Naval Support Activity Souda Bay in Greece hosted USS Gerald R. Ford's logistics detachment from August 16 to September 6, 2023.
The detachment's primary role is to coordinate the transportation of supplies and materials for the aircraft carrier
The carrier strike group conducted training and operations to support maritime stability and security.
Remotely-located logistics detachments, known as "Beach Dets," provide staging locations for carrier deliveries
NSA Souda Bay serves as a supply line for friendly forces in the region, with an all-weather airfield and deep-water pier.
The Beach Det. was supported by Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella, Site Souda Bay.
These logistics hubs transited 22,050 pounds of cargo, including mail and parts, via 10 COD flights.
The C-2A Greyhound aircraft was used for cargo and personnel transport between the ship and Souda Bay.