Important Information for Hampton Roads Military
In the footprint of Southeastern and Coastal Virginia, popularly known as Tidewater - there lies a metropolitan comprised of the cities of Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Hampton-Newport News-Portsmouth-Suffolk-Poquoson-York County-Williamsburg and a collection of cities, counties and small towns that even expands into the bordering cities of North Carolina and the Middle Peninsula. With a population over 1.7 million, it makes this region the 37th largest metropolitan area in the United States.Virginia Beach is home to the longest pleasure beach in the world and the region itself is hoem to the world's largest natural harbors. Rich in history - it is undoubtedly one of the best tourist attractions in the United States.
Here you will find a thriving military presence comprised of Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard military commands. In addition to an enormous military population, you will find a great many support staff, civilian contractors and reservists. The largest employers are the military, shipbuilding companies and the port. And as you would expect, local businesses are eager to serve and reward our local military.
For Military transferring to Hampton Roads
There are a great number of things to consider when transferring to Hampton Roads. Top to this list are the following:
Check in with your military sponsor. Ensure before you leave your command that you have a solid military contact, a sponsor, who is ready and willing to help you get settled into your next command.
Ask to receive a Welcome Aboard Package to be sent to you prior to coming here and read it thoroughly. It can save you time and can prove to be very beneficial.
Contact Rebecca Keeney, your qualified and experienced Hampton Roads Real Estate Broker, to help you find your next home. Rebecca Keeney would be glad to send you a customized report of available properties for sale in the area of your choosing. And if you are unfamiliar with he area, she can assist you in narrowing your search based on your needs and criteria. And for those of you seeking to find a rental property for a short duration until you can become familiar with the area, she can assist you with that as well. Keep in mind, rental properties often rent quickly and so what you may see available may not be there one or two months later.
And you may want to familiarize yourself with the military housing by conducting an online search for reviews and articles relating to this.
Commands will often post a list of local businesses cautioning you from any business dealings. Remember, there is a reason for this. It may stem from past military members being victimized and so pay close attention to these warnings.
Area Military Installations
Coast GuardU.S. Coast Guard 5th DistrictWelcome Aboard Information WEBSITE U.S. Coast Guard 5th Atlantic Fleet OFFICIAL WEBSITE U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Welcome Aboard Package PDF-Jan 20,2015 U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown OFFICIAL WEBSITE U.S. Coast Guard Finance Center U.S.Coast Guard Finance Center OFFICIAL WEBSITE
NavyNaval Station Norfolk Map PDF-Jan 21,2015 Installation Information WEBSITE
ArmyFort Eustis Welcome Aboard Information WEBSITEFort Eustis OFFICIAL WEBSITE
Air ForceLangley Air Force BaseWelcome Aboard Information WEBSITE
Marine CorpsU.S. Marine Corps Forces CommandU.S. Marine Corps Forces Command OFFICIAL WEBSITE Camp AllenWelcome Aboard Information WEBSITE
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