• 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
  • Building bridges: 724th AMS airlifts cargo downrange

    Although they're not working in a deployed location, the members of the 724th Air Mobility Squadron here are contributing to the Global War on Terrorism. Working together with multiple Army and Air Force units, the 724th AMS airlifted 389 tons of bridging material to the 240th Engineer Group in Bagram, Afghanistan, for Operation Enduring
  • Comedy Hour

  • Nutritious school lunches do a body good

    Don't have time to pack a lunch for your student? Healthier alternatives have been added to Aviano's school lunch menus. Fried foods and high-sugar drinks have been eliminated from the 'a la carte' line and many menu items have been replaced with healthier options. For students to partake in these nutritional meals, parents must open a general or
  • Aviano gets 24/7 cab service

    A new cab service can take Aviano Airmen anywhere they need to go at any time. The cab service, called Right Choice, started Tuesday and can take people anywhere, anytime - including the airport. "People going out for a good time don't have to worry about a ride home," said Gino Rakas, Army and Air Force Exchange Services business manager. For
  • Final Farewell

  • Successful minds start with healthy bodies

    Healthy students mean better learners and peace of mind for parents. So students will receive healthcare screenings throughout the year. During the first week of school, students will receive vision screenings and must bring their glasses or contact lenses. Middle school students will receive a Scoliosis screening, and throughout the year hearing