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Master Sgt. Angus Adolpho, Aviano assistant fire chief, helps a visitor try on a fire suit during a tour of Aviano Air Base's fire department, Friday, July 10, 2015.
Master Sgt. Angus Adolpho, Aviano assistant fire chief, helps a visitor try on a fire suit during a tour of Aviano Air Base's fire department, Friday, July 10, 2015. (Jason Duhr/Stars and Stripes)
Master Sgt. Angus Adolpho, Aviano assistant fire chief, helps a visitor try on a fire suit during a tour of Aviano Air Base's fire department, Friday, July 10, 2015.
Master Sgt. Angus Adolpho, Aviano assistant fire chief, helps a visitor try on a fire suit during a tour of Aviano Air Base's fire department, Friday, July 10, 2015. (Jason Duhr/Stars and Stripes)
Mateo Copetti, an Italian fire fighter at Aviano Air Base, assists a young visitor sprayer water from a fire engine's hose Friday, July 10, 2015, during a tour of the base in Italy.
Mateo Copetti, an Italian fire fighter at Aviano Air Base, assists a young visitor sprayer water from a fire engine's hose Friday, July 10, 2015, during a tour of the base in Italy. (Jason Duhr/Stars and Stripes)
A group of Italian children from Porcia, Italy, watch as a one of them strikes down a cone at Aviano Air Base's fire department on Friday, July 10, 2015.
A group of Italian children from Porcia, Italy, watch as a one of them strikes down a cone at Aviano Air Base's fire department on Friday, July 10, 2015. (Jason Duhr/Stars and Stripes)
Sparky poses with a group of children touring Aviano Air Base, Italy on Friday, July 10, 2015.
Sparky poses with a group of children touring Aviano Air Base, Italy on Friday, July 10, 2015. (Jason Duhr/Stars and Stripes)
Senior Airman Gabrial Bazell adjusts the water pressure on a fire engine while visitors touring Aviano Air Base, Italy, fire water from the truck's hose Friday, July 10, 2015.
Senior Airman Gabrial Bazell adjusts the water pressure on a fire engine while visitors touring Aviano Air Base, Italy, fire water from the truck's hose Friday, July 10, 2015. (Jason Duhr/Stars and Stripes)
A group from a foster and day care center in Porcia, Italy,  watch for a fighter jet to take off at Aviano Air Base, Italy.
A group from a foster and day care center in Porcia, Italy, watch for a fighter jet to take off at Aviano Air Base, Italy. (Jason Duhr/Stars and Stripes)
Airman 1st Class Roger Lanoie holds the flag while fellow 31st Fighter Wing Honor Guard member Senior Airman Joshua Sharer stands by during a flag-folding demonstration to visitors at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Friday, July 10, 2015.
Airman 1st Class Roger Lanoie holds the flag while fellow 31st Fighter Wing Honor Guard member Senior Airman Joshua Sharer stands by during a flag-folding demonstration to visitors at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Friday, July 10, 2015. (Jason Duhr/Stars and Stripes)
Airman 1st Class Roger Lanoie and fellow 31st Fighter Wing Honor Guard member Senior Airman Joshua Sharer give a flag-folding demonstration to a group visiting Aviano Air Base, Italy on Friday, July 10, 2015.
Airman 1st Class Roger Lanoie and fellow 31st Fighter Wing Honor Guard member Senior Airman Joshua Sharer give a flag-folding demonstration to a group visiting Aviano Air Base, Italy on Friday, July 10, 2015. (Jason Duhr/Stars and Stripes)
Master Sgt. Angus Adolpho, Aviano assistant fire chief, hands out fire engine hats to children from Porcia, Italy, during a tour of Aviano Air Base's fire department, Friday, July 10, 2015.
Master Sgt. Angus Adolpho, Aviano assistant fire chief, hands out fire engine hats to children from Porcia, Italy, during a tour of Aviano Air Base's fire department, Friday, July 10, 2015. (Jason Duhr/Stars and Stripes)
An F-16 Fighting Falcon provided by the 31st Fighter Wing's 510th Fighter Squadron sits on display Friday, July 10, 2015, as a group of visitors prepare to enter the hanger at Aviano Air Base, Italy.
An F-16 Fighting Falcon provided by the 31st Fighter Wing's 510th Fighter Squadron sits on display Friday, July 10, 2015, as a group of visitors prepare to enter the hanger at Aviano Air Base, Italy. (Jason Duhr/Stars and Stripes)
A group of visitors enters the hanger to view an F-16 Fighting Falcon provided by the 31st Fighter Wing's 510th Fighter Squadron, Friday, July 10, 2015, during a tour of Aviano Air Base, Italy.
A group of visitors enters the hanger to view an F-16 Fighting Falcon provided by the 31st Fighter Wing's 510th Fighter Squadron, Friday, July 10, 2015, during a tour of Aviano Air Base, Italy. (Jason Duhr/Stars and Stripes)
ITAF Technical Sergeant Zecca Stefano talks about different aspects of the F-16 Fighting Falcon on display Friday, July 10, 2015, at Aviano Air Base, Italy.
ITAF Technical Sergeant Zecca Stefano talks about different aspects of the F-16 Fighting Falcon on display Friday, July 10, 2015, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. (Jason Duhr/Stars and Stripes)
ITAF Technical Sergeant Zecca Stefano explains a few aspects of an F-16 Fighting Falcon on display Friday, July 10, 2015, at Aviano Air Base, Italy.
ITAF Technical Sergeant Zecca Stefano explains a few aspects of an F-16 Fighting Falcon on display Friday, July 10, 2015, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. (Jason Duhr/Stars and Stripes)
ITAF Technical Sergeant Zecca Stefano reads the information card of an F-16 Fighting Falcon's Volcan Cannon on display Friday, July 10, 2015, at Aviano Air Base, Italy.
ITAF Technical Sergeant Zecca Stefano reads the information card of an F-16 Fighting Falcon's Volcan Cannon on display Friday, July 10, 2015, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. (Jason Duhr/Stars and Stripes)
ITAF Technical Sergeant Zecca Stefano shows visitors the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon on display Friday, July 10, 2015, at Aviano Air Base, Italy.
ITAF Technical Sergeant Zecca Stefano shows visitors the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon on display Friday, July 10, 2015, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. (Jason Duhr/Stars and Stripes)

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy — A group of about 60 Italian visitors arrived at Aviano Air Base on Friday for an up-close and personal tour of what some of the 31st Fighter Wing’s members do.

The visitors were from Arcobaleno, a foster and day care center in Porcia, and residents of Le Betulle, a center for the disabled in Pordenone.

The visit was sponsored by the Italian air force at Aviano.

“For this kind of stuff — all day — we’ll spin up and actually present them with an opportunity to see what we do,” said Master Sgt. Angus Adolpho, the assistant chief of Aviano’s fire department.

The firefighters showed off Sparky and gave the visitors the chance spray water from a fire hose.

“Just the ability to share what we do as a profession with anybody, whether they’re in the military or civilians alike,” is gratifying, Adolpho said.

The visitors also saw an F-16 Fighting Falcon belonging to the 510th Fighter Squadron and witnessed a demonstration by the Wing’s Honor Guard of how to properly fold the American flag.

duhr.jason@stripes.com

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