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Getting Settled

Your Military Support System in Hampton Roads

Hampton Roads supports one of the largest military communities in the world. Over 420,000 people in Hampton Roads are active duty military, military family members, or military retirees. As a result, you’ll find that both the military and civilian communities are ready to welcome you and your family.

Naval Housing Referral Office

7924 14th Street
Norfolk, VA 23505-1211
Phone: (757) 445-2832 / (800) 628-7510
Fax: (757) 445-6935
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 0730-1600
http://www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil/

Hampton Roads covers a very large area and is home to many diverse neighborhoods. There are many popular neighborhoods in Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach, but you should be aware that from these areas, Portsmouth is accessible only by tunnels, which back up during rush hours. The neighborhood you fall in love with may only be a 30-minute drive from the command at 1100, but during rush hour you may find one-way commuting takes over an hour.

The Housing Referral Office should be one of your first stops upon checking into the Command, and your starting point while on house-hunting leave. Housing Referral staff can locate the ideal neighborhood for you, based on your requirements for cost, location, and schools.

Human Resources Office, Building 3, 3rd Floor

Phone: (757) 953-5771
Job Information Line: (757) 396-7800

The Human Resource Office provides information on civil service job openings in the area. Due to government downsizing, usually only personnel already in the civil service system are eligible for job openings. Priority is given to spouses who had to leave a previous civil service position to relocate with an active duty spouse.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, Portsmouth Office Building 3, 4th Floor, NMCP

Portsmouth Office
Phone: (757) 953-5956
Fax: (757) 953-0806
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 0800-1600
Email: Portsmouth@nmcrs.org

Services Offered:

  • Financial Assistance and Counseling
  • Quick Assist Loan (QAL)
  • Education Assistance
  • Visiting Nurse
  • Budget for Baby
  • Emergency Travel
  • Disaster Relief

American Red Cross, NMCP

Building 3, 4th Floor, Room 147
Portsmouth, VA 23708
Phone: (757) 953-5435
Toll Free: (877) 272-7337
DSN: (312) 377-5435
Hours of Operation: 0800-1630

The Red Cross is meeting the needs of a changing military and offers many services to military members, veterans and their families.

Fleet and Family Support Program

http://www.cnic.navy.mil/ffr/family_readiness/fleet_and_family_support_program.html
http://www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil/

7928 14th Street, Suite 102
Norfolk, VA 23505
Phone: (757) 444-2102
DSN: (312) 564-2102
Emergency After Hours Line: (757) 444-NAVY
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 0800-1630
Closed Holidays and Weekends
http://www.cnic.navy.mil/ffr/family_readiness/fleet_and_family_support_program.html
http://www.militaryinstallations.dod.mil/

Programs and Services Offered:

  • Deployment Support
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Personal Financial Management
  • Employment Assistance
  • Family LIfe Education
  • Information and Referral
  • Transition Assistance Program