JEB Little Creek Fort Story
JEB Little Creek-Fort Story Relocation Information
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Welcome to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story!
“The Pearl by the Bay and the Emerald on The Ocean”—that’s a pretty great tagline for a military base! It’s also a big clue about how closely connected Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story’s past and future are to nearby bodies of water.
For those stationed at JEB Little Creek-Fort Story, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the ocean is always calling, and so is the Chesapeake Bay. With so many water and beach activities and events available at a moment’s notice, it won’t take military families long to settle in and take advantage of what the Hampton Roads region has to offer.
Don’t be confused; JEB Little Creek-Fort Story is of one command, but it’s split between Fort Story (a former Army base) and Little Creek properties. It is the country’s premier installation for housing and training the nation’s Expeditionary Forces.
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Frequently Asked Questions About JEB Little Creek-Fort Story
1) Is Fort Story beach open to the public?
Yes, the public and military can use the beaches, but some stretches are private.
2) How many gates are there at JEB Little Creek-Fort Story?
There are eight gates at JEB Little Creek-Fort Story. The Visitor Control Center is at Gate 3.
3) Where do kids go to school while stationed at JEB Little Creek-Fort Story?
There are no schools on base. Your Virginia address dictates your local school system. Families often choose Virginia Beach City schools or Norfolk Public Schools.
Hampton Roads Area Military Installations
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Base Location & Information
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Just like the entire Hampton Roads region, Fort Story has a significant position in America’s past, dating to the earliest settlers in 1607. Both Fort Story and Little Creek played substantial roles during WWII, specifically to care for wounded soldiers. Later, it became a series of training grounds for amphibious forces. In October 2009, JEB Little Creek-Fort Story was officially established. Today, 18 large ships and a different mix of 126 smaller craft call the base home.
JEB Little Creek-Fort Story employs more than 18,000 military and civilian personnel. It is the largest military employer in Virginia Beach. The base is extensive, covering nearly 4,000 acres with 7.6 miles of beachfront.
The Virginia Beach area is a busy mix of military and civilian life. The shore is a statewide vacation destination, and tourism is a significant contributor to the economy. Locals learn to embrace the distant travelers and vacationers who arrive from other parts of the historic Hampton Roads region. Williamsburg, in particular, is a huge draw. America’s colonial roots stem from the entire area, and this influence is felt throughout the military and nonmilitary communities.
One of the first tasks for anyone moving to JEB Little Creek-Fort Story is to become familiar with the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel system (HRBT). Bridges and tunnels are a way of life around here, and your housing location will undoubtedly depend on your preferred commute route. Backed-up tunnel and bridge traffic is a burden for everyone but eventually becomes just another part of life in this coastal area.
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Navy Gateway Lodging manages the accommodations for JEB Little Creek-Fort Story.
Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story
Drexler Manor, 1120 A Street
Virginia Beach, VA, 23459
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JEB Little Creek-Fort Story Housing
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On base housing at JEB Little Creek is privatized and run by Lincoln Military Housing. Open to active duty members, Lincoln offers a well-rounded housing community with convenience to base amenities in Little Creek, Virginia, on the southern shore of the Chesapeake Bay.
2156 Wellings Court
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Contact: (757) 447-9468
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On-base housing at JEB Fort Story is privatized and run by Balfour Beatty Communities. Fort Story Family Homes is a gated residential community leasing exclusively to active duty families and offers three and four bedroom floor plans in a single family or townhouse configuration.
560A Cape Henry Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Contact: (757) 962-3511
For additional questions and information, contact the base military housing office.
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JEB Little Creek-Fort Story Off-Base Housing
Hampton Roads has a variety of off base housing to choose from in multiple cities. You don’t necessarily have to live in Virginia Beach while stationed at JEB Little Creek-Fort Story. Dual military families stationed at different but nearby locations try to find common ground in the area for a mutually beneficial commute. The location of your housing choices will also narrow depending on school needs.
Area Weather & Climate
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Outdoor enthusiasts, if you enjoy four distinct seasons, you’re in luck with an assignment to the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. With an abundance of local beaches and nature trails, you’ll be entertained throughout the year. Summers are hot and humid, but you might be surprised to know the area also gets a bit of snowfall during winter, so keep your winter gear handy.
JEB Little Creek-Fort Story Area Schools
Families who prefer public education will have to look off base JEB Little Creek-Fort Story does not offer schooling. Two popular choices are Virginia Beach City Public Schools and Norfolk Public Schools.
For help to find your assigned schools, check out: VBCPS School Locator and Norfolk Public Schools Military Families.
Hampton Roads Counties Map via Hampton Chamber
If you’re looking for private school education for your children, Private School Review is a great tool to help you find the right fit for you and your family. Families interested in homeschooling should follow the Virginia Department of Education homeschool regulations. For any questions or concerns, you can contact the School Liaison Officer.
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Support for Military and Families
The Gator Pool -Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek
The Hampton Roads region has a dense military population, ideal for military families looking for support of all kinds. From child care to employment resources, there’s a group nearby and ready to help you thrive. Always start with your nearest base for information. If a JEB Fort Story-Little Creek representative doesn’t have the answer, they’ll most likely point you to the right resource in the area.
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Things to Do Near JEB Little Creek-Fort Story
You already know water sports and activities are abundant in the area, but there’s so much more to discover around Virginia Beach and beyond.
- First Landing State Park: Follow the preserved path and relieve the history of the first English colonists to reach America.
- False Cape State Park: Leave your car at home because entrance is only allowed by foot, bicycle, tram or boat. Undeveloped and unspoiled, the park is the treasure you’ve been searching for.
- Virginia Zoo: Who doesn’t love a zoo? There are 700 animals to check out and a one-acre playground to meet new friends and picnic.
- Virginia Aquarium: Hot days call for relief touring the 800,000 gallon aquarium. Exhibits include hands-on learning, a nature path, and a marshland replica.
- Leaping Lizard Cafe: While in Virginia Beach, taste fresh local fare from nearby farms. Try a signature sandwich or dessert.
- Orion's Roof: Go up on the roof to feast on Asian fusion cuisine paired with handcrafted cocktails.
- Lynnhaven Coffee Company: Of course, there’s freshly roasted coffee, but you’ll also want to try baked goods and local dairy products.
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