Welcome to Fort Eustis
Fort Eustis is the headquarters of the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), researching and training Soldiers on transportation and shipping operations. Major tenant units include the 7th Sustainment Brigade and the 128th Aviation Brigade. It is located in Newport News, Virginia, and is one half of Joint Base Langley-Eustis with the Air Force’s Langley Field.
Camp Eustis was established as part of military build up at the beginning of World War I. Just a few years later, in 1923, the camp became a fort and the home of several artillery and infantry units. It was also a prison for bootleggers during the Prohibition era. For a short time after WWII, Eustis was used for coastal defense and anti-aircraft training, and later became a major supply and distribution center via every possible type of transport- ship, road, and air. Thanks to the internal railroad added in the 1950s, it was also able to ship via rail. These transportation activities are still continued today.
Weather in coastal, southern Virginia is moderate; temperatures in summertime range from the 70s to 80s and wintertime from the mid-30s to 40s. This area receives about 47 inches of rain every year and only occasional, light snow.
This part of the state is known as Hampton Roads and has its roots in early colonial America. It is now a highly populated and busy place, offering many large communities for a variety of off post housing. Cities near the fort include Newport News, Hampton, Yorktown, Poquoson, Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach. Home prices are generally very modest for the state; a home in Hampton Roads usually sells for about $245,000, while rent is $1,300 per month.
About DoD Housing Network
Feel free to browse the homes for rent and homes for sale by owner (FSBO), as well as the local businesses that work with Fort Eustis inbound soldiers and their families. Our goal at DoD Housing Network is to help you better understand Fort Eustis and the surrounding communities, neighborhoods and activities. If you need temporary lodging upon your arrival to Fort Eustis please visit our lodging section with available hotels close to post. Please note DoD Housing Network is not a government sponsored website.
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