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 HAMPTON ROADS 

 

Welcome to Hampton Roads, Virginia. This area is home to more than 20% of the entire United States Navy! Hampton Roads, Virginia, consists of the “Southside” and the “Peninsula.” Southside cities are Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, and Suffolk. Norfolk and Portsmouth are cities with limited land and tightly concentrated populations. Chesapeake and Virginia Beach seem like counties, with much larger land areas and less defined city centers, although the City of Virginia Beach has recently developed a Town Center near Pembroke Mall. Suffolk is rural. Hampton and Newport News are located on the Peninsula, as are the historic towns of Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown.

Naval installations include the Naval Station, Norfolk; Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, which lies partly in Norfolk and partly in Virginia Beach; Naval Air Station, Oceana; NAS Oceana, Dam Neck Annex in Virginia Beach; NSA Norfolk Northwest Annex in Chesapeake; and Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown. In addition, there are many other Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, and Coast Guard installations in the area. Approximately 1.6 million people live in Hampton Roads, and activities abound which may interest you. Fishing, camping, historic sites, concerts, theater, opera, ballet, symphony, zoos, museums, and more are available. The climate is generally moderate, and there are four distinct seasons. Winters see occasional, light snowfalls, while summers tend to be hot and humid. When making your move to Hampton Roads, Virginia, the Fleet and Family Support Centers are ready and available to assist you. Call 1-800-FSC-LINE (372-5463), 24 hours a day. ‘For more information on the Hampton Roads area, check out Military Installation Overview’ on Military Homefront’s website www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil/moving or Military OneSource’s website at http://www.militaryonesource.com.

Fleet and Family Support Center Relocation and Employment Assistance

Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) provides the following relocation services for military personnel and their families.
Upon arrival, visit the nearest Fleet and Family Support Center for further information on base and community services. FFSC is here to welcome you and assist with your relocation to Hampton Roads.
Lending Locker items: folding tables and chairs, high chairs, kitchen ware and utensils, Pack N Plays, tri-fold mattresses, child safety seats, and other items are available for temporary use until your household shipment arrives. All are available at no cost to the service member with a copy of PCS orders and ID card.
The Career Development Resource Center (CDRC) has many resources for job seekers and transitioners. Internet use is available to clients looking for work or wishing to post their resumes. CDRCs offer information about local employers, career search, resume writing, and local job fairs. Individual employment assistance is also available.
CDRC also presents a series of workshops monthly covering employment issues. The workshops are:
• Career Planning
• Effective Resume Writing
• The Federal Employment System
• Interview Techniques
• Job Network
• Job Search Strategies

HOUSING

Navy Housing in Hampton Roads, Maryland and West Virginia has been turned over to Lincoln Military Housing. Navy Housing Welcome Centers will continue to take applications, manage waiting lists and make preferred referrals to the privatized housing to qualified personnel. To check out the waiting lists go to PCS House at: www.housing.cni.navy.mil. Requests for application can be made in person.

HOUSING WELCOME CENTERS
Your orders require you to check into one of the Hampton Roads Housing Offices before you negotiate for off-base housing. They can help you locate civilian vacancies. Their addresses and telephone numbers are as follows:

Housing Southside Hampton Roads
M-F • 0730-1615
7924 14th Street
Norfolk, VA 23505-1217
757-445-2832
DSN 565-2832
1-800-628-7510
FAX 757-445-6935

Peninsula Hampton Roads
M-F • 0800-1615
1970 Von Stuben Dr. Newport News, VA 23603
757-847-7806
DSN 953-7806
1-800-704-5488
FAX 757-847-7822

HOME SALES AND RENTALS
Homes for sale are usually plentiful in Hampton Roads and relatively reasonable when compared to high cost areas like California or Washington DC. However, the demand for rental units is quite high, and the vacancy rate is low. Costs for rental units during the summer months may be very high near the resort areas because of the tourist season.
Average apartment rentals can range from $600 for an unfurnished one-bedroom unit to $920 or more for an unfurnished four bedroom unit. Housing costs may be lower on the Peninsula. Some useful websites to start your search are: www.ahrn.com, www.
apartmentguide.com and www.hrtide.com.
Rental Partnership Program

Contact the Southside Hampton Roads Welcome Center for more information, including information about the Rental Partnership program. RPP contains properties that are designated for Military Personnel at reduced rates. Rent must be paid by allotment. Landlord Tenant Acts and Military Clauses in leases may vary from state to state. As a result, local security deposits may be more than you are expecting. Even when you receive orders, landlords can require 30 days notice.

CHILD CARE

Quality child care is available in a variety of forms in the Hampton Roads area. The Navy Mid-Atlantic Region Child Placement Program is a regional office that provides information on childcare resources throughout the Hampton Roads region, both civilian and military providers.

Navy Mid-Atlantic Region Child Placement Program
Naval Station Norfolk
1565 Piersey St. Norfolk, VA 23511
Phone: 1-866-NAVY-CDC (628-9232)
Fax: 757-444-2314

Other resources available:
The Planning Council/Child Care Assurance
Plan/Child Care Answer Line: 757-627-3993 or
Toll Free: 1-800-477-3993

State licensed day care providers are regulated and monitored by the Regional Office, State Department of Social Services:
Eastern (Virginia) Regional Office: 757-491-3990
Peninsula: 757-247-8020
YMCAs (all have nursery facilities)

Approved day care homes may be regulated by individual cities. Call the local Social Services Agency in your city of residence for additional information. Information Services Division of The Planning Council: 757-625-4543

EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER PROGRAM

The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is designed to identify family members with long term health care, psychological, or special educational needs. An EFMP regional representative is located at the Naval Medical Center,
Portsmouth. For more information about EFMP’s benefits and questions concerning enrollment, call 953-7805 or call your local FFSC’s Information and Referral Specialist.

TRICARE

“Tri-Service Coordinated” Health Care refers to the coordination of resources between the local military hospital, clinics, and civilian sources. All branches of service are covered by TRICARE. TRICARE Service Centers offer military appointments, civilian network referral, benefits information and claims assistance. Hampton Roads is part of the TRICARE North Region. TRICARE options in Hampton Roads:
• TRICARE Standard, TRICARE Extra and TRICARE Prime
• Open to all rates and ranks
• Services provided at several locations
• Flexibility in choosing a specific health care provider will affect (and likely increase) the amount patient will pay in cost share. For more information, call 1-877- 874-2273, Medical Appointments 1-866-645-4584, and Mental Health appointments
1-866-645-4584

Dental information
United Concordia
Tricare Family Dental Plan
1-800-866-8499 - 24 hours
www.TRICAREdentalprogram.com

UTILITIES

CHESAPEAKE 
Electricity..............1-888-667-3000
Gas 1-866-229-3578 or 1-800-543-8911
Sewer/Water........... (757) 382-6352
Trash Collection..... (757) 382-2489
Recycling................. (757) 548-2256

HAMPTON
Electricity..............1-888-667-3000
Gas.........................1-866-229-3578
Water...................... (757) 926-1000
Trash/Recycling...... (757) 727-8311

NEWPORT NEWS/YORKTOWN                                                          

Electricity..............1-888-667-3000
Gas.......................... (866) 229-3578
Water...................... (757) 926-1000
Trash Collection..... (757) 727-8311
Recycling/
Solid Waste............. (757) 269-2857

NORFOLK
Electricity..............1-888-667-3000
Gas.........................1-866-229-3578
Dept. of Utilities..... (757) 664-6700
Waste Management.. (757) 441-5813
Recycling................. (757) 441-1347

PORTSMOUTH
Electricity..............1-888-667-3000
Gas.........................1-800-543-8911
Sewer/Water........... (757) 393-8524
Trash/Recycling.......(757)393-8663

SUFFOLK
Electricity..............1-888-667-3000
Gas.........................1-866-229-3578
Sewer/Water........... (757) 923-3675
Sanitation Dept...... (757) 923-2492
Recycling................. (757) 548-2256

VIRGINIA BEACH
Electricity..............1-888-667-3000
Gas.........................1-866-229-3578
Sewer/Water........... (757) 427-4631
Trash/Recycling...... (757) 427-4650

PHONE COMPANIES

Verizon:..................... 757-954-6222
AT&T:.....................1-800-222-0300
Cavalier:....................757-248-4000 or
................................... 1-800-950-7858
Cox:........................... 757-222-1111

AUTOMOBILE REGISTRATION

Virginia Central Line 1-866-368-5463
www.dmv.state.va.us

North Carolina Customer Service (919) 715-7000
www.ncdot.org/dmv

Many Hampton Roads area cities require a city decal for automobiles owned by individuals residing
within the city. Active duty personnel whose vehicle is registered (title, registration, and plates) in another state are not required to obtain a city decal. For additional information, contact the DMV.

BASE DECALS


Base auto decals remain current for three years or for the duration of current enlistment, whichever is
earlier. Personnel normally obtain their decals from the security office serving
the unit to which they are attached. A completed vehicle registration and the following are required:

Effective Safety Inspection Certificates

Vehicles registered in states having safety inspection laws must display current safety inspection
stickers, either from the state of registration or Virginia.

Identification

Proper Department of Defense identification.

Insurance

Applicants must present evidence of insurance coverage as required by the state of Virginia.

Current Vehicle Registration

Vehicles of armed forces Personnel must be registered in their own names or in the names of their
legal dependents. If the vehicle is titled in BOTH service member and spouse’s names or spouse’s
name only, there will be a property tax assessment. Taxes are approximately 3% of the assessed value
of the vehicle. This can be quite an expense, especially on a new or late model car. The titled owner of the vehicle must be an active duty nonresident to qualify for an exemption of personal property tax.