Situated in Chesapeake, Virginia on the border of North Carolina is the Naval Support Activity Northwest Annex. This base is approximately 35 miles south of Norfolk and Portsmouth and 70 miles south of Williamsburg and Yorktown.

Cost Of Living: The overall cost of living in Virginia is 8% higher than the cost of living in the United States. Housing costs in Virginia are 33% higher than the national average.

Automated Telephone Attendant Numbers: 757-421-8000

Base Population: There are 554 civilian employees, 438 family members and 825 active duty members on this base.  

City/Area Population: The total population of Chesapeake is 216,184.

Child Development Centers: There is an available child development care center on base, which provides a variety of services and programs for children. The center is a state of the art facility, which provides services to children ranging from ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Some of the services offered by the child development center include hourly services, daily care services, school age care and respite care. Currently there is a waiting time for infants of 5-7 months. For more child services related information please contact the Department of Defense Military Child Care Resource and Referral at Phone 1-855-696-2934.

Youth Programs: There is a youth center on base that provides a variety of interesting activities for the youth. Some of the services provided by the center include the youth sponsorship program, youth employment, several recreational activities and youth religious programs. All the recreational services for the youth are provided by the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department. For more employment related information please contact: Phone 757-421-8258/8004.

Airman and Family Readiness Center: Fleet and Family Support Center: 757-421-8770

Employment: The average household income in this area is US$ 64,053. The unemployment rate in the area is 7%. There are job positions available in the area for military spouses. Some of the biggest employers in the region are QVC, Northrop Grumman, Bank of America, Sentara Health Systems and many others. For more employment related information please contact Employment - Family Member Employment Assistance Program – Northwest at Phone 757-421-8770.

Base Services: There are MWR facilities and an Exchange Facility available on this base.

Medical Services: There is a Branch Health Clinic that is available on this base that provides a variety of medical services for military personnel and their family members. The Branch Health Clinic provides primary health care. Besides this there is also a Dental Clinic (757-953-6247) on base that provides dental services and oral care to patients. TRICARE enrollment is compulsory for all military personnel and their family members in order to avail of medical services. All special care needs are redirected to civilian hospitals or military hospitals. For more medical services related information please contact: Phone 757-953-6250 / 800-874-2273.


The U.S. Naval Radio Station was activated in May 1955 in the Norfolk Area to serve as a receiving facility for naval activities. This unit functioned as a naval radio station for several years and until it officially became component activity of the Naval Communication Station Norfolk in September 1970. By the year 1975, the Naval Security Group Activity Northwest was established. This unit was re-designated multiple times until it got its current name.


  • CAPT William L. McGonagle Branch Medical/ Dental Clinic
  • Naval Support Activity (NSA) Hampton Roads
  • Forces Surveillance Support Center (FSSC)
  • NSA Hampton Roads (HR) Northwest Annex
  • Training Support Center, Northwest (TSC DET NW)
  • USCG Maritime Safety and Security Response Team (MSRT) USMC Security Force Training Company (MCSFTC)


There are several housing units available for military personnel and their family members in the Hampton Roads Region. There are over 3902 housing units that are spread across 18 enlisted housing areas. The wait list to avail housing can range from 0 months all the way up to 24 months. Military personnel can chose to live in Private-Public Venture privatized housing or they can even choose to live in the local community. Military personnel can even choose to live in non-government housing rental apartments. The rent on these apartments ranges from US$ 700 up to US$ 1800. For more housing related information please contact Navy Housing Service Center at Phone 757-445-2832 / 800-628-7510.

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