Naval Air Station Sigonella

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Strada Statale 417 Catania
Gela Sigonella, IT 95030

About

Base Type: NavyThe United States Naval Air Facility (NAF), Sigonella, was established 15 June 1959; its first commanding officer was Captain Walter J. Frazier. The facility was conceived in the early 1950s, when plans to base U.S. Navy P2V Neptunes at Hal Far, Malta began to outgrow the facility.

When there was no room for expansion at Malta, the U.S. Navy obtained NATO backing to be hosted by Sicilians. Italy made land available under a temporary agreement signed 25 June 1957. Six days later, Landing Ship Tank (LSTs) began to deliver equipment from the Malta base.

Ground was broken in September, and construction on the administrative area at NAF I was started in 1958. It was built on top of an airfield where damaged fighters and bombers of the German Air Force had once landed during the Second World War. The first Americans arrived for work at Sigonella in March 1959—six months before any buildings were ready—and so worked for six months in Catania at a large warehouse complex called Magazzino Generale (General Warehouse), which is opposite the cemetery on the right side of the street as one enters Catania from the base.

By the end of August 1959, the NAF II airfield was available for daylight flights under visual flight rules (VFR); 24 flights were logged by 31 August.

One of Sigonella’s first buildings was what is now the American Forces Network (AFN) building. In 1958, that building was Sigonella’s vector (pest) control center, where rat poison was stored. The Army Corps of Engineers next used the building for their offices, later sharing it with Special Services, or what is now called Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR). Around 1966, AFN came to Sigonella and joined Special Services, which soon moved out, leaving the building to the broadcasters.

(Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_Air_Station_Sigonella)

Quick Reference

Chapel
Command Religious Program – Chapel
Localita Sigonella
NAS II Bldg. 742
FPO, Italy 09627-2640
NSA Sigonella
FPO, AE 09627-2650
011-39-86-9049

Command Religious Program – Chapel
Localita Sigonella
NAS I Bldg. 317
Italy 80121
PSC 824 Box 9
NSA Sigonella
FPO, AE 09623-0010
011-39-56-3975

Education Center
Sigonella Elementary School
Localita Sigonella
Bldg. 216
Italy 80121
Stephen Decatur Elementary School
PSC 824, Box 08
FPO, AE 09623-0001
011-39-095-56-4406

Sigonella Middle/High School
PSC 824, Box 08
FPO AE, AE 0962-0001
011-39-095-564281

Family Advocacy Program
Localita Sigonella
Bldg. 319
Hoffpauir Administrative Center
Italy 80121
319 Mitscher Rd
PSC 812
FPO, AE 09627-2750
011-39-095-56-4291

Military & Family Readiness
Hoffpauir Administrative Center
PSC 812, Box 2650
Building #319
FPO, AE, Italy 09627
011-39-095-56-4291

Finance Office
Localita Sigonella
Bldg. 319
Hoffpauir Administrative Center
Italy 80121
NAS II
NSA Sigonella
FPO, AE 09627-2650
011-39-095-56-5656

Housing Department
Localita Sigonella – Catania, Italy
Housing Dept – Bldg. 319, NAS 1
Italy 80121
US Naval Air Station Sigonella
Attn: Housing Department
PSC 824, Box 16
FPO, AE 09623-0001
011-39-095-56 4311/3845

Housing Department
Localita Sigonella – Catania, Italy
Housing Dept – Bldg. 319, NAS 1
Italy 80121
US Naval Air Station Sigonella
Attn: Housing Department
PSC 824, Box 16
FPO, AE 09623-0001
011-39-095-56 4311/3845

Legal/JAG
Citizenship and Immigration Services
Localita Sigonella
Bldg. 564
NAS II
PSC 812 Box 3320
NSA Sigonella, AE Italy 09627- 3320
011-39-095-56-5258 / 011-39-095-56-5817


Base Surroundings

Sicilia Outlet Village
Contrada Mandre Bianche
94011 Agira EN, Italy
+39 0935 950040

Parco Archeologico e Paesaggistico Valle dei Templi
Via Panoramica dei Templi
92100 Agrigento, Italy
+39 0922 621611

Polpetteria
Via Santa Filomena 48
95131 Catania, Italy
+39 095 7159433

Basilica Cattedrale di San Nicolò
Via Sila 4
96017 Noto, Italy

Lore Caffe
Via Antonello da Messina 55
95021 Aci Castello, Italy


Medical Care

Hospital/Medical Facility

U.S. NAVAL HOSPITAL SIGONELLA
Localita Sigonella
Bldg. 273
Hoffpauir Administrative Center
Italy 80121
PSC 836 BOX 2670
FPO, AE 09636-2670
011-39-095-56-3842

The Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) permits the U.S. Naval Hospital to provide 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.


Tricare Numbers
Nurse Advice Hotline TRICARE- (800) 874-2273 Opt 1
Primary Care Appointments- (800) 600-9332
TRICARE for Life- (866) 773-0404

TRICARE
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Home TRICARE:
https://www.tricare.mil

Tricare Home Page allows access to Enroll in or Purchase a Plan, File or Check a Claim, View Referrals, Find a Health Care Provider, Change Your Primary Care Manager, Compare Plans, Manage Prescriptions and much more.

Nurse Advice Line TRICARE: (800) 874-2273 Opt 1.

The Nurse Advice Line is available to all TRICARE beneficiaries in the U.S., except those enrolled in US Family Health Plan. You can call the Nurse Advice Line 24/7, at no cost to you, to talk to a registered nurse who can: Answer your urgent care questions.

New to TRICARE:
https://www.tricare.mil/Plans/New

Learn more about TRICARE- Watch an overview video & take free public TRICARE courses online.

TRICARE Online:
https://www.tricareonline.com/

You can make Primary Care appointments, check lab results and even order your pharmacy refills using TOL, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Contact: (800) 600-9332

TRICARE For Life:
https://www.tricare.mil/tfl
Contact- (866) 773-0404

TRICARE for Life is your Medicare-wraparound coverage for TRICARE-eligible beneficiaries who have Medicare Part A and B. TRICARE for Life beneficiaries can receive care at military hospitals and clinics, but only on a space-available basis.

TRICARE Pharmacy Program:
https://www.tricare.mil/pharmacy

The TRICARE Pharmacy Program provides the prescription drugs you need, when you need them, in a safe, easy, and affordable way.

Customer Service Community Directory:
https://www.tricare.mil/bcacdcao/

The directory helps you connect with a Beneficiary Counseling and Assistance Coordinator (BCAC), Debt Collection Assistance Officer (DCAO), or other member of the customer service community. If you have questions or issues specific to a single clinic or hospital, contact someone listed for that facility.

You may contact any customer service community representative for general TRICARE issues.

Must be registered in the DEERS program to be eligible for TRICARE
Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System:
https://www.tricare.mil/deers

 


Directions
These directions are intended to assist you in finding your way from the Catania Airport in Sicily to NAS 1 or NAS 2 in Sigonella should you need to do so.

After you have arrived at the Catania Airport in Sicily and have retrieved your luggage proceed to the exit. As you arrive outside you will see car rentals across from the airport if you are renting a vehicle. Currently as of this update there is a lot of construction taking place at the airport so you may have to look around past any parked busses.

After departing the car rental building proceed down the road until you reach a traffic circle. Continue straight through the traffic circle toward the highway (marked by blue signs). This road will turn into the highway. Continue on in the left lane toward the blue sign that reads Enna Ragusa.

While driving onto the highway (stay in the left lane) you will then veer off to the right. The sign reads Gela Enna.

Continue straight and you will come to a large odd shaped traffic circle and U-Turn around it going back in the same direction you came from. At the next intersection bear right and follow this road to the next traffic circle. (Big apartment buildings on your right). Drive 3/4 the way around the circle and head down the hill to the stop sign. Turn right on to SS 417.

Continue straight for several miles until you reach a blue sign that reads Enna (straight) and Gela (right). To go to NAS 2 take the Gela turn. To go to NAS 1 follow straight toward Enna.

To NAS I

To go to NAS I, stay on SS-192 (straight at the sign) and continue straight through for another 10-minutes. You will see a perimeter fence (on your left) and restaurants on your right. The base and the main gate will be on your left.

To NAS II

To go to NAS II, (right at the blue sign) go on the overpass, and continue for another 10-15 minutes on SS 417. During that time you will pass an AGIP Gas Station on your left. You will see the base on your left and the new Marani housing on your right. There will be an overpass that crosses over SS-417. You need to exit to the right before the overpass. The sign will read Sigonella. At the stop sign, turn left. Continue straight up over the bridge to the NAS 2 Main Gate. Once on the base, you will come to a stop sign. The Air Terminal is directly in front of you. Take a left and proceed down the street until you reach your first street on the left. Turn left and go down that street to the end. The billeting office will be directly on your right.

Base Listings

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