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Some great news for Hampton Roads commuters as the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel has been green-lit for it’s 10 mile expansion project. This project will add 2 extra lanes per side totaling in 8 lanes in and out of the tunnels. Learn more here:

In ep. 14, Monique Adams, the Executive Director of 757 Angels, dives into the effects that COVID-19 has had on local entrepreneurs, and most importantly, the importance of making innovation a pillar of the 757’s economy.

Hampton Roads Reporting for Duty

Hampton Roads is known around the world for its distinguished military presence. With a total of 15 installations, including Naval Station Norfolk, the world’s largest naval base, and over 80,000 active-duty military personnel, the region has one of the largest concentrations of armed forces in the United States. These leading institutes are at the forefront of industry, creating and utilizing some of the most advanced equipment and training in the country.

Naval Station Norfolk is the world’s largest naval base

Active Military

82,000+ local military personnel


14,000+ ex military members transition into the civilian workforce

Local Military Installations

All five branches are represented in Hampton Roads. Over 82,000 active-duty military are stationed across the following bases:
  • Navy

    U.S. Navy

    • Naval Station Norfolk
    • Naval Air Station Oceana
    • Naval Air Station Oceana Dam Neck Annex
    • Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
    • Norfolk Naval Shipyard
    • Commander Navy Region Mid-Atlantic
    • Commander Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet
  • Army

    U.S. Army

    • Joint Base Langley - Eustis
    • Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek - Fort Story
  • Airforce

    U.S. Airforce

    • Langley Air Force Base
  • Coast Guard

    U.S. Coast Guard

    • U.S. Coast Guard 5th Atlantic Fleet
    • U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown
    • U.S. Coast Guard Finance Center
    • U.S. Coast Guard Command, Control, and Communications Engineering Center
  • Marines

    U.S. Marine Corps

    • U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command
Did you know?

Virginia is home to 26% of all active-duty Navy personnel, more than any other state

Transitioning Personnel

Each year, approximately 15,000 active-duty military personnel transition out of the military, either through retirement or into the civilian workforce. Thousands of these highly-trained men and women enter the Hampton Roads workforce and offer employers a unique opportunity to benefit from the skillset they have learned during their time in the service.

Exiting military personnel have a variety of resources to assist in their transition to the private sector, as well, such as the Veterans Career Compass from the Hampton Roads Workforce Council.

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