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Navy installations like NSA Souda Bay are complex platforms designed to support and enhance war-fighter readiness from the shore, and the war-fighters’ success depends on the shore-based contribution to the readiness equation.
The environment in which Navy Region Europe, Africa, Central (and its installations) operates is shaped by external factors not typically found in the continental United States Navy Installations Command enterprise. Infrastructure requirements and lines of operation are driven by, and in certain cases restrained by, formal agreements between the United States and the nations that host U.S. Navy installations, their tenants, and assigned and rotational forces.
To support Combatant Command priorities, installations within Navy Region Europe, Africa, Central deliver five key shore missions, plus the services and utilities to support them. These services and utilities are grouped under a sixth mission area called Core.
Air Operations:  Manage airfield and aviation support operations to enable operational missions in the following areas: airfield administration, station aircraft, air traffic control, ground electronics, airfield facilities, passenger terminal and cargo handling services.
Port Operations:  Conduct port facility support operations, including embarkation and/or debarkation activities in support of port visits by U.S. and allied warships and support vessels.
Security:  Safeguard personnel and prevent unauthorized access to equipment, installations, materiel and documents to protect against espionage, sabotage, damage and theft.
Safety:  The safety mission is to protect the force from accidental death, injury or occupational illness through the effective application of risk management strategies in Emergency Management, Fire and Emergency Services and Environmental Safety to prevent or mitigate the loss of mission capability and resources, both on and off duty.
Quality of Life:  Housing provides safe and adequate transient and permanent housing to service members, civilians and their families, ensuring our war-fighters remain on station. Morale, Welfare, and Recreation manages the galleys, child development centers and other recreational and social programs to ensure readiness, morale, unit cohesion and quality of life for our war-fighters. Through Fleet and Family Support Centers, we implement self-resilience programs that strengthen the military family, support mission readiness and facilitate a strong community network of services through community outreach and partnerships.
Core:  Enable the backbone functions to fulfill operational and administrative mission requirements such as host nation relations, information technology services, power and water generation, base operating support services, utilities and fuel.
These lines of operation ashore are the key pillars that enable 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. The execution of these lines of operation and support for combat capability of operational units relies heavily on working together with key players including Naval Supply Systems Command/Fleet Logistics Center, Navy Bureau of Medicine, Naval Facilities Engineering Command and our host-nation partners.
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