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Naval Weapons Station Yorktown

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About Naval Weapons Station Yorktown

Home to perhaps the largest military concentration in the world, the Hampton Roads Region includes Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach.

Rich in history, brimming with natural resources and full of economic, cultural and recreational opportunity, Hampton Roads is a diverse, friendly and easy to know area. It is one of the nation's largest Metropolitan Areas.

Positioned in southeastern Virginia where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, Hampton Roads is divided between the "Southside'': Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Smithfield, Suffolk and Virginia Beach; and the "Peninsula": Gloucester, Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, Williamsburg, James City County and York County.

Naval Weapons Station Yorktown and Cheatham Annex are located on the Peninsula adjacent to the cities of Newport News and Williamsburg. The base covers approximately 20 square miles with much of the base along the York River shoreline. Known as one of the Navy's 'explosive corridors', Naval Weapons Station Yorktown provides ordnance logistics, technical, supply and related services to the Atlantic Fleet.

Naval Weapons Station Yorktown is home to 37 tenant commands which include:  Naval Munitions Command, the Naval Ophthalmic Support and Training Activity, the Marine Corps Second Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team, Fleet Industrial Supply Center Detachment, Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group, Naval Expeditionary Medical Support Command, and Navy Cargo Handling Battalion One.

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Local Area Information


You will find many wonderful housing options available near Naval Weapons Station Yorktown/Cheatham Annex.  If you are searching for a home near Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, areas you may want to consider include Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton, York County and Poquoson. If you would like to learn more about each of these cities, simply click on the links provided.

Understanding that information on area schools may be an important component of your home search, we have provided the following links so that you can explore what each school division has to offer:

With an unemployment rate of 6.1%, Hampton Roads offers a wide variety of employment opportunities. Many employers will post career opportunities on,, and the Virginia Employment Commission website.

Major employers and the cities in which they are located are listed below:
Alcoa-Howmet (Hampton)
Amerigroup Corporation (Virginia Beach)
Anheuser-Bush/Inbev (Williamsburg)
BAE Systems (Norfolk)
Bank of America (Norfolk)
Bon Secours Health System (Norfolk)
Canon Virginia (Newport News)
Chesapeake Regional Medical Center (Chesapeake)
Colonial Williamsburg (Williamsburg)
College of William & Mary (Williamsburg)
Dollar Tree Stores (Chesapeake)
Dominion Enterprises (Chesapeake)
Eastern Virginia Medical School (Norfolk)
FHC Health Systems (Norfolk)
GEICO Direct (Virginia Beach)
Measurement Specialties Incorporated (Hampton)
NASA Langley Research Center (Hampton)
Newport News Shipbuilding (Newport News)
Old Dominion University (Norfolk)
Portfolio Recovery Associates (Norfolk)
QVC (Chesapeake & Suffolk)
Riverside Health System (Williamsburg/Newport News)
Smithfield Foods (Smithfield)
STIHL Inc. (Virginia Beach)
Tenneco Corporation (Chesapeake)

Click Here for a more complete listing of Hampton Roads Employers.

You will find many options available if you are traveling through the Hampton Roads Region. From a robust interstate system, to passenger trains and light rail, we have it all. For additional information on travel options throughout the region:

There are many exciting things to see and do near the Naval Weapons Station Yorktown. Points of interest include:
  • Busch Gardens
  • Water Country USA
  • Colonial Williamsburg
  • Williamsburg Winery
  • Ferguson Center for the Performing Arts
  • Virginia Air and Space Museum
  • Virginia Living Museum
  • Yorktown Victory Center

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Whether it is employment in the area, school information, housing options, or great things to see and do - let us help you explore what the Hampton Roads area has to offer.

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