Amendola Air Base
Italy's First Operational F-35 Base
The Aeronautica Militare’s (Italian Air Force) 32nd Wing at Amendola Air Base on Italy’s Adriatic Coast received initial delivery of its first two F-35As on Dec. 12, 2016.
Photo Courtesy Aeronautica Militiare
Amendola is the first Italian F-35 main operating base to receive F-35As from the Cameri, Italy, F-35 Final Assembly and Check Out (FACO) production facility near Milan. Italy began operations of their first four F-35s in 2016 at Luke AFB, Arizona, where pilots and maintainers from F-35 partner countries around the world receive training.