Below you will find the internet's most complete listing of websites and resources for U.S. military families who are stationed in Italy. The list below provides information on commissaries, exchange facilities, official installation resources, MWR facilities, spouses' clubs, DoDEA schools, travel resources, housing facilities, libraries, lodging facilities, medical facilities and more for the U.S. military communities in Livorno, Naples, Aviano, Sigonella and Vicenza. Please suggest any other sites you think others will find useful during their Italian deployments.
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Community: Aviano AB

  AAFES Ghedi Air Base Facilities
Information on the AAFES facilities at Ghedi Air Base.
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  Aviano AAFES Facilities
Information on the AAFES facilities at Aviano AB.
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  Aviano AB Services
The official homepage for the Aviano Air Base Force Support Squadron.
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  Aviano AB Wikipedia Article
Official Wikipedia article on Aviano Air Base.
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  Aviano Air Base Website
The official homepage of Aviano Air Base.
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  Aviano Commissary Information
Information about the U.S. military commissary at Aviano AB.
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  Aviano Community Enlisted Spouses Club
A social and volunteer community group in Aviano.
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  Aviano Elementary School
DoDEA elementary school in Aviano, Italy.
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  Aviano Housing
Information on housing options available at Aviano AB.
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  Aviano Lodging
Information about the Air Force Lodging facility in Aviano, Italy.
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  Aviano Middle/High School
DoDEA middle school and high school in Aviano, Italy.
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  Aviano Officers & Civilians Spouses' Club
The AOCSC is comprised of spouses who are committed to improving the quality of life at Aviano Air base. We make new friends, experience Italian culture and have a great time in the process.
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  Aviano Ski Club on Facebook
Official Facebook group of the Aviano Ski Club.
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  Southeast European Times
News and opinion for Southeast Europe (Albania, BiH, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Turkey)
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Community: Livorno

  AFN Livorno
Armed Forces Network (AFN) affiliate in Livorno, Italy.
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  Camp Darby AAFES Facilities
Information on the AAFES facilities in Livorno, Italy.
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  Camp Darby Lodging
Information about the Army Lodging facility in Livorno.
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  Camp Darby Overview
An overview of the Camp Darby mission and facility from GlobalSecurity.org.
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  Camp Darby Wikipedia Article
The official Wikipedia article for Camp Darby.
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  Elba Island Travel Guide
Tourist information for the Island of Elba.
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  Friends of Camp Darby
Friends of Camp Darby provides activities that explore Italian heritage, coordinates the FCD sponsored Second Glance Thrift Shop, supports community projects benefiting the local community, as well as local, national, and international organizations, promotes and supports international programs to further understanding and cooperation, awards scholarships, and provides opportunities to strengthen friendships and support networks.
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  Hotel Ilio Elba
A popular boutique hotel on the island of Elba.
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  Livorno Commissary Information
Information about the U.S. military commissary in Livorno, Italy.
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  Livorno Housing
DoD sponsored site designed to assist Military Members and their families in securing available housing in Livorno, Italy.
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  Livorno Library Information
Information about the U.S. Army library in Livorno, Italy.
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  Livorno Unit School
DoDEA elementary school and middle school in Livorno, Italy.
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  USAG Vicenza - Darby Military Community
The official homepage for the USAG Vicenza Darby Military Community.
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Community: NAS Sigonella

  Calvary Baptist Church
An independent Baptist church located in Motta S.A., Sicily, Italy, located ten minutes from NAS I Sigonella and fifteen minutes from NAS II.
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  NAS Sigonella Wikipedia Article
Official Wikipedia article for the Naval Air Station Sigonella.
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  Naval Air Station Sigonella
The official Navy homepage of the NAS Sigonella.
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  Sigonella Commissary Info
Information about the U.S. military commissary in Sigonella.
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  Sigonella Community Spouse Club
A social and service club for military spouses in Sigonella, Italy.
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  Sigonella Elementary School
DoDEA elementary school in Sigonella, Italy.
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  Sigonella Lodging
Information about the Navy Lodging facility in Sigonella.
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  Sigonella Middle/High School
DoDEA middle school and high school in Sigonella, Italy.
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  Sigonella NEX Facilities
Information on the NEX facilities in Sigonella.
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  U.S. Naval Hospital Sigonella
Provides medical care to U.S. military personnel both active duty and retired, their bona fide family members, and other specified U.S. personnel who are present in Sicily, Italy by virtue of their support of NATO organizations.
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Community: NSA Naples

  Naples Commissary
Information about the U.S. military commissary in Naples, Italy.
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  Naples Elementary School
DoDEA elementary school in Naples, Italy.
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  Naples High School
DoDEA high school in Naples, Italy.
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  Naples Lodging
Information about the Navy Lodging facility in Naples, Italy.
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  Naples MWR & ITT
Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) activities available in Naples, Italy.
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  Naples NEX Facilities
Information on the NEX facilities in Naples, Italy.
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  Naples Overseas Support Club
Naples Overseas Support Club (NOSC) is a nonprofit, command-recognized charitable (participating and contributing to activities) and social (providing educational and cultural programs) organization working for the benefit of the American military and civilian community in Naples, Italy.
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  Naval Support Activities Naples
Naples Naval Support Activity Naples, Italy is a host to more than 100 separate commands. NSA Naples is located approximately 60 miles (96 kilometers) south from the city of Gaeta and 145 miles (235 kilometers) from Rome. .
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  U.S. Naval Hospital Naples
Provides healthcare services to U.S. Military and civilian personnel in Naples, Italy.
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  USO Naples
The USO Naples has been serving the Naples community since 1944 and continues to support its men and women with the same dedication and care shown in the first USO canteens. A liaison between the military and the local culture, the USO Naples also offers a variety of services to make Italy more accessible.
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Community: Useful Links

  AAFES OCONUS Movie Schedules
Movie schedules by region for AAFES OCONUS theaters.
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  Access Italy
Private and exclusive vacation tours in Italy.
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  AFN Schedule (MyAFN.net)
TV and radio schedules for the Armed Forces Network. .
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  CIA Factbook for Italy
CIA Factbook article for Italy.
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  Florence apartments Italy
Luxury rental flats in center of Tuscany Florence apartment Italy: offers holiday rental apartments in Florence for a range of budgets, from budget to luxury apartments, monthly, short and long term rentals.
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  Gaeta American School Alumni on Facebook
Official Facebook page for alumni of the Gaeta American school in Italy.
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  GourMed
Features authentic gourmet & traditional Italian recipes.
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  In Italy Online
An blog and tourism guide for Italy founded by an expat who lived in Rome for over 20 years.
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  Italia Kids
A complete resource guide for international families in Italy. From events to childcare to travel tips, Italiakids.com offers parents and kids a wealth of information on life in the Bel Paese.
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  Italian Library Association
The official homepage of the Italian Library Association.
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  Italian Roadsigns
A Wikipedia article on road signs found in Italy.
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  Italy Background Notes
U.S. Department of State Background Notes on Italy.
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  KnowItal
A site offering listings of villa and vacation rentals, holiday homes, hotels and apartments in Italy.
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  Languages of Italy
Information on the various languages and dialects spoken in Italy.
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  Lonely Planet Guide to Italy
Information on places to stay and things to do while in Italy.
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  Military Friends
MilitaryFriends.com was the first military dating site to provide military dating service for military singles and admirers in the world! We bring together single members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, Police Force, and Firefighters -- as well as civilians, veterans.
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  Southeast European Times
News and opinion for Southeast Europe (Albania, BiH, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Turkey)
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  Tour Italy
A tourism guide to Italy for the "financially challenged."
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  U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR)
The official homepage of the U.S. Army in Europe.
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  U.S. Military Retiree Association of Southern Italy
The U.S. Military Retiree Association of Southern Italy (USMRA-SI) is a non-profit association chartered by the U.S. Naval Support Activity Naples as a private organization in accordance with NAVSUPPACT NAPLES INST 1710.11B. The USMRA-SI membership consists of U.S. retired personnel of the seven Uniformed Services and their survivors. The USMRA-SI is the only group in Southern Italy representing the interests of U.S. retired military personnel and their survivors.
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  U.S.Embassy in Rome
The official homepage for the U.S. Embassy in Rome, Italy.
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  USO Rome
USO facilities in Rome.
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Community: Vicenza

  173d Airborne Brigade
The official homepage for the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne).
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  173rd Airborne Brigade Wikipedia Article
The official Wikipedia article on the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team.
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  AFN Vicenza
Armed Forces Network (AFN) affiliate in Vicenza, Italy.
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  Getting Around in Vicenza
A guide to services and facilities in and around the USAG Vicenza.
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  Hotel Campo Marzio
Vicenza area hotel offering deluxe suites and standard rooms.
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  Outlook Online
The Outlook is the community newspaper for the Vicenza Military Comunity and Darby Military Community.
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  U.S. Army Africa
The official homepage of the U.S. Army in Africa.
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  USAG Vicenza
The official homepage of the USAG Vicenza.
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  Veneto's Traveler's Guide
A guide to travel in Treviso, Vicenza and Verona in Italy.
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  Vicenza AAFES Facilities
Information on the AAFES facilities in Vicenza, Italy.
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  Vicenza City (In Italian)
The official homepage for the Italian city of Vicenza.
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  Vicenza Commissary Information
Information about the U.S. military commissary in Vicenza, Italy.
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  Vicenza Community Club
The Vicenza Community Club, or VCC, is a wonderful way to get involved and meet people in the Caserma Ederle community.
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  Vicenza Elementary School
DoDEA elementary school in Vicenza, Italy.
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  Vicenza High School
DoDEA high school in Vicenza, Italy.
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  Vicenza Housing
DoD sponsored site designed to assist Military Members and their families in securing available housing at Vicenza, Italy.
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  Vicenza Library Information
Information about the U.S. Army library in Vicenza, Italy.
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  Vicenza Lodging
Information about the Army Lodging facility in Vincenza, Italy.
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  Vicenza Middle School
DoDEA middle school in Vicenza, Italy.
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  Vicenza MWR
Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) activities available in Vicenza, Italy.
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  Vicenza Theater Schedule
AAFES theater schedule for Vicenza, Italy.
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US, Romanian MPs train for combined operations
U.S. and Romanian military police conducted combined training at the passenger terminal on Mihail Kogalniceanu Airbase April 15.
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
U.S. Army Europe aviators train with Dutch, Hungarian partners
VARPALOTA TRAINING AREA, Hungary --- Soldiers from U.S. Army Europe's 12th Combat Aviation Brigade spent the past two weeks here, training alongside their multinational partners from two Dutch air assault battalions and Hungarian forces during exercise Saker Falcon. The exercise wrapped up April 17.
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
WWII B-17 crew member returns to crash site
"You're not getting any flak; you're not getting any fighters. You're just hurrying back home, that's all it amounts too," Troy Hollar said while at Chièvres Air Base, the very base where flak batteries brought down his B-17 on April 13, 1944.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Americans and Belgians get to thank their WWII heroes
The 424th Air Base Squadron from Chièvres Air Base joined the city of Silly, the local community and family members of the downed B-17 in honoring the Royal Flush crew members, April 13, in Fouleng, Belgium.
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Was ist los in Franken? April 16 through 24, 2014
"Was ist los in Franken?" details off-post community events and activities occurring throughout Lower, Upper and Middle Franconia.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Employees at USAG Ansbach secure cargo safely
U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach held a load securement class April 8 through 10 to train vehicle operators and equipment loaders on how to properly contain, immobilize and secure cargo.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Enjoying the Easter season in Franken
Easter time in Germany is a time filled with colors, traditions and fun events and activities.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Soccer provides sporting outlet for USAG Ansbach children
Over their school's spring break, several U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach students learned soccer, from fundamentals to more advanced skills as part of the USAG Ansbach SKIES Unlimited program.
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
U.S. forces in Germany can now get seasonal license plates for vehicles not in full-time use
WIESBADEN, Germany -- U.S. forces personnel in Germany can now get seasonal license plates for vehicles they do not use throughout the year.
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
U.S. Army Europe reminds members to carry passports for travel outside country of assignment
WIESBADEN, Germany -- U.S. Army Europe Office of the Provost Marshal officials want to remind members of the American forces community in Europe to carry their passports when traveling to countries to which they are not assigned.
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
 
McCain, US Senators visit NATO air base


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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:17:21 EST
COMUSAFE visits RAF Mildenhall, shares advice

Gen. Frank Gorenc, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander and Chief Master Sgt. James E. Davis USAFE-AFAFRICA command chief visited RAF Mildenhall April 14, 2014.

Gorenc toured the base to gain a better understanding of the Team Mildenhall mission. He also offered Airmen advice and shared his leadership philosophy. This was Gorenc's second visit since assuming command.

During a commander's call, he discussed the strategic importance of Mildenhall, European Infrastructure Consolidation and sexual assault.
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:47:00 EST
April 14 update - Pulse on AF force management

New eligibility criteria, application deadlines and status updates are all featured in this force management update, an ongoing effort to bring Airmen the latest, most accurate information concerning the complex and dynamic force management programs.

Additional TERA, VSP windows

The Air Force will open two new fiscal year 2014 temporary early retirement authority application windows and a new voluntary separation pay application window. The first window, planned for April 15-May 13, is for Airmen who were unable to apply during the original application window due to previously unwaiverable active duty service commitments, deployment status or because they were serving on a short tour.
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:58:00 EST
LQA debt collections begin May 4

The U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Force Africa vice commander hosted a town hall here April 11 to update civilian employees affected by the 2013 living quarters allowance audit.

"We will continue to stand by your side to assist you as much as possible," said Lt. Gen. Tom Jones, USAFE-AFAFRICA vice commander. "This is a very sensitive issue, and we are committed to getting to the best possible outcome."
Members from the USAFE-AFAFRICA personnel office and the Defense Finance and Accounting Service met with employees to give updates and provide information on several issues still affecting the employees, including impending debt collection.
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:29:44 EST
Knowing is half the battle

Operations security is the safeguarding of information that, if disseminated to the general public, could cause a threat or bring harm to military members or property. This is something that not only military members should think about, but also family members wherever they are, to include at home.

Bad OPSEC practices can lead to mission degradation and put lives at risk, while smart OPSEC habits can help ensure safe mission continuation.

In order to be able to contribute to OPSEC success all members should be familiar with the wing and unit critical information list. These lists are designed to capture information deemed most important to protect. At a minimum family members here at Incirlik should know the basics and receive family consolidated CIL cards.
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:01:00 EST
Poland, US strengthen defense ties through rotational training

After two weeks of Polish armed forces and U.S. personnel working shoulder-to-shoulder and building partner capacity as NATO allies, training has come to close April 12 here at the U.S. Air Force Aviation Detachment.

Throughout the two-week combined forces training, Polish armed forces and U.S. personnel from 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, traded techniques and tactics through personnel drops, joint precision air delivery system and container delivery system bundle drops, grass-strip tactical landings and observation flights.
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:58:10 EST
Lajes Airmen medevac U.S. Navy Sailor

First responders from the 65th Medical Group and a U.S. Navy flight crew work together during a medical evacuation mission here, April 11, Lajes Field, Azores. A U.S. Navy Sailor required medical evacuation to Lajes Field due to acute abdominal pain. First responders with the 65th Medical Group provided emergent care to the Sailor before the patient was transferred to a local hospital for care. The 65th MDG provides and arranges for healthcare to Team Lajes and all expeditionary forces.
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 06:59:06 EST
 
US 6th Fleet Commander Visits Patrol Squadron 9
SIGONELLA, Sicily (NNS) -- The commander of U.S. 6th Fleet was welcomed aboard Naval Air Station Sigonella during a recent trip to Sicily, April 17.
Obangame Express 2014 Participants Conclude In-Port Familiarization Drills
LAGOS, Nigeria (NNS) -- U.S., European, South American and African naval forces concluded two days of in-port familiarization drills at the Nigerian navy's Joint Maritime Security Training Center, April 17.
US 6th Fleet Commander Visits USS Ramage
AUGUSTA BAY, Sicily (NNS) -- The commander of U.S. 6th Fleet visited Sailors aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61), April 17.
USNS Spearhead Delivers Project Handclasp Material in Nigeria
LAGOS, Nigeria (NNS) -- Sailors and civil service mariners aboard joint, high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) delivered 46 pallets of humanitarian items donated by private companies to nongovernmental organizations as part of Project Handclasp in Lagos, Nigeria, April 15.
Exercise Obangame Express 2014 Commences
LAGOS, Nigeria (NNS) -- Naval forces from the United States, Europe, South America and Africa commenced the multinational maritime exercise Obangame Express, April 16.
USS Donald Cook Welcomes President of Romania
CONSTANTA, Romania (NNS) -- The forward deployed guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) welcomed aboard Romanian President Traian Basescu while the ship was in port in Constanta, April 14.
USS Donald Cook to Arrive in Romania for Port Visit
BLACK SEA (NNS) -- The forward deployed guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) is scheduled to arrive in Constanta, Romania to enhance multinational interoperability with NATO allies in region, April 14.
USS Cole Arrives in Plymouth for Port Visit
PLYMOUTH, England (NNS) -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) arrived in Plymouth, England for a scheduled port visit, April 12.
Ghana, US Maritime Forces Complete Combined Maritime Law Enforcement Operation
SEKONDI, Ghana (NNS) -- Ghanaian and U.S. maritime forces completed a three-week combined maritime law enforcement operation as part of African Maritime Law Enforcement Partnership (AMLEP), April 11.
Ramage Sailors Participate in Community Relations Project
HAIFA, Israel (NNS) -- Sailors assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) participated in a community relations (COMREL) project, April 7, during a port visit to Haifa, Israel.
 
SP-MAGTF Africa Marines continue donating to relief society
Every year between March and April, Marines and sailors participate in an annual fund drive for the Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society.  The NMCRS provides financial assistance to service members with the Navy and Marine Corps, their family members, widows and survivors.  According to 1st Lt. Wes Roberts, the adjutant for Special-Purpose Marine


Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:50:51 GMT
U.S., Estonian service members meet with Latvian high school students
United States Marines with 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division assigned to Black Sea Rotational Force 14, are currently in Latvia training with the local army for exercise Summer Shield along with Estonian and Lithuanian service members, but they were able to make a special trip to a small school in the rural Latvian countryside


Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:30:00 GMT
Multinational participation plays key factor to Exercise African Lion
In the current global-security environment, one nation isn’t enough. After decades of overseas contingency operations, from the sands of Afghanistan to the jungles of Mali, coalitions are a clear indicator of partner nations’ commitment to worldwide stability and security.   Exercise African Lion is U.S. Africa Command’s flagship program in


Mon, 14 Apr 2014 06:50:00 GMT
US Marine, Coastguardsman work together, train with Togolese Navy, Gendarmerie
A U.S. Marine and U.S. Coastguardsmen traveled to Lomé, Togo, to demonstrate small-boat engine mechanics to a group of sailors and Gendarmerie from the Togo Navy, March 22-29.  Lance Cpl. Tyler Jackson, a Marine with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 14.1, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Brian Spence, a Coastguardsman with U.S. Coast


Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:15:50 GMT
Marines land in Morocco, demonstrate crisis response capability
In today’s security environment, the ability to quickly place military personnel on a location anywhere on the globe is at a premium. In order to stay ready for that task, the U.S. Marines of Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force conducted a training mission in Tifnit, Morocco, April 3, 2014. Their mission was executed in conjunction with


Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:25:55 GMT
International military police officers find common ground at African Lion 14
Military police officers from the U.S. Marines, Army and Air Force, along with Royal Moroccan soldiers specializing in riot-control, found common ground as enforcers of the law during African Lion 14.  The training engagement, out on the desert-lined coast of Tifnit, Morocco, focused on more than training alongside partners; it integrated the


Wed, 09 Apr 2014 09:13:00 GMT
Marines conduct non-lethal weapons training in Nigeria
A group of Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 14.1 recently returned from a five-day training exercise in Abuja, Nigeria, March 22.  The group of four Marines trained approximately 20 Nigerian soldiers on basic non-lethal weapons techniques in support of U.S. Africa Command and Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa’s


Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:33:00 GMT
US Marines demonstrate non-lethal weapons to Ghanaian sailors
Three Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 14.1 trained a group of sailors from the Ghana Navy in non-lethal weapons tactics in Takoradi, Ghana, March 17-21.  Capt. Travis Posey and Lance Cpls. Sheridan Halfacre and Dewayne Gregory traveled from Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, with members of a small theater security


Thu, 03 Apr 2014 11:10:00 GMT
Marines finish theater security cooperation mission in Mauritania
After nearly a month in Mauritania, a team of Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 14.1 completed its latest theater security cooperation mission, March 21.  The group was in Mauritania to train and advise their counterparts, the Fusiliers Marins (FUMA), on basic infantry skills, marksmanship, patrolling skills, first


Thu, 03 Apr 2014 09:56:00 GMT
Moroccans, U.S. engage in stability operations training
The U.S. and coalition forces learned valuable lessons during recent campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, specifically regarding the importance of stability operations and their relevance during future contingencies.  Soldiers from the Royal Moroccan Armed Forces and U.S. military personnel participating in Exercise African Lion 14 conducted


Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:27:06 GMT
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