Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads 

Echelon 4 regional support commander

Ingram St, Norfolk, VA 23551


The Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads is located off Terminal Blvd. in Norfolk, Virginia. It has the largest concentration of fleet headquarters an communication facilities. Tenant commands such as, US Fleet Forces Command, Joint Staff Hampton Roads, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, Naval Submarine Forces and Naval Reserve Forces Command and nearly 6000 personnel are there at the installation. Their mission is to coordinate and give multi-service shore activity support to those tenants.

NSA Hampton Roads traces its lineage back to the Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (now Fleet Forces Command) . On 1 February 1941, when the Atlantic Fleet was resurrected, the LANTFLEET staff was headquartered in an odd assortment of ships; the USS Augusta (CA-31), then the old wooden ship USS Constellation, USS Vixen (PG-53), and then USS Pocono (AGC-16). In 1948, the LANTFLEET staff moved into the former naval hospital at Norfolk, Virginia, which is where it currently remains. It was at that time, that the Atlantic Fleet Commander would create the CINCLANTFLEET Flag Administrative Unit to provide limited logistic services and support to CINCLANTFLT staff’s.

In May 1977, after a four-month study, the Chief of Naval Operations established the Atlantic Fleet Headquarters Support Activity (HSA) to provide administrative, personnel, logistics, maintenance, transportation, special services, supply, and fiscal services to tenant activities and commands so they could operate with maximum emphasis on their primary missions. In 1987, the chain of command was restructured once again, making the HSA an echelon four command under Commander, Naval Base, Norfolk (the predecessor for Navy Region Mid-Atlantic).

In 1999, HSA was redesignated a major command and dual-hatted with the responsibilities as the Installation Commander for three base installations and as the Program Director for Regional Support Services. The following year, Headquarters Support Activity was disestablished and renamed Naval Support Activity, Norfolk. In October 2011, NSA received approval to change its name to Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads, as it now included two additional bases that were not located in Norfolk.

The installation accommodates to 825 active duty military, 438 family members, and 554 civilian employees.



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’s compulsory attendance law states that all children who are 5 years old on or before September 30 of the school year must attend school. This could include public school, private school, a public or private preschool program, a private tutor, or home instruction.

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Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition.

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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.

Norfolk Children Services 757-664-7749
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.

Norfolk Animal Services 757-622-3319
Handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more.

Norfolk Dept of Public Health 757-683-2800

Highway Patrol 757-455-3980

Base Operator 757-836-1484



The Hampton Roads region has several housing areas. There are 18 enlisted housing areas with a total 3902 units, 6 officer housing areas with a total of 226 units and 37 flag officer units. Wait time can be as little as 0-3 months, or as long as 18-24 months.

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In Norfolk, 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 Norfolk for warm-weather activities are from mid to late May and from late August to mid October.

Residents in Norfolk, VA enjoy a cost of living index of 108. This index is equal to the Virginia average, and 8% higher than the national average.

The general cost of living for any given area can be estimated by looking at the cost of everyday goods in that area. For those living in Norfolk, VA, the average cost of goods and services is 11% higher than it is in Virginia, and it is 10% higher than the national average.

With a rich history dating back more than 400 years, Norfolk is within an hour’s drive of Yorktown, Jamestown and Williamsburg, an area known as the Historic Triangle. Norfolk offers a wide array of cultural and entertainment options including local sports teams, museums, the zoo, concert arenas, and historic sites and battlefields.

Take in the sights of Hampton Roads with an American Rover sailing ship cruise. Cruises depart from Waterside Marina and sail the Elizabeth River and Hampton Roads Harbor. The 2-hour narrated harbor and sunset cruises are available April through October. Visit

Founded in 1939 as the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences, the Chrysler Museum of Art combines a fine arts museum, two significant historic houses and a glass studio, the only one of its kind on the East Coast. In addition to its permanent collection of more than 30,000 objects spanning nearly 5,000 years of history, the museum offers changing exhibitions and education activities for visitors of all ages. Visit

The Elizabeth River Trail is a 9-mile biking and pedestrian trail that runs from Norfolk State University to Terminal Boulevard. The trail can be used for travel between Naval Station Norfolk to downtown Norfolk. The trail connects parks, the Waterside Festival Marketplace and other city locales, while providing scenic views of the Elizabeth River. Interpretive markers tell the history of the area and environment. Visit or

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