• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Odyssey of the Mind team takes second place

    The Aviano Elementary School's Odyssey of the Mind team competed with 65 teams in Heidelberg, Germany, March 2 through 4 as part of the regional DoDDS Europe competition. The Aviano team's efforts earned second place honors in Division 1. An international program involving creative problem-solving

  • USAFE medics deliver therapy in Uganda

    A four-man team, including one Aviano member, from around the command spent a week delivering badly-needed medical expertise and therapy to the African country of Uganda. Led by Lt. Col. (Dr.) Parker Plante from Ramstein's 435th Aeromedical Squadron, the team set up camp about two hours from the

  • Helping the environment: Americans participate in Aviano Ecological Day

    They all came for different reasons, but they all had the same goal - to make Aviano less trashy. More than 100 base members put on neon vests and gloves Sunday and hauled garbage bags down Aviano's streets as part of Aviano's Ecological Day. "We delivered well over 100 bags of trash to the

  • Ancient art form comes to Aviano

    Some things just have a bad rap - whether deserved or not. Trying to set the record straight about belly dancing is Eleonora Paronuzzi who teaches the dance at the Community Center. "Belly dancing is an ancient art from the Middle East and it's actually a dance performed at celebrations," she

  • Aviano excels during TACEVAL

    The results from the base's recent Tactical Evaluation, conducted Feb. 26 through March 9, proved Aviano Airmen are prepared to support the Global War on Terror. "We received an overall mission capable rating," said Master Sgt. Warren Chesebro, 31st Fighter Wing inspections superintendent. "Out of

  • AFAF kicks off at Aviano

    The Air Force Assistance Fund kicks off here Monday and participants can donate through unit POCs during the six-week campaign, which runs through April 27. Last year, the 31st Fighter Wing donated more than $106,000, which was 133 percent of the goal. This year, the goal is to make 100 percent