• USAFE medics provide healthcare in Zambia

    Medics from U.S. Air Forces in Europe units recently returned from a week of examining eyes and teeth in Zambia as a part of USAFE's first military-to-military medical capabilities initiative in that part of the world. "When we went to the orphangages and saw how they lived and how much what we were doing meant to them, it really opened my eyes and
  • Flu vaccination to arrive at end of month

    The 31st Medical Group will receive the first shipment of influenza vaccine by the end of October. The group will use the first shipment to vaccinate people in high priority groups such as deploying personnel, hospital staff and children. Flu vaccinations are given between 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Immunization Clinic. All active duty personnel
  • Squadrons ‘pull’ money for charity

    Aviano people can cheer for their squadron's "Humvee" and donate to the Combined Federal Campaign during a Humvee pull from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Dragon Fitness Center. Squadrons are sponsoring Humvee pulling teams to raise money in support of CFC, which runs through Dec. 1. Aviano's CFC goal is to reach $270,000 in donations within the
  • Consequences of Drinking and Driving

    On Feb. 17, I made the worst decision of my life. I should have known better than to drink and drive. They always say the most important thing is to have a plan before you go out to drink, even if it is something as simple as having wine with dinner. I didn't have a plan. I was celebrating Valentine's Day with my girlfriend and we went to a local
  • National fire prevention week ignites: Week focuses on home fire prevention

    It can happen at any time. It could be from cooking or something else, but smelling smoke or hearing a smoke alarm can be a person's worst nightmare. The 31st Civil Engineer Squadron fire prevention flight doesn't want anyone to experience a fire. For fire prevention week, which is Sunday through Oct. 14, they want to remind everyone how to cook
  • Volunteers made summer ‘classic’

    Volunteers from all over the 31st Fighter Wing gave Aviano Airmen alternative activities during last summer's Sports Classic. Members of the 31st Services Squadron, Airmen Against Drunk Driving, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, and others organized nighttime events such as a moonlight golf tournament and a softball tournament that had nearly 250
  • Getting dedicated: 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron inducts 48 crew chiefs

    Forty-eight members of the 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron were inducted as dedicated crew chiefs in a ceremony at Hangar One Tuesday. The ceremony recognizes an important step in a crew chief's career progression. A dedicated crew chief position is usually reserved for members who hold the rank of staff sergeant and have obtained a 7 skill
  • Acting on your behalf: What to consider before granting a power of attorney

    One important matter to consider during pre-deployment planning is a power of attorney. A power of attorney authorizes another person to manage your personal affairs in your absence. The person authorized is considered your attorney-in-fact. Powers of attorney come in two forms: special and general. A special power of attorney, sometimes called a
  • 2007 Child care fees remain steady

    With rising gas prices and a fluctuating exchange rate, many Aviano families may be feeling their wallets getting lighter. One thing that won't be contributing to the cost of living is the 31st Services Squadron child care fees. Child care fees for the 2007 service year are projected to remain the same as for 2006. "No raise in fees is always great