Parade at NSA Naples in April 2013
|Type||United States Navy Main Operating Base|
|Built||October 3, 1951|
|United States with authority from Italy|
|Controlled by||United States Navy|
|Garrison||U.S. Sixth Fleet|
|Commanders||U.S. Navy Captain Robert B. Rabuse|
|Occupants||United States Naval Forces Europe|
History[edit | edit source]
On October 3, 1951, the naval ashore unit Headquarters, Support Activities was created to support Allied Forces Southern Europe, and later the Sixth Fleet. In August, 1953, the support unit became Commander, Subordinate command, U.S. Naval Forces Eastern Atlantic / Commander, Headquarters Support Activities, and re-designated U.S. Naval Activities, Italy / U.S. Naval Support Activity, Naples in November 1957. U.S. Naval Activities, Italy was consolidated with U.S. Naval Support Activity, Naples on August 8, 1966.
Naval Hospital Naples was established at Agnano in 1967, and moved to Gricignano di Aversa in April 2003. In 2005, the United States Naval Forces Europe headquarters moved from London to Naples. Naval Support Activity Gaeta, established in 1967, became a detachment of NSA Naples on February 10, 2006.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Naples, Italy". GlobalSecurity.org. http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/facility/naples.htm. Retrieved 11 April 2011.
- "Naples area naval hospital welcomes new commander". Stars and Stripes. July 15, 2006. http://www.stripes.com/news/naples-area-naval-hospital-welcomes-new-commander-1.51622. Retrieved April 11, 2011.
- Coon, Charlie (June 21, 2007). "Transformation: Navy shifts its priority away from the North Atlantic". Stars and Stripes. http://www.stripes.com/news/transformation-navy-shifts-its-priority-away-from-the-north-atlantic-1.65603. Retrieved April 10, 2011.
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