Check In \ Processing
1959 Main Street
Yorktown, VA 23691
Phone (DSN) 312-953-4355
Fax (DSN) 312-953-7505
It is in your best interest to make temporary lodging arrangements as soon as possible due to seasonal tourist events and limited availability. Make kennel arrangements for pets if you will be staying in the military lodge system or hotel/motels that are not pet friendly. This "pets welcome" website will help you locate accommodations that accept pets. Reservations at the Navy Lodge can be made up to one year in advance with orders. Service members requesting a room at the Navy Lodge under PCS orders will have priority over other requests. The Norfolk Navy Lodge is located on Hampton Boulevard, Building SDA- 314, across from the Joint Forces Staff College and is a short drive to: NEX mall, movie theater, downtown Norfolk, Waterside and golf course. Keep important travel numbers with you such as American Red Cross, Navy Marine Corp Relief Society (NMCRS) and Fleet and Family Support Centers (FFSC).
Personnel records for all service members attached to Yorktown Naval Weapons Station are kept at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Norfolk, Virginia. Military personnel attached to Naval Weapons Station Yorktown and Tenant commands are to report directly to their command upon arrival. Should you arrive on a weekend, report to Combined Bachelor Quarters Nelson House, Building 704 (located inside Gate 3) then to the command on the next working day with your transfer package for in processing. Yorktown Administrative Office can be reached at 757-887-4444, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to answer questions regarding check-in procedures. After hours, the Command Duty Officer can be reached by cell phone at 757-268-6250.
Sponsors are identified and assigned as soon as the receiving command is notified of a prospective gain in personnel. The sponsor then sends the inbound service member a letter with the Command's address and phone number, as well as useful information about the Weapons Station. The service members will then utilize the Command's address in order to forward personal mail to his/her new command while in transit. If you do not hear from your sponsor and your transfer date is approaching, please contact the Command Sponsor Coordinator at 757-887-4355 or DSN 312-953-4355. If you are planning to take leave (either personal or for house hunting), please inform your command and make sure you follow the correct procedures such as submitting a leave request prior to making plans.
Naval Ophthalmic Support and Training Activity Only
Report to the command during weekdays at 7:30 a.m. If you do not have transportation from the barracks to the command, you can ride in the duty van, which leaves no later than 7:15 a.m. every weekday morning from the barracks.
What to Do if You Get Married Enroute
If you get married before you PCS, you must inform your commander and follow the procedures exactly as you are given them. The military will not pay for travel and housing of your spouse if you do not follow proper procedures.
Documents to Handcarry
Active duty members should bring their transfer package for in processing. Medical records (or at least a copy) for both you and your family members should be hand carried. If you get married enroute, make sure you have a copy of your marriage certificate. This will allow you to get an ID card for your new spouse, have them added to your page 2, and give them access to medical assistance. If possible, bring a copy of school records to speed up the process of appropriate school placement and continued educational plans. Keep copies of all important papers these should include: passports, birth certificates, ID cards, insurance cards, etc. Keep your sponsor, quarterdeck, and command ombudsman/Key spouse phone numbers with you at all times. For a more comprehensive list of important documents to hand-carry, go to Plan My Move, just click on the button above your calendar in Plan My Move to access this list. Currently the Naval Weapons Station does not have a newcomer's brief. Tennant Commands are holding individual briefings for incoming service members.