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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. 


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

PHOTOS FROM AROUND NSA Souda Bay

Sailors assigned to Naval Support Activity (NSA) Souda Bay, and their family members, watch fireworks an NSA Souda Bay Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Souda Bay Independence Day celebration at the Hellenic Air Force, 115th Combat Wing Summer Officer's Club in Agios Onoufrios Beach , Greece, on June 28, 2024.
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) arrives at the NATO Marathi Pier Complex in Souda Bay, Greece, for a scheduled port visit on June 25, 2024. Naval Support Activity (NSA) Souda Bay provides logistical and operational support to the components of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group, which arrived in the Eastern Mediterranean after an eight-month deployment in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.
Sailors assigned to Naval Support Activity (NSA) Souda Bay, prepare to moor the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) at the NATO Marathi Pier Complex in Souda Bay, Greece, during a scheduled port visit on June 25, 2024. NSA Souda Bay provides logistical and operational support to the components of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group, which arrived in the Eastern Mediterranean after an eight-month deployment in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.
Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107) participate in a beach clean-up at Marathi Beach in Chania, Crete, Greece, during a scheduled port visit on June 25, 2024.
Personnel assigned to Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, Greece, receive awards and recognitions from Capt. Odin J. Klug, commanding officer, NSA Souda Bay, during an awards ceremony on June 13, 2024.
Cmdr. James Kotora, executive officer, Naval Support Activity Souda Bay and NSA Souda Bay Morale, Welfare, and Recreation employees cut a ceremonial ribbon to announce the fitness center’s 24/7 access on May 31, 2024.
Service members of the Hellenic armed forces march in formation outside the Firka Fortress on the Venetian Harbor in Chania, Crete, Greece, on May 24, 2024. Capt. Odin J. Klug (not pictured), commanding officer, Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, joined service members from the Hellenic, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand armed forces during a ceremonial flag-raising to mark the 83rd anniversary of the battle to defend Crete against the Nazi invasion.
Rodney Atkins, country music star, performs a song for personnel assigned to Naval Support Activity Souda Bay during a Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR)-sponsored concert, titled Operation MWR, in the base Navy Exchange parking lot on May 12, 2024.
Construction Electrician 3rd Class Sean Lassiter, assigned to Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command, Europe, Africa, Central, watches as the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) arrives in Souda Bay, Crete, for a scheduled port visit on April 28, 2024.
Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Sean Sweetay and Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Apprentice Tencing Wang Po, both assigned to Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, practice deploying an oil boom during an oil spill prevention and response training exercise at the NATO Marathi Pier Complex on April 19, 2024.
Naval Support Activity Souda Bay utilizes solar energy panels in order to meet the base’s energy demand and reduce its carbon footprint.
Legalman 2nd Class Tomi Waters (left), assigned to Region Legal Service Office Europe, Africa, Central, Branch Office Souda Bay, awards Builder Constructionman David Hutchinson (right), assigned to Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command, Europe, Africa, Central, with a completion medal as he crosses the finish line after running 26.2 miles to complete the Crete Marathon.
Members of the Naval Support Activity Souda Bay Chiefs Mess salute the flag during colors in honor the Navy chief’s birthday on March 28, 2024.
Capt. Odin J. Klug (left) , commanding officer, Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, and Rear Adm. Brad Collins, Commander, Navy Region Europe, Africa, Central, meet with Maj. Gen. Anastasios Dimoulas, commander, NATO Missile Firing Installation (NAMFI), during Collins’ site visit to NSA Souda Bay on March 26, 2024.
Sailors assigned to Naval Support Activity Souda Bay and Sabrina Pullido, area director, United Service Organizations (USO), cut a ceremonial ribbon during the USO Center’s grand opening in the NSA Souda Bay Air Terminal on Feb. 29, 2024.
Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Kylie Odea, assigned to Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, holds Military Working Dog Astra during a Semiannual Regional Assessment onboard NSA Souda Bay on Feb. 15, 2024.
Firefighters assigned to Naval Support Activity Souda Bay Fire & Emergency Services simulate a casualty evacuation during an earthquake response drill on Jan. 30, 2024.
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.
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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