Welcome and congratulations on your assignment to Aviano Air Base, Italy. Benvenuto! Congratulazioni per essere stato assegnato alla base aerea di Aviano, Italy.
The Housing Management Office (HMO) is ready to support you in the transition to your new home and community. Use the resources provided to become familiar with the housing options and support services available to you.
You will undoubtedly hear the phrase "You're not in Kansas anymore" as you begin to work through the many nuances of working and living in Italy. Yes, getting settled into your new home can be challenging. Many of the normal tasks you have become familiar with when transferring between installations in CONUS are done differently here. The most important item you can pack, along with your household goods, is a great deal of patience.
When you arrive at Aviano, your first week will consist of in-processing and house hunting. "Right Start" is Aviano's one stop in-processing center. Right Start is managed by the Relocation Assistance Program and normally held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. You and your spouse are highly encouraged to attend Right Start. Typically on the first day you receive a briefing from the Housing Office. The briefing includes information on Temporary Lodging Allowance (TLA), government and community housing, and types of furnishings that are available.