After winning July's "Energy Biggest Loser" competition by reducing overall energy consumption 11.6 percent from previous July, commands at NAS Sigonella are determined to build on the success of their energy conservation efforts by making lasting environmental changes.
The terrorist attacks Sept. 11, 2001 were not only an attack on the U.S., but an attack on the world. On that infamous day, the townspeople of Nissoria, Sicily lost two of their own. Each year since, Nissoria has invited NAS Sigonella to participate in a local ceremony.
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and his wife Stephanie visited Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella Oct. 6 as part of a five-day trip to Europe, during which time he toured the base and held a town hall with 250 service members.
Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Bill Moran visited Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, Oct. 15, as part of a scheduled trip to Europe, during which time he reenlisted 10 Sailors and hosted two All Hands Calls.
On Nov. 6 NAS Sigonella Commanding Officer, Capt. Chris Dennis, hosted nearly 75 local civic and elected leaders during a first-of-its kind "Reverse COMREL." The concept behind the day's event was simple: NASSIG wanted to say thank you to Sicilian leaders.
Marines with the Special Marine Ground-Air Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa (SPMAGTF-CR-AF) commemorated their 100th Community Relations (COMREL) project since arriving at NAS Sigonella in August 2015, with a cleanup and ceremony at Villa Romana Del Tellaro in Sicily, Feb. 26.
Sailors, civilians, local nationals, family and friends gathered, May 10, for a change of command ceremony aboard Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily, during which Capt. Brent Trickel relieved Capt. Christopher Dennis as commanding officer.
On Nov. 8-10, departments from across Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella came together as an integrated force to respond to several simulated emergencies during an Integrated Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP) exercise.