French Riviera“ La Côte d’Azur”
Your guide to Italy and beyond
July 18, 2008
Aviano Air Base, Italy
in Austria pg .10
Exploring Elba Golf
Island pg .13
The COMPASS: Look for the next issue on Aug 1
An adoption information session takes place at noon
July 22 at the Community Center. Guest speaker David
Markewitz will speak about how to adopt while over-
seas. He is an International Adoption Services Provid-
er affiliated with A New Arrival, a non-profit adoption
Get your M.A. in International Relations from the
University of Oklahoma Advanced Programs.
To enroll now for Fall term courses at Aviano, or to
get more information about this interdisciplinary de-
gree program, contact the Aviano Site Director, Amber
Sweeney at 632-5977, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
All middle school and high school students who wish
to participate in Aviano Middle/High School athletic
programs are required to have a current sports phys-
ical on file prior to participating in or trying out for
the team. Athletic physicals are valid for one calendar
Photo by Senior Airman Justin Weaver
year. Parents must contact the clinic to arrange an ap-
pointment for their student athlete. Conditioning for
fall sports teams will begin on Aug. 11 with tryouts be-
ginning on Aug. 18. To schedule an appointment, call
632-5000. Sports physical forms are available at the
school and at the clinic.
Register to vote
If you have not completed and mailed in the Federal
Post Card Application (SF-76) to register to vote and
request your absentee ballot yet? If not, you can re-
quest your SF-76 by e-mailing email@example.com or
by contacting your unit representative.
Airmen visit Malian orphanage Thrift shop now open
The Aviano Thrift Shop is now open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
BAMAKO, Mali -- Staff Sgt. Churyl Liston, 31st Medical Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For more information, e-
Group medical technician, plays with two small children at mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
a local orphanage in Bamako, Mali, July 16. More than 30
Aviano Airmen deployed to Mali, July 11, for MEDFLAG 08,
a multi-national medical training exercise designed to en- Bone marrow drive
hance medical capabilities and readiness for U.S. and Af- An Aviano Bone Marrow Drive takes place 10 a.m. to
rican forces. To read more about MEDFLAG 08, visit www. 2 p.m. Aug. 11-15 in the Military Personnel Flight lob-
aviano.af.mil. by. Call Master Sgt. James Smith at 632-8631 or Tech.
Sgt. Natika Travis at 632-5420 for more information.
Cover photo by Senior Airman Justin Weaver
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Any drinking means no driving
By Chief Master Sgt. I healed and set out on my career as a poured themselves out of the car and low
Alan Houchens security police law enforcement special- crawled to me.
ist. At every chance, I would seek out These situations have convinced me
22nd Security Forces Squadron
the drunk drivers to see them punished law enforcement alone is not the key to
while developing a zero tolerance repu- DUI prevention, the primary tenants
MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. tation. must include education and prevention.
-- After 29 years, it’s still as if it hap- Fast forward ten years to my own This takes a concentrated effort by all
pened yesterday. And, memory means a revelation where the cuisine of unit bar- Airmen.
lot at my age. becues flowed from a keg. We are all working hard, and there
I was 18 years old and driving home I intended to drive, knowing I was is no reason not to play hard. But when
on a rainy night. I had my own car; gas not drunk. I was well trained in the ef- you drink, no matter the amount, your
was under a dollar; my 8-track tape play- fects of alcohol and much too smart to judgment is clouded. If you accept this,
er was playing, and I was going to see the drive drunk. The unit had received por- you’ll avoid having to see the command-
world at the expense of the Air Force. table breath tests, and I was curious to er with your career on the line or looking
A set of headlights appeared in my see how they worked but unsure if I had across the jail cell at a guy named “Bub-
lane, and with no time to react, we im- drunk enough to register a reading. ba” who thinks you’re sexy.
pacted. The hood folded. The engine I was in denial when the reading If you think you’re always in control
pushed through the dashboard, and I showed I was “over the limit.” I was up- when you drink, you’re just a bad sta-
was slammed into the windshield. set when my lack of situational and self tistic in-waiting -- with life-threatening
Blinded by the blood pouring from awareness almost put me in a position consequences for you and the innocent.
my head wounds, I climbed from the I so adamantly and vehemently con- Follow the only plan known to work;
wreckage. I stumbled to my feet only to demned others for. If my self-awareness any drinking means no driving. I chal-
collapse and wake up in the hospital. was so far off, had I unknowingly driven lenge everyone to have a safe summer
The officer said the other driver was drunk before? with no more DUIs this year.
drunk and was going at least 80 miles per I thought about the many driving The key to any success is that even if
hour when he slammed into me. It was under the influence apprehensions I had we stumble, we get back up and finish
my second accident with a drunk driver made and how the drivers almost always with the same determination as when we
in less than a year. felt they were not drunk, even as some started.
The Following contracted positions are currently open at
the Base Chapel. Pick up a statement of work or call the Cha-
pel at 632-5211 for more information. All resumes and bids
must be turned in by July 31.
Gospel Praise Team Leader
Gospel Adult Choir Director
Gospel Youth Choir Director
Gospel Musical Accompanist
Wednesday Night Live Cook
Contemporary Worship Arts Director
Wee Ones Coordinator –Wednesdays
Wee Ones Coordinator—Sundays
Ecumenical Youth Outreach Ministry
The Aviano Officers and Civilians Spouses’ Club is looking
for a new logo for the fall Bella Befana Bazaar. The logo needs
to incorporate the story of Bella Befana with the slogan “Shop-
ping the world has never been easier.” The more creative, the
better. The contest winner will receive $300 in Bazaar Bucks
and public recognition at the bazaar. Submission guidelines:
1) Submission is due by July 28 to bellabefana.publicity@
2) Must be formatted as a JPEG file minimum 300 dpi reso-
3) Submissions will become sole property of AOCSC
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YOUR31st FORCE SUPPORT SQUADRON
Outdoor Recreation Aviano Art Club!—
Are you wondering what to do with all your super artistic powers?
0434-30-8623, DSN 632-8623 | Flightline, Bldg. 1479 Arts & Crafts offers a club for artists! Meetings are held on every
other Wednesday. For additional information please call 632-2989.
Check out Outdoor Rec for all your camping needs. Air mattresses, Classes Offered—
tents, camp stoves, lanterns, sleeping bags and more! For a Framing and Doll Making on Wednesday!
complete list and more information call 632-8623. Quilting on Monday! Photography on
Thursday! Also, Car Tune-Up 28 June!
Base Pool Hours of Operation—
Tuesday–Friday, 6 am-8 am, Lap Swim/Unit Training.
8 am-10:45 am, Swimming Lessons.
11 am-12 pm, Lap Swim. 12 pm-12:45 pm, Water Aerobics & Bowling Center
Parent Child Acquatics. 0434-30-7487, DSN 632-7487 | Area 1, Bldg. 179
1 pm-7 pm, Open Swim.
Saturday–Sunday, 10 am-11 am, Lap Swim. 11 am-12 pm, Open Karaoke!—
Swim & Lap Swim. 12 pm–7 pm, Open Swim. Karaoke at the bar on 26 July, 8:30 pm-
Monday is CLOSED for cleaning and maintenance. closing and every other weekend after. Join us for a great time!
Holidays 10 am–7 pm. Pool Parties on Wed., Fri., Sat. & Sun. 8
pm-10:30 pm. Located at Area 1 (behind Bowling Center) Pro-shop Sale—
Call 632-5048 for info. Restore, rejuvenate, polish or resurface your bowling ball for only
Alpine Golf Course Auto Hobby Shop
0434-30-7386, DSN 632-7386 | Flightline, Bldg. 1391 632-CARS (2277) | Flight Line, Bldg. 1464
Beat the Pro Tournament!— Get Your Oil Changed!—
26 July. Course is open for regular play this day, but if you want to Oil Change Labor Cost - $ 15.00
take your opportunity on beating the pro with your net score, this Oil Per Liter or Quart - $ 5.50
is your chance! All you do is purchase a $10-$50 gift certificate Us Oil Filter - $ 7.00 - $ 9.00
before you play this day and if you beat the pro we double your gift European Oil Filter - $ 14.00
certificate amount! If you do not beat the pro you still have your Goal Days - 1 pm-7 pm
original gift certificate! Call 632-7386 for more information. Monday-Friday - 8:30am-7 pm
Saturdays - 9 am-7 pm
Golf 4 Kids— Sundays and Holidays - Closed
Classes offered by the Alpine Golf Course staff! The class is $49
for kids who already have clubs, $99 for those in need of clubs Orientation Safety Briefings—
(only while supplies last). The first parents to sign-up their kids “Orientation Safety Briefings” offered Monday through Saturday at
and pay the $99 registration fee will have clubs reserved for them 10 am, 2:30 pm, or 4 pm. The briefing takes an estimated 30-45
until their class begins. Below are the dates the classes are minutes. Topics covered: shop safety, equipment usage, hours of
scheduled for. Max of 8 students per session. operation, proper form documentation, scheduling appointments,
and more. Call 632-2277 for info!
21-25 July, 7:30 am-9 am ages 6-9, 9:30-11 am ages 10-13.
4-8 August, 7:30 am-9 am ages 6-9, 9:30 am-11 am ages 10-13.
Link Up 2 Golf—
12 August-9 September. An introduction to the game; learn the 0434-30-8485, DSN 632-8485 | Flightline, Bldg. 1410
proper etiquette; terminology; basic rules; proper golf grip, stance,
& swing mechanics; chipping, putting, sand play, and on course Animal Owners Beware—
experiences. Cost is $99 for the five-week long class. Max of 8 We all know those puppy dog eyes can be very persuasive. But,
students per session & minimum of 4. Class will be taught by either before you reach down and hand your dog some of your dinner be
Mr. Al Beck or Mr. Ryan Francis. aware that many people foods are harmful and even toxic to pets.
Please contact the Vet Clinic at 632-8485 for more information.
Arts & Crafts Traveling with your Pet: Information you need to know—
In 2001, in an attempt to do away with quarantine laws, Europe
0434-30-2989, DSN 632-2989 | Flightline, Bldg. 1464 created the Passport for pets. The European Pet Passport (EU Pet
Passport) allows for qualifying domestic animals (dogs, cats and
Engraving/Embroidery Service— ferrets) to freely cross borders in Europe. Before a vet will issue
Open Monday-Friday, 10 am-6 pm. Cost is $1 per minute. Prices a passport, the pet must have a microchip in place. The passport
vary depending on size/amount of text/graphics. When closed, may only be issued by a licensed vet and it, and must be filled out
completed projects can be picked up at the customer counter; and signed by an officially approved veterinary clinic. It is valid for
however, no new orders can be taken. Order personally or use the lifetime of the pet. For information on how to obtain one in the
group e-mail. Call 632-2989 for more info. area, please call or stop by the Aviano Vet Clinic.
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French Riviera“ La Côte d’Azur”
DATE: 1-3 August
PRICE: $269 (Based on double occupancy per person)
$63.00 (Supplement for single room per person)
Children 0-2 free, 3-10 50% (Sharing room with two adults)
DEADLINE: Please Inquire
MINIMUM: 20 Passengers
Join ITT for an exciting tour to Monte Carlo, Cannes, Monaco, and Nice. Monte Carlo is famed for its Casino, one of the
most elegant and prestigious in the world. Have a little fun and see how well Lady Luck treats you. Don’t forget to rub
the knee of the equestrian statue in the hall for luck at the casino. Monaco is also an exciting attraction where one can
witness the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace or even catch a glimpse of a Royal family member. Night time
will be a special treat in Nice, whereyou have the option of going to a disco, bar, restaurant, or just a stroll along the
NABUCCO OPERA IN THE
ARENA OF VERONA T CROATIA BY BOAT
2 August, Cost: $99.00 (min. 30)
19 July, Cost: $108.00 (min. 30) R
& GRADARA CASTLE S GARDALAND
19 July, Cost: $89.00 (min. 30) 9 August, Cost: $89.00 (min. 30)
N GUIDED MILAN
& ITS CASTLES 9 August, Cost: $79.00 (min. 30)
19 July, Cost: $82.00 (min. 30)
L SIENA & SAN GIMIGNANO
GUIDED LUZERN Y 9 August, Cost: $69.00 (min. 30)
25 July, Cost: $111.00 (min. 30)
WINE TASTING & BALSAMIC
GUIDED FLORENCE A VINEGAR & FERRARI MUSEUM
26 July, Cost: $99.00 (min. 30)
U 9 August, Cost: $84.00 (min. 30)
& MEDIEVAL DINNER SHOW
S LIGNANO ZOO &
26 July, Cost: $109.00 (min. 30) T AQUARIUM & THEME PARK
15 August, Cost: $59.00 (min. 30)
Contact us at www.31svs-aviano.com
email: ITT@aviano.af.mil Tel: 0434-30-3107 DSN: 632-3107
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A Sillian wee Story and Photos
by Senior Airman Justin W
31st Fighter Wing Public Af
D riving across the Austrian border, I noticed
something in the sky that appeared to be
floating. As we drove closer to our destina-
tion, I realized it was a hang glider making his way down
the mountain and into the valley. We pulled over and
game parks or biking through miles o
Located about 15 minutes from Si
Assling Game Park. If you enjoy hiki
and animal-watching, then this park
watched him make a somewhat smooth landing in the mestic wild animals including deer, w
field next to us. I immediately looked over at my wife goats, lynx, snakes, birds of prey, rac
and said, “I have to try that!” live in the Assling natural preserve. T
While we didn’t have time to hang glide that week- the side of a mountain and deer roam
end, I went ahead and added it to the already growing through the preserve. Also located in
list of things I’d like to do here in Europe. Five minutes metal roller coaster ride, one of the lo
down the road, we pulled into our friend’s house in the Assling Park is open daily 9 a.m. t
small Austrian town of Sillian, nestled in a picturesque end of April through Oct. 31. Cost pe
valley in the Dolomites Mountains, about three hours euro and children ages 6-16 are 3.20 e
north of Aviano. Within minutes of this small For more information and directions,
town you can find yourself hang gliding erlebniswelt-assling.at/.
off a mountain, visiting an- Back in Sillian, tourists will notice
cient castles, walking running alongside the Drau River. Th
through wild starts in Toblach (Italy) and takes yo
and onto Slovenia. My wife and I bik
meters with the kids in tow recently
to go again. The easy, self-
you through fores
10 July 18, 2008 www.aviano.
of serene country- past waterfalls and rivers and into the city of Lienz.
Don’t worry about getting tired out. You can catch the
illian is the idyllic train at numerous points along the trail to take you
ing, photography back to your starting point.
is for you. Do- We recommend bringing your swimsuit. If you leave
wild pigs, mountain from Sillian and head towards Lienz, you’ll come across
coons and more a restaurant and a public swimming pool equipped with
The park is built on a long waterslide and children’s playground. Enjoy a
m wild as you walk picnic lunch or pay about five euro to use the facilities.
n the park is a long If the bike ride doesn’t leave you to tuckered out
ongest in Austria. to continue exploring, there are several castles and
to 7 p.m. from the cultural sites located in Lienz, about 30 kilometers
er adult is 6.20 from Sillian.
euro per person. As we left our friend’s house to head home,
, visit http://www. I found myself eyeing the mountain where
the hang glider had jumped from. Next
e a paved bike trail time … next time, I said to myself.
he trail actually To learn more about Austria
ou through Sillian and the Sillian area, visit
ked about 24 kilo- www.hochpustertal.com.
y and we can’t wait
-paced trail takes
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HRO The Batting Cages—
Monday-Friday, 5 am-10 pm
0434-30-5747, DSN 632-5747 | Area 2, Bldg. 256 Weekends, 7 am-10 pm
See the most recent job listings! Job details at www.31svs-aviano.com. Holidays & Goal Days, 7 am-7 pm
Youth Program Check Out the Juice Zone!—
Cook, Recreation Aid (Student Trainee) Stop by the Dragon Fitness Center and get yourself a protein
smoothie! The Juice Zone has many assorted fruit drinks,
Bowling Center snacks, and health foods to satisfy that hunger crave.
Bartender, Cook, Recreation Aid
Massage Therapy at Area 2—
Child Development Center Because you deserve it! Massage sessions available at the Area
Child Development Program Assistant 2 Fitness Center for 30, 60, and 90 min. Massage sessions are
customized to fit your individual needs. Call Shawn Hamilton at
Information Tickets & Travel 348-364-0684 for an appointment.
Recreation Aid (Tours)
Freedom Snack Bar Hours of Operation—
Golf Course Located at Freedom Ball Park behind Dragon Fitness Center.
Recreation Aid Monday-Friday, 4:30 pm-7:30 pm
Saturday, 9 am-4 pm
La Bella Vista Club Sunday, Holidays & Goal Days, Closed
Bartender, Cashier, Cook, Food Service Workers, Lead Waiter,
Custodial Worker, Laborer (Grounds Maintenance) 632-5382 | Area 1, Bldg. 145
Story Hours & Crafts—
Community Center Preschoolers, Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am. Ages 5-9,
Thursdays, 11 am-12 pm. Earn 50 Extreme Summer points when
0434-30-5479, DSN 632-5479 | Area 1, Bldg. 106 you participate!
You Could Be the One— Earn 50 Pts. Everyday!—
Extreme Summer Grand Prize Giveaway! Drive away in the 2008 Check-out books and earn 50 points per day per family member
Ford Focus! All you have to do is earn Extreme Summer points. (only members eligible to check out).
For complete details log onto www.extremesummer.com.
Visiting Your Host Country?—
Come check out our Italian travel section! Watch a documentary
Fitness & Sports Center on the place you are visiting, research the food or wine of a
specific location, and read about the museums and shops before
0434-30-7459, DSN 632-7459 | Flightline, Bldg. 1405 you go there!
0434-30-7574, DSN 632-7574 | Area 2, Bldg. 240
Billy Blanks, Tae Bo with the Troops!—
30 July, 6:30 am-7:30 am & 3:30 pm-4:30 pm. Get ready for a Special Announcements!
visit from Mr. Billy Blanks the creator of Tae Bo! Extreme Summer
presents Tae Bo class with the Troops at Dragon Fitness Center Bazaar Logo Contest!—
basketball court. Don’t miss this! Calling all artist! The Aviano Officers and Civilians Spouses’
Club (AOCSC) is looking for a new logo for the fall Bella Befana
End of Summer “Combat” 5k Walk/Run— Bazaar. We are looking to incorporate the story of Bella Befana
8 August, 7 am. Join us for this “Combat” style fun run. This event with our slogan “Shopping the world has never been easier.” The
will consist of “optional” pushups, crunches, lunges, squats, more creative, the better! The contest winner will receive $300 in
planks, etc. These exercises will be spread out on the running Bazaar Bucks and public recognition at the Bazaar. Submission
path throughout the 5k walk/jog/run. Beat the heat and join us guidelines:
early for our monthly Fun Run and get a full body workout!
1. Submission is due by 28 July to bellabefana.publicity@gmail.
USAF 12th Annual Marathon— com.
20 September, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton,
Ohio. Events include the marathon, wheelchair marathon, half 2. Must be formatted as a JPEG file minimum 300 dpi resolution.
marathon, individual 10K, and team 10K. You can register easily
with no obligation at www.usafservue.com 3. Submissions will become sole property of AOCSC. If you have
any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Destination watch: Exploring Elba Island
Story and photos by
Elba Island, the largest island in
Tuscany, is an ideal place to visit dur-
ing the summer.
Visitors can rent mopeds and ex-
plore the various mountain villages or
they can relax at the beach surround-
ed by crystal blue water, bright island
flowers and the sounds of birds.
The easiest way to get to Elba- take
the ferry from Piombino, one hour
south of Camp Darby. For about a
45 minute ride you can be like recent
Elba tourist, Sgt. 1st. Class Michael
Jenkins, 3/405th AFSB, who said he
enjoyed sitting out on the boat deck
Clockwise: View of the Falconi Fort, entering
and taking in the port of Porteferrio, typical glass sculp-
the fresh sea tures around the island, tourist searching
air. for tourist treasures.
the port of
I was im-
“It was amazing to be standing where
Napoleon once stood; it made me feel
connected to history.”
While Jenkins spent the day vis-
iting the forts and historical villas,
Spec. Ryan Hall, AFN Livorno, rent-
ed mopeds with his friends and spent
the day exploring hidden coves and
“On the scooters you see parts of
Elba at a slow speed in a way you
wouldn’t see if just lounging at the ITR TRIP
beach,” said Hall. “I spent the day Every Friday in July, Camp Darby Infor-
living a in a postcard and day trips mation, Trips and Recreation has a trip to
can’t get any better then that.” Elba Island. To reserve your trip call ITR
Hall added that because it was such at DSN 633-7589/8231 or email them at
an affordable trip, he is looking for- livorno-ITR@eur.army.mil.
ward to visiting Elba agian. Plan your next vacation to Camp Darby
by visiting www.usag.livorno.army.mil
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Youth Programs Teen Center Summer Break Camp—
The Teen Center is offering a summer camp for youth ages 12-
0434-30-7575, DSN 632-7575 | Area 1, Bldg. 116
14. The camp will run from 16 June–22 August and operate from
Give Parents A Break Schedule— 6:30 am-1 pm. After camp hours, youth can sign themselves
22 August, 19 September, 17 October, 21 November, 19 De- in to the Teen Center for the remainder of the day. The cost
cember. Based on parent input during the last town hall meet- for the camp is $75 a week for YP members and $90 a week
ing, we are temporarily moving the Saturday “day” GPAB to for non-members. Breakfast and lunch will be provided at no
Friday nights for the remainder of the year effective in August. extra charge. There will be trips around the local area such as
If the night program supports our Aviano families better than bowling, local markets, and Venice plus plenty of other activities.
the day program, we will implement “nights only” for GPAB as a Some trips may require an extra cost. Sign up at the Youth
permanent change for 2009. By referral or $3 an hour. Center. Spaces are limited. Deadline to register is the Monday
of the week prior to the week requesting care. Call 632-7575 for
Scary Movie Night— more information.
Join your friends at the Teen Center for a Scary Movie Marathon
on Saturday, 19 July from 7 pm-11 pm. This activity is offered FitFactor—
for youth ages 9-14. The cost is $8 for Youth Program members The Air Force Services Family Member Programs is committed
and $10 for non members. Movies, popcorn and fright provided. to the well-being of families and youth. FitFactor is a web-
Deadline to register is 17 July. Sign up today! based program that encourages young people to get up, get
out & get fit! Youth ages 6-18 can earn points for being active
MLB Youth Baseball Envoy Camp— in a variety of ways. From team sports to household chores
28-29 July! Register at Youth Programs, Bldg 116. Cost is $5 you can start earning points to achieve the five FitFactor levels.
for Youth Program members & $10 for non-members. Spaces For each level you reach, you earn valuable prizes. See the
are limited! Sign up today! 9 am–12 pm for ages 7-10 yrs and 1 Youth Programs staff to get started.
pm–4 pm for ages 11-18. Sessions will take place on Field # 2
in Area F. The Clinic will be run by Coach Ralph Rago who has
over 30 years combined coaching experience both stateside and
abroad. Coach Rago has been instrumental in the development
La Dolce Vita Dining Facility
632-8206 | Flight Line, Bldg. 1412
of youth oriented Pitch, Hit and Run programs, and has had
numerous successes with All-Star and Championship games Deployed Spouse Meal—
globally. Coaches are invited to attend each session to assist and 24 July, 6 pm-8 pm.
gain valuable experience. Coaches please register with Brooke
Nelson at email@example.com if you are interested in
attending the clinics.
La Bella Vista Club
Club Tech— 0434-30-4303, DSN 632-4303 | Flightline, Bldg. 1404
Members gain a deeper knowledge of hardware and opera-
tions, including how to identify computer components and how Annual AF Club Membership Drive 2008—
they interact. They take apart and re-assemble computers, 15 July-15 October. There is no better time to join the club than
build simple networks, obtain insight into how technology could right now! Card Choice – new members can choose the AF
evolve and become familiar with the internet and networks. Skill Club MasterCard (for use anywhere MasterCard is accepted)
Tech Basic Training is offered the first Monday of each month or AF Club proprietary card (for use in select Services activities
from 4 pm-5 pm. Skill Tech II is offered on the third Monday of only).
each month from 4 pm-5 pm. Six Months Free Dues – new members signing up during the
promotional period will automatically receive six months free
Torch Club— dues. As a bonus, 100 new members who choose to complete
Torch Club is a Boys & Girls Club chartered small-group an on-line survey about why they chose to join AF clubs will be
leadership and service group for youth ages 9-12. Torch Club randomly selected to win additional 6-months of free dues.
is a powerful vehicle through which youth can meet their special First 88 New Members receive a scratch card guaranteed
character development needs. Torch Club members learn to monetary prize!
elect officers and work together to implement activities in four
areas: service to Club and community, education, health and Base Prize Incentive – The top 25 bases that net the highest
fitness and social recreation. Torch Club is offered from 3 pm-4 membership increase and retention during the promotion
pm the first Tuesday of every month. period will automatically be entered into a drawing for $25,000
funded by HQ AFSVA and Chase Bank. The top three
SMART Girls Club— recruiting and retaining bases will receive $15,000, $10,000
A small-group health, fitness, prevention/education and self- and $5,000 respectively.
esteem enhancement program designed to meet the develop-
mental needs of girls ages 9-12 and 13-17. Through dynamic
sessions, highly participatory activities, field trips and mentoring
opportunities with adult women. Club girls explore their own and On The Horizon
societal attitudes and values as they build skills for eating right, Coming Soon!
staying physically fit, getting good health care and developing Aviano Marathon, 20 September
positive relationships with peers and adults. SMART Girls is Tops in Blue, 28-29 September
offered the second Thursday of each month from 4 pm-5 pm for Bella Befana, 3-5 October
girls ages 9-12 and the fourth Thursday of each month for girls
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