• Aviano students prepare for deployment

    In an effort to teach students the deployment process, Aviano children put camouflage paint on their faces and went through a mini-deployment line April 19. "Deployments for a child are a very depressing thing, especially for particular ages who do not know how to deal with it," said Senior Master Sgt. John Roth, base deployment coordinator. This
  • AGE flight holds AFSO 21 event

    Realizing they have to change the way they do business, the 31st Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment flight held a week-long Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century brainstorming session. The AGE flight works closely with the 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, and because the squadron is changing their operations, the AGE
  • 31st AMXS merges AMUs

    Leading the way in a new Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century initiative, Aviano's 31st Maintenance Group has created a whole new way to do business. In a strategic move that's been in the works since last year, the 555th and 510th Aircraft Maintenance Units will merge into the 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Monday. After the merge,
  • Wing recognizes, thanks volunteers

    Aviano volunteers got a chance to have their contributions recognized during the 2007 Volunteer Recognition Luncheon Wednesday. More than 160 volunteers attended the annual luncheon at the La Bella Vista Club, which was held in conjunction with National Volunteer Appreciation week April 15-21. "Our volunteers sustain the base," said Dawn Williams,
  • The end of an era: Air Traffic Control tower taken down

    At 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aviano took down a piece of history. With a crane, contractors lifted the nearly 6.5 ton cap off of Aviano's old air traffic control tower. "The tower will be out of here in a few weeks, cut up into scrap metal and then disposed," said John Thomas, Army Corp of Engineers construction representative. Mr. Thomas added that the
  • CMSAF visits with Aviano Airmen

    Aviano Airmen had a chance to meet and talk with Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Rodney J. McKinley during his visit here Monday and Tuesday. The Air Force's top enlisted Airman paid a visit to Aviano as part of his U.S. Air Forces in Europe tour. During his stay, he hosted an Airmen's breakfast and an NCO luncheon where he spoke about the top
  • Prepare for take off: 724th AMS best in AF

    They may be small but they've left a big impact throughout the world. The 724th Air Mobility Squadron left such a large impact that it was awarded the Air Force Small Air Terminal Unit of the Year for fiscal year 2006. "This is very exciting," said Lt. Col. Christine Erlewine, 724th AMS commander. "We're a small terminal here and sometimes not very
  • Road rules: Tips for avoiding rental car claims

    The 31st Comptroller Squadron has recently received questions regarding claims for damage to rental cars used for official TDY purposes. Some of these claims have been sent to members a month or more after the return of the vehicle. The claims are for hundreds of Euro for undocumented damage and unknown by the member. Drivers should worry about