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United States Navy
US Naval Air Station Sigonella
Strada Statale 417 Catania - Gela (NAS 2)
Strada Statale 192 Km 76, Catania - Enna (NAS 1)
Sigonella Italy 95030
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The primary mission of NAS Sigonella is to provide consolidated operational, command and control, administrative, logistical and advanced logistical support to U.S. and other NATO forces. NAS Sigonella supports a rotation of various squadrons and multi-service, multi-national transient aircraft. The Augusta Bay Port Facility provides fuel, and supplies to SIXTH Fleet combat and logistics support ships. The Telecommunications Facility and Pachino Target Range also provide support to the fleet. Additionally, this station is the routing point for transiting military personnel and cargo movements through out Europe, Africa and Southwest Asia.
Euro may be purchased at the Community Bank on NAS I or II. Off base, there are many ATMs ( BANCOMAT) if you need get EURO. You may also purchase up to €2,500 at the Navy Exchange. It is highly suggested to bring some Euro with you, as it is the only currency accepted off base. Talk to your sponsor for more details. The ratio of $ to € is about $10 for € 8.5. Check online for the latest ongoing exchange rate.
According to Italian Immigration policy, family members of military and civilian personnel are required to obtain a MISSION VISA from the Italian Consulate/Embassy before leaving the USA. For Family members, there is a cost involved. Family members must have the "Mission Visa" to be granted entry into Italy. Airline personnel will not permit family members to board the flights without a MISSION VISA stamped in the passport. Be sure to check with your local PSD for more details.
Italian Consulate/Embassy addresses in the United States are:
Consulate/Embassy U.S. Addresses
Italian Consulate690 Park AvenueNew York, NY 10020212-737-9100
Italian Consulate2590 Webster StreetSan Francisco, CA 94115415-931-4924
Italian Embassy1601 Fuller StreetWashington, DC 20009202-328-5500
The Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) between Italy and United States requires all civilians (military dependents, DoD Employees and contractors) accompanying the U.S Armed Forces in Italy or employed by the U.S. Government to apply for a Sojourn Permit within eight days of their arrival. All children, regardless of their age and time in the country must apply for a Sojourn. Family members who are Italian citizens are exempt from these rules.
The following documents are needed to apply for a Sojourn Permit:
Military Family Members
Service members who marry after they have received PCS orders must apply for command sponsorship for their family member(s). Family member(s) must apply for a "No-Fee"/official passport (U.S. citizens), and contact the nearest Italian Consulate of that city, state, to obtain an Italian Visa prior to arrival in Italy. Non-U.S. citizens must apply for an Italian Visa with the nearest Italian Consulate in their area (if an Italian Consulate is not in your area, you must obtain one from the country closest to you that has an Italian Consulate).
DoD Employees and Family Members
Personnel expecting to travel in Europe are highly encouraged to obtain an International Driver's License, since some countries in Europe, when renting a car, they require International drivers license from non European citizens.
The Euro may be purchased at the Community Bank on NAS 1 or 2. You may also purchase up to Euro 2500 at the Navy Exchange. It is recommended that you bring some Euro with you.
According to Italian Immigration policy, family members of military and civilian personnel are required to obtain a MISSION VISA from the Italian Consulate/Embassy before leaving the USA. For Family members, there is a cost involved. Family members must have the " Mission Visa" to be granted entry into Italy. Airline personnel will not permit family members to board the flights without a MISSION VISA stamped in the passport. Be sure to check with your local PSD for more details.
The Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) between Italy and the United States requires all civilians regardless of age, accompanying the U.S Armed Forces in Italy or employed by the U.S. Government to apply for a Sojourn Permit within eight days of their arrival in Italy. Family members who are Italian or European citizens are exempt from these rules.
Upon Obtaining Contact with your Sponsor
Upon receipt of orders, please complete the most current DoD Information Assurance Awareness course located on NKO and scan/e-mail your completed certificate to your sponsor as soon as possible. Please do this accordingly as this in an effort to allow pre-screening of One-Net accounts enabling you to receive CAC access in a timely manner upon arrival.
If you or any of your family members utilize a medical specialist or are enrolled in a medical treatment program then please contact Patient Administrator to ensure a smooth transition through your current MTF's Overseas Suitability Screening department. Suitability screenings are due within 30 days of your receipt of orders.
Please keep in mind the following restrictions in regards to drinking ages for all personnel assigned to NAS Sigonella according to NASSIGINST 5353.1B of 25 February 2010:
a. Military Members. Active duty members of the regular and reserve components of the U.S. Armed Forces or allied armed forces shall not possess, purchase, or consume alcoholic beverages before they have reached their 18th birthday. The only valid proof of age is a U.S. Armed Forces Identification Card. All military members 21 and under are required to attend the SIG 21 Program module. Attendance of this course is mandatory for all U.S. military personnel 21 and under, who are permanently or temporarily assigned aboard NASSIG and tenant commands.
b. Civilian Employees. Members of the civilian component of the U.S. Armed Forces shall not possess, purchase, or consume alcoholic beverages before reaching their 18th birthday. The only valid proof of age is a DD Form 1173 identification card stamped with the words "for overseas use only."
c. Dependent Spouses. Dependent spouses of military and civilian members of the U.S. Armed Forces shall not possess, purchase, or consume alcoholic beverages before reaching their 18th birthday. The only valid proof of age shall be a DD Form 1173 identification card stamped with the letters "DH" or "DW."
d. Other Family Members and Guests. Other family members meeting dependency criterion and guests of military and civilian members of the U.S. Armed Forces shall not be allowed to possess, purchase, or consume alcoholic beverages before reaching their 18th birthday. The only valid proof of age shall be a DD Form 1173 identification card or U.S. or foreign passport.
Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. To call DSN from the States to Europe, the DSN area code is 314.
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