• Body art must fit military image

    The history of tattoos can be traced back thousands of years. Archaeologists discovered tattoos on Italy’s very own 5,200 year old “Iceman.” Tattoos disappeared from Western society for many years, but re-emerged in the 1760s. Sailors from the ship of Capt. James Cook returned from the Polynesians proudly sporting their new body art. The royal
  • Military bases tighten up on Internet chitchat

    Operation security experts across the Air Force are focusing more attention on the idle chitchat that now runs rampant among Internet blogs.Typically a mix of what is happening in a person’s life and what’s occuring on the Web, blogs are the public diaries of the 21st century. The activity of updating a blog is “blogging” and someone who keeps one
  • Wing plans to dine out "MASH" style

    Military life revolves around traditions. The way we salute, address each other and celebrate career milestones all have deep roots. Now the Aviano community as a whole will have the opportunity to experience another unique military tradition.The 31st Fighter Wing is hosting a MASH Bash-themed combat dining out at 6 p.m. May 19 in Hangar One.A
  • Aviano gains national recognition

    For the past 50 years, the National Restaurant Association and the Hennessy Travelers Association have honored the special achievements of Air Force food service facilities worldwide. This year, they are recognizing one of Aviano’s own.Tech. Sgt. Derrick Wells, 31st Services Squadron La Dolce Vita dining facility manager, was one of five U.S. Air
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  • Airmen participate in Wingman Day events

    Sexual assault, drinking and driving and suicide are, for some, uncomfortable topics, but they were the focus of group discussions during Aviano’s Wingman Day Monday.“It’s important that we talk about these things because it’s better to break the ice when someone’s life is not in danger,” said Lt. Col. Todd Phinney, 31st Fighter Wing chief of
  • Aviano medics train for any situation

    Part of Area D was transformed into a field hospital last week by the 31st Medical Group Medical Readiness Flight. Officials used the area to conduct a two-day Continual Medical Readiness Training course.“This is a great teaching tool,” said Master Sgt. Robert Velez, medical readiness flight NCOIC. “We take them to the field and give them