Viper nest at Souda

The USAFE’s 555th Fighter Squadron deployed to Souda Bay, Crete, on exercise with the Hellenic Air Force. Vangelis Antonakis reports.


Face to face with a two-seat Hellenic Air Force F-16D Block 52+ of 337 Mira ‘Ghost’ from Larissa air base.

THE US Air Forces in Europe’s 555th Fighter Squadron (FS) undertook a Flying Training Deployment to Souda Bay earlier this year. Fourteen F-16s from the 555th FS ‘Triple Nickel’ visited Crete between January 20 and February 3. Tanker support was provided by a single KC-135R Stratotanker from the Arizona Air National Guard’s 161st Air Refueling Wing.

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