Welcome to Fort Eustis

Fort Eustis is located in Newport News, Virginia, and is a United States Army military installation that is home to the Army Transportation Corps. The U.S. Army Aviation Logistics School also calls the fort home. The mission of Fort Eustis and its nearby satellite installation, Fort Story, is to train officers and enlisted soldiers on all modes of transportation, aviation maintenance, logistics, and deployment research. The area was first settled in colonial times by the English colonists in 1607. Tobacco was once an economic staple for the area. In 1918, the Army bought the land in the Fort Eustis area to be part of a military build-up for World War I. About 200 residents occupied the base at this time. In 1931, Fort Eustis became official and served as a penitentiary for bootleggers during Prohibition. Once prohibition was repealed, the fort was commandeered for many other military and non-military activities. Training in marine, rail, amphibious operations, and other modes of transportation were consolidated at Fort Eustis. Units current serving at Fort Eustis include the 8th Transportation Group, the 71st Transportation Battalion, the 36th Transportation Battalion, and the 71st Transportation Battalion.

Weather in the Fort Eustis area is warm in the summer when temperatures reach the 70s and mildly cold in the winter where temperatures are in the 40s. The warmest month is in July and the coldest months are in January. Annual rainfall is 47 inches with the wettest month being in July. Local housing options are available in nearby cities such as Williamsburg, Newport News, and Hampton. The Transportation Corps Regiment celebrated its 44th anniversary at Fort Eustis in July of 1986. The Corps was inducted into the Army Regimental System. The activation of the Regiment re-designated several Transportation Corps training commands and brought bank renowned transportation units of the past.
 
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Welcome to DoD Housing Network. We provide the resources for you to make an educated housing decision upon your PCS arrival to Fort Eustis. Whether you decide to stay on post in Fort Eustis housing or use your basic allowance for housing (BAH) to rent or purchase a home in the community surrounding Fort Eustis, our relocation tools will help you make the right choice. Feel free to browse the homes for rent, homes for sale by owner (FSBO) and featured real estate, 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. When looking at the rental homes, apartments and homes for sale make sure to use our tools in each listing to research the schools, demographics, crime rates and other helpful community information pertaining to Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton, Portsmouth, Norfolk, and other nearby areas. Please note DoD Housing Network is not a government sponsored website.

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