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Welcome to Fort Eustis!

Joint Base Langley-Eustis (JBLE) is the consolidation of 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 common 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 is in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. The military presence in Hampton Roads 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, Army Training and Doctrine Command, and the Non-commissioned Officer Academy.



Photo by Senior Airman Derek Seifert, New Army Soldiers


Felker Army Airfield is found on the western side of Fort Eustis, close to the James River. It is the third busiest airfield in the U.S. Army. An estimated 135,000 movements are recorded annually.



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


Initially named Camp Eustis, Fort Eustis was the result of 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 key operations during World War I, as Army leadership determined highly trained heavy artillery soldiers were needed 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 valiantly 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 1824-1834.



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





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Frequently Asked Questions About Fort Eustis


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. 



Photo by Staff Sgt. Wesley Farnsworth - Newport News sign


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.



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


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 from Washington D.C., and you’ll land in the metropolitan area of Hampton Roads, Virginia. In the coastal plains of the Tidewater region you’ll find seven bustling cities: Norfolk, Newport News, Hampton, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach. 


This area is brimming with nautical history, and if you're anticipating a PCS move to Fort Eustis, you’ll feel right at home with the military-friendly vibe of this expansive area. Military bases in Hampton Roads are either located “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. Fort Eustis is in Newport News which is near the James River, while Langley AFB is 17 miles south, in Hampton. 


The dominance of waterways poses an intense traffic situation dictated by the The Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel (HRBT) system. Fort Eustis lies north of many military bases in the region that require bridge and tunnel commute, so everyday back ups may be avoided by living very close to base, but recreational or shopping adventures will be affected by the prevalence of traffic back ups.


When heading to the southern side of Hampton Roads (Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, etc. ), you’ll encounter the routine use of a four-tunnel system and the routine traffic headaches that people endure in the area. This map from Military Town Advisor will make clear your best routes and detail traffic congestion sites and times. 


With the tunnels comes tariffs, and daily commutes add to the budget that has to be considered when choosing your new home. Specifically, the City of Portsmouth earns money from the use of the Downtown and Midtown Tunnels connecting Portsmouth and Norfolk. Here you can expect to either 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


Air Force Inns

1700 Madison Ave.

Fort Eustis, Virginia, 23604

757-969-5777, 757-969-5775, 



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JBLE - Fort Eustis Housing



Image via Fort Eustis Family Homes


Fort Eustis Housing Services Office

650 Monroe Ave

Room 114 C/D

Fort Eustis ,Virginia 23604

757-878-5579, 757-878-2977



Balfour Beatty Communities

126 Madison Ave.

Fort Eustis, VA 23604

(757) 369-8335


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. 


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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. 



Photo by Ryan Donnelly



Off base, you’ll find 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 the huge Norfolk Naval Base just across the water. 


Fort Eustis is a very easy commute to Newport News--normally 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 in these cities tend to bump up 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. Keep in mind, to avoid daily traffic tie ups, it's easiest to live and work on the peninsula instead of commuting across a bridge or tunnel down to the Southside.  


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Fort Eustis Weather & Climate



Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kaylee Dubois


If you enjoy four distinct seasons, you’re in luck with an assignment to the Hampton Roads area. Hot and humid during the summer months, the area also gets a bit of snowfall during winter, so keep your winter gear handy. 


During the summer months, the hottest days are typically in July with an average high of 88 degrees. From December to March, the coldest months, the high temperature averages about 48 degrees in late January. Lows in the winter hit around 32 degrees. 


Fort Eustis residents should be prepared for hurricane activity during June through November. Hurricane preparedness is a way of life in the region, and there are plenty of 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. This is a strong resource: The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers. 


Student Liaison Officer

650 Monroe Ave.

Fort Eustis, VA 23604

(757) 878-3514


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Support for Military and Families






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. 




Colonial Williamsburg


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Base Address:

670 Lee Blvd
Fort Eustis , 23604-5096