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31st Fighter Wing
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VIENNA HIGH ALERT
Vienna Police announced that there is a credible but non-specific threat of attacks against Vienna churches, based on Austrian intelligence sources. As a precautionary measure, there will be increased presence of police forces throughout the city, some with specialized equipment. The duration of the increased deployment has not yet been determined. Vienna police will issue warnings if there are more specific threats.
Actions to take:
• Keep a low profile
• Monitor local media for updates.
• Be aware of your surroundings.
• Follow the instructions of authorities and road signs regarding closures and detours.
• Review your personal security plans.
• Have travel documents up to date and easily accessible.
For further assistance or questions:
U.S. Embassy Vienna – Consular Section
Parkring 12A, Vienna, 1190, Austria
+43 1 313-39-7535 (weekdays 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
+43 1 313-39-0 (after hours, weekends and holidays)
Embassy website: at.usembassy.gov
MILITARY SERVICE STATION CLOSURE
WHAT: Pause in fueling operations from the Military Service Station
WHEN: 0001L 28 September – 0001L 1 October
DETAILS: Due to the End of Fiscal Year, the Military Service Station will be closed from 0001L on 28 September until 0001L on 1 October.
During this time, no vehicles will be able to receive fuel – please ensure your unit’s vehicles are properly fueled for the duration of the shutdown.
ONLY EMERGENCY VEHICLES can refuel between 0800-1200 at the Fuels Yard, Bldg 1014, during the shutdown (call the Fuels Service Center, 632-7064, before arriving).
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please contact the Fuels Service Center (632-7064) with any questions.
LOCAL EVENTS UPCOMING
AVIANO AIR BASE TECH EXPO
This event is an excellent opportunity to discover the latest technology trends, network with industry experts, and learn new skills. I want to encourage you to save the date on your calendar and sign up early. Attendance is free for all base personnel (military and civilian).
What: Opportunity for personnel to collaborate with industry partners and educate themselves on emerging technology to help the mission
Hosted By: 31st Communications Squadron
Where: La Bella Vista Club
When: Wed 8 Nov
• 0830-0900 Senior Leadership Tour (target audience is squadron command teams and higher): Chance for senior leadership and subject matter experts to come together and preview the exhibits in a time-efficient manner through a guided tour of the exhibits.
• 0900-1300 Exhibits Open to All
To register and request technologies or exhibitors of interest visit: https://www.militaryexpos.com/avianoab/attend/
24 HOUR POW/MIA WALK/RUN
WHAT: 24h walk/run honoring Americans POW/MIAs
WHEN: September 28 – 29, 2023
WHERE: Base Track
THE WING HISTORY OFFICE
Is collecting historical photos of Aviano Air Base and 31st Fighter Wing to expand the Wing Archive. Historical photos are used for brochures, briefings, and displays to further historical knowledge about the base and unit. Submissions can come from anyone in the community. Please submit photos through the History Office Sharepoint site: https://usaf.dps.mil/sites/Aviano/31FW/HO Click on "Submit Historical Photos" and upload them to the library on that page.
MENTAL HEALTH WELLNESS
CSAF directed his Air Staff and all MAJCOM command teams to assign personnel to a Cross-Functional Team designed to cut bureaucracy and get initiatives directly in front of our AF leaders and tasked for action. Below you will find a link to the DAF press release which has a link at the bottom open to all Airmen and Guardians to submit initiatives that they believe are actionable items that will help remove barriers to Mental Health, Wellness or Resiliency in our force. These will be seen and reviewed at the highest levels of leadership in the Air Force so here is your chance to drive meaningful change.
All the submissions are reviewed before being placed in front of leadership so please refrain from submitting items that are not related to the Sprint or that have already been addressed or are in the process of being evaluated (I.E. Beards….).
-Friendly reminder from your FMS Team: Customers are responsible for ensuring all appliances/furniture loaned to you by the Government are properly cared for. This includes regular cleaning of appliances; stoves - after every use, refrigerators - weekly, washers/dryers - filters after every use and rubber seal monthly. This is to prevent staining and odors that cannot be removed. If you would like to learn how to keep your appliances clean please stop by our warehouse for a quick demo.
-If you are taking Leave or going TDY, please ensure you have someone checking on your home regularly. Most home electric panels here in Italy are not equipped to automatically switch your electricity back on after an outage. During the summer months, we replace an average of 10 refrigerators due to electrical outages at a cost of $10K per year. Customers are responsible for ensuring all items loaned to you by the Government are properly cared for.
-PCS season is here, please ensure you clean your appliances at least one day prior to your pick-up appointment. If you don't have time, there are cleaning companies in the local area to assist you. We appreciate your support.
31st MEDICAL GROUP
The 31st MDG is undergoing some changes that may impact some Wyvern Nation members. This change is heavily influenced by the transition to MHS GENESIS and the resulting limited appointment availability. Beginning 1 September, 31st MDG will return to the Defense Health Agency’s space-available care policy. Patients who are empaneled to a Primary Care Manager (PCM) will not be impacted. However, some government civilian, contractor, and retiree population will experience a change in available services. The number one priority is to provide safe and reliable medical care--a healthy PCM-patient relationship includes the ability to manage all aspects of health, including care for chronic conditions, referrals, preventive medicine, and medication management. The inability to assign Space-A patients to a PCM limits the capability to provide the highest caliber of care. Please see the attached documents for more information on this change.
What can you do right now?
• If you are unsure about your beneficiary status, you can call the Tricare office (0434-30-5067) or International SOS (+44-20-8762-8384) to inquire.
• If you are a Tricare Select or Tricare for Life beneficiary, you can opt into the Tricare Plus program to be empaneled to a 31st MDG Primary Care Manager.
• If you are a Space-A patient, you can establish care with an off-base Primary Care Manager. The Tricare office has a list of providers to get you started.
AVIANO YOUTH SPORTS
Do you have a passion for soccer and looking to help mold and develop younger athletes in the sport? No look further than Aviano Youth Sports! AYP sports is currently seeking out volunteer soccer coaches for the upcoming season. The season starts 28 August and ends 21 October. Games will be scheduled for Saturdays with the exception of uneven teams that will need to play during the week. Practices are Mondays/Wednesdays & Tuesdays/Thursdays ranging from 1715-1815/1815-1915. Times are based off of field availability and the number of teams practicing at one time. We do prioritize the younger players and place them at the earlier times. Parent coaches will receive 50% off of the first child. For more information, please reach out to the youth sports director at email@example.com
AFN NOW TV APP
The “AFN Now” TV App is Now Available to all DoD – Stream your favorite TV series, reality shows, news, sports, and movies for Free.
1. Make sure your Profile in DEERS is up to date to reflect that you are stationed in Europe/Italy via https://idco.dmdc.osd.mil/idco/ .
2. Download the “AFN Now” app via the App Store / Google Play and register via https://afn-now.myafn.mil/.
3. Enjoy watching!
“AFN Now” Help Desk: 571-559-1415 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Did you know you can also listen to AFN radio on the go or at your computer via https://afngo.net/. The app can also be download via the App Sore or Google Play. Check out the AFN Aviano Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/AFNAviano) for more details.
Download the US Air Force Connect app from iOS App Store and Google Play Store and search for 31st Fighter Wing and make it your "favorite" when you click on the star on the bottom right, to get localized information.
AVIANO MIDDLE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Seeking volunteers for the following positions for high school football games: announcer, spotter for announcer, chain crew, and scoreboard operators.
Games will be played at 1300 on Saturdays at the Area F football field next to the Dragon Fitness Center. We are asking for volunteers to arrive at noon for training.
Game dates: Sept 23, Sept 30, Oct 14, and possibly Oct 21 if we host the championship game.
If you can help, here is the link to sign up!
YOUTH SPORTS FLAG FOOTBALL SEASON
Starts 30 October and is actively seeking highly motivated and dedicated coach volunteers that have a passion for mentoring young minds. If any of these qualities reflect you, please reach out to the Sports Director via email@example.com &/or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The season starts 30 October and finishes 16 December. Practices are located on the softball fields at Area F from 1715-1815/1815-1915. Times vary based off field availability, the number of teams practicing at one time and the ages of the teams practicing.
AVIANO HONOR GUARD RECRUITING
Aviano Honor Guard is looking for new members! Anyone who is interested in becoming an integral part of Wyvern Nation's various events and ceremonies or just looking for more information you can attend the Honor Guard's training sessions, which are every Wednesday at 1600 at the Mensa Building (Bldg. 1467), and can be found on the first floor next to the Chapel Office.
2023 AIR FORCE MC TRYOUTS
What: Tryouts to be one of the Air Force Ball’s emcees
Where: Base Theater
2023 AIR FORCE BALL CHILDCARE VOLUNTEERS
The Aviano Air Force Ball committee is looking for 30 volunteers to support efforts to provide daycare during the upcoming Ball on Saturday, 7 October 2023. Volunteers must be 18(+) years of age and will be required to complete a background check at Bldg. 1413 prior to Friday, 15 September. Volunteers will be responsible for overseeing childcare for children between 3 and 12 years of age. 7 Oct. 2023 sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054EA
AVIANO RESOURCES AND TRAINING
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY
The Aviano Base Chapel will be offering Financial Peace University to service members and their families free of charge. Starting Sept 6 to October 25 in the Chapel Conference Room at Area F near the Mensa. The class is every Wednesday from 1630 to 1800. For more information call the 31st Fighter Wing at Comm: 0434-30-5211 or DSN: 632-5211.
WYVERN UNIVERSITY COURSES
Below you will find the Wyvern University Weekly Professional Development Courses being offered. These courses are also designed for civilians (local nationals, contractors, GS) and dependents (14 and up). *BYO lunch optional* Civilian clothes are authorized.
Sign up for classes using this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4daea829aaf4c61-wyvern
MENTAL HEALTH AND RESILIENCY RESOURCES
Mental health and resiliency is always of utmost importance. We want our Airmen and Families to make use of any resources and opportunities that are available, as well as know where to go to get help. Check out our Wyvern Resiliency page at https://www.aviano.af.mil/About-Us/Community-Support-Agencies for several resources, contact information, and tips to stay mentally ready. You can reach the Mental Health office at 0434-30-5321 during duty hours. For after-hours calls, you can call the Command Post at 0434-30-3100 for emergency situations. The Military & Family Life Counseling is still offering in-person and virtual counseling. You can make an appointment by calling 0434-30-5407 or DSN 632-5407. If you’d like to speak to a Chaplain you can reach them at 0434-30-5211 during duty hours. For after hours calls, you can call the Command Post at 0434-30-3100 to be patched directly with the on-duty Chaplain.
SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING
There are two training venues: self-paced and small group training. Upon completion there is a QR where you can request a certificate from AFPC on their public access site: https://www.resilience.af.mil/Programs/Equipping-Families/
Self-Paced training: Approximately 22 minutes divided between five modules/videos, with two questions below the videos to help practice recognizing warning signs during the video. The final module has a place for you to provide feedback and request a certificate from AFPC.
Small Group training: Resource handout that can be printed, a video with pauses to allow facilitation of discussion, and a small group discussion guide for the facilitator with handouts for small group discussion guidance. There is also a QR code to provide feedback and request a certificate from AFPC.
VICINI AMERICANI SUGGESTED EVENTS FOR UPCOMING WEEKEND
1. PUMPKINS VILLAGE: https://nonnoandrea.it/
2. OPEN CASTLES DAY: https://consorziocastelli.it/ // https://www.facebook.com/CastelliApertiFriuliVeneziaGiulia
3. SACILE GUIDED TOUR: https://www.facebook.com/VisitSacile https://www.visitsacile.it/visite-guidate/
4. SPECIAL TASTING DINNER: https://www.facebook.com/latavernadellalana/
5. SUNDAY BRUNCH @ THE PARK: https://www.facebook.com/botanicoalparcopn
6. SAPORI ALPINI in PORDENONE: https://www.alpini-pordenone.it/?q=node/809
7. ALPINE CATTLE DESCENT: https://www.facebook.com/ampezzoexperienceofficial/
8. 90’S PARTY: https://www.facebook.com/vogliotornarenglianni.novanta Tickets available:https://www.ticketsms.it/event/Voglio-Tornare-Negli-Anni-90-Palmariva-2023-09-30
9. FREE ITALIAN CLASSES in AVIANO: https://www.facebook.com/p/Comune-di-Aviano-100084053508320/
10. FALL FEST in CAVASSO: https://www.facebook.com/proFratellanza
11. FROM CORN TO POLENTA EXPERIENCE: www.gelindo.it // https://www.facebook.com/GelindoVivaro
12. GUIDED WALKS: https://www.ecomuseolisaganis.it/it/f/574016/passiparole_2023_settembre.html // https://www.ecomuseolisaganis.it/it/f/342529/passiparole_2023_ottobre.html
13. TUNA FESTIVAL in LIGNANO: https://www.facebook.com/LignanoTunaClub
14. MOUNTAIN EXPERIENCES & WEEKEND HIKES: https://visitzoncolan.com/experience/
15. A RUOTA LIBERA BIKING GROUP: https://www.aruotaliberapn.it/ https://www.facebook.com/fiab.pordenone.aruotalibera/
16. FRIDAY NIGHT @ THE CLUB in ROVEREDO: https://instagram.com/papi_onthebeach?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==
17. DESIGN HANDMADE PRODUCTS MARKET in CIVIDALE: https://www.facebook.com/cividesignmarket/
Current as of: September 28, 2023