Closing Ceremony at Keflavik

Naval Air Station Keflavik held a closing ceremony Sept. 8 officially ending its 45-year history in Iceland. To prepare for the transition, the Keflavik and tenant command team cleaned and cleared 500 facilities and shipped 6.6 million pounds of household goods, 850 privately owned vehicles, and 600 government vehicles, according to a Navy press release. Air Force personnel and equipment moved out earlier. The formal transfer back to Iceland is slated for Sept. 30.