National Alpini Association
The National Alpini Association (Italian: Associazione Nazionale Alpini) is an Italian association representing the "Alpini in congedo" (Alpini on leave) of the Italian Army. The Alpini are a mountain infantry corps of the Italian Army, that distinguished itself in combat during World War I and World War II. As the ANA defines itself a quick reaction reserve corps to the active Alpini units, it has been nicknamed 10th Alpini Regiment (Italian: 10° Reggimento Alpini). Accordingly, the Italian Army never had a 10th Alpini Regiment.