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York River - CAX
190921-N-LL092-1001: View of York River from Cheatham Annex

Naval Weapons Station Yorktown is the Navy's premier weapons facility. Located in historic Yorktown, Va., it is operated by a professional team of 2,500 highly-trained officers, enlisted personnel and civilian employees. These dedicated men and women operate and maintain their Station with tremendous skill and a great deal of pride. The foundation of our nation's freedom is a strong Navy, ready to defend democracy and carry out our country's commitments around the world. You can look with great pride upon the Sailors and civilians of WPNSTA Yorktown whose commitment to freedom and service to our nation is second to none.

Commissioned on June 21, 1943, Cheatham Annex (CAX) was utilized as an assembly and shipping point for materials being shipped overseas during World War II. Today, CAX is a hub of activity from its diverse industrial complex to naval expeditionary training facilities and outdoor recreation sites for military personnel and their dependents. As part of the Navy’s installation consolidation, Cheatham Annex was incorporated with WPNSTA Yorktown on October 1, 1998. Today, the annex is still home to rows of warehouses as storage for everything from ship propellers and shafts to small boats, diesel engines and jacking gears, including storage for artifacts for the Naval History and Heritage Command.

For emergencies within WPNSTA Yorktown or Cheatham Annex please call 757-887-4911. If you require after hours assistance please contact the Command Duty Officer at 757-268-6250.

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