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.
    
 

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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Angel Tree program connects community with gifts
U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza will kick off its Angel Tree program Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. at Army Community Service. Last year more than 90 children from 40 families received gifts from those within the community.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
VMC celebrates Native American Heritage Month with poems, dancing
In keeping with this tradition the Vicenza Military Community members had the opportunity to appreciate various aspects of the Native American history and culture during this year's observance at the Lion's Den on Caserma Ederle Nov. 14.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
Celebrity Chefs serve up fun and food
Local volunteers team with celebrity chefs to create delectable dinner
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
Army in Europe to change emergency dialing numbers in 2015
SEMBACH, Germany -- The U.S. Army in Europe plans to change the on-post emergency dialing number on all USAREUR installations to 112 starting Jan. 1.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
Polish Consul visits monuments in Hohenfels
Pledges to help maintain historical monuments.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
Christmas markets are here again
Get in a festive mood with local Christmas markets.
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
USAREUR commander: Eastern Europe troop rotations likely to continue
Soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division and later replacement units will rotate to locations in Eastern Europe through the end of next year as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, and those rotations could continue even longer into the foreseeable future, said the commander of U.S. Army Europe.
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
Was ist los in Franken? Nov. 21 through 28, 2014
"Was ist los in Franken?" details off-post community events and activities occurring throughout Lower, Upper and Middle Franconia.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
A day in the life of an infantryman at Combined Resolve III
The beast's official designation is the M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Most Soldiers, however, simply refer to it as "The Bradley." Built in response to the menacing Soviet BMP-1, the Bradley holds the distinct role of both tank and troop transporter. Its turret encapsulates a rocket launcher and possesses a 25 mm chain gun capable of shredding everything from light tanks to aircraft.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
TSAE gives Lithuania exercises a technical edge
For U.S. and other NATO troops training with their Lithuanian partners during Atlantic Resolve, making the joint field exercises safe, realistic and cost-effective is a priority. Training Support Activity-Europe, part of the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command, based in Grafenwoehr, Germany, has brought an assortment of high-tech training aids to improve and enhance multinational training exercises.
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EST
 
To innovate, we can't be afraid to fail

"Throughout history, people with new ideas - who think differently and try to change things - have always been called troublemakers." - Richelle Mead, author.

The Air Force is pushing hard for us to innovate. You hear it when our senior leaders give speeches or post articles imploring us to improve. Examples include the AFSO21 process or the new Airmen Powered by Innovation program launched in April. All of that is great, except for the fact that over the last 30 years, we've created an organization that is resistant to failure.
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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:45:00 EST
Airmen get equipped


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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:09:38 EST
USAFE's band of brothers; a performance to remember


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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:41:43 EST
Ebola Facts

Though the Ebola outbreak of 2014 is almost completely isolated to Africa, it has been documented by the World Health Organization as the largest, most complex spread since 1976, with case fatality rates varying from 25 to 90 percent.

Below is information and prevenitive measures on Ebola

Key facts

· Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness in humans.

· The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission.
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:22:26 EST
Armchair philosophy, helping Airmen think critically

More is expected of Airmen today than ever before, said Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, 3rd Air Force and 17th Expeditionary Air Force commander, during his recent visit to Royal Air Force Lakenheath.

Airmen need to be sharper and more well-rounded because the Air Force has fewer people to accomplish the same mission, he said at an all-call Nov. 13.

The Lakenheath Philosophical Society, founded by Tech Sgt. Jason Harlan, 48th Munitions Squadron conventional maintenance production supervisor, seeks to develop the critical-thinking skills Airmen need to better themselves, both in their jobs and in their day-to-day lives.
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:18:30 EST
24/7 Force Protection


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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:23:26 EST
Ready, set, load! 493rd wins quarterly competition


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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:19:42 EST
 
USS James E. Willams Departs Port Victoria, Seychelles
PORT VICTORIA, Seychelles (NNS) -- The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) returned to sea after a six-day port visit in Port Victoria, Seychelles, Nov. 21.
European Distinguished Visitors Embark USS George H.W. Bush
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (NNS) -- U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa hosted 23 distinguished visitors from multiple European countries aboard aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) as a part of the Navy's Distinguished Visitor (DV) Embark program, Oct. 30.
Mount Whitney Returns to Gaeta
GAETA, Italy (NNS) -- U.S. 6th Fleet's command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20), returned to its homeport of Gaeta, Italy, following routine operations to the Black Sea, Oct. 31.
Lincoln Sailors Pack, Prepare and Deliver Thanksgiving Food Boxes
NEWPORT NEWS, Va (NNS) -- Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) volunteered with the Salvation Army by packing, preparing and delivering Thanksgiving food boxes in Norfolk, Nov. 26.
USS Anzio Holds Change of Command Ceremony
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Capt. Timothy R. Trampenau transferred leadership of the guided-missile cruiser USS Anzio (CG 68) to Capt. Brian K. Sorenson during a change of command ceremony held aboard the ship in Norfolk, Nov. 25.
CENTCOM Commander Visits Carl Vinson
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (NNS) -- Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, commander, U.S. Central Command, spoke to the crew of aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) during an all-hands call held in the ship's hangar bay, Nov. 25.
Sexual Assault Reports: Week of November 17 - 23, 2014
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- This week's overview of alleged sexual assaults was compiled based on 27 initial reports across the Navy from November 17 - 23.
USS Mississippi Welcomed as Newest Member of Pacific Submarine Force
PEARL HARBOR (NNS) -- The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Mississippi (SSN 782) was welcomed to the Pearl Harbor waterfront at an aloha ceremony Nov. 25, as the newest submarine permanently assigned to Submarine Squadron 1 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
US and Korean Submariners Deepen Understanding During 40th SWCM
FLEET ACTIVITIES YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) -- Commander, Submarine Group (COMSUBGRU) 7 conducted bilateral talks with the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) Nov. 24-26 at Chinhae, Republic of Korea (ROK).
CPPD Instructors of the Year Teach and also Learn
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- The Center for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) has announced its three Instructors of the Year (IoY) for 2014.
 
U.S. Marines partner with East African forces
U.S. Marines arrived in East Africa, October 14, to train Ugandan and Burundian forces, preparing them for future deployments.  The forces will practice basic infantry tactics, engineering, logistical support, countering improvised explosive devices, lifesaving techniques, and convoy operations throughout October and December. The U.S. force is

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:00:00 GMT
U.S., Bulgaria resilient as regional threat looms
U.S. and Bulgarian military exercises demonstrate a combined commitment to preserving European security amidst recent Russian aggression.  As current regional tensions in Eastern Europe intensify, NATO partnerships are vital to deescalating and deterring threats.  During a recent training exercise, the U.S. and Bulgarian forces refined offensive


Fri, 17 Oct 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Riverine tactics deter illicit activity on Cameroon waterways
Countries in Africa with access to coastal and inland waterways like Cameroon have placed great emphasis on riverine operations and patrolling to help ensure the safety and security of their border.  Marines, Sailors and Coast Guardsmen from Security Cooperation Team 5 Bravo, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa,


Thu, 16 Oct 2014 04:00:00 GMT
US Marines provide support to Ebola Response in West Africa
U.S. Marines and sailors assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF) arrived in Monrovia, Liberia, and are ready to provide support to Operation United Assistance, Oct. 9, 2014.  On Oct. 8, 2014, an alert response force from SPMAGTF-CR-AF consisting of four MV-22 Ospreys, two KC-130J Super

Thu, 09 Oct 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Finding the ties that bind: Breaking the cycle in West Africa
As any Marine will attest to, the back-bone of the Marine Corps is our strong NCO leadership. The Marine Corps has a proud history of encouraging decentralized leadership and empowering our NCOs to accomplish a given task. This requires a high level of trust plus communication between officers and NCOs and willingness for officers to allow success

Wed, 08 Oct 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Final GDP-ISAF Rotation Redeploys Following Successful Partnership with Georgian Armed Forces
Marines and Sailors from Georgia Training Team, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, are nearing the end of their six month deployment supporting the Georgia Deployment Program- International Security Assistance Force. They are the final GTT to train a Battalion from the Georgian Armed Forces to support the ISAF mission in Afghanistan.   Combat

Tue, 07 Oct 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Ebola: AFL, US enablers key in Liberia's fight against virus
A U.S. military contingent led by Marines are assisting the Armed Forces of Liberia to handle humanitarian and security crises.  Since 2009, U.S. Marines, leading a joint force from U.S. Africa Command, have partnered with the AFL and other West African forces as part of Operation Onward Liberty.   "The AFL has steadily grown in both capability and

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:06:32 GMT
How Marines and West Africans improved relationships through community outreach projects in Senegal
Note: U.S. Marine Capt. Dustin Partridge is the officer-in-charge for the current iteration of the Military Intelligence Basic Officer Course-Africa, a multilateral military training engagement in Senegal. He shares his experiences building positive relationships with the host-nation community in this first-person perspective.    Marines always


Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:58:00 GMT
Maj. Gen. Beydler visits SP-MAGTF Africa
Maj. Gen. William D. Beydler, the commanding general of II Marine Expeditionary Force and U.S. Marine Corps Forces Africa, visited here, Sept. 13, to meet the service members of Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 14. The service members currently assigned to SP-MAGTF Africa 14 are tasked with supporting Marine Forces Europe and


Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:11:19 GMT
Tennessee Marine returns from training in Burundi
Major Luke A. Sauber, a Marine with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 14, and native of Memphis, Tennessee, recently returned from a theater security cooperation mission in Burundi.    Sauber was part of a small team of Marines and Sailors who trained and advised the Burundi National Defense Force in logistics and engineering,


Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:10:43 GMT
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