated through the new clinic location. For more information, call DSN 632-1775

CGO Professional Development 'Lunch and Learn' May 30
The Aviano Top 3 Association is offering a Professional Development "Lunch and Learn" for company grade officers May 30 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Area 1 Community center. The briefing will cover supervising NCOs and senior NCOs, counseling, manpower evaluations, feedbacks and more. For more information or to reserve your place, contact Capt. ReAnn Cornell at DSN 632-5060.

Enlisted Professional Development 'Lunch and Learn' June 5
The Aviano Top 3 Association is hosting a Professional Development "Lunch and Learn" June 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Area 1 Community Center. The briefing will cover enlisted performance reports, decorations, career job reservation processes, assignments and more. Attendees must R.S.V.P. by June 1. For more information or to reserve your place, call Master Sgt. Cilbiano Rivera at DSN 632-5611 or Master Sgt. Marlon Hackett at DSN 632-2048.

Participate in Air Force climate survey
The office of the Secretary of the Air Force will be sending out e-mails to request participation in the 2012 Air Force Climate Survey until June 25. The 25-minute survey contains questions that provide a view of your organization from the people that make it work. To shorten the survey time, the survey is tailored to your demographic specifically. Your responses will not be recorded in any official personnel file or accessed by anyone outside of the survey office. Individuals' survey responses are summarized and individual responses are kept strictly confidential. Participation is voluntary but highly recommended.

Calling all breastfeeding mothers
The Aviano Breastfeeding Support Group will be honoring mothers who breastfed their child for six months or more during World Breastfeeding Week in August. To receive a coin during the ceremony, call Molly Shakar at DSN 632-9010.

Aviano Roadrunners participate in local races
The Aviano Roadrunners group comprised of runners, joggers and walkers, will be participating in several local races throughout the months of May and June. Participants can meet at Bar Municipio in the Roveredo Square at 7:45 a.m. to carpool to the event with other group members.
-The 10th Marcia dei Mestri will be held May 27 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in Lestans di Sequals. There will be 6-, 12-, and 21-kilometer races. For more information, contact Piergiorgio Sturlese at 334-895-1784.
-The 27th Marcia dal Vin will be held June 2 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in Castelnovo del Friuli. There will be 7-, 14- and 21-kilometer races. For more information, contact Claudio Simonutti at 0427-90-8092.
-The 31st Marcia Cuore Alpino will be held June 3 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. in San Vito al Tagliamento. There will be 6- and 12-kilometer races. For more information, contact Adriano Culos at 0434-83-3893.
For information about other Roadrunner events, contact Gloria Leonarduzzi at 349-575-3264 or Sandy Buna at DSN 632-7006.

Experience Friulian castles
The Friuli Venezia Giulia tourism office is now offering guided tours of local castles during the weekends. Admission price is 6 euro for adults and 3 euro for children ages 6 to 12.
-Castello di Cassacco will host a guided tour May 26 and 27.
-Castello di Arcano in Rive d'Arcano will host a guided tour June 2 and 3.
-Castello di Susans will host a guided tour June 9 and 10.
To view the full schedule of guided tours, visit

Antiques market in Gorizia
There will be an antiques market May 26 on Via Rastello in Gorizia. Antiques collectors, artisans and vendors will sell their goods during the market. For more information, contact Giovanni Punzo at 348-041-7601.

Family cycling event in Tarvisio
The town of Tarvisio will host "Senza Confini," a family friendly cycling event May 26. For more information, contact 0428.2980 int. 100.

Area E gate under construction
The Area E gate will be partially closed for one month while it undergoes construction. People needing access to this area may still enter and exit through one side of the gate.

Base library closes for move May 18 - June 18
The Aviano Library is moving from Area 1 to Building 218 in Area 2 between May 18 and June 18 while a new library is built on the existing site.

Pass and Registration office implements appointment only system for some services
The Aviano Pass and Registration Office has implemented an appointment only system April 23, on a trial basis. The appointments are for initial registrations (specifically: purchasing vehicles from dealerships or local national personnel). The first available appointment time is 8:45 a.m. with the final appointment at 2:15 p.m. Appointments can be made no earlier than seven days in advance and no later than 24 hours in advance. Customers must have all required documents completed and available at the time of the appointment (missing/incomplete documents will result in appointment cancellation). Customers should arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled appointment time to reserve cover plates, set up insurance, and have all documents verified. To make an appointment, contact the Pass and Registration office via e-mail at or via telephone at DSN 632-4585. Walk-in service is still available for all other transactions. Additionally, customers are encouraged to visit the Pass and Registration annual renewal station, co-located with the 31 LRS vehicle inspection tent (behind The Exchange) for annual vehicle registration renewals.

AFI license services now in Building 1403
All AFI license customers must report to the Pass and Registration Office in Building 1403 until further notice for all AFI license needs.

The Compass seeks travel articles for publication
The 31st Fighter Wing Public Affairs office is seeking authors for travel articles and photos for publication to the Aviano travel magazine "The Compass." Articles highlight trips and experiences but can focus on various themes. Photos must be in high resolution. For more information or tips on writing a travel piece or taking photos, call DSN 632-7555.