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200204-N-OM854-0141: Naval Weapons Station Yorktown Security Forces participate in Citadel Shield Solid Curtain 2020 on the York River.


Welcome to Naval Weapons Station Yorktown

The land of Naval Weapons Station Yorktown is rich in colonial history. The station sits amidst a setting of natural beauty surrounded by the distant echo of the first settlers in Virginia and the battle cries of the Revolutionary War. The site of the weapons station was acquired for the Navy by a presidential proclamation on August 7, 1918, and was at the time the largest naval installation in the world, its land area covering about twenty square miles. In 1932, the Navy Mine Depot became the Naval Mine Depot in recognition of expanded ordnance support. Then, on August 7, 1958, on the Station’s 40th anniversary, the name was changed to Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, again in recognition of a much expanded mission for naval ordnance. Today, the installation and its tenant commands continue to provide critical fleet ordnance support for the Navy.

Installation Information

Naval Weapons Station Yorktown hosts 33 tenant commands which include the Navy Munitions Command Atlantic, the Naval Ophthalmic Support and Training Activity, the Marine Corps Security Force Regiment, Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group, Naval Expeditionary Medical Support Command, Navy Cargo Handling Battalion One and 19 departments.

  • 200831-N-LL092-002: Naval Weapons Station Yorktown Received the Retention Excellent Award.
  • 200612-N-LL092-001: Naval Weapons Station Yorktown celebrated the opening of the new Military Working Dog (MWD) Kennel with a little assistance from one of our MWDs.
  • 200603-N-LL092-002: USMC MV-22 Osprey approaches one of Naval Weapons Station Yorktown's landing zone.
  • 200204-N-OM854-0141: Naval Weapons Station Yorktown Security Forces participate in Citadel Shield-Solid Curtain 2020 on the York River.
  • 180311-N-LL092-003: Naval Weapons Station Yorktown is home to an environment rich in biodiversity. Wildlife can be seen throughout the installation, on the river and in creeks.

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