Naval Station Norfolk
Naval Station Norfolk is the largest naval complex in the world! It supports the operational readiness of the US Atlantic Fleet. They provide facilities and services for missions and are committed to safety, security, and continuous improvement in quality of life and quality of service for our Sailors and families.
Naval Station Norfolk is located in the Southeastern corner of the Commonwealth of Virginia. It is in the Sewells Point area of the City of Norfolk. The area is often referred to as “Hampton Roads” which includes the cities Newport News, Hampton, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, and Suffolk.
Naval Station Norfolk supports the operational readiness of the US Atlantic Fleet, providing facilities and services to enable mission accomplishment. We are committed to safety, security, and continuous improvement in quality of life and quality of service for our Sailors and families.
The land on which Naval Station Norfolk is located was originally the site of the 1907 Jamestown Exposition. During this exposition, high-ranking naval officers were consulted and favored the idea that this site was ideal for a naval base. A bill was passed in 1908 proposing that Congress appropriate $1 million for the purchase of the property and buildings, but it died when the Assistant Secretary of the Navy was given a choice between this property or a new coal ship. He replied that a new ship was an absolute necessity.
The base population includes more than 80,000 active duty personnel, 112,000 family members and 30,000 civilians.