Little Creek VA
USS Carter Hall is home ported in Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek - Fort Story. The base website at www.lifelines.navy.mil/jeblcfs/index.htm will help you find a variety of resources and information for the local area.
USS CARTER HALL QD NOB Norfolk: 757-444-8673
USS CARTER HALL QD JEB Little Creek-Fort Story: 757-462-7616
TPU NORFOLK: 757-444-1640
NOB NORFOLK QD: 757-322-2366
CONGRATULATIONS! You have received orders to the finest amphib in the US Navy. Our Chain of Command stands by to assist and welcome you aboard, and to make your transition as smooth as possible. If we are underway when you arrive: You should check into TPU Norfolk (see number above). You can also e-mail our Command Master Chief at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we are in port: Call the Quarterdeck and our duty driver will pick you up, or take a cab and save the receipt for reimbursement later.
Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek - Fort Story is at the junction of Independence Highway and Shore Drive (Gate 5), or Little Creek Road and Shore Drive (Gate 1), three major traffic routes that should be easy for you to find. It is also located near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. USS CARTER HALL is usually moored on the Quay wall East.
For additional information about the Little Creek/Norfolk area you can call the Navy Family Service Center at (757) 462-7563. Please contact your CARTER HALL sponsor by e-mail or letter and provide your mailing address, travel plans, and estimated reporting date in order for us to plan for your arrival. If you have any special requests prior to reporting or have additional questions about the ship, please feel free to contact either your sponsor or our Personnel Office. Our address is:
USS CARTER HALL (LSD 50)
FPO AE 09573-1738
Phone: (757) 462-7616
CARTERHALL is home ported at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek - Fort Story in Virginia Beach, Virginia. For those who are unfamiliar with the East Coast, Virginia Beach is located in the southeastern part of Virginia and is one of a group of cities collectively known as Hampton Roads. It is about 60 miles north of the North Carolina border and 200 miles south of Washington, D.C.
Virginia Beach is located at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay on the Bay's south side. A resort town well known for its beautiful beaches, plentiful seafood restaurants and extensive boardwalk, it is a popular tourist attraction for East Coast residents and Canadians. The Hampton Roads area has a large network of military bases, including Naval Operations Base (NOB) in Norfolk, a city which lies Northwest of Virginia Beach.
The weather in Hampton Roads area varies as the seasons change, and the humidity intensifies the extreme temperatures. In the summer, temperatures range in the 80s and 90s in the daytime and the 60s and 70s at night, and the water temperature will reach 80 degrees. In the winter, temperatures range in the 30s and 50s in the daytime and 20s the 40s at night, and the water temperature will dip into the 40s.
Although Virginia Beach occasionally receives snowfall and can have icy conditions, the snowfall generally does not accumulate compared to more Northern locations. The rainfall is consistent during all times of the year. If you like watching the seasons change, then break out your cameras. The fall foliage changes from green to brilliant shades of red, yellow, orange and brown. The beauty in this region of the country is a sight to behold.