100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
1918 - 2018
Fort Eustis, located in Newport News, Virginia, was established in 1918, and has a rich history dating back to the beginning of American colonial history. March 2018 will mark the centennial of the establishment of Fort Eustis, which has served a number of purposes, including an Army training facility for artillery and artillery observation, a prison and a work camp. Beginning in the World War II era, the primary mission of Fort Eustis has been Army transportation training, research and development, engineering, and operations, including aviation and marine shipping activities.
The 2005 Base Realignment, Allocation and Closure (BRAC) Act resulted in the greatest change in the look of Fort Eustis by relocating the Army Transportation School headquarters to Fort Lee in 2010. The Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Headquarters replaced it in 2011. The BRAC decision consolidated adjoining bases of different services, referred to as joint basing. Resultantly Fort Eustis and Langley Air Force Base were consolidated under the responsibility of the Air Force 633d Air Base Wing as Joint Base Langley-Eustis in 2010.
WHO: Open to the public*
WHAT: Events include carnival rides, mechanical bull, zip line, inflatable games,
pony rides, food, music and more!
WHEN: July 28; 11 a.m. kick-off
WHO: Open to the public*
WHERE: Fort Eustis' Murphy Field, Newport News, VA 23604
Locations will be on Fort Eustis, unless otherwise indicated - check back for updates!
Entrance to the Open House on Saturday is FREE and open to the public.
Tickets are required for Friday’s event and Saturday’s concert.
All visitors must carry identification.
There will be random vehicle inspections upon entry to the installation
There will be mandatory bag inspections upon entry to the venue.
The general public is required to enter through the main gate (Washington Boulevard) for entrance to the venue, which will be open from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. Visitors should expect delays.
All Department of Defense identification cardholders leaving or accessing the base during event hours are highly encouraged to use Gate 2 (Shellabarger Drive) and avoid the main gate. Cardholders using the main gate should expect delays.
The general public will not be permitted to enter via Gate 2 (Shellabarger Drive), and instead will be redirected to the main gate (Washington Boulevard).
Guests may leave and re-enter the show, but all guests who exit will have to process the search area again prior to re-entry.
Gates will be open for entrance to the event venues from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Friday’s ticketed event will last from 6 to 11 p.m.
Saturday’s free Open House will start at 11 a.m.
Saturday’s ticketed concert will last from 6:30 to 11 p.m.
Gates will be open from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday for entrance into the event areas.
There will be random vehicle inspections upon entry to the installation.
There will be mandatory bag searches upon entry to the venue.
Food and beverage vendors will be accepting both cash and credit card payments.
Smoking is only permitted in designated areas.
No pets are allowed; however service dogs are permitted.
(Violators are subject to citation and ejection, and items are subject to confiscation)
- Outside food or beverage (except baby food/formula)
- Liquids in non-factory sealed containers
- Alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs
- Glass bottles/objects or beverage cans
- Laser pointers
- Audio or video recording devices (i.e. GoPros, 360-degree cameras, and cameras with removable lenses)
- Weapons of any kind (e.g. guns, knives, chains, studded/spiked jewelry)
- Animals (with the exception of service animals as defined by the ADA)
- Remote controlled flying devices or UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles)
- Bikes, skateboards, scooters, hoverboards
- Fireworks and/or sparklers
The general public is required to enter through the main gate (Washington Boulevard), which will be open for entrance to the venue from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. Visitors should expect delays.
Handicapped parking will be available. Visitors requesting handicapped parking are required to display a placard or proper license plate. Signs will be posted directing visitors to handicapped parking areas.
Visitors wishing to utilize a taxi service or ride share service such as Uber or Lyft must be dropped off/picked up at one of the shuttle locations upon entrance.
No overnight parking is authorized. All vehicles are subject to towing at the owner’s expense.
Strollers will be hand-searched at the security checkpoint. Please bring only necessary items in a small diaper bag, subject to hand-search at the security checkpoint.
Large diaper bags will not be permitted. You can return to your vehicle during the show to get extra clothes, restock diaper items, etc.