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Spouse Sponsors

Have questions about PCSing to Italy? Spouse Sponsors are volunteer spouses stationed at your new unit that can help with your transition to Italy.

Want to be matched with a spouse sponsor? Send the following info to one of the emails below:

  • Your name
  • E-mail or social media contact info
  • Your Soldier’s unit in Vicenza

173rd Brigade (A): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or email your Spouse Sponsorship Coordinator directly. All other units, email ACS Relocation Readiness Manager through the Caserma Ederle ACS website.

Family Readiness Groups

Want to get to know some spouses at your Soldier’s new unit in Vicenza before you even get there? Family Readiness Groups (FRGs) in Italy are unlike any other FRGs in the Army. They are like family and really keep our families connected, involved, and aware. Get connected to your FRG:

  • 173rd Brigade (A): Find 173rd FRG emails.
  • All other unit FRGs: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at Caserma Ederle.

Youth Sponsorship Programs

Get your kids connected to new friends overseas before they even leave the U.S. to ease their transition.

CYS Youth Sponsorship Program (year-round)

CYS matches incoming youth, grades 6th-12th, with a peer of a similar age. They can communicate in advance so your kids already know someone on the first day of school! Or, they can be matched upon arrival as well. To request a sponsor, email the CYS Youth Program Director through the Vicenza Youth Center's webpage.

Student to Student (S2S) Programs (during school year)

The Vicenza military school community offers a youth Sponsorship program to connect your son or daughter with a peer at their new school in Vicenza, Italy. To request a sponsor, visit the SLO page and scroll down to Youth Sponsorship and Transition Support.

  • Student to Student (S2S) Sponsor Program: For 9th-12th grade students
  • Junior Student to Student (JS2S) Sponsor Program: For middle school students

TIP: Once you’ve arrived, don’t forget to enroll your kids in ACS'sTeenvenuti Program, run by the CYS SLO!