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Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group Two, Naval Beach Group Two, Naval Construction Force, Naval Special Warfare Group 4, Tactical Air Control Group Two, Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit Two, Underwater Construction Team One, AAFES, 11th Transportation Battalion, Army Reserve Center, U.S. Army School of Music, Directorate of Training and Doctrine, FORSCOM Logistics, U.S. Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group, NATO Communication Logistical Activity
2600 Tarawa Court, Ste 100, Virginia Beach, VA 23459-3297

Little Creek Fort Story Base

Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story is comprised of the former Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek and the Army Post of Fort Story. Fort Story witnessed the humble beginnings of our country at the 1607 first landing site. Little Creek began as a dynamic training ground for World War II amphibious forces. Together they comprise the crown jewel of America’s military bases. Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek–Fort Story is the country’s premier installation for housing and training the nation’s Expeditionary Forces.


The base comprises four locations in three states, including almost 12,000 acres of real estate. Its Little Creek location in Virginia Beach, Virginia totals 2,120 acres acres of land. Outlying facilities include 350 acres located just north of Training Support Center Hampton Roads in Virginia Beach, and 21 acres known as Radio Island at Morehead City, North Carolina.  Radio Island is used for U.S. Coast Guard ships and personnel as well as serves as an amphibious embarkation/debarkation area for U.S. Marine Corps units at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.


The mission of the Naval Amphibious Base is to provide required support services to over 15,000 personnel of the 27 homeported ships and 78 resident and/or supported activities. The base’s combination of operational, support, and training facilities are geared predominantly to amphibious operations, making the base unique among bases of the United States and Allied Navies. The Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek is the largest base of its kind in the world.


Fort Story is located in the independent city of Virginia Beach, Virginia at Cape Henry at the entrance of the Chesapeake Bay. The area offers a unique combination of features including dunes, beaches, sand, surf, deep-water anchorage, variable tide conditions, maritime forest and open land. The base is the prime location and training environment for both Army amphibious operations and Joint Logistics-Over-the-Shore (LOTS) training events.

Arriving at Little Creek 
Inprocessing Procedures For Navy personnel assigned to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek

All personnel reporting to JEB Little Creek or one of the Tenant Commands, report to Personnel Support Detachment (PSD), located directly inside gate 4 or that Tenant Command. All personnel reporting to the ships, report directly to the ship. If you do not know where to find the ship, call the ship information line at 757-444-0000 and request the pier number and directions. If the ship is on deployment, report to the Naval Station Norfolk, Transient Personnel Unit (TPU).

The Fleet and Family Support Center, Relocation Department, is available to assist you with all your relocation needs.
Inprocessing Procedures For Army Personnel assigned to Fort Story
Fort Story is a sub-installation of Fort Eustis, Virginia. Fort Eustis is located 50 miles away. Personnel assigned to Fort Story must first process in at Fort Eustis. When processing in at Fort Eustis, be aware, your assignment could change. The Military Personnel Offfice base assignments on the present needs of the Command. Therefore, your assignment may be at either of the installations. Military Personnel Office: Fort Eustis – Bldg 650, 757-878-4431.

Base Population

There are over 17,000 Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, military families, DoD personnel, civilians, and retirees assigned to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story.