• Aviano Airman reunites with father while deployed

    BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq - Word that Army Staff Sgt. Randy Hobson had a daughter serving with the Air Force here managed to filter its way to his leadership who began looking for an opportunity to reunite him with his daughter - if only for a short while. That opportunity manifested itself as Sergeant

  • Aviano Airman LEADs the way to bright future

    Not many people would be willing to compete against their grandfather, but Airman 1st Class Chase Ray isn't an average guy. When his grandfather, a retired Army master sergeant, encouraged him to be successful, Airman Ray pushed himself to live up to the challenge. That drive to do more will bring

  • Students pick up a dirty habit

    There's no if's, and's or butt's about it; smoking is a dirty habit. Just ask the 80 Aviano High School ninth grade students who picked up cigarette butts as part of an annual Earth Day initiative April 19. The students cleaned up 10,390 cigarette butts from Areas One and Two. In 2006, the students

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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