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U.S. Army Garrison Italy

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#TGO Videos

1 Army Family Housing edit
2 Blue Ribbon Celebration Essay Reading by Students
3 Behind the scenes Future Viilaggio housing Nov 2023
4 VICENZA halloween promo
5 Vicenza High School ribbon cutting ceremony
6 You can learn Italian with ACS
7 Monte Berico cleanup
8 Genesis Clinic Commander Premiere
9 Teenvenuti
10 Welcome to Vicenza 2023 (PCS info for newcomers)
11 U.S. Army Garrison Italy Change of Command 2023
12 AMICI program no. 5
13 DOD 109554188 Teatro Olimpico AFN
14 Health Care Coordinator CR2C
15 Italy 101 Butcher
16 Italy 101 Aperitivo & Spritz
17 Italy 101 Buying a Bus Ticket
18 Italy 101 Gelato
19 Italy 101 Purchase Train Tickets Online
20 Italy 101 Caffe
21 Italy 101 Dining in Italy
22 Italy 101 Isola Vicentina
23 Italy 101 Parking
24 Italy 101 Pumping Gas
25 Italy 101 Shopping at Supermarkets
26 Italy 101 Train Stations & Tickets
27 Darby Military Community TASP Newcomers Video
28 📣Shout out to each and every one of our community members for helping make 2022 such a great year!✨
29 U.S. Army Garrison Italy Command Team Utilities Message and Tips
30 USAG Italy utilities awareness 1
31 Welcome to Italy - Teenvenuti
32 Welcome to Italy - Vicenza Elementary School
33 Welcome to Italy - Barracks Life
34 Welcome to Italy - Del Din Gym
35 Welcome to Italy - Warrior Zone
36 Private video
37 Private video
38 Private video
39 Private video
40 Private video
41 Private video

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Let your voice be heard about integrating into the Italian community

U.S. Army Garrison Italy is always looking for ways to support community members during your time in Vicenza and Camp Darby. We’d like your input in this simple 3 question survey to see what we can do better in helping you integrate into the Italian community. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ItalianIntegrationProject USAG Italy is the premier platform for strategic readiness and Power Projection South of the Alps, delivering quality infrastructure and superior services to Soldiers, families, Army professionals, and host nation partners within our supported military communities.

Crime alert in Vicenza

Crime alert in Vicenza, six robberies in nine days. At least 2 gangs in action - February 12, Il Giornale di Vicenza In Vicenza, there have been six street robberies in nine days. The robbers steal cash and smartphones. It began Feb. 1, when a man was attacked downtown at Stradella degli Stalli. Bandits put a knife to his throat and ordered him to hand over his wallet, taking 200 euros. Two days later, a 17-year-old student was targeted in Ponte Novo, San Marco. Two more days passed and a Pakistani national was attacked with the same modus operandi on Via D'Annunzio Street, a side street of Viale Verona. The three attackers match the description of the Ponte Novo heist. Last Thursday, three robbers beat a victim when he threatened to call the police, at contra' Vescovado, near the Duomo. Late Friday night, two more ambushes took place. At 9:30 p.m., near the Ferreto de Ferreti railroad overpass, a 57-year-old resident was robbed. The victim said the attackers were 20-25 years old and dark skinned. Around 11 p.m., in Viale Trento, a young man was attacked at an ATM by two men. After handing them his bills, the victim was hit with pepper spray. *The garrison public affairs office translates summaries of local news articles for the convenience of non-Italian speaking community members. The information contained in these summaries is originally written by Italian news sources and does not reflect the opinion of U.S. Army Garrison Italy or any of its tenant commands. Direct any questions about the Italian news to the garrison public affairs office.*

Tax Relief Office opening at Del Din

MWR's Tax Relief Office will be at the Del Din Sports & Fitness facility every Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information, call 0444-71 5102. **Credit card payments only. Those seeking a new contract, please visit the office on Caserma Ederle.

STORY TIME at the Vicenza Library

Join the Vicenza library every Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. for stories and crafts! Feb. 22 --- Construction Crew Feb. 29 --- Frogs

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States, where it is also known as African-American History Month. Each year the Department of Defense (DoD), along with the rest of the Nation, recognizes the important contributions and rich culture of African Americans.

COVID-19 Vaccine at US Army Health Clinic-Vicenza

Every Thursday, from 8 to 11 a.m. it is possible to get the COVID-19 vaccine at the US Army Health Clinic-Vicenza. It is available with a limited supply. No appointment needed. For more information, call 0444-61 9120.

Tax classes with ACS

Learn how to file your taxes with Army Community Service on Caserma Ederle. Classes are offered from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Feb. 20; March 12, 19 and 26. For more information, call 0555-71 5846.

"BENVENUTI" for parents with children at ACS

On Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Army Community Service (ACS) offers "BENVENUTI" for parents with children. The program is a chance to learn about Italian culture and get practical tips for making the most of time spent in Italy. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact ACS relocation Readiness Program at 0444-71 5829/5843.

English as a Second Language at ACS

ACS 12-week English course for Spouses and Civilians takes place every Friday from 9 a.m. to noon for Beginners, and every Tuesday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. for Intermediate level. Could not get in this month? Take a look at the 2024 schedule.

Snow chains or winter tires from Nov. 15 until April 15, 2024

By Italian law, from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport: From Nov. 15, to April 15, 2024, “vehicles must be equipped with, or have on board, snow chains or winter tires suitable for driving on snow and ice.” This is the legislation at national level, which also provides for possible time extensions, linked to severe weather, as happens especially in the mountains. All those who do not fit tires suitable for all four seasons must equip their vehicle with the appropriate anti-slip means, chains or snow tires and must travel thus equipped, until April 15. Changing winter tires: fines Anyone who does not have winter tires mounted or chains on board after Nov. 15 risks a fine ranging from €42 to €173 in residential areas and from €87 to €344 on extra-urban roads or motorways. From April 15, 2024: The obligation to have snow chains on board ceases, while as regards tires, it will be mandatory to adopt summer ones.

Commissary Jobs Available Now

Visit USAJOBS.gov to find current open positions at the Vicenza Commissary. Some Defense Commissary Agency positions are open continuously. Share with someone who might be looking for this opportunity.

New Postal and CPF Hours

Ederle Postal Service Center Hours: Monday - Personal Mail 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m./ Official Mail 10:30 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. Tuesday - Personal Mail 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m./ Official Mail 10:30 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. (this day is open an extra hour for package delivery) Wednesday - Personal Mail 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. / Official Mail 10:30 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. Thursday - Personal Mail 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m./ Official Mail 1-5 p.m. Friday - Personal Mail 10:30-5:30 p.m. / Official Mail 10:30-noon and 1-5 p.m. Del Din Postal Service Center Hours: Monday – Personal and Official mail 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday – Personal and Official mail 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday – Personal and Official mail 11:30-a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursday – Personal and Official mail 11:30-a.m.-6:30 p.m. (this day is open an extra hour for package delivery) Friday – Personal and Official mail 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. CPF (Central Processing Facility) Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday: 11:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

Learn practical Italian with ACS

ACS is one of your many options to learn Italian that's useful in the community. Reach out today to find out more. To register please email ACS Watch a student learn how to order his favorite pizza.

ArMA (ArmyMaintenance.com) is the new way to report maintenance issues

The Army Maintenance Activity, a new mobile-friendly website to submit work orders, is preferred method for community members to submit maintenance requests for U.S. Army Garrison Italy. ArMA officials estimate this will save more than 5,000 hours of manpower in one year. Customers should give a good description and when you submit a photo, the work gets done about 25 percent faster on average. Any registered user who notices a maintenance issue on their Army installation will be able to report the problem with ease. Additionally, unit leaders can create reports on maintenance status of all their buildings. To use ArMA, visit www.armymaintenance.com

Five Guys is coming soon

Rumors you may have heard about Five Guys coming to U.S. Army Garrison Italy are true. Renovations are underway this Spring. The hamburger shop is from the Washington, DC area. Burger King on Caserma Ederle recently closed after more than 35 years on post. Workers have been dismantling parts of Burger King in recent weeks. Soon, renovations will begin for Five Guys – work that will continue through the autumn. Five Guys recently opened at Ramstein Air Base, on the site of the former Burger King. In Italy, Five Guys also has restaurants in Milan and Rome. Stay tuned to The Garrison Outlook for updates.

Marco Polo Shuttle Bus Reservations Required

As we head into the Summer Surge of PCS, here is a reminder of how the Marco Polo Shuttle Bus operates: YOU MUST MAKE AN ONLINE RESERVATION TO BE ADDED TO THE DAILY MANIFEST - link below Priority 1 - PCS/ETS Soldiers and their family members Priority 2 - Emergency Leave Priority 3 - TDY Priority 4 - Ordinary Leave VMC to Marco Polo International Airport - Marco Polo LNO's from the CPF will conduct thorough screenings of those boarding the bus at each pick-up point on Ederle. Priority 2-4 will be allowed on the bus if there is space after Priority 1 passengers are onboard after stopping at all three pick-up locations on Ederle. Those in priority 2-4 should be prepared to have an alternate method of getting to the airport. There are no exceptions especially for those who have been directed to use the shuttle for TDY. The Marco Polo Shuttle Bus is contracted for PCS/ETS Soldiers only. Vicenza is the only community in Europe that provides free shuttle service for outbound passengers. Marco Polo International Airport to VMC - The same priorities above apply for those seeking service from the airport to the Vicenza Military Community. To make a reservation for the Marco Polo Shuttle Bus go to the USAG Italy Home Page (https://home.army.mil/italy) and click on the Shuttle Bus Schedules link. Near the bottom you will see a link ONLINE RESERVATION. You must have a CAC card to use the online reservation system. For questions, call DSN 646-5148.

Parking Permits Required (TDY and Long Term)

For long term parking on Caserma Ederle and Del Din, you must get a permit from the PMO at Bldg 4B on Ederle. Once you get the permit, the authorized parking locations are the top two floors in both Del Din parking garages and in the parking lot behind Bldg 28 on Ederle (behind finance). Bring your current vehicle registration. For LN's using the Marco Polo shuttle, bring TDY orders also. Call DSN 646-5300 for more details.

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