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The History and Location of Camp Allen/Camp Elmore

 

History

 

                Although we are now known as Camp Allen, most of our facilities are located on what was formerly known as Camp Elmore. We have the distinct honor of being the only Marine Corps camp named posthumously after an enlisted Marine. Pfc George W. Elmore, USMCR, was a 20-year-old Browning Automatic Rifleman with George Co., 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. Wounded, he exposed himself to lay down effective fire until his wounded comrades could be evacuated. His attack was effective, but he lost his life in battle.

 

                Camp Elmore once embraced a 15-acre tract in what was known as the naval base's "South Annex." During more than 50 years of use by the government, the area has been a Seabee training site, prisoner of war camp and U.S. Army barracks area.

 

                Today, Camp Allen is home to a Marine Corps Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team (FAST) company of the U.S. Marine Corps Security Forces Regiment, which provides security for a number of high-priority sites and convoys across the globe. Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) at Camp Allen is responsible for serving not only those units stationed at Camp Allen, but all Marine commands in the Hampton Roads area.

 

Location

 

                Camp Allen, home to both Marine Corps Forces Command (MARFORCOM) and one Marine Corps Security Forces Regiment (MCSFR) FAST company, is located in Norfolk, Virginia. Situated in the far southeastern corner of the state and comprised of seven cities- Norfolk, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Newport News and Hampton- the Hampton Roads area has a combined

population of nearly 1.7 million people.

 

                Predominately a "Navy town," Norfolk is home to the largest naval installation in the world; Hampton Roads is truly a joint forces dream. With local Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard bases and installations, it's a military melting pot. Nearly 3,500 Marines reporting to ten local Marine commands call Hampton Roads home, with 1,400 of them based locally at Camp Allen. Other local Marine commands in the area include the Joint Forces Staff College, Marine Corps Security Cooperation Group (MCSCG), EWTGLANT, The School of Music, MATSG-33, MARDET Dam Neck and three reserve units including, MACS-24, MAG-49/VMM-774, and Co. A 4th AA Bn.

 

                With a rich history dating back more than 400 years, Norfolk is within an hour's drive of Yorktown, Jamestown, and Williamsburg, an area known as the Historic Triangle. Norfolk offers a wide array of cultural and entertainment options including the Norfolk Admirals hockey team and the Norfolk Tides baseball team, as well as museums, zoos, concert arenas and historic battlefields and sites.

 


JRCF Marines

JOINT REGIONAL CORRECTIONAL FACILITY(JRCF)

Congratulations your assignment to the Joint Regional Correctional Facility, Naval Support Activity, Northwest, Chesapeake, Virginia. Marines being assigned to duty at the JRCF and have not been contacted by their sponsor or by the facility before checking out of their former commands should call the JRCF at: (757) 421-8670 from 0730 to 1630, Monday through Friday and request assistance prior to attempting to check in due to the remote location and limited local assets at this duty assignment.

CHECKING-IN

CHECKING IN (Marine assigned to the BRIG for duty will physically check in there first and the BRIG will provide transportation and other assistance to enable the completion of the process)

 

JOINT REGIONAL CORRECTIONAL FACILITY(JRCF) MARINES

Marines being assigned to duty at the JRCF and have not been contacted by their sponsor or by the facility before checking out of their former commands should call the JRCF at: (757) 421-8670 from 0730 to 1630, Monday through Friday and request assistance prior to attempting to check in due to the remote location and limited local assets at this duty assignment.

 

Map of Joint Regional Correctional Facility and Surrounding Area Link Here

 

JOINT REGIONAL CORRECTIONAL FACILITY MARINES:

NAVCON BRIG (Attn:Your Name) 1548 Wilderness Road Chesapeake, Virginia 23322

UNIFORM OF THE DAY 

Refer to the guidance published in ALMAR 007/08 regarding the appropriate MARPAT MARINE CORPS COMBAT UTILITY UNIFORM (MCCUU) uniform of the day.

BACHELOR (GEO & OTHER) OFFICER & SNCO BILLETING

Bachelor Officers and SNCOs can call Navy Gateway Inns/suites at one of the following locations:

Joint Forces Staff College: (757) 963-9600

Naval Station Norfolk: (757) 402-7002

Joint Expeditionary Base, Little Creek-Fort Story: (757) 318-7996

Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth: (757) 391-1387

Naval Air Station, Oceana: (757)417-1000

Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dam Neck: (757) 965-2600

Geo-bachelor SNCO may be accommodated in the troop billeting facility on a “space available” basis only (call: (757) 322-9502 or cell: (757)630-9329 to check on availability).

Bachelor SNCOs can call Navy Gateway Inns/Suites @ (757)445-0993/402-7002 and see information at the following link:
http://www.jfsc.ndu.edu/prospective_students/welcome_aboard_package/billeting_lodging.asp

Geo-bachelor SNCO may be accommodated in the troop billeting facility on a “space available” basis only.

BACHELOR (GEO & OTHER) OFFICER QUARTERS

Bona fide bachelor officers should call Navy Gateway Inns/Suites @ (757) 445-9908/402-7002 and see information at the following link:
http://www.dodlodging.net/

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