AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy --
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Tad Clark, 31st Fighter Wing commander, alongside Italian Air Force Col. Marco Schiattoni, Italian Base commander, hosted the second Aviano Air Base community council meeting on Feb. 10, 2023.
Eleven local mayors participated in the forum with leadership from the base. The community council meeting is an opportunity for participants to bring to the table items of interest for both the American and the Italian communities.
"As our Wyvern Nation family seeks ways to connect with our Italian community and thrive here at Aviano, we recognize, while there are incredible opportunities, our Airmen and family members also face unique challenges,” said Clark. “We are grateful to our local mayors for being great partners and taking the opportunity to come together and help identify ways we can meet those challenges and enhance those opportunities for the benefit of both our Airmen and our Italian neighbors."
The aim of these gatherings is to maintain and enhance the relationship with the hosting municipalities though a transparent and factual dialogue.
The base and community plan to hold these meetings biannually.