Washington Salute would like to warmly congratulate Norfolk Naval Base for being named the eleventh Washington Salute Base of the Week presented by Nissan of the 2020-21 NFL Season! Throughout the season, Washington Salute and Nissan will be teaming up to highlight the service members on installations throughout Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. We welcome all Washington Salute members and military supporting fans to join us on our venture as we honor and celebrate the sacrifice and service of the men and women on our local installations!
Installation: Norfolk Naval Base
Commander: Colonel Sean K. Tyler
Address of Installation Visitors Center: Langley Air Force Base - LaSalle Gate, 11 Nealy Ave, Hampton, VA 23665
Number of People on Installation: 145,000 (BLE is located in a community that serves a large population made up of over 145,000 active duty, guard and reserve, family members, civilians, contractors, and retirees.)
United States Military Branches: United States Air Force, United States Army
Description of Installation: Joint Base Langley-Eustis (JBLE) is located on the Virginia Peninsula on the southeastern coast of the state. Hampton Roads is the name of the metropolitan area as well as a body of water surrounding the region. Langley AFB is located in Hampton while Fort Eustis is in Newport News; both are just a few miles off of Interstate 64. Although JBLE is a joint base, it is not contiguous. There are 17 miles of interstate between the installations. Hampton Roads is known for its large military presence. You will find all branches of the military in the region. JBLE is home to the 633rd Air Base Wing, Air Combat Command, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, and many other units on the tip of the spear. Visit JBLE's website and the Facebook page.
Highlights with Washington Football Team: For the past eight years, the Washington Football Team has worked regularly with the USO Hampton Roads and Central Virginia (Langley Air Force Base USO Center) to recruit service members and military families to attend the Washington Football Training Camp Military Appreciation Day in Richmond, VA, presented by GEICO Military. A trusted partner, on Monday, November 2nd, Washington Salute reconnected with the USO Center to distribute Touching Base Tour appreciation packages.