The U.S. Air Pressure deployed for the primary time its B-52 Stratofortress bomber to Greece, in keeping with Naval Help Exercise Souda Bay assertion.
“A B-52 Stratofortress bomber was diverted to land Naval Help Exercise Souda Bay resulting from antagonistic climate at its vacation spot – marking the primary time a B-52 landed right here,” the service message states.
Naval Help Exercise Souda Bay is a serious naval base of the Hellenic Navy and NATO at Souda Bay in Crete, Greece. The deployment additionally consists of joint and allied coaching in Europe to enhance bomber interoperability.
Crete Naval Base serves because the second largest (in numbers of battleships harbored) naval base of the Hellenic Navy and the most important and most outstanding naval base for america and NATO within the jap Mediterranean Sea.
Moreover, it options the one deepwater port in Southern Europe and the Mediterranean Sea that’s appropriate and able to sustaining the most important plane carriers (class “supercarriers”). The one different choices out there for the US Navy are Norfolk Naval Station in america and Dubai within the Persian Gulf.
As to the U.S. Air Pressure, it commonly deploys bomber plane to the European theater of operations. Coaching with companions, allied nations and different U.S. Air Pressure models contributes to readiness and allows us to construct enduring and strategic relationships essential to confront a broad vary of world challenges.