• A&FRC programs ease deployment separation

    With AEF 5/6 underway, the Airman and Family Readiness Center has programs to help families with a deployed member make the separation a little easier. "The programs at the A&FRC are designed with prevention in mind - to eliminate concerns for the active duty member so they can focus on the mission," said Tech. Sgt. Christopher Ford, 31st Mission
  • Plate numbers key to reporting hit-and-runs

    For some people, their first instinct when they hear that distinct metal-crunching sound is to run. For other people who see their vehicle has been hit, their first instinct is to find the person who did it. From Jan. 1, 2006, to Jan. 31, 2007, there have been 15 hit-and-runs reported to the 31st Security Forces Squadron, according to Dave
  • Aviano kicks off tax season

    Tax season is underway and W-2s are now available on the myPay Web site. Of interest to some Airmen is their possible eligliblity for a tax filing extension. "While stationed overseas, people can qualify for a 60-day extension on filing taxes, but they must apply for the extension," said Capt. Tyson Kindness, 31st Fighter Wing assistant staff judge
  • Officer’s group collects shoes for local community

    The Company Grade Officer's Council needs Aviano members to step up. Actually, they just need shoes. Through Feb. 8 Aviano members can donate used, serviceable shoes to the CGOC's shoe drive. The collected shoes will be delivered to the Aviano Chapel for donation to various shelters in Aviano, Pordenone and Sacile. The idea for a shoe drive came
  • EOD staff sergeant receives Bronze Star

    A 31st Civil Engineer Squadron member was awarded a Bronze Star for his actions while deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Staff Sgt. Howie Loughran, Explosive Ordnance Disposal team leader, was presented the medal in December. "Our squadron commander presented the medal to me, and our junior team members were awarded Army Commendation
  • Deploying Airmen wait through six day layover

    Total Force Airmen deploying to Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom had an Italian holiday of sorts this past week at Aviano Air Base. Active duty and Reserve Airmen coming from places as close as RAF Mildenhall, England, Hickam Air Base, Hawaii, and Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, made a refueling stop at Aviano that turned out to be a