Joint Base Langley-Eustis

About

Two prominent military installations occupy opposite sides of The Peninsula, and their joint name confuses many. In 2010, the Base Realignment and Closure Act (BRAC) merged Langley Air Force Base with the Army’s Fort Eustis, but didn’t physically move them any closer together. The two installations are a 20 to 30-minute drive from each other, and many people consider the “joint base” status to be in name only. They each still retain most of their own services, base amenities, and housing. With orders to Joint Base Langley-Eustis (JBLE) comes a slight learning curve, but don’t worry—we’ve got you covered.

Langley AFB

The 633rd Air Base Wing proudly supports the missions of both the Air Force and the Army with operations on both installations. Langley is home to the 1st Fighter Wing (most notable for their F-22 Raptors) and Headquarters for Air Combat Command (ACC). It is also host to the Global Cyberspace Integration Center field operating agency. The F-22 Raptor Demo Team hosts an annual air show, to the delight of eardrums far and wide!

Adjacent to Hampton, VA, Langley is in the heart of the Tidewater region of Hampton Roads. It’s on the southeastern tip of the Peninsula, with easy access to Interstate 64. You can easily travel north to Newport News and Fort Eustis, but going to the Southside means getting through a bridge-tunnel. Base housing is available at Langley or Fort Eustis, so just be aware that there is at least a 30 minute commute between bases.

Fort Eustis

Any aficionado of history will love Fort Eustis. The base is nearing its centennial year, and you can trace its history even further back to the arrival of the first colonists in 1607. Today, Fort Eustis is the home of The Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Headquarters and 7th Transportation Brigade.

Fort Eustis occupies most of what used to be known as Mulberry Island—even though it’s technically a peninsula. This low-lying area just east of the James River is in Newport News, and sits roughly 18 miles south of Williamsburg. Base housing is available, but most people tend to head off base in search of desirable schools.

Base Services:

Fort Eustis Housing - Balfour Beatty Communities

Fort Eustis Housing - Balfour Beatty Communities
Location: 126 Madison Ave
Fort Eustis, VA 23604
Hours: M - F: 0730 to 1630; Phone service until 1700
(877) 500-2301

Langley AFB - Family Housing

Location: 11 Burrell St.
LAFB, VA 23665
Hours: M - F: 0900 to 1500
(757) 764-5040 Email LAFB Family Housing

Fort Eustis - Army Community Service

Location: 650 Monroe Ave.
Fort Eustis, VA 23604
Hours: M - F: 0730 to 1630
(757) 878-3514

Langley AFB - Airman & Family Readiness Center

Location: 45 Nealy Ave.
Wing B, Suite 100, Bldg. 15
LAFB, VA 23665
Hours: M - F: 0730 to 1630
(757) 764-3990

Fort Eustis - School Liaison Officer

Fort Eustis - School Liaison Officer
Location: 650 Monroe Ave.
Fort Eustis, VA 23604
Hours: M - F: 0730 to 1630
(757) 878-3514

Langley AFB - School Liaison Officer

Langley AFB - School Liaison Officer
Location: 42 Ash Ave.
Inside the Bateman Library (1st door on left)
LAFB, VA 23665
(757) 225-1885

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Base Location

By Plane
Norfolk International Airport (ORF)
45 minutes – Eustis
35 minutes – Langley
Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF)
20 minutes – Eustis
25 minutes – Langley
Richmond International Airport (RIC)
1 hour – Eustis
1 hour 20 minutes – Langley
By Bus
Hampton Bus Station – 18 minutes (Langley)
2 W Pembroke Ave.
Hampton, VA 23669
757-722-9861

 

14407 Warwick Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23608
757-872-4405
Drive Times
Washington D.C. 
3 hours – Eustis
3 hours 15 minutes – Langley
Raleigh, NC
3 hours 45 minutes – Eustis & Langley
Philadelphia, PA
5 hours 30 minutes – Eustis
5 hours 45 minutes – Langley

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Commute

Because of the unpredictability of commuting via a bridge-tunnel, we’re going to advise that you avoid it. Most people try to live where they work, so if you’re stationed at a base on the Peninsula, you want to find a home on the Peninsula. In the table below we’ve indicated whether or not a commute would include a bridge-tunnel rather than giving a broad range of possible commute times. A jam or accident on one of the bridge-tunnels could leave you stuck for hours!

Langley AFB Fort Eustis
Newport News 15 MINS
*20 MINS
20 MINS
*30 MINS
Hampton 15 MINS
*25 MINS
25 MINS
*35 MINS
Williamsburg 35 MINS
*50 MINS
25 MINS
*35 MINS
Yorktown 30 MINS
*50 MINS
20 MINS
*26 MINS
Poquoson 12 MINS
*16 MINS
30 MINS
*50 MINS
Virginia Beach
Bridge-Tunnel

Bridge-Tunnel
Norfolk
Bridge-Tunnel

Bridge-Tunnel
Portsmouth
Bridge-Tunnel

Bridge-Tunnel
Chesapeake
Bridge-Tunnel

Bridge-Tunnel
Suffolk
Bridge-Tunnel

Bridge-Tunnel