Naval Support Activity Naples

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Naval Support Activity Naples
Capodichino, Naples, Campania in Italy
A parade at NSA Naples in 2013
Naval support facility naples badge.png
NSA Naples is located in Italy
NSA Naples
NSA Naples
Location in Italy
Coordinates40°52′56.6″N 14°17′32.5″E / 40.882389°N 14.292361°E / 40.882389; 14.292361Coordinates: 40°52′56.6″N 14°17′32.5″E / 40.882389°N 14.292361°E / 40.882389; 14.292361
TypeNaval Support Activity
Site information
OwnerItalian Ministry of Defence
OperatorUS Navy
Controlled byCommander, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Central
WebsiteOfficial website
Site history
Built1951 (1951)
In use1951 – present

Naval Support Activity Naples (NSA Naples) is a United States Navy military complex, located adjacent to Naples International Airport in Capodichino, Naples, Italy.

The Activity is under Italian military control and can be managed anytime by Italian authorities.[1] It is home to U.S. Naval Forces Europe and the U.S. Sixth Fleet.


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.[2]

Naval Hospital Naples was established at Agnano in 1967, and moved to Gricignano di Aversa in April 2003.[3] In 2005 the United States Naval Forces Europe headquarters moved from London to Naples.[4] Naval Support Activity Gaeta, established in 1967, became a detachment of NSA Naples on February 10, 2006.

Beginning in the 1990s, the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Naples (NCTS Naples) is located at the Activity.

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  1. ^ "Le basi militari alleate in Italia aspetti di rilevanza per l'attività di Polizia Militare". Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Naples, Italy". Retrieved 11 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Naples area naval hospital welcomes new commander". Stars and Stripes. July 15, 2006. Retrieved April 11, 2011.
  4. ^ Coon, Charlie (June 21, 2007). "Transformation: Navy shifts its priority away from the North Atlantic". Stars and Stripes. Retrieved April 10, 2011.

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