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United States Navy
30 Battle Group Way
Wallops Island, VA 23337-2283
The cost of living on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, where the Surface Combat Systems Center is located, and the nearby Eastern Shore of Maryland, are lower than the U.S. national average.
SCSC Wallops Island is a rural area with little to no public transportation. A car and a valid driver’s license are a virtual necessity. Also, if you are arriving during mid-summer and need temporary quarters, first contact the NGIS for reservations. If there are no rooms available, you will need to make reservations at a local hotel on Chincoteague Island. Reservations should be made well in advance since summer is high tourist season in this resort area.
SCSC Wallops Island is a rural area with little to no public transportation. A car and a valid driver’s license are a virtual necessity. Also, if you are arriving during mid-summer and need temporary quarters, first contact the Navy Gateway Inn and Suites for reservations. If there are no rooms available, you will need to make reservations at a local hotel on Chincoteague Island. Reservations should be made well in advance since summer is a high tourist season in this resort area.
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.
Wallops Island does not have DSN.
Our mission is to execute high-fidelity shipboard representative integrated warfare capabilities in a maritime environment to strengthen the fleet. SCSC is an Echelon III Navy command under the Program Executive Officer, Integrated Warfare Systems. Surface Combat Systems Training Center Detachment Wallops Island, a detachment of Center for Surface Combat Systems, Dahlgren, Virginia, is a tenant Command at Wallops Island. Surface Combat Systems Center was previously AEGIS Combat Systems Center.
Wallops Island is named after John Wallop, a 17th century surveyor and original owner of the island. The island has been used for grazing livestock, as a hunting preserve, and as a location for a Coast Guard Station. The Navy commissioned the Chincoteague Naval Air Station on the present site of the Wallops Main Base and established the Naval Aviation Ordnance Test Station on Wallops Island in 1941. In 1958, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) was absorbed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Navy ceased operations at the Chincoteague Naval Air Station and Naval Aviation Ordnance Test Station. NASA acquired the naval facilities as part of their planned expansion. Since then, NASA has launched numerous research vehicles in the quest for information of the flight characteristics of airplanes, launch vehicles, spacecraft, and upper atmosphere physics. This research has contributed and is contributing significantly to the success of the U.S. space program.
The Navy returned to Wallops Island in the early 1980's, to start construction and development of Surface Combat Systems Center. Today in joint partnership with NASA, NOAA, and the USCG, Wallops Island has capabilities that will extend far into the future to make Wallops Island a leading competitor in state of the art technologies. For more information, go to the SCSC https://www.navsea.navy.mil/Home/SCSC/.
SCSC is comprised of a hard charging team of over 300 military, civilian and contractor personnel all working together to provide highly technical engineering and training support to the fleet.
33,000 in Accomack County Virginia.
Surface Combat Systems Center is comprised of a hard-charging team of over 300 military, civilian and contractor personnel all working together to provide highly technical engineering and training support to the fleet.
Surface Combat Systems Center is co-located with NASA at the Wallops Flight Facility. SCSC is a highly sophisticated facility uniquely located in a rural setting on the beautiful Eastern Shore of Virginia, which is famous for its wildlife refuges and unspoiled shorelines. The Capt. Eric L. Washam AEGIS Engineering and Training Complex, the Ships Self Defense Facility and the Wallops Island Engineering Test Center are located on the oceanfront of Wallops Island. Each facility contains sufficient equipment to duplicate the combat systems of all operational cruisers, destroyers, amphibious and carriers, as well as the next-generation destroyers and aircraft carriers. With these capabilities SCSC is becoming known as The Battle Group in the Sand.SCSC's headquarters complex, bachelor quarters Navy Gateway Inn and Suites and Navy family housing units are located just south of the NASA main gate and are designed to co-exist in the tranquil environment of the Eastern Shore. The base operator's phone number is 757-824-1692.
Salisbury, Maryland – Salisbury Regional Airport 29 miles north
Directions from the North (DC area):
Norfolk, Virginia – Norfolk International Airport (ORF) 82 miles south
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Incoming personnel should have their copy of orders, military I.D. card, driver's license and auto insurance information. Families with school-aged children should have their birth certificates, immunization records, Social Security cards and current physical certification.
Currently, there is no base transportation on this installation.
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