Naval Weapon Station Yorktown
Naval Weapons Station Yorktown is a United States Navy base in York Country, a region of Virginia. It provided a weapons and ammunition storage and loading facility for ships of the United States Atlantic Fleet and more recently, for those from the Fleet Forces Command. Naval Weapons Station Yorktown and Cheatham Annex provide responsive, quality support for explosive ordnance storage, maintenance, logistics, research and development, and support services; expeditionary logistics training and operations; warfare training for Sailors, Marines, and other Services; and to serve as a premier recreation destination for service members and dependents.
The Weapons Station is located at the northern end of what is known as the Virginia Peninsula, bordered by the York River, Colonial National Historic Park, York County, City of Newport News and James City County. Naval Weapons Station Yorktown is one of the Navy's major East Coast ordnance facilities. Yorktown is considered to be a military town with the cost of living being slightly higher than average. The base operator's phone number is 757-887-4000, DSN 312-953-4000.