NAS OCEANA

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Welcome Letters

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Welcome Letter from the Commanding Officer

Welcome aboard! For more than 70 years, the men and women of Naval Air Station Oceana, the Dam Neck Annex and Naval Auxiliary Landing Field Fentress have provided world-class service to the fleet, our fighters and their families. My staff will honor our heritage by always striving to provide exceptional support to those we serve.

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Welcome Aboard

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Welcome Aboard

Welcome to Naval Air Station Oceana and Dam Neck Annex. We take pride in providing outstanding service to all newcomers. Whatever your status — military, family member, DOD employee, student or retiree — we are committed to providing you the highest quality programs, facilities and services available.

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NAS Oceana History

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NAS Oceana History

Through the post-World War II years, the little station that started in an inaccessible area of Oceana grew with naval aviation. Initially commissioned as Naval Auxiliary Air Station Oceana on Aug. 17, 1943, the need for more runways and training grew so quickly that by 1952, Oceana had become too large to work as a subordinate to other air stations in the area. Capt. Whitmore Butts assumed command in March 1952 and on April 1, 1952, the secretary of the Navy changed the station’s designation to Naval Air Station Oceana.

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Newcomer's Information

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General Information

Preplanning is essential for newcomers moving to NAS Oceana or Dam Neck Annex, whether for a permanent change of station, a temporary duty assignment or a school tour.

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Housing

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Navy Housing Service Center

Housing services are available at the Navy Housing Service Center (NHSC) to assist military and Department of Defense personnel and their families in finding a home in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. The center is located in Building 280 on Tomcat Boulevard. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday. Trained and professional housing counselors are ready to assist clients with referrals of affordable housing options in the community or Public Private Venture (PPV) homes.

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Fleet and Family Support

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Fleet and Family Support

TWO FFSC CENTER
LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU

FLEET AND FAMILY SUPPORT
CENTER — OCEANA

1896 Laser Road, Building 531, Suite 120

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Health Care

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Health Care

Branch health clinics and dental services are available at both NAS Oceana and Dam Neck Annex. The Oceana Clinic provides primary health care to active-duty and retired military, their spouses and civil service employees requiring care associated with occupational health issues. The Dam Neck Clinic provides support to active-duty staff and students assigned to Dam Neck Annex. Information on the Dam Neck Clinic is contained in the Dam Neck portion of this guide.

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Education

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Area Schools

Virginia Beach has 56 elementary schools, 14 middle schools, 11 high schools and a number of secondary/postsecondary specialty centers, including the Renaissance Academy, Advanced Technology Center, Technical and Career Education Center, and Adult Learning Center. Auxiliaries include the Adult Learning Center; Virginia Beach Central Academy; Open Campus; Advanced Technology Center; Technical and Career Education Center for senior high students; the Center for Effective Learning for middle school students; and the Old Donation Center for the Talented and Gifted for elementary students. District headquarters is located at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center, Virginia Beach. For information, call 757-263-1949, or go to the website www.vbschools.com.

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Morale, Welfare & Recreation

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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.

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Other Services at NAS Oceana

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American Red Cross

Although not located on base, the American Red Cross is available just a phone call away to help military members handle emergencies. Its Armed Forces Emergency Services is the worldwide program through which emergency communications, financial assistance and case work services are provided to members of the United States armed forces and their families.

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Aircraft

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Aircraft

F/A-18A/C HORNET

The McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet is a high-performance tactical airplane that can be operated from either aircraft carriers or land bases. It is a single-seat, twin-engine aircraft that can undertake fighter, attack and reconnaissance missions. Two-seat Hornets are produced for pilot training and support roles.

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Deployable Fleet Units

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Carrier Air Wings

There are currently 10 U.S. Navy carrier air wings: five based on the East Coast at NAS Oceana; four based on the West Coast at NAS Lemoore, Calif.; and one forward deployed to NAF Atsugi, Japan.

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Shore Units

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Shore Units

STRIKE FIGHTER
WING ATLANTIC

Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic’s mission is to provide U.S. Atlantic Fleet commanders with combat-ready F/A-18 strike fighter squadrons that are fully trained, properly manned, well-maintained and supported. It is commanded by a Navy captain, who is also known as the wing commodore. The wing staff consists of approximately 87 officers, enlisted and civilian personnel.

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Fleet Support

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Fleet Support

AIR OPERATIONS

This is the heartbeat of a vital and dynamic master jet base. The Air Operations Department of NAS Oceana is comprised of air traffic control, airfield facilities and ground electronics personnel. With more than 6 miles of runway, its operational tempo can sustain a takeoff or landing every two minutes, averaging more than 200,000 flight ops per year. To ensure the safe and efficient operation of tenant and transient aircraft, we use the latest and most advanced equipment to support field operations, communication and the positive control of aircraft.

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Dam Neck Annex

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Dam Neck Annex

The NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex is located along the Atlantic coast, 5 miles south of the Virginia Beach resort area. Dam Neck rests on more than 1,700 acres of highlands, marshes, coastal beaches and sand dunes with 3.2 miles of the some of the most beautiful beachfront in Virginia.

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Dam Neck Tenant Commands

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Dam Neck Tenant Commands

CENTER FOR
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT (CPPD)

The Center for Personal and Professional Development was established May 30, 2008, at Dam Neck Annex. This command serves as the central authority for U.S. Navy training for leadership, and professional and personal development training and support. By providing the best tools, opportunities and solutions, in conjunction with the most effective training delivery, it fosters an environment where all members of the Navy community can achieve their maximum potential.

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Community

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Community

Naval Air Station Oceana and Dam Neck Annex are located within the city limits of the world’s largest resort city, Virginia Beach, Va., giving station and squadron personnel the opportunities afforded by a resort area. The leading summer attraction at Virginia Beach is the 6 miles of sandy beach lined by a boardwalk.

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