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Welcome to Fort Eustis!

Joint Base Langley-Eustis (JBLE) consolidates the Army's Fort Eustis and the Air Force's Langley Air Force Base. The joint base is Air Force controlled, but unlike other joint bases that share perimeters, the two components are geographically separated by 17 miles, on the opposites of a coastal peninsula. Under the 2005 Base Realignment, Allocation, and Closure (BRAC) Act, JBLE falls under the responsibility of the Air Force 633d Air Base Wing as Joint Base Langley-Eustis. The Fort Eustis section of the base is north of the Langley section in Newport News, Virginia. Fort Eustis sits in Hampton Roads, Virginia. The military presence in this region is the largest concentration of military personnel outside the Pentagon.


Fort Eustis is home to the U.S. Army Transportation Corps, which includes the Transportation Center and School, the Aviation Logistics School, the Army Training and Doctrine Command, and the Non-commissioned Officer Academy.


Located on the western side of the post is Felker Army Airfield. It is the third busiest airfield in the U.S. Army. There are an estimated 135,000 movements recorded annually.






Air Force photo/ Photo by Staff Sgt. Teresa J. Cleveland, Felker Army Air Field gate/sign


Initially named Camp Eustis, Fort Eustis resulted from the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Act. But the fort has historic ties dating back to early colony settlers and Native Americans via what was known then and now as Mulberry Island.


Fort Eustis veterans assisted with operations during World War I, as Army leadership needed highly-trained heavy artillery soldiers to proceed with the war effort. This training was headquartered at Fort Monroe, Virginia, as the Coast Artillery, but Mulberry Island was later established as the camp for advanced training. 


Fort Eustis was named for MG Eustis, who bravely fought during the War of 1812 in addition to the Seminole Wars. Later, he was the commander of the School of Artillery Practice at Fort Monroe from 1824 to 1834.


Moving to Fort Eustis? Download your free guide to the Hampton Roads area below!





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Frequently Asked Questions About Fort Eustis


Photo bySenior Airman Anthony Nin Leclerec, CH-47 Chinook helicopter pilots


1) What cities are near Fort Eustis?


Located in Newport News, Virginia, in the region known as Hampton Roads, Fort Eustis is commutable to Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Poquoson, Virginia. Military families often find homes in these cities. 


2) How far is Fort Eustis from Virginia Beach?


Fort Eustis is about 40 miles from Virginia Beach. Although Virginia Beach is the most well known public beach in the area, there are miles of shoreline to explore within Hampton Roads. 


3) How big is Fort Eustis? 


The approximate land mass of Fort Eustis is about 8,000 acres. The population is large enough that Fort Eustis has its own Exchange, commissary, and other Army facilities and amenities.


4) What is the zip code for Fort Eustis? 

The zip code for Fort Eustis is 23604. Nearby zip codes include 23608, 23602, 23603, 23606, and more. 


5) What is the BAH for Fort Eustis?  

BAH for Fort Eustis ranges from $1,857 for E-1  to $2,457 for E-9 with dependents and $2,061 for O-1 to $2,856 for O-7 with dependents. See the housing section for more info.





Military Installations Near Fort Eustis

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Base Location and Information

Official Site: Joint Base Langley-Eustis

Follow the Eastern Seaboard 200 miles south of Washington D.C., and there sits the metropolitan area of Hampton Roads, Virginia. In the coastal plains of the Tidewater region, there are seven bustling cities: Norfolk, Newport News, Hampton, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach. 


This area is brimming with nautical history, and those anticipating a PCS move to Fort Eustis will feel right at home with the military-friendly vibe of this expansive area. Military bases in Hampton Roads are either “Southside” in the Norfolk/Virginia Beach area or “on the peninsula” across the waterway. Fort Eustis is “on the peninsula.”



Photo by C. Watts, Newport News City Center


Although Fort Eustis and Langley AFB stand physically apart, newcomers are often initially confused by the joint base nomenclature. 


The dominance of waterways poses an intense traffic situation dictated by the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) system. Fort Eustis lies further north than many of the military bases in the region that require bridge and tunnel commute routes. Service members stationed at Fort Eustis can avoid harsh by living very close to the base, but recreational or shopping adventures will be affected by the prevalence of traffic jams.


When heading to the southern side of Hampton Roads (Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, etc. ), the four-tunnel system and routine traffic can cause headaches. Phone apps like Waze can help drivers plan the best times and routes to run errands. 


With the tunnels come tariffs and daily commutes that add to the budget and deserve consideration when choosing a new home. Specifically, the City of Portsmouth earns money from residents using the Downtown and Midtown Tunnels connecting Portsmouth and Norfolk. Expect to purchase an EZ Pass or receive an electronic bill at your house. However, the only other tunnel option that requires a toll is the privately owned Chesapeake Bay Bridge, which connects Virginia Beach to the Eastern Shore.


Fort Eustis Arrival Lodging


General Smalls Inn provides temporary lodging for service members and their families PCSing to Fort Eustis. 


General Smalls Inn

1700 Madison Ave.

Fort Eustis, Virginia, 23604

(757) 969-5775


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JBLE - Fort Eustis Housing



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Balfour Beatty Communities manages nine neighborhoods of privatized rental homes on Fort Eustis. Pet-friendly single family homes and townhouse style living are available in a variety of two-, three-, four-, and five-bedroom floor plans. Community amenities include playgrounds, fitness centers, and a splash park. 


Balfour Beatty Communities

126 Madison Ave.

Fort Eustis, VA 23604

(757) 369-8335


Fort Eustis Housing Services Office

650 Monroe Ave

Room 114 C/D

Fort Eustis ,Virginia 23604

(757) 878-5579

(757) 878-2977


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JBLE - Fort Eustis Off-Base Housing


Fort Eustis Off-Base Housing: View homes for sale and houses for rent near Fort Eustis. 



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Off base, there are plenty of military neighbors on the peninsula. The Army and Air Force make up the majority, but all branches are represented in Hampton Roads in one way or another, with Norfolk Naval Base just across the water. 


Fort Eustis offers an easy commute to Newport News--within 10 to 15 minutes. The city can be challenging when seeking comfortable neighborhoods and schools, but military members have reviewed and enjoyed the Carriage Hills and Courtney Trace neighborhoods. On the peninsula, housing tends to be most affordable near Fort Eustis. 


Military families also look into nearby cities such as Williamsburg or Yorktown that offer more housing options, including plenty of homes with colonial-style architecture. However, the colonial charm and amenities tend to bump up the price points of off-base housing.


Further south in Poquoson, the neighborhood population enjoys privacy and larger land lots that pair with longer commute times. Remember, to avoid daily traffic jams, it's easiest to live and work on the peninsula instead of commuting across a bridge or tunnel down to the Southside.


Fort Eustis BAH Information 

The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is a U.S. based allowance determined by geographic duty location, pay grade, and dependency status. It provides uniformed servicemembers compensation based on housing costs in local civilian housing markets when government quarters are not provided. Learn more about your Basic Allowance for Housing.


Fort Eustis is in Hampton Roads with many options to buy or rent. Some sample Fort Eustis AFB BAH rates for zip code 23604:


  • E-1 with dependents: $1,857
  • E-1 without dependents: $1,437
  • E-9 with dependents: $2,457
  • E-9 without dependents: $2,079
  • O-1 with dependents: $2,061
  • O-1 without dependents: $1,665
  • O-7 with dependents: $2,856
  • O-7 without dependents: $2,406

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Fort Eustis Weather & Climate



Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kaylee Dubois


Those who enjoy four distinct seasons are in luck with an assignment to the Hampton Roads area. It's hot and humid during the summer, but the area also gets a bit of snowfall during winter, so keep the winter gear handy. 


The hottest days are typically in July, averaging 88 degrees. From December to March, the coldest months, the high temperatures average about 48 degrees in late January. Lows in the winter hit around 32 degrees. 


Fort Eustis residents should prepare for hurricane activity from June through November. Hurricane preparedness is a way of life in the region, and there are resources on and off base to fight against flooding and water damage.


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Fort Eustis Schools



Newport News Area Schools and Libraries via Newport News official site


Fort Eustis families living on base who prefer public education are zoned for the Newport News Public School system. Children are typically assigned to attend one of the following: General Stanford Elementary School, Greenwood Elementary School, Epes Elementary School, Mary Passage Middle School, or Woodside High School. 


Off base, nearby public school systems include: Poquoson City Public Schools, Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools, and York County School Division


For more information on how to choose a public or private school in the Fort Eustis area, contact the School Liaison Officer. The SLO also will have guidance for homeschool opportunities. Families interested in homeschooling should follow the Virginia Department of Education homeschool regulations. Those interested in private school education can visit Private School Review to find locations nearby. 


Student Liaison Officer

650 Monroe Ave.

Fort Eustis, VA 23604

(757) 878-7821


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Support for Military and Families



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Fort Eustis is a smaller installation, but it does have support offices on base, including Army Community Service. Don’t forget that Langley is less than 20 miles away and may have more opportunities for your situation. And, if need be, heading to the Southside to use any of the larger installation’s support systems is always an option. 


Those looking for employment nearby will find that Food Processing and Technology, Advanced Manufacturing, Software and IT, Shared Services, and Distribution and Logistics are among the largest industries in Hampton Roads. 


Higher education near Fort Eustis include:


Some more helpful links:


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Things to Do 

Colonial Williamsburg. Colonial Williamsburg is a living history museum located in Virginia, USA, meticulously preserving and recreating the 18th-century colonial capital of Virginia, offering visitors an immersive experience of American colonial life.

Historic Jamestown. Historic Jamestown is the site of the first permanent English settlement in America, founded in 1607. It serves as a significant archaeological and historical landmark showcasing the early colonial history of the United States.

U.S. Army Transportation Museum. The U.S. Army Transportation Museum, located at Fort Eustis in Virginia, is dedicated to preserving and showcasing the history and significance of military transportation, featuring a vast collection of artifacts, vehicles, and exhibits spanning from the Revolutionary War to the present day.

Yorktown Battlefield. Yorktown Battlefield in Virginia marks the site of the decisive 1781 Battle of Yorktown, where American and French forces, under General Washington and General Rochambeau, secured a crucial victory over the British, leading to the end of the Revolutionary War and America's independence.

York River State Park. York River State Park, nestled along the York River in Virginia, offers visitors opportunities for hiking, fishing, kayaking, and wildlife observation amidst its diverse ecosystems and scenic landscapes.

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Base Address:

670 Lee Blvd
Fort Eustis , 23604-5096