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Congratulations on your orders to Coast Guard Base Elizabeth City. The Elizabeth City area is a great place to live and work. Also known as the Harbor of Hospitality, Elizabeth City lies on the banks of the beautiful Pasquotank River in the heart of rural North Carolina. You will enjoy the best of both worlds, relaxing in the quiet countryside of North Carolina while only a short drive to Chesapeake, Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Portsmouth theatres, malls, museums, amusement parks and minor league sports teams. A wonderful place to bring your family, Elizabeth City will welcome you with open arms and a sunny smile.  The area is an attractive stop for boaters on the Albemarle Sound and the Intracoastal Waterway.

The area is an attractive stop for boaters on the Albemarle Sound and the Intracoastal Waterway. A variety of visitor experiences to choose from is offered, water sports, beaches, biking, paddling, and bird watching. It has many great places to eat, wonderful museums, and attractions for the whole family to experience. Within a short drive are North Carolinas Outer Banks, Virginia Beach, historic Edenton, and the 18th century Williamsburg town. Today the city is a distinctive main street community with six historic districts, including the waterfront where the famous moth boat was created in 1929. Elizabeth City boasts a state university once home to Roots author Alex Haley, two colleges, and the Museum of the Albemarle.

The Outer Banks, just a short drive from Elizabeth City, is a collection of barrier islands stretching over 100 miles along the coast of North Carolina. It is a very popular vacation spot which is home to the Wright Brothers Memorial, Cape Hatteras Light House and miles of sandy beaches for your off shore fun. It is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway to unwind and relax. The Wright Brothers first flight in a powered, heavier than air vehicle took place on the Outer Banks on December 17, 1903, at Kill Devil Hills near the seafront town of Kitty Hawk which commemorates that historic flight at their national monument. The English Roanoke colony where the first person of English descent, Virginia Dare, was born on American soil vanished from Roanoke Island in 1587. The lost colony, written and performed to commemorate the original colonists, is the longest running outdoor drama in the United States and its theater acts as a cultural focal point for much of the Outer Banks. The treacherous seas off the outer banks and the large number of shipwrecks that have occurred there have given these seas the nickname Graveyard of the Atlantic. The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum is located in Hatteras Village near the Hatteras ferry. Base Elizabeth City is committed to delivering excellence in mission support and superior customer service for all of our customers while helping our members excel in the performance of their duties. We look forward to your contributions as a valued member of our team.

Our mailing address is:
Commanding Officer, CG Base Elizabeth City,
1664 Weeksville Road, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 5006.
Forwarding of your personal mail to this address is authorized for a period of up to 60 days after your arrival. If you choose to forward your personal mail to this address it must also indicate the name of your department within the address to facilitate prompt routing of your mail.

Government temporary lodging in the local area is not available. However, there are numerous choices for temporary lodging nearby, including MWR cabins and modular homes on CG Base Elizabeth City, several with waterfront views of the Albemarle Sound. Contact our MWR for reservations and rate information at (252)335-6482. You should be prepared to incur this cost out of pocket. Reimbursement may be possible as part of your PCS travel claim under Temporary Lodging Expense (TLE) for a maximum of 10 days. Use of your Government travel charge card or receiving PCS travel advances prior to departing your current unit is strongly recommended.

Useful Information For Your Move

The Elizabeth City Chamber of Commerce will provide you with a wealth of information related to local businesses, community events, dining, shopping and other information to help you with your move to Elizabeth City. A tremendous supporter of the Coast Guard, the Chamber of Commerce will provide you with a welcome aboard kit packed with useful information on the local area.

There is no government housing offered within the Elizabeth City area. IAW COMDT policy, all personnel upon receipt of PCS orders must submit a DD-1746, housing application, for authorization to be released to reside on the local economy. Please fax to the Area Housing Office at (757) 686-4052. Once approved, you will receive the DD-1747, Authorization for Release from Government Housing that you must forward to your current SPO. Please contact the Area Housing Office at Base Portsmouth (757) 686-4044 for additional details. Barracks are not available at Base Elizabeth City except for students assigned to Aviation Technical Training Center.

The Coast Guard Spouses Club of Elizabeth City can provide important community outreach for inbound and newly reported Coast Guard members and their families. They provide relocation related information, help families to reduce the stress from recent moves and provide other types of support based on the unique needs of our local community and our newly reported Coast Guard members and their families to include information on the local housing market, public and private school system, local hotels and bed and breakfast, local restaurants and information regarding the services available at Base Elizabeth City. In addition, the Spouses Club sponsors and/or supports numerous family-friendly events throughout the year including the Spring Fling, Fall Festival and Children’s Holiday Party. You may contact the Coast Guard Spouses Club of Elizabeth City at CGSCEC@hotmail.com.

We look forward to your arrival and the opportunity to serve with you. Be safe, drive carefully, and remember to always buckle up.