31 FW Force Support Services

31FW improving the First 31 minutes, hours, & days before, upon & after arrival



What 31FSS Offers

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Grapevine
Want to know what’s going on around the base? Become a subscriber at the 31 FSS site by entering your email address and you will be sent the monthly Grapevine. You can pick up copies around base, too!
Arts and Craft Center
Arts & Crafts offers workshops, a craft supply store, framing department, a wood shop, engraving, and support to take on all your projects.
Auto Hobby Shop
The Auto Hobby Shop provides high-tech automotive repairs and diagnosis with lifts, stall spaces, specialized equipment, do-it-yourself work spaces and staff to assist with all your vehicle maintenance needs.
Alpine Golf Course
Open year-round, Alpine Golf Course offers golf lessons, leagues, and tournaments, with the season start in April. The course has 9 holes with 2 different tee boxes–1 for the front 9 and one for the back 9.
Base Pool
Cool off & have fun at the Aviano Base Pool! The outside pool is located on Area 1 behind the Exchange. It is open from Memorial day to Labor day.
Bowling Center

Aviano Bowling Center is located in Area 1 The Center runs birthday parties, squadron events, leagues, tournaments, and Santa’s Breakfast, New Year’s Eve, and St Patrick’s Day parties all with families and fun in mind.

Cosmic bowling is offered every Saturday night at Aviano. For lane availability or special events please call 632-7487.

Engraving Shop
Plaques, awards & farewell gifts such as: wine boxes, beer steins, assorted glasses, humidors, gondolas, coin holders, and more are available!
Fitness Centers

Dragon Fitness Center - Offers 30-40 fitness classes a week depending on season.

Wyvern Fitness Center - Expanded functional fitness options, traditional weight training, and a multi-purpose area for unit physical training, & fitness classes.

Gym Etiquette

Library
Located on Area 1, building 149. They offer books, DVDs, CDs, and access to online research databases and electronic resources through USAFELIBRARIES.ORG. They also host various events throughout the month.
Community Center

The Community Center is located on Area 1. They cater to all members of the Aviano community to include youth, teens, single airmen, families and retirees.

They offer annual events:

  • 4th of July Celebration
  • Fall Fest and Haunted House
  • Tree Lighting
  • Spring Carnival
  • Family Bingo
  • Family Movie nights
  • Talent shows and more

The main building houses:

  • Cyber Café
  • Ballroom with stage
  • Conference room

They also offer: fax, scan, printing, and copying service which comes with a fee.

Café de Crayons
Café de Crayons is a children’s play area for ages 0 to 5 years. Adults can enjoy coffee, comfortable seating, read or just relax while their little ones play in a safe, toy-filled area.

Cultural Art Classes

  • Ballet, Jazz and Tap
  • Music classes
  • Italian language classes
  • Zumba and more
  • Dog training
  • Yoga

Become an Instructor
Arts and Crafts, Community Center, and Youth Programs are always looking for new instructors. Contact them if you are interested.

Information Tickets and Travel (ITT)

Traveling in Italy is one of the best parts of being stationed here! Information Tickets and Travel (ITT) and Outdoor Recreation (ODR) are two agencies that offer some amazing trips and can help you arrange trips with ease.

The ITT office offers: group and customized tour packages as well as one day, express, overnight and morale tours. They also provide sightseeing and shopping trips, along with squadron and private tours. You can view all their upcoming trips with ease on AvianoTravel.com.

They also offer:

  • Tours
  • Train Reservations
  • Train Tickets
  • Vignettes
  • Amusement Park Admissions

Tips:

  • If you contact them 4-6 weeks prior to your trip they can get up to 30% off your train tickets!
  • They can arrange bus transportation for your private or group!
  • They offer discount trips that qualify for Deployed-Affected Programming, Fit Families, RECon Recharge for Resiliency, & Single Airman. Check with them monthly.
Outdoor Recreation (ODR)
  • Equipment rental
  • Monthly adventure trips (zip-lining, rafting, skydiving)
  • In-house maintenance shop for ski, snowboard and bicycle repair
  • Retail sales operation for winter ski and snowboard equipment
  • Oversight and booking for the Area D park and pavilion
  • Operation of the summer seasonal base swimming pool and oversight of the skate park located in Freedom Park
  • Execution of a wide variety of outdoor adventure programs and instructional classes
  • Information and referral program where customers can obtain hiking trail maps and local brochure information on relevant sites
  • Outdoor Rec takes reservations in advance for all scheduled adventure trips

Instructional Programs Offered:

  • Scuba certification
  • Lifeguard certification and re-certification
  • Swim lessons for all ages
  • Ski and snowboard lessons in the winter

Recharge for Resiliency (R4R)

In December 2015, the Air Force Services Activity (AFSVA) announced the launch of their new “Recharge for Resiliency” (R4R) program as the capstone for resiliency programming across the Air Force. Some activities are offered as low as $25! Sign up for the Snapshot, contact Outdoor Recreation, ITT or go to 31FSS.com to get information such as calendar of events and registration. The discounts available vary based on on qualification; see the different initiatives listed below:

  1. The Deployed Affected Programming (DAP)
    • Initiative is designed to provide support for Airmen
      and families impacted by deployments.
    • Eligibility Requirements: Open to families of deployed personnel, recently returning service members and their families, or families with a service member soon to deploy.
    • Is your spouse currently deployed? Bring a friend on the trip with you for the same discounted price!
  2. Fit Families
    • A discount group encouraging families to participate in adventure-based trips together.
    • Eligibility Requirements: Active duty member with dependents (dependents can be spouse and/or child - must be listed on the active duty member's orders).
  3. RecOn Initiative
    • Designed for any member of the base community (active duty, civilian, and dependents) to assist them in exploring the exciting adventures available in our local area through Outdoor Recreation.
  4. The Single Airman Initiative
    • Designed to foster a strong culture, mission and sense of community for Single Airmen.
    • It provides a wide variety of social and recreation opportunities through FSS recreational activities, and offers MWR life skills classes to create a Single Airman culture that supports the “whole person – healthy lifestyle.”
    • Eligibility Requirements: Open to Air Force active duty or Air Reserve Component officer or enlisted member
      without a spouse.

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