Via Capt A. Barbarisi
Aviano, Italy 33081
Phone (DSN) 314-632-5407
Fax (DSN) 314-632-5794
Location: Benvenuti (Welcome) to Aviano Air Base and the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region of northern Italy! Aviano is a vital link in the NATO defense chain and the premier air base south of the Alps. In fact, Aviano is nestled at the foot of the Pre-Alps or the Dolomities, and is located approximately 50 miles north of Venice, Italy and 9 miles from Pordenone, the largest nearby town.
Aviano is unique because we are spread throughout the community in several areas, rather than centralized onto one installation. Aviano's homepage.
Cost of Living: Living in Italy is very expensive. Moving-in costs and car insurance are particularly high.
Base Operator: 011-39-0434-307111 or DSN 314-632-7111.
Area Population: In the northern region of Italy, 83,306 or 6.7% of Italy's population.
Base Transportation: Shuttle bus service is available between the various areas of Aviano AB. However, services are limited to daytime duty hours, Monday through Friday. Taxi services are very expensive.
Child Care: Programs available at the Aviano CDC include; full time, hourly, part-day enrichment, Childcare for PCS (for Air Force families), Give Parents a Break (for Air Force families), Kids Night Out/Parents Night Out, and before/after school for kindergartners. These programs are offered either at Area 1 or the annex facility at the flight line in Area F and are available for children 6 weeks through 5 years of age. Part day enrichment is offered at the flight line center. Sure Start is available through the DoD Elementary School. FCC/in-home daycare providers are not available at Aviano AB. Check with the Housing office to learn about Child Supervision Guidelines for Aviano AB.
Schools: The Aviano School Complex has over 1,200 students currently enrolled in classes. The school combines K-12; however, the elementary, middle, and high schools are strategically separated into different sections to provide for age/grade discrepancies and each provides an educational environment based on the grade levels in the sections.
The Sure Start Program is available for three and four year old children whose sponsors are E4 and below. "Pre-kindergarten children" are eligible to attend. The program teaches self-help skills and assists with socialization. Contact the school registrar for more information.
Standardized test scores for the Aviano Schools are available through the DoDEA Data Center via the following links:
Youth Services: The Teen Center is located in the Community Center in Area One. The center offers instructional classes, open recreation, fit factor, school age program and access to many other indoor and outdoor facilities.
Airman and Family Readiness Center: Website. 011-39-0434-30-5407.
Housing: Accompanied personnel assigned to Aviano Air Base will reside in private rental housing on the economy as there is no traditional government housing available.
Military members currently receive Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA/BAH) and Moving In Housing Allowance (MIHA). MIHA is “one time” allowance intended to help defray the cost of moving to Europe. OHA and MIHA are periodically adjusted according to the exchange rate. For current information on Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA/BAH) and Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) visit the Defense Travel Management Office website. Houses tend to be small and there are no built-in closets. The Furnishings Management Office (FMO) authorizes a limited number of wardrobes, however, they do take up room, thus limiting space. There are no local storage companies available. Each house has 3.3 Kw of power per unit; this limits the use of several appliances at one time. Power can be increased up to 6.6Kw max. We recommend you use dual voltage appliances, if possible; FMO provides two step-down transformers for 110 volt appliances. U.S. Standard (110 volt) lamps can be used, but MUST have a 220 volt bulb, sold at AAFES and off-base.
Government Housing: There is no Military Family Housing at Aviano - rank-eligible unaccompanied personnel live in dormitories; all others live "on the economy."
Unaccompanied Housing: Dormitory rooms will be assigned to unaccompanied E-1 to E-4 members with less than 30 months of total military service. If you are arriving to Aviano as an E-3 or E-4 with 30 months TIS, you will be required to move off base. Currently, there are 3 different dorm room configurations and the type you are assigned to will depend on your squadron and occupancy rates upon arrival. Area 2 dorm rooms are single occupancy, private bathroom and do not have kitchen facilities. The flight line dorms are a 1+1 configuration which share a kitchenette and bathroom. Building 1427 on the flight line is a 1+1 configuration which shares a kitchenette but has a private bathroom.
Employment: Aviano provides unique challenges for spouses seeking employment. The job market is limited to on-base employment. It may take one or more years to find appropriated employment (GS and WG positions). Non-appropriated fund (NAF) employment is more plentiful in recreation, child-care, administration, and sales. Working on the economy and home based businesses are prohibited by the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA).
Medical Services: The 31st Medical Group is accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC). The main hospital and the majority of outpatient clinics are located in Area One. The Flight Medicine Clinic, Health and Wellness Center, Physical Therapy Clinic, and Bioenvironmental Engineering are located in the flight line area. Referrals are also made to regional military facilities through the air evacuation system, as well as with excellent host nation network providers and hospitals.
Provides outpatient family medicine services to all active duty, active duty family members and TRICARE enrollees assigned to a Primary Care Manager (PCM). DoD civilian personnel and DoDEA personnel can be seen by the PCM of their choice on a space available basis. Additionally, the Family Health Clinic provides a Saturday clinic for non-emergent, acute care. Preventive Health Assessments (PHAs) for active duty members are completed annually. Outpatient services are by appointment only. For appointments, call central appointments at 0434-30-5000 (off-base) or 632-5000 (on-base).
The 31st Medical Group does NOT have an emergency room. For emergencies, dial 911 (on-base) or 118 (off-base) or go the nearest Italian hospital emergency room. The Pordenone Hospital has the closest emergency room and is located 15 minutes away from Aviano and has translators available 24/7. The Italian healthcare system has been providing Aviano with excellent outpatient and inpatient services to include emergency care.
Special Installation Messages:
An anti-rabies vaccination may only be considered valid if it meets the following conditions:
An examination fee of 55 Euro per pet will be charged at the terminal for all non-EU citizens who import a pet to (or through) Germany. Upon arrival into the country, pets will be examined by the veterinarian near the passenger terminal baggage claim area. A credit card reader is available at the terminal. Cash and debit cards will not be accepted. The fee will be the member's responsibility and will not be reimbursed on a travel voucher. The cost is an additional 50 percent if the pet arrives on a weekend or holiday.
Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The operator can be reached at commercial (719) 567-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.
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