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Published on February 21, 2014

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US Naval Station Norfolk

US Naval Station Norfolk US Naval Station Norfolk is one of the most vital naval stations of the US Atlantic Fleet. The Naval Station Norfolk Base provides an ideal staging ground with all the important facilities to help ensure that all missions by the navy are completed without hitch. The Naval Station Norfolk Base has established a solid reputation of giving the highest level of security and constant improvement of services to all their sailors as well as their families. The Naval Station Norfolk is located at the Southern corner of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The area is commonly referred to as Hampton Roads by residents. The Hampton Roads encompass Norfolk, Hampton, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and Suffolk. The entirety of the area is presently populated by over 1 million residents. The Naval Station Norfolk can be found within Sewell of Norfolk City. It is also located near the historic site where the battle of Monitor and Merrimac commenced. The Naval Station Norfolk Base is also the current largest naval compound in the whole world. US Naval Station Norfolk The Naval Station Norfolk Base is the main staging post of naval fleets that operate within the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean. The large naval compound is built atop 6 kilometers of the waterfront and occupies 11 kilometers of wharf space in Sewell’s Point, a peninsula in the Hampton Roads. Being that it is the world’s largest naval station, it is able to service 75 naval ships, about 134 aircraft and has 11 aircraft hangars. It also boasts the largest number of US Navy forces in the world. The sheer number of activities in the area is staggering as over 3,000 ships arrive and depart in the naval base every year. As for the air operations, the Naval Station Norfolk Base conducts about 280 flight operations per day (1 flight operation every 6 minutes) and a total of 100,000 flight operations annually. A total number of 150,000 passengers depart and arrive annually and air operations usually deliver 265,000 tons of mails, packages and cargo every year on Air Mobility Command (AMC) aircrafts. This makes the Naval Station Norfolk Base not only the largest US naval base in the world but also one of the busiest. During World War II, the Norfolk Naval Station was at the forefront of developing aircrafts and ships to be used in the war. It became the main area to conduct advanced training to individuals who are entering the fleet. It has now become of the most popular destination spots for tourists who are interested in naval and maritime defense. While working naval ships are restricted to authorized personnel only, visitors can join in on a bus tour around the base and a boat tour around the peninsula. For individuals who wish to enter and actual battleship they can visit the Nautilus in downtown Norfolk and tour inside the Battleship Wisconsin, which was used during World War II, Korean War and Operation Desert Storm. The Naval Station Norfolk Base is one of the crowning glories of the US Navy Fleet. It is at the forefront of protecting citizens and is a key naval base that offers a distinct advantage in naval superiority. It is one of the most important naval base in the country that tourist can visit.

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