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Camp Allen
Norfolk, VA

The Sewalls Point Naval Complex includes Norfolk Naval Base as well as other Naval Facilities. Camp Elmore and Camp Allen are located in Norfolk, Virginia.

The Marine Corps Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team (FAST) Company of the Marine Security Force Battalion, based at Camp Allen at Norfolk Naval Base, Va., provides compound security and convoy security. They also provide construction site security. The Camp Allen Naval housing community is across from the Marines' Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team Companies facility. On the other side of C Street sits Camp Allen Elementary, the only local school located inside a military housing community.

Radiacs or equipment that is controlled as radioactive material items will be assigned by CRSG to the Norfolk Area Radiac Manager located at Camp Allen Norfolk, bldg. CA-495.

In 1996 Harkins Builders Incorporated, Silver Springs, Maryland, was awarded an $11,917,907 firm-fixed-price contract for interior and exterior repairs to the Camp Allen family housing units at the Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia.

The wetlands and green areas of the Naval Base, Norfolk leaving the Camp Allen Landfill are some of the many watershed areas of the Bousch Creek Culvert. The complex Bousch Creek Culvert, is a large man-made waterway beneath Naval Base, Norfolk. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has begun to show an increasing interest in ecological issues related to the Installation Restoration Program at Naval Base, Norfolk. In particular, the members of the EPA Region III Biological Technical Assistance Group (BTAG) were interested in the Camp Allen Landfill. A Removal Action at the Camp Allen Landfill was successfully completed. In 1994, buried drums containing waste solvents were excavated from the Camp Allen Landfill area and disposed at a permitted hazardous waste landfill. The excavation of Fire Debris and drums of solvents lasted four months longer than expected and included almost twice as much volume of waste than was expected. Excavation was continuous until clean soils where found. In 1997 an engineering evaluation/cost analysis (EE/CA) was completed for a PCB removal action at the Camp Allen Salvage Yard. Approximately 1,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil was removed and disposed offsite in Summer, 1998.

The first WW II Seabee recruits were the men who helped build Boulder Dam, America's highways and New York City skyscrapers. At Naval Construction Training Centers and Advanced Base Depots established on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, Seabees were taught military discipline and the use of light arms. After completing three weeks of boot training at Camp Allen, and later its successor, Camp Peary, both in Virginia, the Seabees were formed into construction battalions or other types of construction units. At the outset of the War, the preliminary training of the Seabees had been carried out at various Naval Training Stations throughout the country. Soon, however, all preliminary and advanced specialized training for them was conducted at Camp Allen and Camp Bradford. Both were an integral part of the Naval Operating Base at Norfolk.



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