Billeting, Lodging and Messing


President Trump has signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, which includes an immediate repeal of the authority to prescribe a reduced flat rate per diem for long-term temporary duty (TDY) travel.   As such, flat rate per diem for long term TDY (+30 days) shall only apply for travel through midnight on August 12, 2018.  As of August 13, 2018, normal per diem rules, including the following, apply:

-- There is no government messing (i.e.Dining Facility) at JFSC.  The closest Commissary is approximately 3 miles away and while there are “pay for service” taxis with base access, there are no base transportation services i.e. base shuttle for student use.

-- Lodging receipts are required for all lodging payments

-- The  actual cost of lodging not to exceed the full locality lodging per diem rate will be paid

-- The full meals and incidental expense (M&IE) will no longer be reduced by 75% or 55%"

JFSC students are responsible for securing their own lodging.  The nearest lodging facility is the Navy Gateway Inns and Suites located adjacent to JFSC and is preferred by most students attending this training.  Quarters are limited, especially family quarters, so please contact them at 757-394-9054 to confirm availability.

NOTE:  When making reservations, please specify which course you will be attending.







The Lodging options below are not affiliated with The Navy or NGI&S:

Navy Gateway Inns and Suites at JFSC

Navy Gateway Inns and Suites

Marianas Hall

7800 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23511 (Directions)
Reservations/Front Desk: 757-394-9054
Fax: 757-963-9669
Department of Defense Lodging

International Fellows Navy Gateway Inns and Suites Policy [pdf]

Lodging for Joint Forces Staff College (JFSC) students is available on campus with the Navy Gateway Inns and Suites. The Navy Gateway Inn and Suites (NGI&S) is the primary housing facility for JCWS students.


NGI&S JFSC ACCOMODATIONS include private one and two room suites all with private bathrooms. Included amenities include free wireless internet access and cable. Each room shares (with one or two other residents) a common living space equipped with a full kitchen and washer/dryer. In keeping with the joint environment of JFSC, please expect to share common areas with men and women of all branches of service as well as civilian agencies. All NGI&S facilities are non-smoking and do not allow Pets.

Please call 757-394-9054 for room rates
VISA, MasterCard and Cash are accepted as methods of payment.


(16 four bedroom and 4 two bedroom)
Availability of all suites cannot be confirmed until after student requirements have been met. If you choose to travel with your family you should also make your own off-campus arrangements in case on-campus accommodations are unavailable. JFSC instructions do not allow family members to accompany students in Standard Rooms or Suites with the exception of weekends and holidays.

In the event you elect to stay off-campus statements of non-availability will not be issued.

JFSC gate 201 hours are 0500-1800 (M-F) CLOSED nights, weekends, and holidays.

When the JFSC gate 201 is closed, personnel must enter through NSA, Norfolk gate 5.

1. Students who are TDY/TAD en route and whose ultimate duty assignment is the local Hampton Roads area must sign in to their gaining unit prior to reporting to the College in order to start BAH entitlements.

2. If taking commercial transportation to JFSC, instruct the driver to take you to JFSC, not to Norfolk Naval Station.

3. JAWS students are advised to review JAWS-specific housing information posted in JAWS section of website under Schools and Academic Programs.


Navy Lodge Norfolk


Address: 7811 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23505-1769
Phone#: (757) 489-2656 or 1-800-NAVY-INN
Website: Navy Lodge Norfolk Naval Station Norfolk

Directions: From I-64, take 564 towards the Naval Base and take the Terminal Blvd exit to Hampton Blvd. Turn right onto Hampton Blvd. Go about 2 blocks. The Navy Lodge will be on the left across the street from the Joint Forces Staff College.

Accommodations: Newly renovated in 2010, the Navy Lodge Norfolk is conveniently located minutes from the Norfolk Naval Base, Joint Forces Staff College, NSA, and Camp Allan. The 292 room lodge offers a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, free internet, playground, picnic area, fitness center, shopping mart, and on-site laundry facilities. Choose from our family suites or business class rooms in this nonsmoking facility. In addition, this Lodge offers state-of-the-art meeting space designed for your business or family needs.

If you chose not to stay at NGI&S or the Navy Lodge, you are responsible for any payments above the authorized rate.
The following Lodging options are not affiliated with The Navy or NGI&S:

Candlewood Suites, NORFOLK AIRPORT

Candlewood  Suites, Norfolk, VA


Address: 5600 Lowery Road, Norfolk, VA 23502
Hotel Front Desk: (757) 605-4001 or 1-877-226-35390

Accommodations: Apartment-style suite. Fully equipped kitchen, color television, DVD & CD player, work desk w/ lamp, ironing board and iron, free local calls, High-speed Internet Access, Wireless Data Connection, on-site fitness center, free self-service laundry facilities and much more. Pets are welcome!!

Holiday Inn Airport

Holiday Inn Airport


Address: 1570 N. Military Hwy Norfolk, VA 23502
Front Desk: (757) 213-2231

The Holiday Inn Airport is a full service hotel. It is located 2 miles from Norfolk International Airport and 8 miles from JFSC. We offer complimentary shuttle transportation to and from the airport and to dining, shopping and entertainment options within a 5 mile radius.

Just for JFSC students, we will shuttle you to the Staff College. Our per diem rate includes a full breakfast buffet every morning. You will love our Manager's Reception, held every Wednesday Evening. You can enjoy free food and drink specials! Long day, relax in our pool-side Jacuzzi or get your PT on in our Workout room. We want to be your home away from home while you are at JFSC!

Call 757.213.2231 to reserve or visit us on the web at to reserve you room today!!


The Property Shoppe


 Address: 3149 Shore Drive, Suite B, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
 Property Manager Phone#: (757) 496-1986;  FAX#: (757) 496-1014

The Property Shoppe serves Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Tidewater, Hampton Roads, Norfolk Naval Base, Little Creek Amphibious Base, Oceana & Dam Neck Bases and all the areas along the Oceanfront & Chesapeake Bay resorts. Our available properties include both Short Term and Annual Leases.


Willoughby Harbor Apartments
          Willoughby's Best Kept Secret!


Willoughby Bay Sunset


  • 90 Foot Deep water Pier on site
  • Year-round fishing and crabbing 
  • Public beach access - 5 minute walk 
  • Central location with easy access to: NOB, Langley, Ft. Monroe, Norfolk Waterside and Virginia Beach

We are 15 minutes from Norfolk Naval Base. You can easily get to Terminal Blvd. with or without using Highway I-64.

Yearly rental rates: $1,150.00 and $1,250.00 per month

Corporate and furnished rental rate: $1,600.00 per month

Apartment Features:

  • 2 Bedrooms & 1 Bath 
  • Laundry room 
  • Living room 
  • Kitchen with eat-in area, approximately 1000 sq ft. 
  • Furnished or Unfurnished available

Dining/Living Room area

Laundry Room:


The apartment has a laundry room with washer, dryer, & ironing board with cover. A vacuum cleaner is also supplied.

Housecleaning Services:


Housecleaning Services can be provided upon request. Services can be setup up on a regularly scheduled basis or as a one-time occurrence.

As a courtesy:


1 Roll of Paper Towels, 1 Bar of Soap, and 1 Roll of Toilet Paper are provided upon move-in.

Housewares are available on request.

Houseware Items Available:


Sheets, pillows, comforters, blankets, alarm clocks, bath towels, hand towels, kitchen towels, cookware, flatware, glassware, dinnerware, knives, baking utensils, coasters.

Kitchen/Dining Room Area

Minimum Stay: We normally require a 10 week minimum stay. However, during certain times of the year we may be able to offer shorter stays.

Deposit & first month rent is due 14 days before arrival. Regular rent payment is due upon move-in and on the first of each month.

All monthly charges can be consolidated on one, itemized statement. The bill may be paid by check, money order or with a credit card.

Electronic payments are welcome and can be made by direct deposit or credit card.

For more information and pictures, please visit our website:

Please contact us for availability

Directions: I-64W to W OCEAN VIEW AVE exit- exit number 272- toward WILLOUGHBY SPIT. Turn RIGHT onto US-60/VA-168/W OCEAN VIEW AVE. Turn RIGHT onto THIRTEENTH VIEW ST. THIRTEENTH VIEW ST becomes BAYVILLE ST. Stop at 1435 Bayville St.




Sandy Bay Apartments

Corporate Housing Solutions

Fully Furnished Apartments for the On-the-Go Person

Kitchen Living Room Living Room Bedroom

We are Sandy Bay Apartments, located in Norfolk, VA. We are proud to offer beautifully furnished corporate apartments for short or long-term. Our customers agree that our corporate apartments are an attractive alternative to a hotel or extended stay hotel.

All of our apartments are tastefully decorated with attractive furnishings, microwave, TV, and are completely stocked with all linens and kitchen necessities. Everything is included in the rental price, which also includes local phone service, cable TV, water, electricity, and off street parking. The buildings are gated for extra security. Typically these corporate apartments rent for less than the cost of an average hotel stay. We are located right on the Chesapeake Bay and have direct beach access. Take a look at what we have to offer and see how Sandy Bay Apartments can become a place you call home.

Address: East Ocean View Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23518-1580
 Phone: (757) 362-0680
 FAX:   (757) 362-0267

Chicks Beach Rentals

Chicks Beach Rentals

We have furnished Virginia Beach homes within 15 miles of the Joint Forces Staff College.
Our homes are available by the week and by the month.
All utilities are included with rates on most rentals.
Visit my web site: or call 757-228-1587. Plus, we offer Military Discounts.

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Last Updated: 29 July 2016


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