Souda Bay Crete Greece

NSA Souda Bay, Greece
November 26, 2016 – 01:56 pm
Souda Bay, Crete, Greece

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The U.S. Naval Support Activity (NSA) Souda Bay is located on Crete, Greece on the Hellenic (Greek) Air Force Base near the village of Mouzouras, 17 kilometers (approximately 10 miles) east of the city of Hania. NSA occupies an area of approximately 110 acres on the north side of the air base, which is home of the Hellenic Air Force's 115th Combat Wing flying F-16 aircraft. We are physically located on the large, circular shaped Akrotiri Peninsula, which forms the northern face of the Souda Harbor.


From the late 1950's through the 1960's Advance Aviation Base (AVB) ships were frequently deployed to Souda Bay. The positioning of these AVB ships was the first step taken by the U.S. Navy in supporting forward deployed Sixth Fleet units from this Eastern Mediterranean island. These ships were designed to provide fuel, spare parts, technicians and facilities necessary to establish and operate an airstrip for patrol and carrier aircraft in locations where there were no base facilities. U.S. Naval Detachment, Souda Bay was commissioned on 28 May 1969. At that time a sixteen personnel complement, under the command of a First Class Petty Officer, made up the entire detachment. On 1 October 1980, U.S. Naval Detachment, Souda Bay was disestablished and U.S. Naval Support Activity, Souda Bay, Crete, Greece was established. For more information, visit the Souda Bay homepage.


To extend Joint and Fleet war-fighting capability through operational support to U.S., Allied and Coalition Forces deployed within the European, Central and African Commands' areas of responsibility by providing, operating and sustaining superior facilities and services dedicated to combat readiness and security of ships, aircraft, detachments and personnel.

Population Served

NSA Souda Bay is comprised of approximately 20 officers, 300 enlisted personnel, 100 U.S civilians, and 200 contractors, both U.S. and local national. NSA Souda Bay consists of the following departments: Administration, Command Support, Chaplain, Comptroller, Fleet and Family Support Center, Legal, MWR, Operations, Public Affairs, Public Works, Safety, Security, Supply, CROF, Information Systems, Fire, Housing, HRO, Emergency Management, and 13 tenant commands.

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How long will it take a package to get from Washington State to Souda Bay, Greece? | Yahoo Answers

It depends on the class of service you paid for and how big a box is a small box, and whether the customs forms were accurate and what is in the box. Priority Mail International Flat Rate boxes are 6 to 10 business days as the proper way to send it. The 21st to the 27th would be a normal arrival and starting in Washington State, I would guess it as around the 25th. If you made the mistake of using your own box and the USPS and not put that box inside their box, hard to guess about the handling. Priority Mail in their box moves better.

Have you ever been to Souda Bay, Greece? Do you like it? | Yahoo Answers

I come from the island of Crete and specifically form Chania.THere's nothing there to see on Souda bay.I mean it's nice but it's a harbour ,a port for ferry boats.There are so many places around that you can visit that you won't regret missing Souda bay!!!!Have a good time and if you need any more tips,just let me know.

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