Joint Base Langley-Eustis
633d Air Base Wing
45 Nealy Ave Langley AFB, VA 23665
Langley Air Force Base is one of the oldest continuously active air bases in the World. In 1916, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, predecessor to NASA, established the need for a joint airfield and proving ground for Army, Navy and NACA aircraft.
It is located adjacent to Hampton and Newport News, Virginia. It was one of thirty-two Air Service training camps established after the entry of the United States into World War I in April 1917.
It is home to the 633d Air Base Wing (633 ABW), 1st Fighter Wing (1 FW) and the 480th Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing (480 ISRW). It also hosts the Global Cyberspace Integration Center field operating agency, the 192D Fighter Wing of the Virginia Air National Guard and Headquarters Air Combat Command (ACC).
In 2010, Langley Air Force Base was joined with Fort Eustis to become Joint Base Langley–Eustis.
The base is one of the oldest facilities of the Air Force, having been established on December 30,1916, prior to America’s entry to World War I by the Aviation Section, U.S. Signal Corps.
“AirPower over Hampton Roads” is a recurring airshow held at Langley in the spring. Many demonstrations take place, including the F-22 Raptor Demonstration, Aerobatics, and parachute demos.
More than 9,000 military and civilian personnel.
Langley is located in Hampton, Virginia, part of the Hampton Roads historic region. Within an hour of Richmand the state capital to the north and Virginia Beach to the south. It is separated from Norfolk by the body of water known as Hampton Roads.
For those arriving by air, Hampton Roads has two major airports; Norfolk International and Newport News-Williamsburg International served by both major air carriers and smaller regional commuter lines. Most communities in the region are within a 30-minute commute from the airports.
The area offers a modern interstate and state highway systems with Interstate 64 and the public transportation includes light rail, bus and ferry services.
TRICARE Information and News
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.
FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in a Virginia school, a child must be at least 5 years old by September 30th. Check with the school for other requirements.
To register a child for school you should take the following to the school office: an official certified copy of the birth certificate (not a photocopy) or a sworn statement of the child’s age with an explanation of why the certified birth certificate cannot be provided; the child’s street address; and the three-part School Entrance Health Form (MCH 213F) completed by a licensed physician, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant, indicating that the child has had a full physical exam within the past 12 months.
For more information, go to the Virginia Department of Education. www.doe.virginia.gov/families/student_enrollment.shtml
For a list of local private schools in Virginia, visit the National Center for Education Statistics website and use the private school search tool at www.nces.ed.gov/surveys/pss/privateschoolsearch
There are two school systems serving Langley AFB. Main base
housing residents attend Hampton City Schools, with 36 schools
and approximately 23,000 students. For main base there are one
elementary, one middle, and one high school serving as primary
feeder schools. The nearby Bethel Manor housing area residents
attend York County Schools, with 19 schools and approximately
13,000 students. Bethel Manor residents are serviced by two
elementary, two middle and two high schools, depending on
where you live in Bethel Manor.
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current servicemembers can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition.
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Child Care Aware:
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.
There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Virginia Department of Human Resources 804-225-2231
Helps Virginia families live safe, healthy and successful lives. It fulfills this mission by providing children, youth, families and adults care, services and treatment to thrive in their homes and communities.
Center for Child & Family Services 757-838-1960
Strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.
Portsmouth Humane Society 757-397-6004
Handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more.
Hampton Health Department 757-727-1172
Virginia State Police 800-552-7977
Base Operator (757) 764-9990
Chaplain (315) 772-5591
Civilian Personnel Office (315) 772-1049
Dental Headquarters (315) 772-4440
EFMP Family Support (315) 772-5476
Family Advocacy Program (315) 772-6929
Family Child Care (315) 772-2250
Housing Services Office (315) 772-9397
ID/CAC Card Processing (757) 878-0942
Information and Referral (315) 772-6799
In-Processing (315) 772-0423
Legal Services and JAG (315) 772-5261
Medical Appointments (315) 772-4655
NAF Human Resources Officer (315) 772-5393
Suicide Prevention Hotline (315) 772-9018
More than 950 homes in ten neighborhoods. Available for all ranks. Call 757-369-8335 or visit the Housing Office website.
4.9 miles from Base
Very friendly neighborhood that is close to some of the top schools in the country. This is a cul-de-sac and so it provides a safe place for the kids to play.
4.9 miles from Base
Family friendly military neighborhood. A lot of kids out playing. Moderately priced area with newer homes.
The summers are hot and muggy, the winters are short and very cold, and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 31°F to 90°F and is rarely below 17°F or above 97°F.
Rain falls throughout the year in Hampton. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 13, with an average total accumulation of 3.8 inches.
The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around January 30, with an average total accumulation of 0.4 inches.
The overall cost of living index in Hampton, VA is 100, which is 7% lower than the Virginia average and equal to the national average.
Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Hampton, VA are 1% higher than the Virginia average and 1% higher than the national average.
Hampton Roads lies in the middle of the Eastern Seaboard and is home to the world’s greatest natural deep-water harbor. It is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States.
Hampton Roads has 11,684 miles of shoreline along the Atlantic Ocean, Chesapeake Bay and multiple rivers, so residents enjoy a full range of seaside and aquatic activities.
It also has plenty of modern-day attractions, including museums, a zoo and an amusement park. It also boasts some of the countries biggest festivals like the Norfolk Harborfest and Virginia Beach Neptune Festival Boardwalk. Many other events, popular restaurants and shopping destinations will keep residents entertained in this rich and vibrant region.
For a list of local attractions, https://www.downtownhampton.com/explore/attractions