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Sigonella, Italy

Navy for Sigonella Italy, If you are stationed in Sigonella, or have a son/daughter/spouse.

Members: 18
Latest Activity: Aug 25

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Sigonella Italy

Started by TammyCodysMom May 27, 2017. 0 Replies

My son will be going to Sigonella in August from Jacksonville Florida. Any information would be greatly appreciated

Sigonella, Italy

Started by gjsmomShip6div943 Nov 2, 2010. 0 Replies

HI,  My son Garland will be stationed in Sigonella, Italy for the next 3 years.  I would love to hear from you. Continue

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Comment by John and Yvonne on August 25, 2019 at 11:41pm

Hello JackieD!

How does your son like Italy?  I hope all is well with him. :) And how are you doing ? Have you been able to go to Italy to see him? What a great time to be able to see a little bit of the world it would be for you. 

Yvonne and John

Comment by JackieD on August 8, 2018 at 1:33pm

Hi John and Yvonne,  

Welcome to the group!  We were in the Norfolk group together.  My son was on the USS George HW Bush before going to Italy.

Comment by John and Yvonne on August 8, 2018 at 9:55am

Hi everybody!

It's August 8th and we just joined this group. We also joined the other Sigonella group. Happy 8th of August! :)

Comment by belovedbyHim on March 26, 2018 at 12:15am

Hello NewNavyMom-- If you haven't already  you might want to start planning a visit to see your Bee in Italy!! IT is AMAZING!!
As to your question.... No restrictions beyond the normal rules of what you can and cannot sent via the US Postal system.  You have to fill out a customs form. USPS.com will allow you to do it all online.  The Postal service also provides military Large Flat Rate boxes for free from that site.  It can take any where from 2 weeks to 2 months for mail to arrive.  (Usually closer to 2 weeks but.....) The base is set up in 2 parts that are about 1-2 miles apart.  The food and the Blood Oranges are to die for!! All in all my son Loved his time there. 

Comment by NewNavyMom on March 25, 2018 at 10:05pm

Hello!  My son arrived in Sigonella a month ago.  He graduated BC last October.  Can anyone tell me what restrictions there are in mailing care packages to the base there?

Comment by J/J Mom on June 8, 2017 at 1:16pm

Hi TammyCodysMom!!  Welcome

Our dd moved to Sig 2 years ago Aug & just got her orders to come home this Aug.  You can read what i wrote below (to JackieD) about my thoughts/tips.  

Try to go visit while he's there... it was awesome to do that.  Oh, and if you do -- make sure he checks into what has to be done for you to visit base.  We didn't get to go to base cuz paperwork was backlogged & she didn't get things in on time for it to process (she got married 1 mo. earlier & was distracted haha).

If you have any questions or specific things you are wondering about, just ask.  

Peace to you & yours

Comment by TammyCodysMom on May 27, 2017 at 5:33pm
My son will be going to Sigonella from Jacksonville FL in August any information would be appreciated
Comment by J/J Mom on April 24, 2017 at 11:00am

Hi JackieD!!  Welcome.  

Our dd has been in Sicily for about 1-1/2 years.  She has a love-hate relationship with it. haha   She lives in town since there isn't much officer housing on base, and so she is among the locals.  There is good and bad about that.   

If he has to find his own housing -- my dd may have some thoughts on that -- location, etc. 

She has gotten to do some amazing things while stationed there, been to at least a dozen different countries and lots of wineries.   

Any specific type of advice you are looking for?   

We use mostly the Viber app to communicate.  Free texts, free audio calls, free video calls.  But you both need wifi -- tho i often can use it from my car and in stores even tho i'm not on wifi.  We put her Sprint phone number on hold while she's there.  She just got a new sim card for her iphone from vodafone, a phone company over there.  

We got to go spend Christmas with her in 2016.  It was a fabulous trip & i highly recommend going over while you son is there, if at all possible.

I don't check into NavyforMoms very often, but i'll try to check back in case you have any specific questions.

peace & joy to you

Comment by JackieD on April 11, 2017 at 3:02pm

Hello all.  My son will be stationed in Sigonella soon.  I'm in California, he's been in Norfolk, VA for the past 5 years and he's currently deployed on the USS George H. W. Bush.  Any and all advice/information is appreciated.  He'll be there for three years.  Look forward to chatting with all of you.  Jackie

Comment by belovedbyHim on December 3, 2016 at 3:52pm

Hello all. Our time at Sig is nearly over.  I think my poor bee has Island fever!!

 

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