All of the info for Sigonella's annual Red White & BOOM celebration will be here!



Q: As a base employee, how many guests can I bring to Red, White, and Boom?
A: All adult U.S. ID card holders are allowed to sponsor up to five (5) guests whom do not have Department of Defense (DOD) Identification. In addition, base employees (both U.S. and Local National) are also extended authorization to sponsor up to five (5) guests whom do not have Department of Defense (DOD) Identification.


Q: How do my guests gain access to the base?
A: Sponsors and all guests must bring valid photo identification to the Annex Gate, which will open at 1700. The Main Gate will be closed to all without DOD ID cards. Any guest who does not provide photo identification will not be allowed access to Red, White, and Boom. Guests will also not be allowed access without their sponsors.


Q: Do base employees have to stay with their sponsored guests during the event?
A: Yes. Sponsors, both U.S. and local nationals, will be held responsible for the conduct and
general whereabouts of their guests. Sponsors should also personally know the guests they are bringing to the Red, White, and Boom event. Base employees should not agree to sponsor
people they don't know well.


Q: Will parking be provided inside the base?
A: No. Only DoD ID card holders will be permitted to park on base via the Main Gate.


Q: Where can guests find event parking outside the base?
A: For a small fee business owners directly across the NAS 1 Main Entrance have agreed to provide parking in their lots. We kindly ask that guests do not park on SS-192, the street that runs in front of the NAS 1 installation.


Q: Will there be a guest list so my guests can access the base without their sponsor?
A: No. Guests must be accompanied by their sponsor. If the sponsor is not present, guests will be turned away at the Annex Gate. Assuring that guests are not left stranded at the gate is another reason we strongly encourage sponsors to car pool with their guests. If for some reason this is not possible, sponsors should pre-plan a designated meeting place away from the Annex Gate.


Q: Will alcohol be served?
A: Yes. No glass bottles or outside drinks will be permitted in the festival area. Also, breathalyzers will be administered to those driving a vehicle. Anyone who plans to drive should abstain from consuming alcohol. Legal actions will be taken against those who are driving and have exceeded the legal limit of alcohol. Sponsors, both U.S. and local nationals, will be held responsible for the conduct and general whereabouts of their guests.


Q: When will the parking lots on NAS 1 secure in preparation for Red, White and Boom?
A: The following is a list of NAS 1 parking lot closure dates and times in preparation for the
- Fitness Center/Connections parking lot: Sunday, 25 June at 11 p.m.
- ITT/Community Recreation parking lot: Tuesday, June 27 at 11 p.m.
- Child Development Center (CDC) parking lot: Friday, June 29 at 11 p.m.
To help those who rely on parking that will be closed during event preparations, preferred
parking on NAS 1 will be temporarily available to all. Vehicles parked in secured locations after the times listed above will be towed at the owner’s expense. These areas will be secured until after the event has concluded and the parking lots have been cleaned.


Q: What kind of bags will not be allowed on base?
A: Coolers and backpacks will not be authorized. Only purses and diaper bags are authorized.
No exceptions. Bags exceeding a 12”x 6”x 12” (30cm x 15cm x 30cm) dimension also will not be allowed to enter the base. Authorized bags will only be allowed after they have been screened.


Q: What about strollers and Diaper Bags for those with small children?
A: Strollers will be allowed for caretakers of small children after screening. The same applies to Diaper Bags as long as they do not exceed the following dimensions: 12”x 6”x 12” (30cm x 15cm x 30cm).


Q: What are the base entry restrictions?
A: The following items are STRICTLY PROHIBITED from being brought onto the base - Pets, glass bottles, containers, backpacks, and contraband (including box cutters or other sharp objects).


Q: I know contraband is prohibited. But what items are considered contraband?
A: Knives of any size, BB Guns (Air Soft), sling shots, fireworks of any kind, illegal drugs, and any other items the CO deems as contraband. We require guests to use common sense. If the item presents a potential threat to the base, do not attempt to bring it to the event.


Q: Is smoking allowed at the event?
A: Yes, but limited to one designated area, which will be identified on the event map.


Q: Will restrooms be available at the celebration?
A: Yes. The locations will be identified on the event map.


Q: Will shuttle services run in the “Triangle?”
A: Yes. The shuttle will run between 1630 and 2330. The shuttle will pick-up and drop-off riders at NAS 1 in the loop near the DODDS School; at NAS 2 in front of the Flight Clinic; and at Marinai at the first bus stop inside of the main gate near the Youth Center.


Q: Will NEX and Commissary hours stay the same during the event?
A: Yes. The NEX and Commissary will retain normal business hours during the event. Anyone wanting to enter the NEX or Commissary will need to provide a valid ID. Beer and/or alcohol that is purchased at the NEX will not be allowed at the event site.


Q: What time will the fireworks display happen?
A: The fireworks are scheduled for 10:00pm. This time may fluctuate due to the fact that we are at the mercy of the Catania airport and may have to slightly alter the time due to flight
schedules. Announcements will be made during the event if the time will have to be adjusted.


Q: Anything else?
A: Yes. Please use caution while transiting to and from NAS 1 as there will be increased traffic and parked vehicles outside of the installation.
For more event information, please visit or call 624-4941 (+39-095-56-4941).