7th Annual Italian-American Friendship Festival

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -- Brig. Gen. Craig Franklin, 31st Fighter Wing commander, greets Gianfranco Della Puppa, Aviano Alpini Group president and 31st Civil Engineer Squadron honorary commander, during the 7th Annual Italian-American Friendship Festival Sept. 14 in Fontanafredda, Italy. More than 1,000 local Italians, Aviano Airmen and their families attended this year's festival, which is hosted by the Aviano Honorary Squadron Commanders’ Association. This year’s event included a special Sept. 11, 2001 remembrance ceremony, games, dancing, military displays and reveille and retreat ceremonies. Alpini members from the local area also volunteered to cook lunch for the event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tabitha M. Mans)

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