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Naval Station Norfolk: In-Depth Welcome Center (2020 Edition)
Naval Station Norfolk: In-Depth Welcome CenterNaval Station Norfolk: In-Depth Welcome Center

Naval Station Norfolk: In-Depth Welcome Center (2020 Edition)

Introduction

Welcome to Naval Station Norfolk, the base that supports the operational readiness of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet. Naval Station Norfolk is home to the Navy’s largest concentration of naval forces. The station also hosts personnel from the Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, and Coast Guard and supports joint missions as well.

Naval Station Norfolk employs approximately 57,861 military members, 13,435 civilian personnel, and 5,438 contractors, according to the Fiscal Year 2018 Hampton Roads Economic Impact Report.

Naval Station Norfolk is home to Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic; and the Defense Department’s largest supply center.

Continue reading for our in-depth guide on Naval Station Norfolk so you can get to know your new base and its surrounding community.

  1. Where Is Naval Station Norfolk?
  2. Google Map View
  3. Getting There – Directions to the Base
  4. Entering Naval Station Norfolk and Base Amenities
  5. Where Should I Live Near Naval Station Norfolk?
  6. What Schools are Near Naval Station Norfolk?
  7. What’s the Weather Like in Naval Station Norfolk?
  8. Things to Do Near Naval Station Norfolk

Where is Naval Station Norfolk?

Pass and ID Office
9040 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23505
Phone: 1 (757) 322-2971

Naval Station Norfolk Map

Naval Station Norfolk Map

Directions to Naval Station Norfolk

Naval Station Norfolk is in the southeastern corner of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The base is in the Sewells Point area of the City of Norfolk. The area is collectively known as “Hampton Roads,” which includes the cities of Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, and Suffolk.

Flights to Naval Station Norfolk

The closest airport is Norfolk International Airport, which is less than 8 miles from the naval station. Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport is about 27 miles from the naval station.

Driving Directions to Naval Station Norfolk

From Norfolk International Airport
  1. Get on Interstate 64 west.
  2. Make a slight right at Interstate 564 west (signs for I-64 W/Hampton/Richmond).
  3. Naval Station Norfolk will be on the right.
From Richmond
  1. Take Interstate 64 east through the peninsula consisting of Williamsburg, Newport News, and Hampton. Interstate 64 will continue to the southside through the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel. The naval base exit (Exit 276) is approximately 4 miles after this tunnel.
  2. Take I-564 for 3 miles to Admiral Taussig Boulevard to the base. Gates 1 and 2 of the base are at the intersection of Admiral Taussig Boulevard and Hampton Boulevard.
From Washington, D.C.
  1. Take Interstate 95 south to Interstate 295 south (Exit 84).
  2. Go approximately 15 miles to Interstate 64 west (Exit 28).
  3. Go approximately 76 miles to Interstate 564, and you are at the base.
From the South
  1. Take Interstate 95 north into Virginia to U.S. 58 in Emporia (Exit 11).
  2. U.S. 58 will bring you into Norfolk, where you’ll take Interstate 64 for approximately 25 miles.
  3. Take Exit 276 to the base.

Public Transit near Naval Station Norfolk

Hampton Roads Transit provides public transportation services in the Hampton Roads region. Hampton Roads Transit offers bus, light rail, and ferry services. Visit the Hampton Roads Transit website for fares, routes, and schedules.

Naval Station Norfolk Transportation Office

Getting ready for a PCS move and in need of some help? Call the Naval Station Norfolk Personal Property Office to get started.

Naval Station Norfolk Personal Property Office
7920 14th St.
Norfolk, VA 23505
Phone: 1 (757) 443-3700

Naval Station Norfolk Personal Property Office Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday – 0800 to 1600.
  • Wednesday – 0900 to 1600.

Entering Naval Station Norfolk and Base Amenities

Entering Naval Station Norfolk and Base Amenities

If you do not have a valid military ID, you may have to stop at the Pass and ID Office to gain base access. Click here for more information on the Pass and ID Office at Naval Station Norfolk.

Check-in Procedures for Incoming Personnel

If you arrive at Naval Station Norfolk between 0900 and 1400 Monday through Friday, report to the administrative office on the first deck of Building N-26 to receive your check-in sheet. If you arrive after working hours or on the weekend, report to the quarterdeck of Building N-26 to get your orders stamped, then report to the administrative office on the next work day. The street address of Building N-26 is 1530 Gilbert St., Norfolk, VA 23508.

By the time you check on board you should already have a sponsor who will help guide you through the check-in process. If you have not had a sponsor assigned or been contacted by your assigned sponsor, call 1 (757) 445-6564 between 0730 and 1600.

Building N-26
1530 Gilbert St.
Norfolk, VA 23508
Phone: 1 (757) 445-6564

Naval Station Norfolk Visitor Center

The Pass and ID Office issues temporary vehicle passes and can provide directions and information on the base. For more information on base access, visit the Naval Station Norfolk website.

For information on the Naval Tour & Information Center and public and private tours of the installation, visit Naval Station Norfolk’s visitor information website.

Pass and ID Office
9040 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23505
Phone: 1 (757) 322-2971

Naval Station Norfolk Pass and ID Office Hours

  • Monday through Friday – 0700 to 1600.

Naval Station Norfolk DEERS Office

Naval Station Norfolk Pass & ID Office
You can also stop by the base Pass & ID Office when you’re due for a new ID and book your appointment online to skip the wait. For more information on personnel matters, including pay and personnel support, retirement, transition, DEERS, RAPIDS, CAC and ID cards, and electronic service records, visit the Navy Personnel Command website.

Naval Station Norfolk Gate Hours

  • Gate 1: Admiral Taussig Boulevard, open 0500 to 0800 (inbound only) and 1400 to 1700 (outbound only) Monday through Friday.
  • Gate 2: Hampton Boulevard, open 24/7.
  • Gate 3A: Interstate 564E, open 0500 to 1900 Monday through Friday.
  • Gate 4: Bellinger Avenue, open 0500 to 1900 Monday through Friday.
  • Gate 5: Off Hampton Boulevard, open 0500 to 1900 Monday through Friday.
  • Gate 10: Rockwell Avenue, open 0500 to 0800 (inbound only) and 1400 to 1700 (outbound only) Monday through Friday.
  • Gate 22: Granby Street, open 24/7.

Naval Station Norfolk Commissary

Naval Station Norfolk Commissary

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

Naval Station Norfolk Commissary Hours:

  • Sunday through Wednesday, Friday and Saturday – 0900 to 1900.
  • Thursday – 0900 to 2000.

Naval Station Norfolk Exchange

1560 Mall Drive
Norfolk, VA 23511
Phone: 1 (757) 440-2000

Naval Station Norfolk Exchange Hours:

  • Monday through Saturday – 1000 to 1900.
  • Sunday – 1000 to 1800.

Naval Station Norfolk Barber Shops

Naval Station Norfolk Barber Shops

For up-to-date barbershop hours, visit the Naval Station Norfolk Exchange website.

C9 Barber Shop
1731 Gilbert St.
Norfolk, VA 23511
Phone: 1 (757) 440-2235
Hours: Currently closed.

DeVary Court Barber Shop
Building C9, Gilbert Street
Norfolk, VA 23511
Phone: 1 (757) 440-2235
Hours: Currently closed.

Main Mall Barber Shop
1560 Mall Drive
Norfolk, VA 23511
Phone: 1 (757) 440-2385
Hours:

  • Monday through Friday – 0800 to 1900.
  • Saturday – 0900 to 1900.
  • Sunday – 0900 to 1800.

V55 Barber Shop
420 Aircraft Tow Way
Norfolk, VA 23511
Phone: 1 (757) 423-0126
Hours: Currently closed.

W313 Fleet Barber Shop
1983 H St.
Norfolk, VA 23511
Phone: 1 (757) 440-2084
Hours: Currently closed.

Naval Station Norfolk Post Office

1731 Gilbert St.
Norfolk, VA 23511
Phone: 1 (757) 444-2043

Naval Station Norfolk Post Office Hours

  • Monday through Friday – 1000 to 1500.

Naval Station Norfolk Finance Office

Naval Station Norfolk Finance Office

If you’re looking for financial advice or assistance on money matters, the talented and professional counselors at the base’s Fleet & Family Support Center are here to help.

Fleet & Family Support Center
7928 14th St., Suite 102
Norfolk, VA 23505
Phone: 1 (757) 444-2102

9620 Maryland Ave., Suite 201
Norfolk, VA 23511
Phone: 1 (757) 341-4470 or 1 (757) 341-4588

Naval Station Norfolk Legal Office Hours
The legal assistance office is only providing remote services until further notice. Visit the legal office’s website for more information.

Naval Station Norfolk Library

The Navy MWR Digital Library provides online resources for Navy families, sailors, retirees, and civilians for recreation, professional development, and academic support.

Naval Station Norfolk Hotels

Naval Station Norfolk Hotels

There are many hotels near Naval Station Norfolk, so you’re sure to find one to fit your budget. For a full list of military lodges and affiliated resorts in the area, visit the Department of Defense Lodging website.

Naval Station Norfolk Navy Gateway Inns & Suites
Building S-30, Wall Manor
Norfolk, VA 23511
Phone: 1 (757) 394-9164

Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads Navy Gateway Inns & Suites
Building SC-400, Kiska Road
Norfolk, VA 23511
Phone: 1 (757) 394-9054

Where Should I Live Near Naval Station Norfolk?

Where Should I Live Near Naval Station Norfolk?

Cities Near Naval Station Norfolk

While many military family members call base housing their home, others choose to live in nearby communities. The neighboring communities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach provide housing, employment, and other services for Naval Station Norfolk military families. The region’s cost of living is higher than the national average.

Best Places to Live Near Naval Station Norfolk

Chesapeake

The city of Chesapeake is south of Naval Station Norfolk. It is home to approximately 245,000 people. Located along the Intracoastal Waterway, Chesapeake is a great place to fish, boat, and enjoy a day on the water. The city is also home to more than 70 public parks and more than 31 miles of multi-use trails.

Hampton

The city of Hampton is north of Naval Station Norfolk, across the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel. This city has a population of approximately 135,000 people. Hampton’s downtown is full of waterfront attractions, and the city is home to the Virginia Air & Space Center, various performing arts venues, Fort Monroe historical and recreational attractions, and more.

Newport News

Newport News is another coastal city, located northwest of Hampton. It is home to approximately 179,000 people. The city has numerous historical attractions, museums, arts centers and galleries, beaches, and the 7,711-acre Newport News Park.

Norfolk

The city of Norfolk is just south of the base. This city has a population of approximately 243,000 people. Norfolk’s Ocean View beach has more than 7 miles of shoreline along the Chesapeake Bay, with gentle waters ideal for swimming and kayaking. Norfolk is also home to golf courses, parks, trails, and arts and entertainment. Norfolk’s museums include the Chrysler Museum of Art and its Perry Glass Studio and the Nauticus, featuring the Battleship Wisconsin.

Portsmouth

South of Norfolk, across the Elizabeth River, you’ll find the city of Portsmouth and its 94,000 residents. Portsmouth is one of America’s most historic seaports and features waterfront attractions, parks, the 142-acre Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve, and several museums, including the Children’s Museum of Virginia.

Virginia Beach

The city of Virginia Beach is southeast of Naval Station Norfolk. This tourist hotspot has a population of approximately 450,000 people. Found where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, Virginia Beach boasts some of the best beach fun in the country. However, Virginia Beach is more than just beaches. Big-city amenities, historical sites, museums, parks, scenic trails, and more make Virginia Beach a great place to call home.

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Naval Station Norfolk Schools

Naval Station Norfolk Schools

There are many options for your child’s education near Naval Station Norfolk. Virginia offers traditional public schools, as well as public charter schools and private schools. For younger children, there are a variety of local daycares and child care programs on and off base.

Children who live on base attend schools in the Norfolk Public Schools district. There are no DoDEA schools on the base.

The Naval Station Norfolk school liaison officer website has more information on area school districts, home schooling in Virginia, special education resources, and the youth sponsorship program, which matches incoming students with a fellow student who can guide them in their new community. The website also has contact information for the base’s school liaison officer, who can provide information and guidance on area schools as well as educational resources for your children.

Naval Station Norfolk Weather

Naval Station Norfolk Weather

Naval Station Norfolk enjoys all four seasons. In the winter, the average highs are in the high 40s and low 50s and average lows are in the mid to high 30s. In the summer, the average highs can soar to the mid to high 80s, with lows in high 60s and low 70s. Naval Station Norfolk gets about 43 inches of rain and 6 inches of snow annually.

Things to Do Near Naval Station Norfolk

Things to Do Near Naval Station Norfolk

Naval Station Norfolk and the surrounding region are home to sand, surf, and fun in the sun, as well as historical sites, museums, art galleries, theaters, great restaurants and breweries, and vibrant shopping districts. On base, there are a multitude of recreational opportunities, including boating, bowling, fishing, swimming, and more. Outside the gates, with beautiful beaches and other Hampton Roads hot spots, there’s no shortage of things to do. Get out and explore!

Suggested Read: 19 Of the Best Things to Do Near Naval Station Norfolk

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Conclusion

Moving to a new base comes with challenges, but Naval Station Norfolk is a great place to call home. Head to the beach and dive into everything this region and world-class base have to offer you during your time here.

 

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