Naval Support Activity Northwest Annex  

Adjacent Military Base

237 Relay Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23322


Although it operates as an independent base and is often listed as one, Naval Support Activity NSA Northwest Annex is actually an adjacent military base. It is located in Chesapeake, Virginia. It is in the immediate proximity of the borders with North Carolina. The base is large enough, yet it is under the jurisdiction of the military facility in Chesapeake. Both of these bases are owned and run by the United States Navy.

The primary mission of this facility is simple. It was initially built to support its nearby neighbor, regardless of its objectives. Over the history, things haven’t changed too much. Just like the base in Chesapeake, its adjacent one has the clear objective to support all the worldwide operations of the United States Navy in any possible way. The base doesn’t host American forces only, but also some NATO troops, which are taken in consideration as well. Other than that, the obvious purpose to provide a high quality of life to its inhabitants its obvious. The base is responsible for their facilities.

NSA Northwest Annex has an obvious military objective. However, it is among those military bases that go further than that. The facility works in a tight collaboration with the surrounding communities in order to protect the lands and traditional farms in the region. The place has been known to be a productive area for centuries, therefore the authorities try to avoid turning it into a military field with nothing else around it. Maintaining the surroundings has always been among the priorities of the local officials.

As an adjacent base, NSA Northwest Annex doesn’t have a very impressive history. In fact, most of its achievements have been highly connected with the Chesapeake base it supports. In 1948, the base was picked to host the Commander in Chief of the Atlantic, along with all the troops and staff. It was one of the first major accomplishments and one of the first times when the base was truly appreciated and taken in consideration.

A similar action took place in 1977. The Fleet Headquarters Support Activity for the Atlantic was redirected to this site in order to provide full support to all the commands. It was a small improvement the base was taken through. The new command was supposed to upgrade the logistics, transportation, maintenance, fiscal and administrative services. It was one of the moves that raised NSA Northwest Annex to a new level. Ten years later, the base was restructured. Another ten years later, it was given a new list of priorities. All of them were still highly related to the larger base from Chesapeake. In 2011, the name was changed to NSA Hampton Roads.

The overall population in Chesapeake, Virginia is 240,397.



If your sponsor does not meet you personally upon arrival to the area, military personnel should report to commands as follows:

USCG COMMCOM personnel please call 757-421-6240.

Marine Corps Security Force Training Company personnel please call 757-421-8555 during working hours or 757-421-8100 after hours to report.
Training Support Hampton Roads Northwest Service Center personnel please call CDO at 757-359-0616 during working hours. Personnel reporting to Dam Neck call the Quarterdeck at 757-492-6234.

If your new command is not listed above, please refer to your orders for further instructions on proper reporting procedures.


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Virginia Department of Human Resources 757-664-6000
Helps 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.

Chesapeake Children Services 757-382-2000
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.

Chesapeake Animal Services 757-546-5355
Handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more.

Chesapeake Dept of Public Health 757-382-8600

Highway Patrol 757-424-6788

Base Operator 757-421-8287



The Hampton Roads region has several housing areas. There are 23 enlisted housing areas with a total 4,119 units, 6 officer housing areas with a total of 235 units and 30 flag officer units. The housing assignment is predicated upon your needs and availability. Wait time can be as little as 0-3 months, or as long as 18-24 months.

Cheshire Forest

9.3 miles from base

A great neighborhood with active community watch. Houses are large with good size yards. And the designs of each home is unique. Community pool, clubhouse, tennis court and two playgrounds are located nearby.

Foxgate Quarter

9.9 miles from base

The heart of Great Bridge is a very family friendly area. Top of the line Chesapeake schools. City Parks and Recreation have wonderful sports leagues for all ages of children. Walk to the annual Christmas Parade on S. Battlefield, a Chesapeake tradition.

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In Chesapeake, the summers are hot and muggy, the winters are very cold and windy, and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 34°F to 88°F and is rarely below 22°F or above 95°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Chesapeake for warm-weather activities are from mid to late May and from late August to mid October.

Compared to the state average of Virginia the cost of living index in Chesapeake, VA is 117, which is 8% higher than the average in Virginia and compared to the national average it is 17% higher than.

If you look at everyday goods and services they can be a good indicator in a certain city of the general costs of goods there. In Chesapeake, VA goods and services come in at 11% higher than the average in Virginia and are 10% higher than compared to the nationwide average.

Located along the Intracoastal Waterway in the heart of Coastal Virginia, Chesapeake is a city rich in history and natural wonders. Rediscover outdoor adventure while navigating 22 miles of fresh and salt waterways. Paddle the Dismal Swamp Canal where Edgar Allan Poe reportedly penned parts of his famous poem, “The Raven.” Spot rare bird species and wildlife along the scenic trails of Northwest River Park & Campground and the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Celebrate the city’s heritage and culture at one of our many family-friendly events and festivals held throughout the year. Dine at diverse restaurants from comfortable favorites to down-home fare to the exotic.

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