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Welcome Aboard

Helpful information about reporting to USS Wasp

Welcome Aboard! We are looking forward to your arrival to the USS Wasp (LHD 1). A sponsor will be assigned to aide in your transition from your current command. Your sponsor will be forwarding you some information about your new Department and Division.

Our ship is home ported at Pier 10, at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia. The weather here on the Mid-Atlantic coast is usually mild, and there is a lot to do, no matter what your interests are. The base facilities are quite large and diverse. Most people find it suits their needs quite well.

Your Command Sponsor Team is here to help, but in order for us to do so, we need you to contact us and let us know if you require any assistance. Below is some information that might help you during this process.

Your new mailing address:

Assigned Division
Unit 100261 Box 1

FPO AE 09556

If you are flying in to Norfolk International Airport and need transportation to the ship, please visit the USO located on the 2nd Level in the New Terminal. Their phone number is (757) 857-6040.

The phone number to the ship's quarterdeck is (757) 444-1349.

Military decals are required for access to the base. The pass and ID office is located on Hampton Blvd. across from Gate 5. For more information, please call (757) 322-2976 or (757) 322-2974.

In the event that Wasp is underway, you can contact the ship by emailing our Command Sponsor or you can contact the Command Master Chief. If your report date coincides with a Wasp underway date, please contact the Transient Personnel Unit (TPU) at (757) 444-1640.

Every Wasp Sailor is assigned a berthing rack or stateroom. Sailors with families can contact the Navy housing office at 1-800-628-7510, (757) 445-2832 or online at Temporary lodging is available at the Navy Lodge, (757) 489-2656 or online at For additional local housing information, please contact the Command Sponsor.

For more information regarding Military Family Relocations, please visit or call (757) 444-2102.

Naval Station Norfolk is centrally located in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, which offers a wide variety of events and attractions. For more information, please contact the Command Sponsor

When you report to the Wasp, the Officer of the Deck will log your arrival and contact your work center. Please have your orders and records with you.

Below is a map and directions from Norfolk International Airport to Naval Station Norfolk.

  • Start out going SOUTHWEST on NORVIEW AVE toward BROMLEY CT.
  • Merge onto I-64 W / HAMPTON ROADS BELT toward HAMPTON / RICHMOND.
  • Merge onto I-564 W via EXIT 276B on the LEFT toward VA-406 / NAVAL BASE / TERMINAL BLVD.
  • I-564 W becomes VA-337 W / ADMIRAL TAUSSIG BLVD. From ADMIRAL TAUSSIG, Gates 3, 3A, 1 and 2 are accessible.