Contact the International Military Student Officer
Phone Commercial: (757) 462-8547
Phone DSN: 253-8547
Directions (from Norfolk International Airport)
- Exit Airport
- Right on Norview Avenue
- Right on Azalea Garden Rd
- Right on Heutte Drive
- Right on Shore Drive
- Left into Gate 5 (Entrance to Base)
- Right on 3rd Street
- To Drexler Manor
International Training Courses
Students should read the course description for course(s) they will be attending. For students
attending courses that require camouflage uniforms and boots the student is required to either bring
the appropriate uniforms from their country or purchase them upon arrival in the U.S. This is per the
Invitational Travel Orders, "Terms" section, paragraph (d), EWTGLANT does not have uniforms
and boots to loan to students.
Location. Virginia is located on the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. It is the fourth
largest of the South Atlantic States and thirty-sixth in size among the 50 states. The total area of
Virginia is 40,767 square miles (105,586 square kms). It extends 440 miles east to west. (470 miles
point to point) and 200 miles north to south.
Climate. A mild to humid coastal climate is characteristic of Virginia. Record high
temperature: 110 degrees F (43 C) at Columbia on July 5, 1954. Record low temperature: -29 degrees F
(36 C) at Monterey on Feb. 10, 1899.
- Average July temperature: 75 degrees F (24 C)
- Average January temperature: 36 degrees F (2 C)
- Average yearly precipitation: 43 inches (109 cm)
Uniforms will be worn by all military personnel assigned to the Expeditionary Warfare Training
Group, Atlantic during working hours. We recommend students bring an appropriate set of winter,
summer, and working uniforms with the necessary accessories like hats, belts and rank insignias.
When students have arrived without these items, it is very difficult to replace them in a timely
manner. If student's uniforms are compatible, U.S. Navy uniform items are readily available in the
area Navy Exchanges.
Civilian clothing, while not required, is recommended. Casual attire suitable for sightseeing and
visiting, informal evening attire (coat and tie), and athletic clothing appropriate for sporting
events (golf, soccer, and tennis) is also recommended.
The International Military Student Officer arranges for the students to be met by staff members,
if advance information is provided on arrival Method and time (such as airline, flight number,
airport/location, etc). Civilian clothing is authorized, but students are encouraged to arrive in
uniform for easier identification by staff. If a student is not met, the student should telephone
Quarterdeck at (757) 462-7000 or ISMO at (757)-880-4606 and report location and circumstances. If a student is not met and prefers to take
public transportation, a taxi ride costs approximately $20.00. Those students who receive travel pay
from the U.S. government will be reimbursed for this expense.
EWTGLANT is located in Building 3504, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek - Fort Story, and Virginia Beach, Virginia.
The International Military Student Officers telephone number is (757) 462-8547. All mail sent
to students while at EWTGLANT should be addressed as follows:
Student's Rank and Name
Expeditionary Warfare Training Group, Atlantic
ACADEMICS Office Code N531
1575 Gator Boulevard, Suite 166
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23459-2740
The following are some of the services located at the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek - Fort Story.
Hours of operation may be obtained by calling each activity:
- Golf Course 462-8526
- CI Travel 462-2392
- ITT Ticket Office 462-7793
- Movie Theater 462-7534
- Bowling Center 462-7952
- Enlisted Club 462-7969
- Gymnasium 462-7735
- Base Chapel 462-7427
- Rentals 462-7516
- Commissary 462-4362
- Navy Exchange 462-3239
* Please note there is no shuttle available for transportation
in and around the base *
Bus. A city bus stop is located at the front of Gate 1 of Joint
Expeditionary Base Little Creek - Fort Story. The buses operate continuously from 0500 to 2200 departing the gate
on the hour and half hour. The bus routes cover the entire metropolitan area, all for a $1.50 bus
Taxis. Taxi cabs are expensive. They are $2.40 for the first mile and $1.40 for
every mile thereafter. Specifically request when calling for a taxi that the driver has a
contractor's badge and DOD sticker on the cab. Otherwise, they will not have access to get in the
gate and you will have to walk from outside the gate.
Private Transportation. Before driving, each person is required to have a valid
state driver's license or a valid international driver's license. Rental cars are available from
many rental agencies on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. The rental price varies substantially,
depending on the rental agency, required cash deposit, insurance, the type of automobile, and
condition. The prices range anywhere from $15.00 a day to over $900.00 a month plus mileage and
fuel ($2.50 per gallon or $0.65 a liter). Buying cars is not a good idea. The International Military
Student Officer DOES NOT assume responsibility for problems incurred with buying automobiles.
Whether you Rent, Buy or Borrow, NEVER, EVER drink and Drive. Virginia is unforgiving concerning
Drinking and Driving. Virginia legal limit is .08%
* Always check with your airline to know their current
policies on baggage *
Allowance. Prior to departing home country, students should ensure
their Invitational travel orders reflect the maximum authorization for excess baggage. This authorization
cannot be raised after the student's arrival in the United States. Excess baggage cost is expensive
at $20.00 per kilogram or more. Most students do not realize that this is only the first charge for
baggage because each airline that is not an international airline also places a charge on the excess
Size. In the U.S., each passenger is allowed two (2) pieces of checked baggage without
additional charge if one suitcase is no larger than 157 centimeters total (length, width, and height)
and the second suitcase does not exceed 139 centimeters total (length, width, and height). Each suitcase
must be less than (50 pounds). NOTE: Some airlines now only allow you to check one (1) bag and
will charge you for the additional baggage.
Carry On Items. Passengers may carry one bag on the plane if it will fit under
the seat and measures 114 centimeters total length, width, and height. Passengers may also carry onto
the airplane items such as handbags, coats, and cameras.
Delay, Leave & Visas
Students who take leave or a delay in transportation must have authorization on the Invitational
Travel Orders or authorization from the student's embassy. Delays and leave are at the student's
Visas. Students should ensure their visa has "A-2 D/S Multiple-Entry" on
it. Students who arrive without this coding on their visas and have their orders modified for any reason
cannot get their visas extended without significant difficulty.
If students plan to bring dependents, they should check their Invitational Travel Orders to see if
dependents are "authorized." If so, spouses may obtain a U.S. military ID card while in the
U.S.. This allows them access to the base, base exchanges, and commissaries. If dependents are "not
authorized," they will not be issued an ID card. This makes access to the base more complicated and
will not allow access to exchanges and commissaries. Students should keep in mind that if they bring
dependents to Norfolk, the prices of food, housing, and private transportation are relatively high and
the responsibility of the student.
NOTE: Children in the state of Virginia are required to ride in child safety seats in
Housing & Meals
On Base. Students stay in the appropriate barracks at a reasonable charge:
(For reservations call (757) 462-7522 or 1-877-986-9258. Note that your EWTGLANT IMSO may have
already made reservations for you. Enlisted (E-1 through O-10) $ 56.00 per day.
Off Base. Off base housing can be very expensive. Hotels will run from
$35.00 to $100.00 a day or more depending on the season. Apartments can range anywhere from $450.00
to well over $1000.00 a month depending on size and location. Most students find the furnished
apartments they consider acceptable cost between $700.00 and $1,100.00 a month. To move in, students
must pay a security deposit in addition to a cash deposit equal to 2 months' rent.
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