• Area Two fitness center offers play areas

    Aviano's Area Two fitness center is making it a little easier for parents to squeeze in a work out with its child-friendly play areas. "The play areas allow parents to bring their children to the gym and keep an eye on them while they work out," said Tech. Sgt. Pamela Carson, 31st Services Squadron Area Two fitness center manager. There are two
  • AFN Airman tops Aviano Idol competition

    Ten brave contestants sang for a 10 percent chance of making it to the top of the third annual Aviano Idol competition last Saturday. American Forces Network Aviano's Staff Sgt. Adrienne Brammer's rendition of "A Part of Your World," from the movie "The Little Mermaid," floated her into first place here and garnered her entry to the U.S. Air Forces
  • Cha-ching: 31st CPTS best in Air Force

    The 31st Comptroller Squadron knows Aviano Airmen enjoy their money. Ensuring Airmen get what's coming to them quickly, the squadron's hard work paid off when they were named the Air Force's Financial Management and Comptroller Organization of the Year for fiscal year 2006. "I couldn't be happier for my people in the squadron," said Lt. Col. Lester
  • New code speeds mail delivery process

    Beginning Monday, Aviano members need to add four more digits after their zip code to receive mail faster. Adding four digits to the zip code can get Letter Class Mail from the United States to Aviano faster and speed mail delivery locally by several hours. Additionally, this initiative will take stress off local mail clerks. The Aviano post office
  • Aviano students make math count

    A team of four Aviano Middle School "mathletes" took first place at the Department of Defense Dependents Schools - Europe's 2007 Mathcounts competition held in Wiesbaden, Germany, March 21.  Mathcounts is a national coaching and competition program designed to stimulate sixth through eighth grade students' interest and achievements in math. James
  • Hare raising: Wing rounds up rabbits for safety

    A fierce line of people loudly marched toward them. One by one, frightened ears popped out of the grass and the chase began. Rabbits darted left and right as more than 200 people banged lids, blew whistles and kazoos and shouted during the flightline Rabbit Roundup March 22. A total of 46 rabbits - 27 males, 19 females and two babies - were chased
  • It isn’t putt-putt: Alpine Golf Course offers first-class golfing

    The Alpine Golf Course may be small, but it has everything that avid and amateur golfers could want with a great view. Open year-round, the golf course offers lessons and tournaments, with the season getting to full swing in April. The next tournament is a two-person best ball outing Saturday, with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. People interested in
  • Caterpillars pose health threat

    It may not be "March of the Penguins," but the lines of caterpillars marching along the sidewalks can be fascinating to adults and children alike. Unlike the movie, however, these caterpillars can pose a health hazard. This threat to well-being involves two types of larvae, caterpillars: the Oak and Pine Processionary Moths. These moths are found
  • New ammo improves safety, reduces damage

    Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots at the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, Balad Air Base, Iraq, are employing a new 20mm cannon round in their M61/A1 Gatling guns for the first time, improving pilot safety while reducing collateral damage. Improved PGU-28A/B 20mm ammunition began replacing the long-used M56 high explosive incendiary ammunition in
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