JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS
Hampton, VA 23665, USA

Information

Our Military

Langley Air Force Base sits on 3,152 acres between the city of Hampton and the northwest and southwest branches of the Back River.

Welcome

A diverse collection of 10 cities and six counties, Hampton Roads lies in the middle of the Eastern Seaboard, and with a population of 1.6 million, it is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States. It is also home to the world’s greatest natural deep-water harbor.

Getting To & Around

The metropolitan region known as Hampton Roads connects to the United States and the world with established, advanced transportation infrastructure that includes the Port of Virginia — the best natural deep-water harbor on the East Coast. Rail giants CSX and Norfolk Southern connect with the port for cargo distribution throughout the East Coast and Midwest, and Amtrak provides daily rail passenger service between Newport News; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; New York; and Boston.

Housing & Real Estate

Since 1983, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget has recognized Hampton Roads as a significant group of socially and economically integrated communities. Its prime mid-Atlantic location in southeastern Virginia embraces two areas: South Hampton Roads and the Peninsula — often referred to as the Tidewater area. South Hampton Roads includes the cities of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Franklin, Suffolk and Virginia Beach, and the counties of Isle of Wight, Southampton and Surry. The Peninsula consists of the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and Williamsburg, and the counties of Gloucester, James City and York.

Employment & Economy

The salt taste of tidewater has defined the 10 independent cities and six counties in southeast Virginia known as Hampton Roads for more than four centuries. The region’s harbor, the Port of Virginia, is the nation’s largest natural ice-free, year-round port and the fastest-growing on the East Coast. Other thriving business categories identified by the Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance include aerospace and aviation, corporate and professional, maritime and logistics, modeling and simulation and advanced manufacturing, with health care also in the mix.

Health Care

There are many health care services in Hampton Roads for military, civilians and veterans, though implementation of the Affordable Care Act has changed established insurance options. Visit www.healthcare.gov for information on open enrollment for health care coverage under the national Affordable Care Act. Virginia has nine carriers that offer 105 different plans to its residents. Two groups — Advanced Patient Advocacy LLC (www.aparesults.com) and the Virginia Poverty Law Center (www.VPLC.org) — can help walk applicants through the maze of choices.

Family Resources

Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially when kids and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier.

Education & Academics

For those moving to a new location, it’s important to know what educational options are available. This chapter outlines the public schools system in Hampton Roads, along with information about local libraries and higher education. There are private schools, charter schools and home schooling available to children in Hampton Roads as well.

Living

There are plenty of entertaining activities in Hampton Roads — music, sports, theater, museums, parks and shopping. Take a ride back in time on the Hampton Carousel, or use some pedal power to bike along the historic Colonial Parkway. Treat the kids to interactive education at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, or marvel at treasures of marine history during the Norfolk Harborfest. Plus, there’s nothing quite like a sunset walk through the arts and scenery of the Virginia Beach Boardwalk.

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