Fort Story, VA Housing and Relocation Information

    Housing Information
    Basic Allowance For Housing (BAH) gives active service members two options for housing; living on post or finding a home off-post within the community.

    • Once you have orders to move, contact the JEB Little Creek-Fort Story Housing Services Center (757) 462-8939 / 7069. They can answer all of your housing questions and provide services such as referrals, resolving tenant-landlord disputes, and guidance for entering lease agreements.

    Fort Story On Post Housing (Rent On Post)

    • Single Soldiers with a pay grade of E5 or below will need to contact Unaccompanied Personnel Housing (UPH) at (757) 462-4860.

    • On-post housing at Fort Story is privatized and managed by Balfour Beatty Communities (757) 962-3511, which offers four neighborhoods with 3-4 bedroom homes based on pay grade and family size. Some homes may feature amenities like central AC, fenced yard, washer/dryer hookups and garage. Aside from the average playgrounds, this community offers unique features such as a lighthouse and beach access along Chesapeake Bay. 

    Fort Story, VA Off Post Housing

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    Surrounding Areas
    Virginia Beach is the state's most populated city and is located in a region known historically as Hampton Roads. This area has some of Virginia's most populated cities and multiple military installations as well. Chesapeake, Norfolk, and Portsmouth are large cities within a 40 minute commute of Fort Story. Across the James River are the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and Yorktown. All of these areas offer a wide variety of housing and living off post is common here. The Hampton Roads area is located in southern Virginia on the Atlantic Ocean coast and the Chesapeake Bay. The closest major city is Richmond which is about a 2 hour drive north. Traffic can be very heavy in the Virginia Beach area; a typical commute to post should take 20-30 minutes but can often be longer during rush hours.

    About the Installation
    Fort Story is located on the lower Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean in southeast Virginia. It is a sub-installation of Fort Eustis, home of the U.S. Army's Transportation Corps. Together, Fort Story and Fort Eustis provide the U.S. Army's unique training specializing in land and sea transportation. It is the Army's only training facility for logistics-over-the-shore (LOTS) operations to train troops on amphibious equipment and to practice the transfer of military cargo from ship to shore. Fort Story offers the unique combination of features including dunes, beaches, sand, surf, deep-water anchorage, variable tide conditions, maritime forest and open land. These natural resources offer unique training opportunities to a variety of military units representing the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force.

    On October 1, 2009, the JEB Little Creek-Fort Story was established as the first Joint Base in the Hampton Roads area. It is responsible for housing and training the nation's Expeditionary Forces and is the largest military installation in the city of Virginia Beach. It is one command with two properties, comprised of the former Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek (JEB Little Creek) which began as a dynamic training ground for World War II amphibious forces, and the former Army Post of Fort Story (JEB Fort Story) which laid witness to the humble beginnings of our country at the 1607 first landing site.