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PHOTOS FROM AROUND NSA Souda Bay

Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro greets Sailors assigned to Naval Support Activity Souda Bay during a tour at the NATO Marathi Pier Complex on Nov. 15, 2022. U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Delaney S. Jensen.
Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Riege (from left), public works officer, Naval Support Activity Souda Bay; Michael Rooney, technical director, Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Atlantic Detachment Souda Bay; Capt. Odin J. Klug, commanding officer, NSA Souda Bay; and Hani Khawaja, chief operating officer, MVL, break ground on a military construction project for a new communications center on board NSA Souda Bay.
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), along with the embarked staff of Carrier Strike Group 10, arrives in Souda Bay, Crete, for a scheduled port visit, Oct. 6, 2022. U.S. Navy photo by Nicholas S. Tenorio.
The Honorable Nikolaos Kalogeris, Vice Regional Governor of Chania, Crete, welcomes Capt. Odin J. Klug, commanding officer, U.S. Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, following his Change of Command Ceremony, July 29, 2022. U.S. Navy photo by Nicholas S. Tenorio.
The Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Sioux City (LCS 11), homeported at Naval Station Mayport, Jacksonville, Fla., arrives at the Marathi NATO Pier Complex in Souda Bay, Greece, to undergo scheduled preventative maintenance. Preventative maintenance checks ensure the ship remains fully mission capable while deployed to the U.S. Naval Forces Europe area of operations. U.S. Navy photo by Nicholas S. Tenorio.
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. U.S. Navy photo by Heather Judkins.
Traditional Greek dancers perform at a festival created by Naval Support Activity Souda Bay for the Sailors of the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) May 27, 2021. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelly M. Agee.
A tugboat pulls alongside the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) in Souda Bay, Greece, Dec. 30, 2021. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Abbigail Beardsley.
A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bomber, assigned to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, is parked on the airfield at Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, Greece, Nov. 2, 2019. The B-52, on its return flight from participating in joint NATO exercises, was diverted to NSA Souda Bay due to adverse weather conditions. The unexpected visit marked the first time a B-52 landed at the NSA Souda Bay airfield. U.S. Navy photo by Joel Diller.
A Sailor dons a Greek Officer’s helmet that he bought from local Greek vendors at the festival created by Naval Support Activity Souda Bay in support of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), March 21, 2021. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelly M. Agee.
Pallets of mail await onload to Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) at the NATO Marathi Pier Complex, Feb. 2, 2022. U.S. Navy photo by Carolyn Jackson.
A C-130T Hercules assigned to the “Condors” of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 64 from Sigonella, Italy, lands onboard Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, in Crete, Greece, Feb. 1, 2022. The crew delivered more than 40,000 pounds of mail for further transfer to USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jacob Vernier.
Volunteers from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) participated in a Community Outreach event in Chania, Crete, collecting trash from Kladisos Beach and a nearby park. The volunteers' efforts contributed to the local authorities’ continued efforts to preserve the scenic environment. U.S. Navy photo by Konstantinos Fantaousakis.
Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) single up a mooring line as the ship enters port in Souda Bay, Greece, March 24, 2022. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Claire DuBois.
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) arrives in Souda Bay, Greece, for a logistics and maintenance period, April 14, 2021. U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Kelly Agee.
U.S. Marines with Task Force 61/2 (TF-61/2) launch their combat rubber raiding craft onto the waters near Souda Bay, Greece, from the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Georgia (SSGN 729) March 27, 2022. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Dylan Chagnon.
Marines assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) carry luggage from a Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 365 (Reinforced), 26th MEU, on the Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, Greece, airfield, June 18, 2020. U.S. Navy photo by Joel Diller.

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
 

 

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