Naval Facility KeflavikAdak
March 1966 - December 1996
Naval Facility Keflavik, Iceland was commissioned 1 March 1966 with a compliment of only nine officers and sixty-nine enlisted personnel. At its peak of operations, the command grew to 15 officers and 163 enlisted personnel. The Naval Facility was located in the midst of a lava rock field and came to be known by many as the “Dark Side of the Moon;” particularly fitting in the winter months when darkness prevailed. Once off the base however, the island of Iceland was a site seers paradise where numerous glaciers, hot springs, geysers, waterfalls, and natural formations abounded. Over the years, Naval Facility Keflavik earned a global reputation for outstanding professionalism and stellar conduct of its operational mission. NAVFAC Keflavik was decommissioned on 13 December 1996, after 30 years of dedicated service.