Tirrenia, IT 56128
Darby Military Community is a United States military complex in Italy between Pisa and Livorno. It is under Italian military control and can be managed anytime by Italian authorities. The base was formally dedicated on 15 November 1952 as Camp Darby, and is named in memory of Brigadier General William O. Darby, Assistant Division Commander of the 10th Mountain Division, who was killed by enemy artillery on 30 April 1945 on the shore of Lake Garda, Italy.
The main square on Camp Darby is dedicated to the memory of Pvt. Masato “Curly” Nakae, a Japanese-American soldier who fought during World War II in the vicinity of Pisa with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the 100th Infantry Battalion (Separate) who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic acts.
Camp Darby is home to the Darby Military Community, the 731st Munitions Squadron (MUNS), 405th Army Field Support Battalion- Italy, 839th Trans, Livorno Unit Schools, AAFES and DECA. Annual events open to the public include the Run to the Tower in September/October and the Italian-American Carnival in June.
During the late 1980s and early 1990s, the 7th Medical Command had its United States Army Europe (USAREUR) Contingency Hospital warehoused here. The 100 bed USAREUR Contingency Hospital was Congressionally mandated after the bombing of the barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. Its mission was to be prepared upon 18 hours’ notice from Congress to respond to any terrorist or natural disaster in the eastern hemisphere. The unit drew its staff from hospitals throughout Europe and deployed in support of Display Determination exercises in Turkey (1987 and 1989) and northern Italy (1988). Captain Laurent La Brie configured the unit for its newly outlined mission and was in charge of the maintenance element from 1987 to 1990.
In 2012 the U.S. Army announced that the Garrison at Camp Darby would be realigned as a satellite installation of USAG Vicenza at Caserma Ederle with some reduction in staffing and would be referred to as Darby Military Community.(Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darby_Military_Community)
Camp Darby is located approximately 6 miles from the Pisa International Airport.
If traveling on a commercial carrier, you should arrive at the Galileo Galilei International Airport in Pisa. Flights originating from the United States will not fly non-stop to Pisa, therefore it is not uncommon for flight delays; unless you speak Italian, you will want to be met at the airport by your sponsor. Keep phone numbers handy so you can update your sponsor if changes are made at the last moment or while in transit. Your sponsor can make arrangements to meet your plane and provide transportation.
Your sponsor is responsible for getting you to your lodging; it is imperative that you keep your sponsor informed of your travel plans. If not met by a sponsor, the First Sergeant or Commander of your organization will be notified and will be responsible to see that you are accommodated.
If your a sponsor does not meet you or you arrive after Duty Hours there are several options: We would recommend calling the Desk Sergeant at the Military Police Station at 050-54-7575. The Desk Sergeant will alert someone in your unit that you are waiting. This is a commercial number that can be dialed from an Italian pay phone.
There is also a Taxi service available from the Pisa Airport and although the cost is a PCS reimbursable expense, you will have to pay the driver initially out of your own pocket. The cost could be as high as 35 Euro (40.00 dollars). When you arrive at the installation gate, the cab will not be allowed entrance and you will have to walk to your lodging. There are two (2) lodging facilities on the installation. Should arrival be after normal duty hours, there are special procedures to follow. Please stay in contact with your sponsor. If your sponsor is not responsive, please contact the Relocation Program Manager.
If you are driving from the airport (rental cars are available, but are not reimbursable in PCS status), exit the airport to the right. Follow the indication for Aurelia (blue sign) and Autostrada (green sign). Once in that direction, exit at the Camp Darby exit and follow the road for approximately 4 miles until you come to the gate that will be on your right. You will have to show identification at the gate for entrance.
Camp Darby Bldg 113,
USAG Livorno, Italy
Mon-Wed/Fri 0745-1630 Thu 1300-1745
The numbers for Fairchild Air Force Base have low accuracy due to its unique utilization. Entire companies are rotated through on a regular basis, so large portions of the phone directory are subject to change without notice. Please contact the base operator at (509) 247-1212 if you experience any difficulty reaching your desired contact.