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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

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.
Command Master Chief Rafael Barney, Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, talks about the book Navigating the Seven Seas: Leadership Lessons of the First African American Father and Son to Serve at the Top in the U.S. Navy during a Black History Month celebration held by the Multicultural Committee on Feb. 22, 2024.
Sailors and 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 Feb. 15, 2024.
Personnel assigned to Naval Support Activity Souda Bay; Public Works Department, NSA Souda Bay; and the Detachment 1, 95th Reconnaissance Squadron graduate from a Foundational Leader Development Course on Feb. 7, 2024.
The Leadership Triad of Naval Support Activity Souda Bay poses for a photo with members of the World Hellenic Inter-parliamentary Association prior to providing the association with a command brief and tour of the installation on Jan. 19, 2024.
Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Sean Sweetay, assigned to Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, prepares to pull in the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) as the ship arrives in Souda Bay, Crete, Greece, for a regularly scheduled port visit on Jan. 24, 2024.
Capt. Odin J. Klug, commanding officer, Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, welcomes Secretary of State Antony Blinken to the installation, Jan. 6, 2024.
Personnel assigned to Naval Support Activity Souda Bay joined forces with six local organizations to collect gift donations for 94 local children and young adults. The NSA Souda Bay Chapel coordinated an Angel Tree program that garnered support from 68 individual volunteers to provide toys and clothing items to those in need on Dec. 27, 2023.
Sailors assigned to Naval Support Activity Souda Bay cut a ceremonial cake at an event in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 11, 2024.
Sailors assigned to Naval Support Activity Souda Bay and Greek Local Nationals assigned to NSA Souda Bay’s Port Operations Team heave line while bringing in the first-in-class aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) as the ship arrives in Souda Bay, Crete, for a scheduled port visit on Dec. 26, 2023.
Naval Support Activity Souda Bay personnel welcomed the NATO Missile Firing Installation (NAMFI) Christmas Carolers to the base and listened to some traditional Greek holiday music on Dec. 22, 2023.
Military service members from NATO-member and NATO-partner countries simulate casualty care and evacuation onboard the decommissioned Hellenic Ship Aris (A-74) as part of a Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) course at the NATO Marathi Pier Complex in Souda Bay, Crete, Greece, on Nov. 3, 2023.
Sailors assigned to Public Works Department, Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, Greece, receive recognition from Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Riege, public works officer, NSA Souda Bay, during an awards ceremony on Dec. 14, 2023.
A Landing Craft, Air Cushion vessel assigned to Bataan Amphibious Ready Group approaches the NATO Marathi Pier Complex to receive logistical support, mail and supplies from Sailors and personnel assigned to Naval Support Activity Souda Bay and Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella, site Souda Bay on Nov. 3, 2023.
Volunteers from Naval Support Activity Souda Bay deliver food donations collected from personnel at NSA Souda Bay to the Chania Municipal Community Support Market, a facility that supports local families, on Dec. 5, 2023.
Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Madai Lopez-Esqueda and Retail Services Specialist 2nd Class Miguel Alonso Rodriguez, both assigned to Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center (NAVSUP FLC) Sigonella, Site Souda Bay, sort mail and packages bound for Naval Support Activity Souda Bay and forward-deployed ships operating in the region on Nov. 15, 2023.
Personnel assigned to Naval Support Activity Souda Bay participate in a Winter Safety Stand-Down event hosted by the NSA Souda Bay Safety Office in the base fitness center on Nov. 17, 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.
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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