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Huge Vessel USS Hershel “Woody” Williams Arrives in Crete

USS Hershel “Woody” Williams, the second of a new class of sea-based ships called Expeditionary Sea Bases, docked at Crete's Souda Bay base on Tuesday. The huge vessel set sail from Virginia on July 27, for its inaugural deployment following...

The Naval Base at Souda, Crete: Strategic Asset or Source of Danger for Greece?

At a time when tensions between the United States and Iran are escalating dangerously, the strategic importance of Souda Naval Base on Crete is coming under the spotlight once again. Formally known as ''Naval Support Activity, Souda Bay,'' this facility, located...

American B-52 Bomber Lands in Greece For the First Time

The U.S. Air Force has deployed its B-52 Stratofortress bomber to Greece for the first time, according to a new statement issued by Naval Support Activity Souda Bay. “A B-52 Stratofortress bomber was diverted to land at Naval Support Activity...

Pentagon Seeks to Upgrade American Base on Crete

The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joseph F. Dunford, expressed Washington’s desire to further upgrade the American base at Souda Bay on Crete. The joint Greek-U.S. base is a forward operating site for U.S. and allied operations...

Talk of Expanding NATO Activities at Greece's Souda Bay

The Souda Bay base is on the northwest coast of the Greek island of Crete and hosts the Crete Naval Base, a major naval installation of the Hellenic Navy and NATO in the eastern Mediterranean. Recently, concerns amidst tensions between Turkey...

Kammenos, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Ray Discuss Military Cooperation and Souda Bay Base

Strengthening military cooperation between Greece and the United States and the NATO base in Souda Bay, Crete, were the main issues discussed in a meeting between Defense Minister Panos Kammenos and the Deputy Commander of the United States European...

Protests in Crete Over Syrian Chemicals Destruction

On Saturday July 19, residents, unionists and members of environmental organizations blocked the road to the NATO naval base in Souda Bay, Crete, protesting against the destruction of Syrian chemical weapons in the Mediterranean Sea. The blockade is expected to last...

Falkonera the Titanic of Greece…

December 8th, marked the 47th anniversary of one of the worst maritime accidents in Greece, widely known as the “Falkonera Shipwreck.” 217 people drowned. The ferryboat “Heraklion” sailed from Souda Bay, Crete to the port of Piraeus with a...