NS Norfolk

Base Name:   Naval Station Norfolk, VA   

Base City:  Norfolk, VA

Base Operator Phone Number: (757)444-0000


Family Readiness Center/Fleet & Family Services:

-          Address:   7928 14th St. Suite 102, Norfolk, VA 23505

-          Phone Number: 757-444-2102

-          Website: http://www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrma/installations/ns_norfolk/ffr/support_services/families.html


Cost of Living:

-          BAH/OHA: starting at $1077 for E-1 without dependents and $1380 for E-1 with dependents


-          Housing Office:

o   Amount of on base houses available:   1,191

o   Phone Number: 757-953-7806

o   Address:   1970 Von Steuben Drive, Newport News, Virginia 23603

o   Website: http://www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrma/installations/ns_norfolk/ffr/housing_and_lodging/family_and_unaccompanied_housing/housing_services.html

o   Off-base/privatized housing

-          AHRN:   https://www.ahrn.com/navyregionmidatlantichamptonroads.php



o   Address:  7811 Hampton Boulevard, Bldg. SDA-313, Norfolk, VA 23505

o   Phone Number:  757-489-2656

o   Website:   https://www.navy-lodge.com/lodge_page.html?p_lodge_number=34



-          Child Development Center

o   Willougby CDC

§  Address:  Building WB-200, O'Conner Crescent

§  Phone Number:  (757) 444-3007

o   Hampton Roads CDC

§  Address:  Buildings SDA-332 on Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk

§  Phone Number:  (757) 444-3379

Website: http://www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrma/installations/ns_norfolk/ffr/support_services/families/child_and_youth_Programs.html

-          Military Certified Providers off-base? yes, more info: (757)444-1277


-          Elementary:  too many to list 


-          Middle:  too many to list 


-          High School: too many to list 


-          Contact School Liaison: Allison Foster, PhD, Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads
Allison.foster@navy.mil; 757-438-3809

Website: http://www.nps.k12.va.us

School Assignments by street address: http://www.nps.k12.va.us/pdf/2013-14_Norfolk_Public_Schools_Locator.pdf


Medical Services:

-          Tricare region (West, Central, North, South): south

-          Address:  Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, 620 John Paul Jones Cir # 275, Portsmouth, VA 23708

-          Phone Number:  757-953-5000

o   Apt Line: 757-953-9796 or 312-377-5000

o   Info: 757-953-5000

-          Tricare: 865-2590

-          Website: http://www.med.navy.mil/sites/NMCP2/Pages/Default.aspx

-          Hospital on base (or clinics only): both


Things to do:

-          Water Park/Parks: 

o    FRP-12 Fleet Recreation Park Outdoor Pool

§  Address: Hampton Blvd., Bldg. FRP-12

§  Phone:  (757) 444-2134

o   Q-80 - Waterfront Athletic Complex Indoor Pool

§  Address: 1910 Decatur Ave., Norfolk, VA 23511

§  Phone:  (757) 444-1267

o   Lagoon Water Park Pool

§  Address: Hampton Blvd., Bldg. FRP-12

§  Phone:  (757) 444-8686

§  Website: http://www.discovermwr.com/navalstationnorfolk/index.html


-          Gym/Fitness Center:

o   N-24 Gymnasium Fitness Center 

§  Address:  1570 Gilbert St., Norfolk, VA 23511

§  Phone: (757) 444-2276

o   CEP-58 - McCormick Sports Fitness Center 

§  Address:  B Avenue (just inside Gate 5 )

§  Phone: (757) 444-4016

o   Q-80 - Waterfront Athletic Complex Fitness Center 

§  Address:  1910 Decatur Ave., Norfolk, VA 23511

§  Phone:  (757) 444-1267 or (757) 444-1292

o   MB-43 – Gymnasium Fitness Center 

§  Address:  1330 Piersey Street

§  Phone: (757) 444-2300


-          Base Vet Clinic:

o   Address: Bldg U-121, 9200 First Avenue, Norfolk

o   Phone:  757-445-0922

o   Website: http://phc.amedd.army.mil/organization/Pages/VtfDetails.aspx?VtfID=112&loc=VA

-          Outdoor Rec: Sailing Center & Marina Boat & Kayak Rentals

§  Address:   Building LAG-77, Hughes Drive

§  Phone: (757) 444-2918

-          RV/Camping Facilities and/or storage rental: Available Contact ODR


-          On/off base bowling alley: Pierside Lanes Bowling Center

o   Address:  B Ave., Bldg. CEP-127, Norfolk, VA 23511

o   Phone: (757) 451-0600


-          Library: None


-          Golf Course:   Sewells Point Golf Course

o   Address:   660 Ruthven Rd., Bldg. CA-99

o   Phone:  (757) 444-5572; Snack Bar & Grill (757) 445-2605



-          Movie Theater:  NONE


-          Hobby Shop: NONE


-          Auto shop: Auto Skill Center MWR/NEX Auto Center

o   Address:   1st Ave & West D St., Bldg. U-126

o   Phone:  (757) 444-1130


-          Local Attractions:

o   Discover the strong nautical heritage and history of the world's largest naval base with an exciting tour of Naval Station Norfolk. Major attractions located to the Northwest include Busch Gardens, Historic Williamsburg, Yorktown Victory Center, and the Jamestown Settlement.

Another short drive is Virginia Beach, the Marine Science Museum, Virginia Aquarium, and Ocean Breeze Amusement Park. Norfolk is also home to the Norfolk Tides Minor League Baseball Team, Virginia Zoo, Botanical Gardens, Norfolk Scope and the Ted Constant Convocation Center.


For more information visit:  http://www.downtownnorfolk.org/enjoy/attractions


-          ITT office information:  

§  Address: NEX Mall Complex, Bldg. CD-13, Norfolk, VA 23511

§  Phone Number:  (757) 445-6663

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out of persons persons said post was helpful

I lived in Norfolk for 4.5 years while my husband was in the RAG and then went to serve a sea tour. A lot of people have a lot of negative things to say about Norfolk but we were happy there! We had our firt born about half way through our stay and found things to do both as a couple and then as a family easily. We also liked the close proximity to other cities. If you get bored in this area you're not looking hard enough. Most of my friends were able to find jobs relatively easily. There were social options churches and schools to fit all options... and the area is huge. DO your research about the commute before you live taking into consideration the bases are spread out and make wise choices - traffic is no joke!

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Erin L. asks: Anyone stationed at Norfolk? Hubby's orders got changed last minute and we're trying to find out info about the area.

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Bobbi T says:
May 28, 2011 at 8:42 pm

The Hubster is currently inbetween commands, but going to the USS Kauffman homeported in Norfolk, Virginia, next month. We have been stationed at some command or another at Norfolk Naval Station in Virginia, for the last 12 years. We are currently getting ready for our 8th deployment.
I have a personal blog and a youtube channel where I talk about the military lifestyle. On youtube, I am TheMilitaryLife.

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