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Hampton Roads Regional Information

The Hampton Roads Region has been important to the Nation since colonial times. The historic cities of Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown are national treasures giving visitors a perspective of the earliest Americans. The Hampton Roads Region continues its cultural and economic influence on the country.

Role of Langley in the Hampton Roads Region

NASA Langley Research Center is located in Hampton, Virginia. The Center has a significant economic impact on Virginia and the Nation. Langley is located next to Langley Air Force Base (LAFB), home of the Air Combat Command. NASA Langley, LAFB, and Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company are major employers in the Hampton Roads Region.

Hampton Roads is home to the Allied Command Transformation (ACT), one of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's (NATO) two major military commands - the only one in North America. Hampton Roads is also home to a large Navy population.

Long known as a technology area, Hampton Roads is also home to the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. Learn more about technology opportunities in Hampton Roads through the Virginia Center for Innovative Technology and SEVAnet, a computer network supported by Christopher Newport University.

The Guide to Hampton Roads is a comprehensive collection of information, web sites and interesting facts about the Hampton Roads Region. It contains maps, directions, information on accommodations and visitor services as well as useful links to business, commerce, media, recreation and other places of interest.

The Hampton Roads Region has mild summers and winters. You can review the latest weather forecast from and the weather forecast for Norfolk International Airport from MIT and the University of Michigan.

Hampton Roads Association Chapters
+ AIAA - Hampton Roads section
+ ASOSV - Amateur Satellite Observers of Southeast Virginia
+ Hampton Roads Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN)
+ Women in Aerospace (WIA)
+ Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)