|Welcome to AFCEA Hampton Roads! Our region hosts seven major Defense Headquarters Commands and operating bases supporting more than 100,000 active duty Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard personnel; making Hampton Roads the home of one of the largest concentration of military in the world and an important partner in our nation's defense. AFCEA Hampton Roads supports this diverse community, offering unique opportunities for engaging with C5ISR, IT, and cyber policy, doctrine, governance, applications, and solutions.
The AFCEA Hampton Roads Chapter is located in southeast Virginia which is home to US Fleet Forces, Joint Staff J6 and J7, NATO's Allied Command Transformation, Marine Forces Command, Naval Information Forces, Second Fleet, Submarine Forces, as well as Naval Base Norfolk, Naval Air Station Oceana/Dam Neck Annex, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, USCG Fifth Coast Guard District, USCG C3 Center, numerous other afloat and shore commands, and Hampton Roads ROTC.
Our academic partners include Old Dominion University where we have long-term relationships and a Student Chapter presence; and Regent University where we are leveraging their new cyber range for cross-Chapter collaboration and have also begun the process for establishing a Student Chapter on-campus. We have additional academic ties with Troy University, Tidewater Community College, and ECPI.
AFCEA Hampton Roads meets monthly to offer opportunities for networking and an exchange of information and ideas in an open, ethical environment that fosters close cooperation and understanding between the military, civil service, industry, and academia. We co-host the DON-IT East/AFCEA Maritime IT Summit annually. This is a collaborative event exceeding 1000 participants. Our meetings and activities are open to members and non-members alike. Other quarterly functions include Small Business Networking Workshops, Lunch & Learns, and Young AFCEAN new member recruiting socials. We also host periodic Industry Days for local businesses and the government acquisition community. Another Chapter focus in collaboration with local universities, industry associations and other AFCEA entities provides for an information exchange that leads to enhancement of our current and next generation workforce in knowledge and STEM. Our STEM Scholarship and STEM Teaching Tool awards, provided financial incentives for students and teachers alike, to seek STEM careers, pursue initiatives, and extend STEM outreach across the community.