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Welcome Aboard!

Congratulations on your assignment to U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, VA. (Need a Sponsor? See Section Below!)

Official U.S. Navy file photo.  Headquarters Building, U.S. Fleet Forces Command.  Click the subtitle above for sponsor info.
Located in beautiful Southeastern Virginia, the command enjoys a mild four-season climate and is a great place for all sorts of recreation, no matter what your interests.  USFF has a long, distinguished history of service to our country and the U.S. Navy.  U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFLTFORCOM) was originally established as Commander In Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (CINCLANTFLT). CINCLANTFLT was established under one command in 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt.

President Roosevelt placed great emphasis on naval readiness for war. During his first administration, from 1901 to 1905, authorization was obtained from Congress for 10 new battleships, four armored cruisers and 17 smaller craft. All battleships were assigned to the Atlantic Fleet and all armored cruisers and lighter cruisers were assigned to the newly created Pacific Fleet.

The first Commander in Chief of the Atlantic Fleet was Rear Admiral Robley D. Evans, who assumed command on 1 January 1906 aboard his flagship, the battleship USS MAINE (BB 10).  In December 1907, Rear Admiral Evans led the fleet of 16 first line battleships out of Hampton Roads on the start of the famous world cruise of the Great White Fleet (1907-1909), President Roosevelt witnessed the departure from his yacht MAYFLOWER. This ceremonious Fleet Review served as a highlight of the Jamestown Exposition, then held at the site of the present Norfolk Naval Station.  For more of our long, illustrious history, click on our
History page.

Your tour of duty here is sure to be rewarding and career enhancing, and Hampton Roads is a wonderful and historical place to work and play for you and your family and friends.

Driving into the Hampton Roads/Norfolk, Virginia area

The best way to ensure you have the best driving directions is to consult with Google Maps or another mapping web site for specific directions to our Headquarters Building, at 1562 Mitscher Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia 23551-2487.  Another commonly-used method is to enter the above address into your GPS device in your car and follow the directions to USFLTFORCOM.

Flying into the Norfolk, Virginia area

Norfolk International Airport has numerous methods of transportation from the AIRPORT. For a phone listing, visit THIS link. You will find a Navy representative on duty in the central lobby area of the airport at the Visitor/Military Information Desk. The booth is manned from 0730 to 2200 hours, seven days a week. The uniformed military personnel have information about all bases in the Hampton Roads area, along with transportation, duty office telephone numbers, and emergency assistance numbers. The telephone number for the Navy representative on duty at the Military Information Desk is (757) 444-3040.

Directions to USFLTFORCOM Compound from Norfolk International Airport

Start on Norview Ave, turn right to take I-64 West ramp towards Hampton/Richmond, merge on I-64 West; continue on I-564 West exit #276B, take the Terminal Blvd/VA-406/Hampton Blvd exit, continue on International Terminal Blvd, turn right on Meredith Road/Meredith Street, turn left on Fleet Road, turn right on Blandy Road, turn left on Mitscher Ave.

Directions to USFLTFORCOM Compound from Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport

Head southwest on Bland Blvd toward Peebles Dr. Turn left at Jefferson Avenue.  Merge onto I-64 E via the ramp to Hampton/Norfolk.  After about 25 miles, take the Granby St/I-564/US-460 exit towards Naval Base, exit #276, merge on I-564 West, take terminal Blvd/VA-406/Hampton Blvd exit, continue on International Terminal Blvd, turn right on Meredith Road/Meredith Street, turn left on Fleet Road, turn right on Blandy Road, turn left on Mitscher Ave.

Directions to USFLTFORCOM Compound from Richmond International Airport

Start on Richard E. Byrd Terminal Drive, bear right on S. Airport Drive, take the I-64 East/Norfolk (I-295 S) ramp towards Rocky Mount, NC, merge on I-64 East (about 78 miles), take the Granby St/I-564/US-460 exit towards Naval Base, exit #276, merge on I-564 West, take terminal Blvd/VA-406/Hampton Blvd exit, continue on International Terminal Blvd, turn right on Meredith Road/Meredith Street, turn left on Fleet Road, turn right on Blandy Road, turn left on Mitscher Ave.


Sponsor Coordinator Address:

SPONSOR COORDINATOR
COMMANDER, U.S. FLEET FORCES COMMAND
1562 MITSCHER AVE, SUITE 250
NORFOLK, VA 23551-2487
(757) 836-3802 (Comm)
836-3802 (DSN)


USFF employs a 24-hour Watch Officer that can be contacted by calling (757) 836-5397

Useful Transition Websites:
Fleet and Family Readiness for Hampton Roads Area

http://www.cnic.navy.mil/NorfolkSta/FleetAndFamilyReadiness/index.htm

Other Resources:
www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil/moving - for a Military Installation Overview
www.militarychild.org - for information Childcare
www.housing.navy.mil - for information on Military Housing
www.militaryonesource.com - for information on various subjects dealing with Relocation
www.navy-nex.com - for information about utilities and services


Useful Numbers for temporary lodging on arrival:

Bachelor's Officer Quarters (BOQ)
& Bachelor's Enlisted Quarters

(BEQ)..........................(877) 986-9258
Navy Lodge..................(757) 489-2656 or

.................................(800) NAVY-INN
Fleet & Family Support Centers

NORFOLK.....................(757) 444-2102

LITTLE CREEK...............(757) 462-7563
NEWPORT NEWS...........(757) 688-NAVY
NORTHWEST................(757) 421-8770
OCEANA......................(757) 433-2912
YORKTOWN..................(757) 887-4606



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our Mailing Address:

(Your Rate / Name)
Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command
1562 Mitscher Ave., Suite 250
Norfolk, Virginia 23551-2487

Important telephone numbers:

Quarterdeck
(757) 836-3644
DSN 836-3644

Admin/Personnel
(757) 836-3802

Admin FAX
(757) 836-5089

Our Ombudsman Page

Housing Referral Office
(757) 445-2832
DSN 565-2832

Personal Property Office
(757) 443-3700