• Recognizing signs, symptoms of holiday blues

    While the thought of Christmas carols, holiday parties and presents under the tree bring excitement and fun to some people, for others it's an excuse to crawl into bed until the holidays are over. This lack of interest and anticipation of the holiday season, known as the holiday blues, isn't uncommon, especially for military members stationed
  • Using space heaters safely can keep away winter chill

    Winters in Italy can get cold and sometimes a building's heating system just barely keeps up. Sometimes the heating system quits working altogether and requires maintenance. Space heaters can fill the void and provide some comfort, but there are some safety tips to know before buying a space heater. Most fires caused by space heaters are caused
  • New federal restrictions ban some cold medicines

    People who have gone to the commissary or base exchange for cold medicine in the past month may have had a difficult time finding pseudoephedrine or pseudoephedrine-containing products. Pseudoephedrine is an over-the-counter decongestant that has typically been available in many popular cough, cold and allergy products. However, pseudoephedrine is
  • Aviano’s legal office explains LOAC rules, guidlines

    The Law of Armed Conflict is a collection of rules from various international sources that define how civilized nations fight in wartime. Three of the basic principles of LOAC are chivalry, military necessity and proportionality. The first principle is chivalry and refers to the conduct of warfare in accordance with well-recognized formalities and
  • Not just bunny hills: Aviano Ski Club travels Europe hitting slopes

    Increasing speed while cruising down icy European slopes is what David Bradshaw and Aviano Ski Club members enjoy during the colder months. "I joined [the club] to meet other snow enthusiasts in the Aviano community," Bradshaw said. "Skiing or boarding is always more fun with a group. If you are interested in skiing, it can be very difficult to
  • Home Fuels offers new payment option

    Home fuels customers now have a convenient new way to pay their city gas or electric bills - automatic withdrawals through their Banca Populare accounts. The new program allows Banca Populare to directly draw money from customer accounts to pay for city gas and electric bills, so no extra trip to Home Fuels is needed. "The new system benefits all
  • Aviano gets ‘lean’ with AFSO21

    By now most Airmen have heard the buzzwords, some are curious, and a few at Aviano got their first taste this week of Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st century. The 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron leaped head first into AFSO 21 with a week-long visit by a professional consulting team. The consultants showed them how to critically examine
  • Lil Bambino playgroup entertains children, parents

    The end of the long, warm days of summer doesn't have to mean the end of fun activities available to children under school age. The Lil Bambino playgroup, designed for children age 5 and under, has lots of events to keep children and their parents entertained this winter. "The playgroup is a great way to get the children and the stay-at-home parent
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  • Deployment Club children experience life down range in mini deployment

    To allow children to understand what their parents go through during a deployment, the Aviano Elementary School deployment club hosted a mini deployment here Oct. 26. The deployment club is for all children who have had or will have a deployed family member. The club meets from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Tuesdays at the school. The kindergaten
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