It is worth noting that Souda is the only port in the eastern Mediterranean that has the capacity to accommodate an aircraft carrier in its facilities, something that the US takes advantage of through its Sixth Fleet. Until now, the use of the database has been renewed on an annual basis. Now its use will be for five years with a strong possibility of renewal for several more years as Crete is a key point for military operations in the region.
At the same time, the Volos area, and in particular Stefanovikio, is used for co-training and exercises of American helicopters, which take place at the facilities of the 1st Army Aviation Brigade. With the new Mutual Defense Cooperation Agreement, the US will also be able to use Camp Georgoula.
As far as Larissa is concerned, until now, aircraft of the US Air Force were transferred to the 110th Fighter Wing of the region. At this airbase the presence is essentially made permanent. Let‘s not forget that Larissa is also one of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation‘s barracks.
Likewise, there will be a strong American presence from now on in Litochoro, Pieria, where, among other things, co-training with Greek helicopters was carried out from time to time.