U.S. Naval Air Station Sigonella, Sicily, is strategically located in the middle of the Mediterranean, and is the primary logistical support element for U.S. SIXTH Fleet operations. With on-going political changes in the Mediterranean and Near East regions, Sigonella's ability to meet emergent mission taskings greatly contributes to Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Europe's vision to promote regional stability. Its strategic location and "can do" reputation have earned Sigonella much respect and the nickname, "Hub of the Med".
NAS Sigonella is divided into two bases, NAS I and NAS II. Most operational work is performed at NAS II. Once a scarcely populated area, a construction boom made NAS II the center of base operations by the late 1970's. Approximately 20 minutes apart, NAS I was the site of the original U.S. Naval Base, but as more functions migrated to NAS II, NAS I became known as one of the best personnel support facilities in the Mediterranean.
Official website for U.S. NAS Signella