• Scorpions strike downrange

    After more than eight months of training, 86 "Scorpion" members of the 603rd Air Control Squadron deployed Jan. 9 to Kandahar Air Base, Afghanistan. The deployed group, comprised of various career fields in addition to radar controllers, with everything from civil engineering to vehicle maintenance and intelligence, are there to provide radar
  • Retiree office keeps veterans, families connected

    One of the most overlooked members of the Aviano community is the small group of retired military members living here. About 160 retirees and widows live between Aviano and Trieste and although they don't directly play a role in the current mission, their contributions to the services in the past don't go unnoticed. Aviano's Retiree Activities
  • Aviano offers online MIHA, utility surveys

    Aviano members have an opportunity to increase how much money they receive for their utilities and Move in Housing Allowance by completing an online survey. The survey runs from Feb. 1 to 28 and can be accessed at https://www.perdiem.osd.mil/oha/survey/feboha.html. The annual utility survey helps assess the average costs servicemembers receiving
  • Buzzards deploy, land safely

    More than 240 maintainers and pilots from the 510th Fighter Squadron and 510th Aircraft Maintenance Unit deployed to Balad Air Base, Iraq, Jan. 10. To prepare for a large-scale deployment such as this one, both units underwent extensive preparation and training. "We actually started about a year out with the aircraft, making sure major scheduled
  • AFSO 21: 31st OG discusses ways to save time

    With the upcoming force reduction cuts in the maintenance career fields base officials held a week-long Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century meeting to determine how to save manpower in the 31st Operations Group. The meeting focused on combining the two aircraft maintenance units and streamlining the 31st OG flying schedule. "The
  • Aviano Airmen receive non-judical punishment

    The following are non-judicial punishments Aviano Airmen received during December: 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron · An airman first class was charged under Article 108 for willful damage to government property and Article 134 for drunk and disorderly. For this misconduct, the Airman received a suspended reduction to E-2, suspended forfeiture of
  • Operation Yellow Ribbon supports troops

    Operation Yellow Ribbon volunteers demonstrated their support Saturday and Sunday for hundreds of troops deploying both from and transiting through Aviano, with snacks, beverages and a friendly face. About 70 Aviano members were at Hangar Four preparing to deploy and about 210 troops deploying from the states were gathered in Hangar One while their
  • Squadrons share tips for DUI prevention

    At least four 31st Fighter Wing squadrons have gone more than 1,000 days without a DUI. As of press time, the 31st Aerospace Medicine Squadron has gone 2,148 days - or almost six years - without a DUI; the 31st Dental Squadron has gone 2,131 days- or nearly six years - without a DUI; the 31st Medical Support Squadron has gone 1,417 days - or almost