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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Schweinfurt PX to close June 15: Top 10 things to know
The Army and Air Force Exchange Service's Main Exchange at Ledward Barracks officially closes June 15 but will relocate basic commodities like soap and undergarments to its shoppette at Conn Barracks.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Kids News: Wiesbaden students keep community informed, gain public speaking experience
WIESBADEN, Germany - "Kids News has been inspiring children all over Europe since 2007," said Peter Witmer, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden school liaison officer. Having started off as a television show for AFN Hessen, in 2012 it was changed to a radio format for AFN Wiesbaden, Witmer said.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
COLA to decrease for service members in Germany
The Cost Of Living Allowance is scheduled to decrease for many service members in Germany starting, May 16, 2014.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Bernie McGrenahan brings 'comedy with a message' to Ansbach
Comedian Bernie McGrenahan stopped at Katterbach Kaserne and Storck Barracks for two shows April 17 that combined comedy with a unique perspective on alcoholism and recovery.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Travel: Dachau memorial site reveals grim chapter of world history
Though much of European history can be characterized by social, philosophical, scientific and artistic enlightenment, there are also incredibly grim reminders of humankind's capacity for both committing and enduring evil. One of those reminders is the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
173rd paratroopers arrive in Poland
A company-sized contingent of U.S. paratroopers from U.S. Army Europe's 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) from Vicenza, Italy, arrived in Poland to begin exercises with Polish troops, April 23, 2014.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Top NCOs change out at JMRC
Command Sgt. Maj. Nicholas A. Rolling assumes responsibility as JMRC command sergeant major.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Wiesbaden focuses on SHARP, ASAP during stand-down event
WIESBADEN, Germany - Stand-up comedy, slapstick humor and a healthy dose of insightful information -- but no Power Point presentations -- made for an impactful Ready and Resilient Campaign event April 16. The stand-down focused on sexual harassment and assault and substance abuse prevention.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Combined Resolve II to exercise Army's European Rotational Force
The U.S. Army's European Rotational Force will participate in a major exercise alongside NATO allies and partner-nation forces at the Army's Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas in southeastern Germany, May 1-June 30, 2014.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
Project improves Postal Service Center for customers, staff
WIESBADEN, Germany - There's still some fine-tuning to do, but postal officials are looking forward to the conclusion of the $1.5 million Postal Service Center renovation project next month. "We have installed more than 9,000 boxes upstairs and have given the facility a new look, more space, automatic lighting and other features to improve the overall appearance of the facility," said Earl Small, U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden postal services officer. "Everything is new, it's laid out well and is more customer service-oriented."
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT
 
A4A to show new Airmen the Incirlik AB ropes

From every Airman's first assignment to their last, moving to a new duty station presents a whole new environment and culture to settle into. To help Airmen under the age of 26 arriving at Incirlik Air Base, the 39th Air Base Wing is getting ready to launch a new initiative named Airmen 4 Airmen May 9, 2014.

The program recognizes that newcomers know the basics of being Airmen, and now need grow and learn how to be Airmen at Incirlik AB. To achieve this goal in a way that connected with the target group, the program was developed under testing and feedback from Airmen of all age groups.
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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:56:26 EST
100th AMXS maintains all night long


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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:40:54 EST
100th CES maintains safety barriers


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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:41:28 EST
USAFE-AFAFRICA leadership team visits 501st CSW

The U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa leadership team visited with the 501st Combat Support Wing during a base tour April 15.

Airmen from six of the seven 501st CSW installations in the United Kingdom and Norway came together to brief the USAFE-AFAFRICA leaders and highlight the diverse and innovative nature of the wing.

"During my tour here, I saw a lot of innovation," said Gen. Frank Gorenc, USAFE-AFAFRICA commander. "People taking it upon themselves to go to their supervisor and say 'I think we can do this better, and this is what we should do to get the job done.'"
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:05:14 EST
Pararescuemen preserve proficiency with patient evacuation


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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:28:21 EST
Top enlisted leader shares Afghan experience


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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:55:50 EST
Combined celebrations bring nations together at Incirlik

If April showers bring May flowers then Turkish and American citizens who attended the first ever joint Spring Fling and Children's Day event April 19, at Arkadash Park should be looking forward to a colorful month.

The joint Turkish air force and United States Air force event brought in attendees of multiple nationalities determined to have a good time despite the light rain that that persisted throughout the day. Organizers from both nations filled the park with foods, games and stage performances that cemented the cohesion of the previously separate celebrations.
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:25:27 EST
 
US, Romanian Ships Conduct NATO Underway Engagements in Black Sea
BLACK SEA (NNS) -- The forward deployed guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) and the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) participated in a bilateral underway engagement with ships from the Romanian Navy in the Black Sea, April 23.
USNS Spearhead Participates in Exercise Obangame Express
GULF OF GUINEA (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy's first-in-class joint high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) participated in exercise Obangame Express alongside European, Atlantic, and African partners in the Gulf of Guinea April 16-21.
Obangame Express 2014 Concludes
LAGOS, Nigeria (NNS) -- Exercise Obangame Express 2014, the multinational maritime exercise in the Gulf of Guinea, concluded April 23.
USNS Spearhead Arrives in Libreville, Gabon for Port Visit
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (NNS) -- Joint, high-speed vessel USNS Spearhead (JHSV 1) arrived in Libreville, Gabon, for a port visit, April 23.
USS Taylor to Enter Black Sea
AEGEAN SEA (NNS) -- The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50), homeported in Mayport, Fla., will enter the Black Sea, April 22, to promote peace and stability in the region.
USS Taylor Finishes Repairs, Returns to Fleet
SOUDA BAY, Greece (NNS) -- The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50), homeported in Mayport, Fla., successfully completed post-repair sea trials, April 21.
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.
 
Mandatory On-post Housing & Changes to POV Shipping
  Mandatory On-post housing:  The Mandatory Housing Assignment Policy #63 is effective this year to reduce the number of on-post housing vacancies.   We encourage sponsors for new community members to inform incoming servicemembers of this policy. To view the letter, please visit the following link: MANDATORY HOUSING ASSIGNMENT POLICY LETTER

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:47:00 GMT
US Marines, sailors to conduct training in Nigeria
Approximately 20 Marines and sailors from Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Africa 14 will travel in April to Nigeria to conduct a theater security cooperation mission designed to improve the military capacity of our African partners and better enable them to prevent conflict and increase regional security. The American service members


Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:10:28 GMT
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 Black Sea Rotational Force 14, from 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 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 to


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
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