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Location: This installation is located in Naples, which is a city in the Campania region of Southern Italy. Italy is a land of antique beauty and rich culture. Our mission is to exercise command and area coordination over assigned activities, to coordinate provisions, and to provide logistics and administrative support to authorized U.S. personnel attached to NATO Commands located in the Naples area and U.S. Navy operating forces, Naval activities and units in the Naples/Gaeta area and other U.S. agencies as directed, and to carry out responsibilities for other U.S. Naval matters assigned by competent authority. Installation Website. Installation Video.

Cost of Living: Living in Italy is very expensive.  Move-in costs are very high as well.

Base Operator: 011-39- 081-568-5547


  • 2,462 Active Duty Personnel
  • 3,578 Active Duty Family Members
  • 1,210 US Civilian Hires
  • 925 NATO Military
  • 1,250 NATO Family Members

Area Population:  973,132 in Naples.

Child Care:  Child and Youth Programs provide Child Development and recreational services for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. The Child Development Center provides full and hourly (space available) day care for children 6 weeks to 6 years of age. The CDH home care program offers programs for infants, toddlers and school-aged children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. The School Age Center provides before and after school care for children 6 - 12 years of age. Call Child and Youth Programs at 011-39-081-811- 4390.

Schools: Naples has one of the most modern and up-to-date DoDDS school (Elementary and Middle/High) in the system. If your child has an active Individualized Education Plan (IEP), make sure you HAND CARRY all of the related documents with you as you travel. Upon arrival, take the records to the school for review and prompt placement into the appropriate program.

Youth Services:  The Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Department at NSA Naples is an active, on going program that keeps the military children busy and involved. For information on programs and activities call, 011-39-081-811-4722, DSN 314-629-4722.

Fleet and Family Support Center: FFSC 011-39-081-811-6372, DSN 314-629-6372

Housing: The Housing Welcome Center (HWC) assists DoD military, Allied Forces, civilian, and contractor personnel in locating housing in the Naples area. The HWC provides a showing service to enable newcomers an opportunity to see available rentals. All listings available for rent are inspected for suitability and must meet standards for safety and security before a contract may be negotiated through the HWC.  The Housing Welcome Center (HWC) will assist you in locating a house on the economy and you must check in immediately upon arrival in order to arrange your in-brief.  NSA INST. 11101.9C requires that all leases be negotiated through the housing welcome center. Disregarding this will affect your Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA). Call the Housing Welcoming Center, at 011-39-081-811-4466, DSN 314-629-4466, for availability.

Employment: Gaining employment in Naples can be more challenging than in the States. The Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) between Italy and the U.S. prohibits military & DoD spouses from seeking employment off-base.  Many good prospects do exist on each of the base locations, at all experience levels.  For more information, contact the HRO or Fleet and Family Support Center for employment assistance information.

Base Services: 

Medical Services:  U.S. Naval Hospital Naples, 011-39-081-811-6000, DSN 314-629-6000. Dental Clinic 011-39-081-568-4644, DSN 314-626-4644. The Emergency Medical Department phone numbers are: DSN 314-629-6150 or local commercial 081-811-6150. The ambulance request line is DSN 911 or local commercial 081-568-4911. If an emergency occurs and you need an ambulance, try to have clear directions to the location of the patient.

Special Messages from this Installation: 

Required Legal Documents

All incoming civilians are now required to obtain a Visa prior to arrival in Italy. Military members will continue to be admitted into the country on military ID and travel orders alone. All family members and DoD Civilians must have both an Official or a No-fee passport, and a Visa. Dependents who are citizens of European Union countries do not require a Visa. DoD Civilians must have a Visa that reads "for Mission Purposes" (vista per missione). Thus, any DoD civilian traveling on orders must possess a Mission Visa, and an Official or No-fee passport.

Dependents (including children) must also have a Visa that reads "for Mission" (Vista Per missione). Be sure that the Visa is not a tourist or other type of Visa. This Visa must be included on the dependent’s no-fee passport.

Sojourner Permit

A Sojourner's Permit is required for all military dependents, DOD civilian employees, and their dependents. Application must be made within 8 days of arriving in Italy. This document, which is issued by the Italian government, permits civilians to legally reside in Italy. Before you travel to Italy, you must have all necessary documents for this permit. Specifically, you must have a Visa, issued by an Italian consulate, stamped on your no-fee U.S. passport. It is essential to work with your sponsor and new command to ensure you have all of your documents before you depart for Italy.

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. The operator can be reached at commercial (719) 567-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.

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