My sons ship is in drydock there.
My son just arrived at the begining of July. We drove with him to Va but only stayed 2 days but did a few things that might interest you. One was the Naval Base boat tour. You get on in in downtown Norfolk. That was very interesting to see all the ships that are in Norfolk especially upclose from the water. Here's a link for that:
Another thing you might find interesting is touring the Battleship Wisconsin which is at the same location that you get on the boat tour. They also have a Naval Musuem. Here's a link for that: http://www.nauticus.org/exhibits/battleship-wisconsin
We also drove across the Chesapeake Bay Tunnel Bridge. If you have time to do that you should. It's a bridge that's about 20 miles long that also has two tunnels. It crosses where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. As your driving across it you can't see land on the other side. It's one of the Seven Enginnering Wonders of the modern world. It costs @12.00 each way to cross but it's really beautiful and something you'll never forget! Here's a link:http://www.cbbt.com/
My son is on the aircraft carrier Lincoln. It's going to be in drydock for about 3 years.
I forgot ask if you are planning a trip to Virginia to see your son?
Oh I'm not from Missouri, I'm from Illinois. My son was in temporary housing for a few days. He's now in Portsmouth and they send them over by bus to Newport News. The bus takes them and picks them up. I hope you enjoy your visit to Virginia. :)