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Cutter Address

Commanding Officer
4000 Coast Guard Boulevard
Portsmouth, VA 23703-2199
Phone: (757) 483-8720
Base Security: (757) 483-5886

Where to report

When reporting for duty, arrive in the uniform of the day. If the cutter is underway, report to Base Support Unit (BSU) Portsmouth. The Officer of the Day will process your paperwork. Ask the base security guard for directions when you arrive at the front gate to BSU.

Flying into Norfolk

There are a number of transportation means available from Norfolk International Airport. The most convenient is airport limo service (Groome Transportation 757-857-1231). For $10.00 to $15.00, they will bring you to BSU Portsmouth. There is a Navy representative on duty at the Airport Information booth to assist you. They have information on all of the Armed Services bases in the Hampton Roads area and are available from 0730 to 0000 daily.

Driving to BSU Portsmouth

From Interstate 64, take the exit for 164 towards Portsmouth, Norfolk. Take the Cedar Lane exit and turn to the left. Immediately after crossing over the highway, turn right onto Coast Guard Boulevard and continue approximately 1.2 miles to the front gate of BSU Portsmouth.

Tidewater Area

The Tidewater area of Virginia is rich with family living that boasts a very active military community. The Tidewater area is comprised of the cities of Portsmouth, Norfolk, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Hampton Roads and Virginia Beach. The area offers a myriad of communities ranging from classic colonial to ultra modern. The area also offers a wide selection of family services, outstanding medical facilities, and opportunities for higher education form institutions such as Old Dominion University, Hampton University, and Tidewater Community College.