Welcome to NS Norfolk

Naval Station Norfolk is located in Norfolk, Virginia, one of the centers of Navy activity. NS Norfolk is the Navy’s largest station, supporting 75 ships and 134 aircraft with 14 piers and 11 aircraft hangars. The station supports naval forces in the United States Fleet Forces Command in the Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.

The land for the naval site was purchased in 1917, and construction began for development of the base, including piers, aviation facilities, storehouses, fuel storage, and recreation grounds for fleet personnel. By 1918, there were 3,400 enlisted men at the base.

By 1939, large battleships had converged on the station, including the USS California, USS Idaho and USS New Mexico. Aircraft carriers such as the USS Ranger, and the USS Enterprise (not that one) also called the station home. World War II brought exponential growth to the station, which employed over 8,000 personnel. The station was host to more than 70 tenant commands including several aircraft carrier groups and Navy Air reserve units. These ships protected the east coast shipping of the US, and escorted Allied supply ships to the United Kingdom, against German submarines.

After the war the station became primarily an air station for various squadrons. The station also welcomed evacuees during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, and again accepted Cuban refugees in 1994. After the end of the Cold War, the station was converted to a naval station again.

Weather in the Norfolk area tends to be warm and humid in the summer with temperatures in the 70s and 80s and cold in the winter with the temperatures in the 40s. Annual rainfall in the area is 52 inches with the wettest month being March.

Local housing options are available nearby in cities such as Norfolk, Hampton, and Newport News. Apartments near NS Norfolk rent for $600-$1000 a month. Houses near NS Norfolk sell for about $255,000.
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