Higher than the U.S. national average.
There is a lengthy waiting list for childcare centers in the Hampton Roads area. Consider family home care in military housing or civilian childcare options if care is needed immediately. Contact 866-628-9232 for information on childcare options and waitlist times.
Cell phones are prohibited from use while driving on the installation, this includes hands-free devices.
Virginia's Child Restraint Device Law (Code of Virginia Article 13 Section 46.2) requires that children riding in motor vehicles be properly restrained in a booster seat until they reach eight years of age. The law requires rear-facing child seats be placed only in the back seat of a vehicle. If the vehicle does not have a back seat, the device may be placed in the front passenger seat, provided the airbag has been deactivated or there is no airbag equipment.
Naval Station Norfolk requires all active duty personnel who operate motorcycles on or off base, on duty or off duty, and civilian employees operating on base to attend the 2 day Basic Rider Course (BRC). Experienced riders who have completed the BRC must take the experienced rider course (ERC) as a refresher every 3 years. Any sportbike rider must take the military sports bike rider course after completing the BRC. Refresher training is required every 3 years.
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. Further DSN instructions can be found at: https://installations.militaryonesource.mil/military-installation/naval-support-activity-washington#:~:text=When%20dialing%20a%20DSN%20number,(719)%20567%2D1110.
Naval Station Norfolk supports the operational readiness of the US Atlantic Fleet, providing facilities and services to enable mission accomplishment. We are committed to safety, security, and continuous improvement in quality of life and quality of service for our Sailors and families.
The land on which Naval Station is located was originally the site of the 1907 Jamestown Exposition. During this exposition, high-ranking naval officers agreed that this site was ideal for a naval activity. A bill was passed in 1908 proposing Congress to allow $1 million for the purchase of the property and buildings, but it died when the Assistant Secretary of the Navy was given a choice between this property and a new coal ship. He replied that a new ship was an absolute necessity. However, immediately after the United States entered World War I in April 1917, the Secretary of the Navy was persuaded to buy the property.
That property is where today's NS Norfolk is situated in the Sewells Point area of the City of Norfolk, near the site of the Civil War battle of the Monitor and Merrimac (CSS Virginia). It is the largest naval installation in the world based on support population and is the home of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet. For a thorough history of the installation visit the installation's homepage.
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The region has over 1.6 million people and serves a very large community of active duty, retirees, family members and dependents, Reservists, DoD civilians and Joint Forces.
The Hampton Roads region has a combined population of 1,768,901 (estimate).
The region has over 1.7 million people and serves a very large community of active duty, retirees, family members and dependents, Reservists, DoD civilians and Joint Forces.
The Naval Station (NS) Norfolk is geographically located in the Southeastern corner of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Hampton Roads is a region including the cities of Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, and Suffolk. Hampton Roads is considered to be a military town with the cost of living being slightly higher than average. Naval Station Norfolk Quarterdeck number is 757-322-2365 or 757-322-2366 or DSN: 262-2365, 262-2366 or 262-2367
Norfolk's attractions include the battleship U.S.S. Wisconsin and Nauticus, and The National Maritime Center, an interactive science and technology center.
Hampton Roads has 2 major airports:
Personnel flying into Hampton Roads should make arrangements with their sponsor for transportation from the airport to the command.
In the event that the service member arrives and previously arranged transportation is not available, he or she should report to the Military Information Booth on the second floor. Military Booth staff will call the command for transportation. If the booth is not staffed, the service member should proceed to the USO where USO staff will contact the command for assistance. Taxi fees from the airport to Naval Station Norfolk are as much as $30.00.
Contact numbers and hours of operation for Norfolk International Airport:
USO -- 757-233-0567; Hours are 9 a.m. Daily. - 9 p.m. If you need assistance after midnight, call to verify a volunteer will be there.
Personnel flying into the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport should report to the airport Information Booth for directions to Naval Station Norfolk. Taxi fees to Naval Station Norfolk from the Newport News/Williamsburg airport are as much as $60.00.
Contact Number and hours of operation for Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport: Information Booth -- 757-877-0221; Hours vary with staffing. Public transportation does not run to or from the airports.
Take I-64 East through the Peninsula consisting of Williamsburg, Newport News, and Hampton. Interstate I-64 will continue to the southside through the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel. Naval Base, exit 276, is approximately 4 miles after the tunnel. Take I-564 for 3 miles to Admiral Taussig Blvd. to the base. Gates 1 and 2 of the Naval Base are located at the intersection of Admiral Taussig Blvd. and Hampton Blvd.
Take I-95 South to US 13 South from the southside of Wilmington, Delaware. Follow US 13 down the length of the Delmarva Peninsula to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel. Cross the Bay Bridge and Tunnel and you will be in Norfolk. Take US 13 to I-64 West to I-564 West to the base. The cost of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel is $14.00 one way ($18 for peak season).
From Washington DC
Take I-95 South to I-295 South (exit 84), go approximately 15 miles to I-64 West (exit 28), follow for approximately 76 miles to I-564 and you are at the base.
From the South
Take I-95 North into Virginia to US 58 in Emporia (exit 11). US 58 will bring you into Norfolk where you'll take I-64 for approximately 25 miles to exit 276 to the base.
DoD decals are no longer required for access to the installation. Vehicles for employees or contractors still need to be registered upon check-in or decal expiration. Military personnel are still required to have their vehicles registered at the Pass and ID office (757-322-2971). You will need:
When you arrive at the main gate show your military identification to the gate guard. If everything is in order, access to the Naval Station will be permitted.
Taxi service, local buses, Uber and Lyft offer local transportation services. Units/Commands may operate government transportation for unit/command members as well.
No base operator, call Naval Station Norfolk Quarterdeck at 757-322-2365 or DSN 312-262-2365.