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Relocation Readiness Program (Army Community Service)
Via de la Pace
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
Service providers are available with support both before and after a PCS move. Learn more about how to put the military’s relocation assistance program to work for you. See below for an overview of Military and Family Support Center Relocation Assistance services. Services vary by installation, so check the “Other” section below to see what other services are available at your location.
Your Military and Family Support Center provides relocation assistance to help make PCS moves as smooth as possible. Resources include:
Contact ACS Camp Darby for Information on Relocation Readiness at DSN 645-8232/8261 COMM 050-965-8232/88261 or stop by building 204 Room 39.
ACS Relocation at Camp Darby is made of three parts; Benvenuti, Lending Closet, and Italian Language Course. Information for all programs can be obtained by contacting ACS.
"Benvenuti” Means Welcome in Italian – The "Benvenuti"/Newcomers Program is offered to incoming service members, military family members, Department of Defense civilians and civilian family members. It includes a command in-briefing, basic Italian language instruction and other helpful information to make you feel at home in Italy, such as assistance in the use of public transportation and much more. The Lending Closet has various home good items that can be borrowed for free and is especially helpful for those in or out processing. The Italian Class is free and an important service at Darby since the community relies heavily on the local economy.
1. Some older model National Television System Committee (U.S. standard) TV sets may not pick up the American Forces Network without adjustments being made to them. If your American TV is not cable ready, you may need to use a VCR or DVD player to access AFN. To access local Italian broadcasts, you need phase alternating line capability. Some newer TVs have a NTSC/PAL switch. You may wish to research that further.
2. Do not ship major appliances such as washers, dryers and refrigerators due to the difference in electrical current unless the manufacturer can certify 50/60 cycle capability. Italy has 220-volt and 50-cycles current while the U.S. has 110-volt and 60-cycles electrical current. Do bring your computers, lamps and other 110-volt appliances as they can be used with transformers during your tour. The housing overview topic has further information concerning appliances.
Critical Installation Information
Important information for parents with children in grades 9-12:
All incoming personnel should be aware that students in grades 9-12 have the following educational options:
Please be aware that ISF is located approximately one-hour drive from Camp Darby. Parents are responsible for contacting the school and completing an application for admission. Admission is by selection at ISF. Contact the school liaison officer at DSN 314-633-8075 or commercial from the U.S. at 011-39-050-54-8075.
Sponsors should review program guidance for the Non-DOD Schools Program online. Registration information is available under First Steps for Parents. Registration must be completed before committing government funds. Parents are encouraged to contact the NDSP for further information regarding educational options.
Passport and Visa Requirement – It is absolutely essential that you obtain a visa for each of your family members prior to leaving your current assignment. It is a mandatory requirement and failure to complete this action will subject your family to risk of deportation.
Privately-Owned Vehicle Insurance – Important information! Please Note! When you are considering shipping a vehicle to Italy, it is important that you contact an insurance carrier to request an estimate of how much insurance will cost. On average, insurance can cost up to 20% more compared to the same coverage available stateside. Insurance options that are available for vehicle coverage in Italy are GEICO and USAA. GEICO and USAA representatives are able to give you a free quote prior to the shipment of your vehicle. Please call GEICO at 800-248-4998 or USAA at 800-531-8111.
POV and Motorcycle License – In order to operate a privately-owned vehicle/motorcycle or a non-tactical government vehicle in Italy, you must obtain a Southern European Task Force driver’s license. In order for you to obtain a SETAF driver’s license, you must be 18 years of age and must possess a valid stateside driver’s license or a valid driver’s license from another country. Your stateside or other valid driver’s license must be stamped with the appropriate motorcycle qualification in order to initiate a SETAF motorcycle qualification and license.
Weapons – Weapons are prohibited to shipped or transported to Italy.