Naval Station Norfolk Base Guide


Naval Station Norfolk is the world's largest naval station, supporting 75 ships and 134 aircraft alongside 14 piers and 11 aircraft hangars.


The base houses the largest concentration of U.S. Navy forces. Air Operations conducts an average of 275 flights per day or one every six minutes. It is the hub for Navy logistics going to the European and Central Command theaters of operations, and to the Caribbean.

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Ever wonder where the largest naval station in the world is? Naval Station Norfolk is it! NS Norfolk is also home to the largest concentration of U.S. Navy forces. Its 14 piers and 11 aircraft hangars house 75 ships and 134 aircraft in support of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet. Essentially, NS Norfolk manages just about anything happening on or over the Atlantic—from here to Africa and between the North and South Poles. NS Norfolk hosts personnel from every branch of service and supports vital Joint missions as well.

As expected, the largest naval station in the world has some pretty impressive base services. People come from all over the Southside to take advantage of shopping at the Naval Exchange. Base housing is available, but you’ll likely be on a wait list. There are also many privatized housing communities located throughout the Southside cities and usually a high inventory of homes available for rent or sale in the area. A knowledgeable real estate agent can be a huge help in this region.

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