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Suffolk Joint DOD Complex Relocation Information 

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Welcome to Suffolk Joint DOD Complex 

The Suffolk Joint DoD Complex in Suffolk, VA is a high-tech, government-intensive corridor hosting several major military commands. It is comprised of nearly 2,000 civilians and service members from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, National Guard, and Coast Guard, and over 800 are members of the civil service.

Base Units: 

The Suffolk Joint DOD Complex is in Suffolk, VA, within the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Portsmouth and Norfolk are about 12 miles east of the base, and Chesapeake is about 20 miles south.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Suffolk Joint DOD Complex 

1. Where is Suffolk Joint DOD Complex? 

The Suffolk Joint DOD Complex is in Suffolk, VA and is considered part of Hampton Roads. 

2. What is Suffolk, VA known for?

Suffolk, VA, is known as the birthplace of the Planter’s Peanuts mascot, Mr. Peanut. It’s also a prominent location for peanut processing and distribution. 

3. What is the zip code for Suffolk Joint DOD Complex? 

The zip code for Suffolk Joint DOD Complex is 23435. Other nearby zip codes include 23451,  23455, 23404.

4. What is the BAH for Suffolk Joint DOD Complex? 

The 2023 BAH for Suffolk Joint DOD Complex ranges from $2,049 for E-1 to $2,604 for E-9 with dependents, and $2,289 for O-1 to $2,997 for O-7 with dependents. See the housing section for more info. 

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Arrival Lodging 

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Incoming military members and their families can find lodging at the Navy Gateway Inns at Norfolk Naval Shipyard and the Navy Lodge Norfolk, about 15 to 20 minutes from the base. 

Lodging Contact Information

Navy Gateway Inns at Norfolk Naval Shipyard


Norfolk Naval Shipyard (757) 394-9165

1579 Andrew St, Portsmouth, VA 23709

Navy Lodge Norfolk  (757) 489-2656

Suffolk Joint DOD Complex Housing 

Suffolk DOD Complex Housing

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On-base housing for Suffolk Joint DOD Complex is privatized and managed by Liberty Military Housing. While there are no housing options in Suffolk, Liberty offers neighborhoods in Portsmouth and Norfolk near the base. They also have housing options in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach, southeast of Suffolk. 

Suffolk Joint DOD Complex Off-Base Housing 

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Suffolk Joint DOD Complex 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 service members compensation based on housing costs in local civilian housing markets when government quarters are not provided. Learn more about your Basic Allowance for Housing.

Suffolk Joint DOD Complex is near Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach with many options to buy or rent. The Suffolk Joint DOD Complex BAH is close to the cost of living in the area. Some sample Suffolk Joint DOD Complex 2023 BAH rates for zip code 23435:

  • E-1 with dependents: $2,049
  • E-1 without dependents: $1,545
  • E-9 with dependents: $2,604
  • E-9 without dependents: $2,319
  • O-1 with dependents: $2,289
  • O-1 without dependents: $1,830
  • O-7 with dependents: $2,997
  • O-7 without dependents: $2,559

Support for Military & Families 

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School Districts: 

If you’re looking for a 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. 

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Things to Do Near Suffolk Joint DOD Complex 

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Norfolk ZooThe Norfolk zoo is the perfect family, outing featuring the kids' favorite animals, from lions, giraffes, and elephants to pet-friendly farm animals. Enjoy a kid-sized train that runs the course of the zoo, and be sure to get the yearly pass that makes frequent trips to see the animals more affordable. 

Children’s Museum of Virginia PortsmouthAnother rite of passage of childhood is visiting your state’s children’s museum. Hands-on exhibits focus on topics kids adore. There is a room dedicated to trains, a grocery store, and a music store to play with instruments made from unusual household objects. Finally, there’s a bubble room where children create bubbles of all sizes, including their own!

Paradise Creek Nature Park: This 40-acre waterfront park is the perfect backdrop for kayaking, walking trails, learning labs, wildflower meadows, picnic, and play areas.

The Commodore Theatre: This 1945 Art Deco-style movie theater with a fine dining restaurant makes for a beautiful evening out. 

Portsmouth Old Town Historic District: In the Historic District, you’ll find beautiful neighborhoods, opportunities for antiquing, an art scene, and delightful restaurants, all within walking distance.

Sandbridge Beach: Sandbridge is a secluded beach hideaway of 5 miles of pristine sand dunes and dancing sea oats. It is a relaxing and peaceful community where you can truly slow down and unwind on your vacation.

False Cape State Park: False Cape State Park is one of the last remaining undeveloped areas along the Atlantic coast. The park is open from sunrise through sunset daily. Please note that guests must be out of the refuge within 30 minutes of sunset. Guests may access the park by foot, bike, or paddle craft.

More Area Information 

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Base Address:

116 Lake View Pkwy
Suffolk , 23435-2659