About Fort Eustis, VA
Fort Eustis is a U.S. Army base near Newport News, Virginia, where officers and enlisted soldiers are trained on transportation, aviation maintenance, logistics and deployment research and doctrine. Fort Eustis houses the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command the U.S. Army Aviation Logistics School and the 7th Transportation Brigade.
Fort Eustis was known as Mulberry Island in colonial times. English settlers first landed there in the early 17th century. The federal government bought the land in 1918 in preparation for World War I. It was named after Brevit Brigadier Gen. Abraham Eustis, a military leader in the 19th century. It became a permanent military outpost in 1923.
Fort Eustis comprises 8,300 acres of land and employs about 9,600 military personnel and 4,150 civilians. The area is bounded by the James River and the Warwick River, which are used for recreational and commercial fishing and recreational boating activities.