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Camp Allen: In-Depth Welcome Center (2022 Edition)
Camp Allen: In-Depth Welcome CenterCamp Allen: In-Depth Welcome Center

Camp Allen: In-Depth Welcome Center (2022 Edition)

Introduction

Welcome to Camp Allen Marine Base, located in Norfolk, Virginia. Camp Allen is a satellite base of Naval Station Norfolk, considered to be its southern annex, located near the downtown center of the city. The base is 15 acres, with about 1,400 personnel serving on base. Camp Allen is named after the CEC Captain Walter H. Allen, who founded the naval construction regiment during WWI.

This guide is designed to help you navigate through almost everything you’ll need as you settle into your new posting. Click below to jump to what you would like to look up.

Where Is Camp Allen?

Camp Allen Welcome Center
1251 Yalu St.
Norfolk, VA 23515
Phone: 1 (757) 423-1187
Hours:

  • Monday-Friday – 0800-1800
  • Saturday-Sunday – 1030-1800
  • Holidays – Closed

Camp Allen Map

Driving Directions

From Richmond, Virginia

  1. Take I-64 E.
  2. Take exit 276 to merge onto I-564 W toward the Naval Base.
  3. Take the VA-406/Terminal Blvd. exit toward Hampton Blvd.
  4. Continue onto VA-406 W/Terminal Blvd.
  5. Turn right onto Diven St.
  6. Slight left onto Fechteler Rd.
  7. Turn right onto Inchon St.
  8. Camp Allen will be on your right.

From Norfolk International Airport

  1. Head east on Norview Ave. toward Airport Parking Dep Rd.
  2. Slight right onto Airport Parking Dep Rd.
  3. Make a U-turn.
  4. Use the left two lanes to turn left onto Norview Ave.
  5. Turn right onto VA-165 N.
  6. Use any lane to turn slightly left onto E Little Creek Rd.
  7. Turn left onto Tidewater Dr. Service Rd.
  8. Slight right onto Tidewater Dr.
  9. Use the right lane to merge onto I-64 W via the ramp to Hampton/Richmond.
  10. Keep left at the fork to continue on I-564 W.
  11. Follow signs for Naval Base/VA-406/Terminal Blvd.
  12. Take the VA-406/Terminal Blvd. exit toward Hampton Blvd.
  13. Continue onto VA-406 W/Terminal Blvd.
  14. Turn right onto Diven St.
  15. Slight left onto Fechteler Rd.
  16. Turn right onto Inchon St.
  17. Camp Allen will be on your right.

Greyhound Bus Station in Norfolk, VA

  1. Head north toward Park Ave.
  2. Turn right onto Park Ave.
  3. Turn left onto Holt St.
  4. Turn right onto Tidewater Dr.
  5. Use the right lane to merge onto I-64 W via the ramp to I-564/Naval Base/Terminal Blvd.
  6. Keep left at the fork to continue on I-564 W.
  7. Follow signs for Naval Base/VA-406/Terminal Blvd.
  8. Take the VA-406/Terminal Blvd exit toward Hampton Blvd.
  9. Continue onto VA-406 W/Terminal Blvd.
  10. Turn right onto Diven St.
  11. Slight left onto Fechteler Rd.
  12. Turn right onto Inchon St.
  13. Camp Allen will be on your right.

Amtrak Station Norfolk Station in Norfolk, VA

  1. Head north toward Park Ave.
  2. Turn right onto Park Ave.
  3. Turn left onto Holt St.
  4. Turn right onto Tidewater Dr.
  5. Use the right lane to merge onto I-64 W via the ramp to I-564/Naval Base/Terminal Blvd.
  6. Keep left at the fork to continue on I-564 W.
  7. Follow signs for Naval Base/VA-406/Terminal Blvd.
  8. Take the VA-406/Terminal Blvd exit toward Hampton Blvd.
  9. Continue onto VA-406 W/Terminal Blvd.
  10. Turn right onto Diven St.
  11. Slight left onto Fechteler Rd.
  12. Turn right onto Inchon St.
  13. Camp Allen will be on your right.

Flights to Camp Allen

Norfolk International Airport (ORF) is only about 15 minutes from Camp Allen. This hub, which serves much of the Southeast, is where you’ll more than likely fly in. It has all the amenities you would expect from an international airport, with a lounge for active and retired military personnel.

Camp Allen Transportation Office

Personnel Support Mall Bldg.
7920 14th St. #336
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: 1 (757) 443-3700
Hours:

  • Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Friday: 0800-1600
  • Wednesday: 0900-1600
  • Saturday-Sunday: Closed
  • Federal Holidays: Closed

Entering Camp Allen and Base Amenities

Entering Camp Allen and Base Amenities

When you first arrive at Camp Allen, you’ll need to visit the Welcome Center off of Yalu Street. Every driver on base needs to have a valid military, Veteran, or retiree ID, along with a valid driver’s license and insurance card.

Check-In Procedures for Incoming Personnel

Every military personnel reporting for duty at Camp Allen must head to the Welcome Center to begin the check-in process. It’s here where you can receive the visitor’s pass that you will need to keep on you at all times while on the installation.

In-processing will continue through your assigned unit at Camp Allen. Here are a few of the things you’ll need to keep handy for your check-in: transfer orders, your losing posting, documentation for any dependents, mandates, travel receipts, and your birth certificate. Keeping those handy will make the process go smoothly.

Camp Allen Visitor Center

Camp Allen Visitor/Welcome Center
1251 Yalu St.
Norfolk, VA 23515
Phone: 1 (757) 423-1187
Hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 0800-1800
  • Saturday-Sunday: 1030-1800
  • Holidays: Closed

Camp Allen DEERS Office

Camp Allen Norfolk Naval ID Lab
1560 Mall Dr.
Norfolk, VA 23511
Floor 2 of Norfolk Main Navy Exchange
Phone: 1 (757) 444-8263
Hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 0900-1730
  • Saturday-Sunday: Closed
  • Federal Holidays: Closed

Camp Allen Gate Hours

Camp Allen has one gate that is accessible off of Inchon Street that will lead you to the Welcome Center via the Camp Allen Norfolk, VA, address on Yalu Street.

  • Main Gate (Yalu Street): Open 24/7

Camp Allen Commissary

Camp Allen Commissary

1588 Mall Dr.
Norfolk, VA 23511
Phone: 1 (757) 423-6070

Camp Allen Commissary Hours

  • Friday-Wednesday: 0900-1900
  • Thursday: 0900-2000

Camp Allen Exchange

1251 Yalu St.
Norfolk, VA 23515
Phone: 1 (757) 423-1187

Marine Corps Exchange Camp Allen Hours

  • Monday-Sunday: 1030-1800

barber shop tools

Camp Allen Barber Shops

1251 Yalu St.
Norfolk, VA 23515
Phone: 1 (757) 423-1187 ext. 203

Camp Allen Barber Shop Norfolk, VA Hours

  • Monday-Sunday: 1030-1800

Camp Allen Norfolk Post Office

7800 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23511
Phone: 1 (800) 275-8777

Camp Allen Post Office Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 1130-1500
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Camp Allen Finance Office

1755 Powhatan #229
Bldg. A-48
Norfolk, VA 23511
Phone: 1 (757) 445-7587

Camp Allen Finance Office Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 0730-1600
  • Saturday-Sunday: Closed

9620 Maryland Ave. Suite 100
Bldg. A50
Norfolk, VA 23511-2989
Phone: 1 (757) 341-4489

Camp Allen Legal Office Hours

  • Monday-Thursday: 0745-1545
  • Friday: 0900-12:30
  • Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Camp Allen Library

1481 D Street
JEB Little Creek-Fort Story, Bldg. 3016
Virginia Beach, VA 23459
Phone: 1 (757) 462-7691

Camp Allen Library Hours

  • Monday-Thursday: 0900-2000
  • Friday: 0900-2100
  • Saturday: 1200-2100
  • Sunday: 1200-1900
  • Holidays: Closed

Camp Allen Hotels

Camp Allen Hotels

Camp Allen is in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area as the satellite of Naval Station Norfolk. Chesapeake and the city of Norfolk provide plenty of options for rooms and a large list of hotel options. Here are a few choices we’ve selected for hotels near Camp Allen, Norfolk, VA:

Hampton Inn Norfolk-Naval Base

8501 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23505
Phone: 1 (757) 489-1000

Econo Lodge Naval Station Norfolk

8051 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23505
Phone: 1 (757) 451-0000

Best Western Plus Holiday Sands Inn & Suites

1330 E Ocean View Ave.
Norfolk, VA 23503
Phone: 1 (757) 583-2621

Residence Inn by Marriott Norfolk Airport

1590 N Military Hwy.
Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone: 1 (757) 333-3000

Hampton Inn & Suites Norfolk-Airport

1511 USAA Dr.
Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone: 1 (757) 605-9999

camp allen homes

Where Should I Live Near Camp Allen?

If you’re considering living on base, check out the available on-base housing options. Otherwise, read on to find out more about living off base.

Major Cities Near Camp Allen

Camp Allen is a part of the greater complex that makes up Naval Station Norfolk. The sprawling installation is in the middle of the metropolitan area that includes the city of Norfolk and surrounding cities. You’ll have many options for places to live that are conveniently located near Camp Allen and other major amenities, like Amtrak Stations and the Norfolk International Airport.

Best Places To Live Near Camp Allen

The city of Norfolk, VA, will be your most obvious choice to find a place to live near Camp Allen. It has strong ties to the military community there, where you’ll be warmly welcomed. You’ll have access to waterfront property along the miles of shoreline there, where you can view ships going in and out of the harbor.

Hampton, VA, is home to the world’s first bridge-tunnel – the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel – that was built and eventually opened in 1957. It crosses the channel to Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean for access to the harbor. This city also is the home of Langley Air Force Base and is the sixth most populated city in Virginia. You’ll be on the other side of the bay from Camp Allen and must take the bridge to get to base, but you’ll still only be about 16 miles or so away.

The most populous city in Virginia goes to Virginia Beach. Here, you’ll be located right up against the Atlantic Ocean with plenty of things to do in this resort city. You’ll be a little more remote from Camp Allen but still within 20 miles of the base. You’ll find a thriving community here if you decide to call Virginia Beach home.

Camp Allen Schools

camp allen school

Camp Allen has a few options for schooling and youth care on base and is surrounded by plenty of other choices in the area that can meet your student’s needs. Camp Allen Elementary is located right on base and is within the Norfolk Public Schools District. Secondary schools are off-site, but transportation is available for all the major schools nearby.

During the summer months, you’ll have your pick of a few recreation camps and services. Camp Allen doesn’t have its own School Liaison Officer, but you’ll be able to contact the one at Naval Station Norfolk who will help you as you find a school for your family. You can contact them at 1 (757) 445-0350. You can also click here to see more details about Camp Allen schools.

Camp Allen Weather

beach pier

At this posting, you’ll have a wide range of weather experiences throughout the year. Summers are hot and muggy, while the winters are known to get very cold and windy. Summer highs will be hovering around 90 degrees, while the average in winter sits around freezing, even dipping into the 20s. There’s usually plenty of rain and cloud cover over the course of the year, with snowfall typically seen from the end of December to early March.

Things To Do Near Camp Allen

ship museum

There’s no shortage of things to do near Camp Allen, with many metropolitan centers in the area. Norfolk, VA, has many things to do, including visiting the historic Battleship Wisconsin docked in the harbor. There’s also the Nauticus, where you can participate in destroyer battle simulations and partake in ship tours. Norfolk also has many museums and exhibits in the city. There are many options for dining, shopping, and entertainment, especially in Virginia Beach just a few miles away.

Be sure to check out our full things to do and restaurant guides for a more detailed breakdown.

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Conclusion

We hope this resource has helped wrangle all the important information you need for your move to Camp Allen. We know that relocating can add a lot of stress to you and your family, but the base’s resources are there for you to have a smooth experience.

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