The State of the Region: Hampton Roads 2000
(First Paragraph) From the sprawling Naval Station Norfolk, home port of the Atlantic Fleet, to Fort Eustis, the Peninsula's largest military installation, Hampton Roads has long been known for it's sizable population of Department of Defense personnel and diversity of military bases. In all, more than 100,000 active-duty personnel are stationed in Hampton Roads, approximately 80 percent of whom serve in the U.S. Navy. While Norfolk is no longer considered soley a "Navy town," it continues to be home to the largest naval base in the world.
Regional Studies Institute, Old Dominion University, "Part 4: The State of The Military" (2000). State of the Region Reports: Hampton Roads. 158.