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United States Marine Corps
MCCS Hampton Roads
1251 Yalu Street
Norfolk, VA 23515-4693
The Hampton Roads area of Virginia encompasses seven cities and includes a broad geographic area. When moving to the area, in addition to personal preferences, consider where you choose to reside as it relates to the location of your command. Hampton Roads is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Chesapeake Bay, as well as other major rivers and waterways. It is virtually impossible to get from city to city without passing over/through bridges and tunnels. The tunnels, especially, can be onerous to navigate. High volume can result in miles of traffic back ups that can added significant time to your commute. Some tunnels have tolls attached, which can significantly add to your commuting costs.
Marine Corps Official Pet Policy
The United States Marine Corps has set official policy on types of dogs allowed in installation housing and other rules surrounding pets on base. You must read this policy before you plan your move, if you plan to live in government housing.
Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The operator can be reached at commercial (719) 567-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.
Fleet Marine Forces Atlantic (FMFLANT), U. S. Marine Forces Command (MARFORCOM)
The Commanding General of FMFLANT/Commander of MARFORCOM commands Active Component (AC) Service-retained operating forces, executes USMC force generation actions across the AC/RC Components in provisioning of joint capable Marine Corps forces, and directs deployment planning and execution of Service-retained operating forces in support of Combatant Commander (CCDR) and Service requirements.
Marine Corps Security Force Regiment (MCSFR)
Provide limited duration expeditionary anti-terrorism and security forces in support of designated component and geographic combatant commanders in order to protect vital naval and national assets. Conduct other limited duration contingency operations as directed by the commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command.
Camp Elmore has the distinct honor of being the first Marine Corps camp named posthumously for an enlisted Marine. PFC George W. Elmore, USMCR, was a 20-year-old Browning Automatic Rifleman with George Co., 3/5. Wounded, he exposed himself to lay down a withering fire until his wounded comrades could be evacuated. His attack was effective, but he lost his life in battle.
Camp Elmore once embraced a 15-acre tract in what was known as the naval base's "south annex." During more than a 50 years of use by the government, the area has been a Seabee training site, prisoner of war camp and Army barracks area.
Today, Camp Elmore is home to HQSVCBN, U.S. Marine Forces Command, FMFLANT. Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) at Camp Elmore is responsible for serving not only those units stationed at Camp Elmore, but all Marine commands in the Hampton Roads area. For more information, please visit the MCCS homepage or find us on Facebook.
Camp Elmore employs approximately 300 active duty, 120 civilian Marines and a number of civilian contractors. While MCCS Hampton Roads serves as the hub for Marines in the area, almost seventy five percent of the Marines stationed in the area are 21 miles or more from Norfolk. As a regional program, MCCS travels to support all of our Marines, Sailors, and their families.
Camp Elmore is located in Norfolk, Virginia. Situated in the far southeastern corner of the state and comprised of seven cities—Norfolk, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Newport News and Hampton—the Hampton Roads area has a combined population of nearly 1.7 million people.
Predominately a "Navy town," Norfolk is home to the largest Naval installation in the world; Hampton Roads is truly a joint forces dream. With local Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard bases and installations, it's a military melting pot. Nearly 2,900 Marines reporting to ten local Marine commands call Hampton Roads home. Other local Marine commands in the area include MCSCG, EWTGLANT, MARDET NSOM, MATSD, MARDET Dam Neck, and three reserve units including, MACS-24, MAG-49/VMM-774 and Co A 4th AA Bn.
With a rich history dating back more than 400 years, Norfolk is within an hour’s drive of Yorktown, Jamestown and Williamsburg, an area known as the Historic Triangle. Norfolk offers a wide array of cultural and entertainment options including the Norfolk Admirals hockey team and the Norfolk Tides baseball team as well as museums, zoos, concert arenas and historic sites and battlefields.
Most service members and employees rely on private vehicles to get on, off and around base in the area, but there are a number of taxi companies, local buses, as well as light rail. For complete information on buses in the Hampton Roads area, please visit the Hampton Roads Transit website:https://gohrt.com/