A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress strategic bomber landed at Naval Support Activity Souda Bay in Greece last week after being diverted from its destination due to adverse weather.
This is the first time a B-52 bomber is landing at NSA Souda Bay.
Check out these photos of our unexpected, but welcome, visitor this week!
A #B-52 #Stratofortress bomber was diverted to land @NSA_SoudaBay due to adverse weather at its destination – marking the first time a B-52 landed here.@USEmbassyAthens @HQUSAFEPA pic.twitter.com/1V0OymH9xB
— NSA Souda Bay (@NSA_SoudaBay) November 8, 2019
NSA Souda Bay is strategically located on the northwest coast of the rugged Greek island of Crete around 10 miles east of the city of Hania (Chania). It occupies an area of approximately 110 acres on the Northside of the Hellenic Air Force’s Souda Air Base, which is the home of the HAF’s 115th Combat Wing. The airfield also serves as the civilian airport for the Hania region of Crete.
NSA Souda Bay is physically located on the large circular shaped Akrotiri Peninsula, which forms the northern face of the Souda harbor. A Hellenic Naval Base (Crete Naval Base) occupies a large portion of both the North and South coast of the Souda Bay harbor along with the port village of Souda.
NSA is poised to carry out its vital mission of extending Joint and Fleet Warfighting capability through Operational Support to U.S., Allied and Coalition Forces deployed within the EUCOM/CENTCOM/ AFRICOM AOR.