• Getting dedicated: 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron inducts 48 crew chiefs

    Forty-eight members of the 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron were inducted as dedicated crew chiefs in a ceremony at Hangar One Tuesday. The ceremony recognizes an important step in a crew chief's career progression. A dedicated crew chief position is usually reserved for members who hold the rank of staff sergeant and have obtained a 7 skill
  • Acting on your behalf: What to consider before granting a power of attorney

    One important matter to consider during pre-deployment planning is a power of attorney. A power of attorney authorizes another person to manage your personal affairs in your absence. The person authorized is considered your attorney-in-fact. Powers of attorney come in two forms: special and general. A special power of attorney, sometimes called a
  • 2007 Child care fees remain steady

    With rising gas prices and a fluctuating exchange rate, many Aviano families may be feeling their wallets getting lighter. One thing that won't be contributing to the cost of living is the 31st Services Squadron child care fees. Child care fees for the 2007 service year are projected to remain the same as for 2006. "No raise in fees is always great
  • New readiness center deploys into service

    Airmen looking for the Family Support Center will find themselves in the new Airman and Family Readiness Center. Air Force officials changed the name of the support center across the service in late August to reflect the center's current mission. "The Family Support Center has been actively involved in a transformation process that began with
  • Seventh graders care for memorial flowers

    Eighty-eight seventh graders tended to a 100-foot-long bed of irises in the Aviano Middle School courtyard Sept. 11 in honor of the day. Planted in September 2002 by the seventh and eighth grade class, the irises represent the lives of those lost on Sept. 11, 2001. Each year, the responsibility and privilege to care for the flowers is granted to
  • GOV drivers need to respect, obey rules

    Base leadership has expressed concern in the rash of government- owned vehicle accidents. During the last two fiscal years, Aviano has had more than 690 GOV accidents - the highest amount in U.S. Air Forces in Europe. "People should take a little pride in ownership and see [GOVs] as tools to do their job," said Senior Master Sgt. Wayne Potter, 31st
  • 101 Critical Days of Summer wrap-up

    The U.S. Air Force's '101 Critical Days of Summer' safety campaign came to a close for Aviano Airmen Tuesday after a four-day Labor Day weekend. But the 'War on Risk' continues year-round for all base people. The 31st Fighter Wing ended the campaign the same way it began during the Memorial Day weekend in May - with a safety call for the entire
  • USAFE sets course with AFSO 21

    To best meet the challenges of the road ahead, Gen. Tom Hobbins, U.S. Air Forces in Europe commander, assembled leaders throughout the command here to initiate USAFE-wide implementation of Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century. "We're going to determine where we're going in the future, and AFSO 21 will help show which road to take for the