Story by Diana Sodano
NAPLES, Italy – Students and teachers from two high schools in the province of Naples, "Fratelli Maristi”, Giugliano in Campania and "Alfonso Maria De’ Liguori”, Acerra toured the facilities of Allied Joint Force Command Naples, Dec. 4.
The students and teachers, almost 95 in total, were welcomed and briefed by Diana Sodano, JFC Naples community relations officer, about the structure, mission and goals of the organization as well as an overview of the headquarters. The students received a briefing on the cyber security by Italian Carabinieri Lieutenant Colonel Felice De Lucia, Headquarters security officer, a briefing on the Joint Operations Center by Italian Army Colonel Maurizio Parri, JFC Naples JOC director, and an overview of the communications activities of the 2nd NATO Signal Battalion by Italian Navy Master Chief Petty Officer Luca Angrisani.
Italian Army Colonel Giancarlo Turco, JFC Naples Base Support Group commander, spoke with the students and answered a variety of questions the visitors had regarding the day-to-day life and operations of the headquarters. Turco was joined by Sodano, Parri, De Lucia and Angrisani for the question and answer period.
The students also had a chance to visit the base’s amenities, including the community center, gym, library and pool.
The school visits are part of a community relations campaign to establish cultural and social exchange with the external community and to strengthen the relationship with local and regional institutions.