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Welcome to U.S. Naval Support Activity Souda Bay

Installation Information:  Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, on the island of Crete, Greece, is a U.S. Navy installation that is structured under Commander, Navy Region Europe, Africa and Central Command. NSA Souda Bay is strategically located for power projection in the Eastern Mediterranean, supporting the Warfighter with access to an all-weather airfield, a deep-water pier facility and refueling and resupply services. 

Welcome to Souda Bay:  Duty in Greece offers plenty of career opportunities but also offers travel, recreation, professional development and education. The information contained in the NSA Souda Bay Welcome Aboard Guide provides information for moving to the island of Crete and will help smooth your transition into the Souda Bay community. It's also a great resource while serving here. Click the link below to download a PDF version of the guide. 

Welcome Aboard Guide

Base Access for Visitors:  Naval Support Activity Souda Bay is a controlled-access installation located within the gates of a Greek Air Force Base. As such, entry to the installation and its facilities is restricted to permanent party personnel; access is only granted to visitors by prior arrangement and for specific appointments. More information is available at this link:  Base Access


News From Around NSA Souda Bay


Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from 15 September - 15 October of each year.
Personnel assigned to Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, Greece, participate in a 9/11 Remembrance Run, Sept. 11, 2023.
Competitors affiliated with Navy Support Activity Souda Bay, NATO and Hellenic armed forces take part in a 4-kilometer kayak as part of the 20th Eco-Challenge event hosted by NSA Souda Bay and organized and executed by the Morale, Welfare and Recreation team on Sept. 9, 2023.
Naval Support Activity Souda Bay’s Fire & Emergency Services received a renewal of accredited status from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International, Aug. 29, 2023.
A C-2A Greyhound assigned to Detachment Two of the Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 bound for USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) departs Naval Support Activity Souda Bay to perform a carrier onboard delivery, Aug. 31, 2023.
Rear Adm. Brad J. Collins, commander, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Central, addresses questions posed by Sailors assigned to Naval Support Activity Souda Bay during a Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions meeting, Sept. 7, 2023.
A U.S. Air Force RC-135 Rivet Joint assigned to the 763rd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron, taxis on the flight line during Operation Agile Spartan at Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, Greece, Aug. 20, 2023.
In recognition of National Preparedness Month, (from left) Eleni Skoulika, emergency dispatcher; Kyriaki Fragkioudaki, emergency dispatcher; Sam Kagadis, emergency dispatch supervisor; and Michael Tyburski, emergency management officer; all assigned to Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, Greece, observe as Capt. Odin J. Klug, commanding officer, NSA Souda Bay, signs a proclamation confirming the installation’s commitment to emergency preparedness, Sept. 6, 2023.
U.S. Naval Support Activity Souda Bay is an operational ashore base in Crete, Greece, that enables U.S., allied and partner nation forces to be where they are needed when they are needed to ensure security and stability in the European, African and Central Command areas of responsibility.

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