You are about to take the first step in enjoying what will be an exciting and challenging tour in the center of Italy. You may have heard many things about duty in Naples. Concerns about quality of life here led to the Navy’s largest improvement initiative and if you've been here before, you won't recognize the military community. Construction of new facilities here is ongoing and you'll witness exciting changes during your stay here.
Our Naples/Gaeta community is host to more than 100 separate commands. Our civilian and military population have organized more than 200 social, professional and recreational organizations, so whether you are active duty, civilian or family member, the community has something for you.
Duty in Italy offers opportunities of a lifetime. This goes for travel, recreation, professional development, education, and a whole lot more. The key to enjoying a successful tour lies in remembering that living in Italy is not like living in the United States. The customs, culture and way of life here are significantly different than what you are accustomed to. Houses and apartments are constructed differently; electric power and utilities are different; shopping, driving and dining are all different. Some people find this adjustment a hard one to make, but embracing the food and the warmth of the people you meet will help you make the transition. Our improvement projects have taken giant steps in improving the quality of life for those assigned here, but remember, the key to a successful tour in Italy lies in your willingness to learn
and adapt to the differences you will encounter here.
Any move is filled with stress and distractions, and your move here will be no different. Culture shock, jet lag, and many other things will likely be a part of your PCS experience. Your command and your sponsor will help you adjust and get settled. Coming prepared will minimize your worries. Follow the guidelines and information found on this website, and you can smooth out many of the potential wrinkles in your upcoming move.