Morale, Welfare and Recreation
The Navy’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation program administers a variety of recreation, social and community support activities on U.S. Navy facilities worldwide. Our mission is to provide quality of life through entertainment, recreation, dining facilities and fitness. We offer a number of recreational services and things to do that are available to active-duty personnel, eligible dependents, retired military and civilian employees.
Some MWR activities — such as physical fitness centers and sports programs, indoor swimming pools, bowling lanes and child development centers — are available at both NAS Oceana and Dam Neck Annex. Other activities — such as Atlantic Ocean swimming beaches and seaside cottages — are only available at Dam Neck.
The following are MWR activities at NAS Oceana.
Pools open Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day. Open to all hands. Reservations for pool parties will be taken at the front desk of Aeropalms Water Park and Feet Wet recreational pool. Swimming lessons will be available. Please call 757-433-2049 for more information.
AEROPALMS WATER PARK
Building 582…757 -433-2825
Hours of Operation: In season 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Monday, closed Tuesday.
FEET WET POOL
Hours of Operation: In season 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Tuesday, closed Wednesday.
Hours of Operation: 2 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The club is open during business hours for all chief petty officers and their guests.
GREAT ESCAPE ENLISTED
Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; and noon to 8 p.m. holidays.
The center offers a variety of recreational and leisure time activities. They offer free Internet access, a cinema room, the latest and hottest gaming systems, personal TV viewing, billiards and an outdoor deck. The Liberty Program (757-433-2391/2981) offers a variety of monthly and seasonal programs, i.e., skiing, charter fishing, whitewater rafting, pistol and rifle qualifications, etc.
OFFICERS’ CLUB CHECK SIX LOUNGE
Hours of Operation: 3 p.m. to closing Wednesday through Friday.
FLIGHTLINE FITNESS CENTER
Building 545 …757-433-2695/433-3302
Sports Coordinator …757-433-2200
Hours of Operation: 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The fitness center offers a variety of cardiovascular equipment, strength training circuits, a free-weight room and a basketball court. Sauna and steam rooms are available in men’s and women’s locker rooms along with daily locker checkouts. Outdoor sports fields include six lighted tennis courts, four lighted softball fields and two lighted football fields. A 400-meter running track is available.
HORNET’S NEST FITNESS CENTER
Hours of Operation: 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 5:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays.
The Hornet’s Nest Fitness Center offers group exercise classes (many are family-friendly), including stroller aerobics, a basketball court, cardiovascular and weight equipment, exercise mats, a squash court and racquetball courts. Commands can reserve mats and the basketball court for command PT. Call 757-433-2049 for reservations. There is also a family fitness room available for parents with small children to work out and watch their child at the same time.
AEROPINES GOLF COURSE
Hours of Operation: 6:30 a.m. to sunset 364 days per year (pending inclement weather), closed Christmas Day.
Two challenging, 18-hole, championship courses are available. Both are par-72 courses. A practice facility and clubhouse with snack bar are available. Tee times are required seven days a week. For more information, call the golf course at 757-433-2866.
AUTOMOTIVE HOBBY SHOP
Hours of Operation: noon to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; closed holidays.
The NAS Oceana Auto Hobby Shop is a complete do-it-yourself garage with 20 stalls, 12 lifts, engine overhaul storage stands, tire changer, wheel balancing and other related capabilities. The last 30 minutes are devoted to cleanup and checkout only. No work is to be performed during this time.
BOWLING CENTER, FREEDOM LANES
Hours of Operation: 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to midnight Friday, 9:30 a.m. to midnight Saturday, noon to 10 p.m. Sunday and holidays.
The Freedom Lanes Bowling Center has
24 lanes, automatic scorers, automatic bumpers and pin-setters. There is Ultra Cosmic Video Bowling Friday and Saturday nights. We offer league bowling and open play. Birthday parties and groups are welcome and reservations can be made by calling the bowling center.
AND TOURS (ITT) OFFICE
Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
A wide variety of discount tickets are available at the ITT Office. Some of the attractions are Busch Gardens, Kings Dominion, Oceana Breeze, Disney World and SeaWorld, just to name a few.
MOVIE ($3) THEATER
Building 531… 757-433-2495 (movie recording)
Hours of Operation: 6:30 and 9:15 p.m. Friday; 12:30 to 9:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Movie times are subject to change depending on
OCEAN PINES RV PARK
Located on Harpers Road 757-417-7140
The park is open seven days a week.
Park office hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; closed Sunday, Thursday and holidays.
Seventy-four sites with full hookups, bath house and large pavilion are available.
OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT RENTAL
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays.
A wide variety of camping, fishing, lawn and garden equipment is available for rental.
There are three picnic areas for rent outside the main gate across from NEX. All three areas have their own covered shelters, picnic tables, grills, ball field, horseshoe pits and bathroom facilities. These areas are open by reservation from April through October. Reservations are made in person at the Outdoor Equipment Rental facility.
SKEET AND TRAP RANGE
(GPS 1950 Potters Road) 757-433-2875
(located through the Potters Road access on the north side of NAS Oceana)
Hours of Operation: noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Holiday openings will be announced in advance.
The Skeet and Trap Range offers a modern, five-stand sporting clays course and a five-station wobble trap, plus three skeet ranges with tow overlaid with trap. Staffed by experts, the employees are willing to assist you with safety instructions, ammunition and gun rental. Shooting lessons are available for the novice through the advance shooter. Special arrangements are possible for large groups and command-level events. In addition to normal operations, the 2,000-square-foot clubhouse can be rented for conferences and official functions.
Located on Oceana Boulevard 757-433-3255
Hours of Operation: Office — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Trails — 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. by reservation only.
Ponies — 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
The Stables offer English group riding lessons, Western riding lessons, pony rides,
tractor-pulled hayrides and boarding. Please call 757-433-3255 for additional information.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Hours of Operation: 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday through Friday; closed Saturday,
Sunday and holidays.
The NAS Oceana Child Development Center has a full-time program for children ages 6 weeks through 5 years old (not yet in kindergarten). Drop-in service is on space availability only. For appointments, call after 8 a.m. For information on the waiting list, call 757-444-3670.
MIDWAY MANOR YOUTH CENTER
4200 Yorktown Blvd.
Virginia Beach, Va. 757-444-1007
Hours of Operation: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays.
Midway Manor Youth Center is located off base in Midway Manor Housing off Princess Anne Road. A variety of youth and family activities are offered including: before- and after-school
programs, school break camps, summer programs, teen programs, Boys & Girls Core
programming, DEFY and sports programs. Please call 757-444-1007 for additional information.
YOUTH ACTIVITIES MID-ATLANTIC BOYS & GIRLS CLUB (AFFILIATED ORGANIZATION)
Hours of Operation: 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday through Friday; closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays.
A variety of youth and family activities are offered including: before- and after-school programs, school break camps, summer programs, teen programs, Boys & Girls Core programming, DEFY and sports programs. Please call 757-433-3976 for additional information.