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Military Relocation to Hampton Roads

Hampton Roads is surrounded with Military Families. From Newport News to Virginia Beach, our area is abundant with military bases and resources.

Relocation plays a major role in the military lifestyle. A variety of services are offered across Hampton Roads to assist active duty military personnel and their families in successfully managing the mobile military lifestyle.

Personal Relocation Assistance: Sometimes you will get transition information with your command, but you can always opt for a one-on-one consultation with an experienced relocation counselor at a Fleet and Family Support Center. They can help you with extensive information and referral services.

Relocation Workshops:
 All transferring singles, couples and family members are encouraged to attend:

Over Seas Transfer Workshop: This helpful, single-session workshop is a great way to prepare yourself and your family for the challenging adventure of working overseas. Information will be provided on household goods and auto shipment, financial planning, travel arrangements and passports, personal security, and culture shock. Open to active duty members, spouses, and dependents 12 years and older.

  • Welcome to Hampton Roads
  • Transferring to a new duty station? This single-session workshop offers tips to help make your move as “painless” as possible! Topics include hints on shipping household goods, travel and financial planning, entitlements, family preparation, and ways to reduce relocation stress. Open to all active duty, retiring, and separating military personnel, and their families.
  • In-addition, a Foreign Born Spouse workshop addresses concerns about life in the U.S. A follow-on Foreign-Born Spouse group meets monthly at the Oceana FFSC.

Plan My Move: Find the right allowances and support services to help you with your move at the Military Home Front Website.

The Sponsor Program: Some command’s have a sponsor program set up to enhance morale and readiness and provide a strong start to newly reporting personnel and their families. Ask about it.

Fleet and Family Support Centers: Find more resources and information at the Fleet and Family Support Centers of Hampton Roads.