Visiting Aviano Air Base

Aviano AB is an Italian Military Base with its own access rules and procedures.


All DoD Active Duty and Civilians visiting Aviano AB with official orders MUST report to the Visitor's Control Center to obtain a entrance/visitor's pass. 

Aviano AB assigned personnel wishing to escort a visitor onto base MUST report to the Visitor’s Control Center with their guest (with applicable ID) to obtain the visitor's pass.

All other Aviano AB visitors, personnel not assigned to Aviano who do not have an escort/sponsor, MUST complete an Installation Access Request form (IAR) 3 to 4 weeks prior to visit. Email to request and submit the IAR.

The Area F South Gate VCC is open Monday – Friday from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. It is closed weekends, US Holidays, and Family Days. When the VCC is closed, the Area F South Gate will be the port of entry. 

Please direct any questions to the 31st Fighter Wing VCC office at 0434-30-4114 or 0434-30-6173 during business hours.


Visitor Pass, AF Form 75 - Identity Proofing Requirement

When retrieving an AF Form 75 (Visitor’s Pass) both escort and ecortee must be present.  Visitor Control Center clerks are required to validate the Escortee’s Passport to the escortee, ensuring a 100% match and authenticity and to ensure there are no signs of counterfeiting.  Additinally, VCC clerks will confirm the Passport is not expired for the duration of the Form 75 utilization.  These actions are conducted IAW AFMAN 31-113 and DODD 5200.08 Vol 3.  Please direct all questions or concerns to TSgt Niko Valdez via email or phone at 632-7896 or 632-3075. 

Escorted Visitor Pass:  (US/Non-US Citizen)

The Escort and Escortee must come in person and retrieve the Visitor Pass, AF Form 75, together. 
The Escort will provide their DOD Identification card to the VCC Clerk, acknowledge and sign acknowledging Escort Responsibilities.
The Escortee will provide their government issued Passport for Identity Proofing and sign the Form 75.

Mountain View Lodge Reservations

Aviano AB is an Italian Military Base with its own access rules and procedures. 


Personnel not assigned to Aviano AB who wish to make reservations at Mountain View Lodge must contact Security Forces at to complete an Installation Access Request (IAR) form. Once the IAR is approved, the MVL staff will grant reservations. MVL reservations alone will not grant access onto Aviano AB. An Escorted/Unescorted Visitor’s pass will be issued based off the completed IAR. The IAR can take 3-4 weeks for approval.

Please direct any questions to the 31st Fighter Wing VCC office at 0434-30-4114 or 0434-30-6173 during business hours.


Base Tours

Tours are conducted in coordination with the Italian Air Force. Base tours are offered to local civic organizations, schools and groups to educate people about the US Air Force and Aviano Air Base missions. Tours are free of charge and can be subject to last-minute cancellations due to mission requirements and resource availability. Public tours are available to groups of 10 to 40 people. We do not accommodate tour requests to combine different groups. Tours are given Thursdays only during the summer and fall months on a first-requested, first-served basis. All tours are approximately four hours in length.

Tour requests must be submitted no later than 60 days prior to the date of the tour. Requests must be submitted through the 31st Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office or with the Aviano Italian Air Force Public Affairs Office.

Groups are responsible for transportation large enough to carry the entire group in one vehicle. All buses/vans must arrive at the Area F South Gate for security processing. Buses will be met at the South Gate by a member from the Public Affairs Office who will accompany the group onboard the bus and will remain with them for the duration of the tour.

All people on the tour must submit a copy of their Official Passport for background investigation by the Italian Air Force 30 days prior to the date of the tour. All tour participants must have a completed background check to gain access.

Cameras are allowed on the tour; however, there are some restrictions. Your tour guide will inform you of these restrictions.

To submit a request for base tour, email or call commercial 0434-30-7555.