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Hampton is an independent city in Virginia, and therefore not part of any Virginia county. As one of the seven major cities that comprise the Hampton Roads metropolitan area, it is on the southeastern end of the Virginia Peninsula. Located on the Hampton Roads Beltway, it hosts the northern terminus of the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) on Interstate 64. First opened in 1957, it was the world’s first bridge-tunnel, crossing the channel which serves as the gateway to the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean from the eastern United States’ largest ice-free harbor and its tributary rivers. Although expanded in the 1970s, the HRBT remains Virginia’s busiest and deepest such facility.
Hampton also has a rich and extensive 20th Century military history, home of Langley Air Force base, the nations first fighter base and the home of the First Fighter Wing of the US Air Force. Hampton has been a center of military aviation training, research and development for nearly a hundred years. It’s proximity to Norfolk means that Hampton has also long been home to many Navy families. Together many Air Force and Navy families in the Hampton area experienced significant losses both in war and also peacetime due to husbands and fathers in combat and also peacetime military accidents.