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  • Stop, check the tires

    Foreign objects and debris check points are an important procedure to help combat the war against FOD. FOD is anything that does belong on the flight line. It could be as small as a pebble or as large as a steel pipe. Several organizations on base help in the battle against FOD. One of the most visible is the green street sweeper often seen
  • USAFE Idol hits Ramstein April 22

    The second annual U.S. Air Forces in Europe Idol Contest takes place at 7 p.m. April 22 in the Ramstein Officers’ Club. “The USAFE Idol Talent contest is going to be a fantastic show,” said Maj. Scott Guidry, USAFE Band commander. “We’ve got a lot of talented people in USAFE -- the competition is going to be tough. Everyone should come out to hear
  • Gate running at USAFE bases drives new policy

    Wing commanders across USAFE will now be able to suspend driving privileges of offenders who fail to follow proper installation entry procedures. This new initiative is a result of several incidents involving inattentive drivers either driving onto installations without having their credentials properly checked, or failing to follow the
  • High school students cross into the blue

    Patrick Barone, Lakenheath High School junior ROTC drill team flight commander, bought his first 10-pound M1 Garand ceremonial rifle as a freshman to use with the drill team. He wanted a challenge and professional edge that the 3-pound wood rifles didn’t provide. The detachment followed his lead and went the extra mile. The school has since
  • Space A allows dependent travel

    Since November 2005, personnel stationed in Turkey have been under a tight restriction limiting Space-Available travel to permanent party and their command sponsored dependents. However, the current policy has been changed to be made more lenient for everyone stationed at Incirlik, Izmir Air Station, Ankara Detachment 1, and other places around
  • Volunteers plant trees, future

    Whether its love or just flowers, spring is the time for things to bloom. To celebrate the season of growth Aviano volunteers gave their time to help the Giais Elementary School students plant trees in the local community Saturday. About 200 volunteers, including local residents and base members, came out to support the students of Edmondo De
  • Aviano schools evaluated for accreditation

    Aviano’s Department of Defense Dependents’ School will be put to the test April 24-28. A team of five evaluators from the North Central Association’s Commission on Schools will visit here to assess the school for accreditation. All DoDDS schools are reviewed every five years and this will be the first NCA evaluation for the new school here since it
  • Security forces lieutenant goes to the dogs

    Military working dogs and their handlers routinely train for mission success, be it in explosives or drug detection, but what happens when the dogs retire from active-duty service? The Department of Defense allows MWDs no longer capable of performing their military duties to be adopted and one Aviano Airmen recently became a pet owner. On March 29,
  • Aviano member builds a better body

    Last October Tech. Sgt. Delana Jemison, one of Aviano’s own, took second place at the 2005 U.S. Forces Morale, Welfare and Recreation Bodybuilding Championship in Kaiserslautern, Germany. This October, she said she’ll be heading back to the championship to take first. Sergeant Jemison, assigned to the 31st Logistics Readiness Squadron, has been
  • Base leadership asks for opinions, suggestions

    Some Aviano members can expect to see something more interesting than junk mail and Telecom bills in their mailboxes soon. The Air Force and base leadership are interested in knowing what Aviano members need and what they think about community issues. To help them get their opinions heard, the 2006 Community Assessment Survey will be sent to 1,000