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.
  Aviano AAFES Facilities
Information on the AAFES facilities at Aviano AB.
  Aviano AB Services
The official homepage for the Aviano Air Base Force Support Squadron.
  Aviano AB Wikipedia Article
Official Wikipedia article on Aviano Air Base.
  Aviano Air Base Website
The official homepage of Aviano Air Base.
  Aviano Commissary Information
Information about the U.S. military commissary at Aviano AB.
  Aviano Community Enlisted Spouses Club
A social and volunteer community group in Aviano.
  Aviano Elementary School
DoDEA elementary school in Aviano, Italy.
  Aviano Housing
Information on housing options available at Aviano AB.
  Aviano Lodging
Information about the Air Force Lodging facility in Aviano, Italy.
  Aviano Middle/High School
DoDEA middle school and high school in Aviano, Italy.
  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.
  Aviano Ski Club on Facebook
Official Facebook group of the Aviano Ski Club.
  Southeast European Times
News and opinion for Southeast Europe (Albania, BiH, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Turkey)

Community: Livorno

  AFN Livorno
Armed Forces Network (AFN) affiliate in Livorno, Italy.
  Camp Darby AAFES Facilities
Information on the AAFES facilities in Livorno, Italy.
  Camp Darby Lodging
Information about the Army Lodging facility in Livorno.
  Camp Darby Overview
An overview of the Camp Darby mission and facility from
  Camp Darby Wikipedia Article
The official Wikipedia article for Camp Darby.
  Elba Island Travel Guide
Tourist information for the Island of Elba.
  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.
  Hotel Ilio Elba
A popular boutique hotel on the island of Elba.
  Livorno Commissary Information
Information about the U.S. military commissary in Livorno, Italy.
  Livorno Housing
DoD sponsored site designed to assist Military Members and their families in securing available housing in Livorno, Italy.
  Livorno Library Information
Information about the U.S. Army library in Livorno, Italy.
  Livorno Unit School
DoDEA elementary school and middle school in Livorno, Italy.
  USAG Vicenza - Darby Military Community
The official homepage for the USAG Vicenza Darby Military Community.

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.
  NAS Sigonella Wikipedia Article
Official Wikipedia article for the Naval Air Station Sigonella.
  Naval Air Station Sigonella
The official Navy homepage of the NAS Sigonella.
  Sigonella Commissary Info
Information about the U.S. military commissary in Sigonella.
  Sigonella Community Spouse Club
A social and service club for military spouses in Sigonella, Italy.
  Sigonella Elementary School
DoDEA elementary school in Sigonella, Italy.
  Sigonella Lodging
Information about the Navy Lodging facility in Sigonella.
  Sigonella Middle/High School
DoDEA middle school and high school in Sigonella, Italy.
  Sigonella NEX Facilities
Information on the NEX facilities in Sigonella.
  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.

Community: NSA Naples

  Naples Commissary
Information about the U.S. military commissary in Naples, Italy.
  Naples Elementary School
DoDEA elementary school in Naples, Italy.
  Naples High School
DoDEA high school in Naples, Italy.
  Naples Lodging
Information about the Navy Lodging facility in Naples, Italy.
  Naples MWR & ITT
Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) activities available in Naples, Italy.
  Naples NEX Facilities
Information on the NEX facilities in Naples, Italy.
  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.
  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. .
  U.S. Naval Hospital Naples
Provides healthcare services to U.S. Military and civilian personnel in Naples, Italy.
  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.

Community: Useful Links

  AAFES OCONUS Movie Schedules
Movie schedules by region for AAFES OCONUS theaters.
  Access Italy
Private and exclusive vacation tours in Italy.
  AFN Schedule (
TV and radio schedules for the Armed Forces Network. .
  CIA Factbook for Italy
CIA Factbook article for Italy.
  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.
  Gaeta American School Alumni on Facebook
Official Facebook page for alumni of the Gaeta American school in Italy.
Features authentic gourmet & traditional Italian recipes.
  In Italy Online
An blog and tourism guide for Italy founded by an expat who lived in Rome for over 20 years.
  Italia Kids
A complete resource guide for international families in Italy. From events to childcare to travel tips, offers parents and kids a wealth of information on life in the Bel Paese.
  Italian Library Association
The official homepage of the Italian Library Association.
  Italian Roadsigns
A Wikipedia article on road signs found in Italy.
  Italy Background Notes
U.S. Department of State Background Notes on Italy.
A site offering listings of villa and vacation rentals, holiday homes, hotels and apartments in Italy.
  Languages of Italy
Information on the various languages and dialects spoken in Italy.
  Lonely Planet Guide to Italy
Information on places to stay and things to do while in Italy.
  Military Friends 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.
  Southeast European Times
News and opinion for Southeast Europe (Albania, BiH, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Turkey)
  Tour Italy
A tourism guide to Italy for the "financially challenged."
  U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR)
The official homepage of the U.S. Army in Europe.
  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.
  U.S.Embassy in Rome
The official homepage for the U.S. Embassy in Rome, Italy.
  USO Rome
USO facilities in Rome.

Community: Vicenza

  173d Airborne Brigade
The official homepage for the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne).
  173rd Airborne Brigade Wikipedia Article
The official Wikipedia article on the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team.
  AFN Vicenza
Armed Forces Network (AFN) affiliate in Vicenza, Italy.
  Getting Around in Vicenza
A guide to services and facilities in and around the USAG Vicenza.
  Hotel Campo Marzio
Vicenza area hotel offering deluxe suites and standard rooms.
  Outlook Online
The Outlook is the community newspaper for the Vicenza Military Comunity and Darby Military Community.
  U.S. Army Africa
The official homepage of the U.S. Army in Africa.
  USAG Vicenza
The official homepage of the USAG Vicenza.
  Veneto's Traveler's Guide
A guide to travel in Treviso, Vicenza and Verona in Italy.
  Vicenza AAFES Facilities
Information on the AAFES facilities in Vicenza, Italy.
  Vicenza City (In Italian)
The official homepage for the Italian city of Vicenza.
  Vicenza Commissary Information
Information about the U.S. military commissary in Vicenza, Italy.
  Vicenza Community Club
The Vicenza Community Club, or VCC, is a wonderful way to get involved and meet people in the Caserma Ederle community.
  Vicenza Elementary School
DoDEA elementary school in Vicenza, Italy.
  Vicenza High School
DoDEA high school in Vicenza, Italy.
  Vicenza Housing
DoD sponsored site designed to assist Military Members and their families in securing available housing at Vicenza, Italy.
  Vicenza Library Information
Information about the U.S. Army library in Vicenza, Italy.
  Vicenza Lodging
Information about the Army Lodging facility in Vincenza, Italy.
  Vicenza Middle School
DoDEA middle school in Vicenza, Italy.
  Vicenza MWR
Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) activities available in Vicenza, Italy.
  Vicenza Theater Schedule
AAFES theater schedule for Vicenza, Italy.
New name, new mission for Army transition program
Helping retiring and separating Soldiers manage their transition back into civilian life is the Army Career Alumni Program's core mission, but this time it's the program itself, that's undergoing a major change.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Was ist los in Franken? July 25 through Aug. 1, 2014
"Was ist los in Franken?" details off-post community events and activities occurring throughout Lower, Upper and Middle Franconia.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Retirement editorial by Maj. Gen. Richard C. Longo, U.S. Army Europe deputy commander
Editorial by Maj. Gen. Richard C. Longo, U.S. Army Europe deputy commander . The general is retiring July 22 after serving the Army for 34 years.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Cavoli takes reins of 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command
Brig. Gen. Christopher Cavoli accepted the transfer of command of the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command from Maj. Gen. Walter E. Piatt during a ceremony July 21.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Engineers march 100 miles in 4 days
15th Engineer Battalion Soldiers make friends while honoring World War II battlefields
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Soldiers fly high over Kosovo with SPIES training
Soldiers with 2nd Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, who comprise the Multinational Battle Group-East 's Forward Command Post, learned the intricacies of the Special Patrol Insertion and Extraction System, during a hands-on training event at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, July 18, 2014.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
173rd Airborne paratrooper awarded Army's Fire Support Soldier of the Month
If American paratroopers in Estonia need to call for mortar, artillery or close-air support, they may rest easy knowing one of the Army's finest fire support specialists resides in their ranks.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Where eagles dare: Estonian youth visit American paratroopers
The sounds of idle High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle engines, sloshing water buckets and barking orders subdued the normally serene parade grounds at Paldiski's military post.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Diligent junior-enlisted MP embodies Warrior Ethos, embraces all challenges
For Spc. Jeromy Sisk, a military police Soldier assigned to the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach Provost Marshal's Office, every challenge that comes along is a new opportunity to train.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Volksfest returns to Grafenwoehr, Aug. 1-3
Smart festgoers use free shuttle bus to avoid traffic headaches
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDT
U.S. Forces display military might at Farnborough

Organizations, businesses and military forces from across the globe gathered in Farnborough, England, to celebrate 100 years of aviation at the Farnborough International Air Show July 14 -20, 2014. FIA is a biennial international trade show for the aerospace industry to demonstrate the latest in both civilian and military aircraft capabilities.

"Farnborough gives us the opportunity to showcase our military personnel, aircraft, and technology with our allies," said U.S. Air Force Col. Todd Pavich, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, FIA air boss. "The aircraft we have on display demonstrate our capability to accomplish the missions we may be called upon to execute."
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:05:00 EST
Col. Robert Novotny takes command of Liberty Wing

Nearly 1,000 Airmen, dignitaries and distinguished visitors from the local area watched as Col. Robert Novotny took command of the 48th Fighter Wing from Col. Kyle Robinson July 21, 2014.

Before taking command of the Liberty Wing, Novotny served as the Chief of Staff for the 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force and the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, Deputy Commander for Air, in Kabul, Afghanistan.

During the ceremony in Hangar 7, Novotny said he was looking forward to working with 48th FW Airmen. About two years ago, when asked if he could choose anywhere to serve as a wing commander, his response - without hesitation - was Lakenheath.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:19:00 EST
Lajes Field supports B-2 refueling mission

A U.S. Air Force KC-135R Stratotanker departed from here, June 11, 2014. The Stratotanker refueled a pair of B-2 Spirits over the North Atlantic Ocean. The B-2's conducted training flights and regional familiarization in the U.S. European Command area of operations. The B-2 is a multi-role bomber capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:20:02 EST
494th FS supports Farnborough International Airshow

Celebrating 100 years of aviation history, U.S. military personnel from bases around Europe are participating in this year's biennial 2014 Farnborough International Airshow, which runs here, July 14-20.

Farnborough International Airshow is host to a trade exhibition for aviation and defense industries, as well as public airshow activities for general attendance, showcasing the latest military and civilian aviation capabilities.

U.S. participation in the show highlights the strong alliance with the U.K., while also supporting and protecting national security interests. One unit supporting this key mission is the 494th Fighter Squadron, assigned two hours away at Royal Air Force Lakenheath. The 494th FS' F-15E Strike Eagle, flown by Capt. Tom Meyers, pilot, and Maj. Claire Lundberg, weapons systems officer, travelled to FIA to make an appearance as a static display.
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 13:55:23 EST
Col. Robinson's final flights

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:37:12 EST
Providing security to stay Forward, Ready, Now

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 04:28:16 EST
Ramstein Airmen train on grass airfield

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 03:35:00 EST
Allied Joint Force Command, Naples/U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa Bids Farewell to Outgoing Commander, Welcomes New Leader
NAPLES, Italy (NNS) -- U.S. Navy Adm. Mark Ferguson assumed command as Commander Allied Joint Force Command (JFC) Naples/Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa, relieving Adm. Bruce W. Clingan in a ceremony, July 22.
USS Ross begins First FDNF Patrol
ROTA, Spain (NNS) -- The forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) departed Naval Station Rota, Spain, July 18, to conduct naval operations in support of security and stability in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations.
USS Donald Cook Participates in SAREX
MEDITERRANEAN SEA (NNS) -- Guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) participated in a bilateral search and rescue exercise (SAREX) off the coast of Cyprus with search and rescue units and personnel from the Republic of Cyprus, July 16.
CNP Talks Stability and Service in Naples
NAPLES, Italy (NNS) -- Chief of Naval Personnel, Vice Adm. Bill Moran, visited Naval Support Activity (NSA) Naples, Italy, July 16, addressing base personnel on critical Navy topics including advancement, pay and uniform changes.
Mount Whitney Returns to Gaeta, Italy after Completing BALTOPS
GAETA, Italy (NNS) -- The U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) arrived in Gaeta, Italy July 15, after completing Baltic Operations 2014 (BALTOPS) with its European counterparts.
USS Vella Gulf Departs Black Sea After Successful Engagements with Partners and Allies in the Region
AEGEAN SEA (NNS) -- Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) departed the Black Sea, July 14, after completing a round of engagements designed to strengthen ties with partners and allies in the Black Sea region.
USS Oscar Austin Participates in Royal Navy Exercise
USS OSCAR AUSTIN, At Sea (NNS) -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) participated in a U.K.-led maritime exercise in the Atlantic Ocean, July 10.
Vella Gulf Completes Participation in Breeze 2014
BLACK SEA (NNS) -- The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) and other naval forces from Bulgaria, Italy, Turkey, Greece and Romania completed the at-sea portion of Exercise Breeze, July 11.
Vella Gulf Kicks Off Exercise Breeze
BLACK SEA (NNS) -- The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf helped kick-off the at-sea phase of the Bulgarian-led maritime training exercise in the Black Sea, July 9.
Vella Gulf Arrives in Burgas, Bulgaria
BURGAS, Bulgaria (NNS) -- Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) arrived in Burgas, Bulgaria for a scheduled port visit July 8.
Marines, sailors partner with task force in Gabon
Marines and sailors from Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 14 completed a partnership exercise in Gabon, June 28. The team of 15 Marines and sailors trained with their Gabonese counterparts from the Agence Nationale des Parcs Nationaux and the Gabonese military and Gendarmerie to demonstrate tactics that could then be applied to

Wed, 09 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Eleven countries participate in logistics conference
The United States and European nations alike face declining defense budgets and evolving strategic challenges. They will now more than ever need to rely on each other for assistance. Recently, eleven nations participated in a logistics conference hosted in Ljubljana, Slovenia to discuss and learn about the roles and methods of each country's

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT
A Hero of Two Worlds Honored
Two hundred and thirty-eight years after America declared it'sindependence, the legacy for one of the country's earliest and greatestallies continues to be honored and celebrated.  French and American service members, dignitaries and societiesparticipated in an annual commemorative ceremony at the tomb of MajorGeneral Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de

Sun, 06 Jul 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Latvian introduction to FET concepts by U.S. Marines represents collective security in Europe
It started with a respect for cultural norms; since male servicemembers were prohibited from merely looking or talking to women in Iraq and Afghanistan, searching a Muslim woman at an entry-control point was not allowed and caused security concerns. The solution was the Lioness program, where all-female Marine teams deployed to implement

Mon, 30 Jun 2014 04:00:00 GMT
Midshipmen go to Spain to train with the Marines
This past summer, four midshipmen left the pristine halls and classrooms of the U.S. Naval Academy and stepped into a new environment of rigorous training with the Marines.  Midshipmen Zachary Gawboy, Zachary Elsner, Lukas Alland, and Ryan Lewandowski from the U.S. Naval Academy all received the opportunity to train with U.S. Marines of

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:02:00 GMT
Marines climb to new heights in Spain
High above the forest floor, a platoon of infantry moves about the steep faces of the Spanish Pyrenees. Their military discipline contrasts the untamable wilderness like the frigid mountain air defies the expected scorching of June. The scene is picturesque. The task is daunting. Both were of little matter to the Americans and the Spanish as they

Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:08:24 GMT
Teacher gives up classroom for dress blues
Many would say that being a teacher could be one of the most fulfilling and rewarding, yet hard and stressful jobs around. Corporal Joshua Braun, a ground radio technician with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 14, would agree.  Braun found himself in a non-traditional teaching role right after he graduated from Ashland University

Fri, 20 Jun 2014 07:11:00 GMT
American, Spanish Marines combine for amphibious training
Exhaustion had set in and the summer heat wore down their bodies, but the Marines knew that there was no choice but to accomplish the mission. Anything less was unacceptable – a failure not only to themselves but to their brethren, Spanish and American alike. That intensity was demonstrated when U.S. Marines from Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground

Fri, 20 Jun 2014 06:44:27 GMT
Marines, Georgians build interoperability during Agile Spirit 14 through live-fire training
Exercise Agile Spirit 14 started with a “bang” as Marines and sailors with Black Sea Rotational Force 14, from 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, fired on various weapon ranges with soldiers of the Georgian Armed Forces in the Vaziani Training Area, Georgia, June 10-11, 2014. Agile Spirit 14 is an annually-scheduled bilateral engagement hosted by

Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:56:00 GMT
Baseball game highlights Wounded Warriors, national team
Georgians and Americans alike gathered at Meskhi Stadium, located in the Vake district of Tbilisi, on May 31, to watch Marines from the U.S. Embassy in Georgia and U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa’s Georgia Deployment Program play a friendly game against the Georgian National Baseball Team. The event was hosted by the U.S. Embassy and the

Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:38:00 GMT
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