Sailors heave aboard mooring lines on the fantail of the guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58). The ship departed Naval Station Norfolk in January 2017 as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th fleet areas of responsibility. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class J.R. DiNiro)
Naval Station Norfolk supports the operational readiness of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, providing facilities and services to enable mission accomplishment. It is home to Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet and Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic as well as the Defense Department’s largest supply center.
The naval station is in the southeastern corner of Virginia. The area is collectively known as Hampton Roads. Hampton Roads generally includes the cities of Newport News, Hampton, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and Suffolk, and is populated by more than 1.6 million people. Naval Station Norfolk is situated in the Sewells Point area of the city of Norfolk, near the site of the battle of the Monitor and Merrimac (CSS Virginia). It is the largest naval complex in the world.MAJOR UNITS AND ORGANIZATIONS
Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet
Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet is the logistic and administrative command for all naval air forces assigned to U.S. Fleet Forces Command. It is responsible for the material readiness, administration, training and inspection of units and squadrons under its command and for providing operationally ready air squadrons and aircraft carriers to the fleet. It provides combat-ready air forces to fleet commanders operating in areas ranging from the North Pole to the Antarctic and from the East Coast of the United States to the Indian Ocean.
Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic
Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic is the regional coordinator for all shore-based naval personnel and shore activities in the mid-Atlantic region, which encompasses 20 states, 14 installations and 50 naval operational support centers.
As the naval shore installation management headquarters for the mid-Atlantic region, CNRMA provides coordination of base operating support functions for operating forces throughout the region in support of the “fleet, fighter and family.”
Fleet represents the operating forces of the Navy. CNRMA ensures all installation requirements necessary to train and operate the fleet (ports, airfields, training ranges, etc.) are maintained and ready.
Fighter represents the men and women in the operating forces. CNRMA ensures each installation’s ability to facilitate the manning, training and equipping of the Navy’s fighting force.
Family represents the men and women of the armed forces and their families. To ensure the fighting forces are supported on all fronts, CNRMA Family and Community Services, Housing and Safety provide the quality of life, support and services that allow the fighting forces to focus on mission accomplishment.