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USCG Hampton Roads

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About USCG Hampton Roads

Rich in history, overflowing with natural resources and jam-packed with economic, cultural and recreational opportunity, Hampton Roads is a diverse and friendly community. 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.


The Region which includes Williamsburg, Newport News, Hampton, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach is home to perhaps the largest military concentration in the world.


The US Coast Guard Fifth District, based in Portsmouth Virginia, is home to the Base Support Unit, Personnel Support Services Unit, and Health Safety and Work Life Field Office.


Nestled between the Elizabeth River on the east and the Chesapeake Bay on the north, Portsmouth has a small town atmosphere, yet is just 15 minutes from Norfolk International Airport, and 30 minutes from Virginia Beach.


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Local Area Information



Equally enticing for both nature lovers and history buffs, Portsmouth is replete with old town charm. 300 years old with a rich naval legacy, the town has a striking combination of old and new. Modern conveniences are knotted with historic nautical attractions.


There are all sorts of outdoor activities available; golfers can take a swing at any of the six area golf courses. Additionally, an urban wildlife refuge is also part of the diverse findings within Portsmouth; be sure to visit Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve. Nature lovers embrace this 142-acre paradise. It is home to white-tailed deer, red foxes, river otters, and hundreds of varieties of migratory and resident birds.

Nature, history and beautiful environs ' it's no wonder so many people have sailed into Portsmouth.


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 has to offer:

  • Comprehensive information regarding Virginia's schools is available on the Department of Education website. nbsp;
  • If you wish to view a particular school's report card, you can search by school division by following this link.
  • Click here for great information for military families who will have children attending a school in Virginia.


Civilian Employers
A wide variety of employment opportunities are available in the Hampton Roads area:

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:

Points of Interest
There are many exciting things to see and do near Naval Station Norfolk. They include:

  • Old Towne Portsmouth
  • Naval Shipyard Museum
  • Children's Museum of Virginia
  • Virginia Sports Hall of Fame
  • Beaches at Virginia Beach and Norfolk
  • Virginia Zoo
  • Chrysler Hall
  • Norfolk Scope
  • Spirit of  Norfolk River Cruises
  • Norfolk Botanical Gardens
  • Norfolk Tides and Norfolk Admirals Professional Sports Teams

Click here to explore current events in the Hampton Roads area.

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