Welcome to Naval Air Station Oceana!
NAS Ocean Gate photo via Navy Times.
NAS Oceana is located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, in the metropolitan area known as Hampton Roads, about 200 miles south of Washington, D.C.
Naval Air Station Oceana is the Navy’s East Coast Master Jet Base, home to F/A-18 Hornets and Super Hornets and includes the Dam Neck Annex. You’ll also note the presence of the Army, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard in this area, creating a true joint forces atmosphere.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Oceana NAS
1) What county is Virginia Beach in?
Virginia Beach is an independent city, and in no county! Virginia is unique in that it’s a Commonwealth and has 38 independent cities that are considered county equivalents.
2) Is it expensive to live in Virginia Beach?
Even though it’s a beach community frequented by vacationers, the cost of living in Virginia Beach is only 2% higher than the rest of the state.
3) What cities make up the Hampton Roads are of Virginia?
Hampton Roads consists of 7 cities: Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Newport News, Hampton, and Suffolk. While these cities are close geographically, each has a distinct identity.
4) How many gates does Oceana NAS have?
There are two gates at Oceana NAS, the main gate on Tomcat Blvd off Oceana Blvd, which is the main access point (with the Visitor Control Center) and the second for the Dam Neck Annex.
Naval Air Station Oceana is located at 1750 Tomcat Boulevard, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23460.
Official Site: Naval Air Station Oceana
Military Bases in the Hampton Roads Area
NAS Oceana Housing
Military housing at NAS Oceana is privatized. It is located in Virginia Beach in the area known as Hampton Roads, just south of Norfolk. Housing consists of 991 homes offered in five different communities. It is managed by Liberty Military Housing
Housing Numbers at Oceana:
- Liberty Military District Office: 757-932-6578
- Midway Manor District Office: 757-932-6167
- General Management Office (GMO): 703-221-9610
- Government Housing Office: 757-433-3368
NAS Oceana Off-Base Housing
Whether you prefer the city or suburbs, you’ll find it here! With 13 military bases in the Hampton Roads area, military families live in popular areas like Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Newport News, Yorktown, Williamsburg, and Chesapeake.
If you choose to live north of Oceana across the water, be aware that the HRBT system (Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel) is an important factor for commutes. Traffic regularly backs up at the many bridges and tunnels of this coastal region. Be sure to factor in extra time if you’re making the trek across the bridge/tunnel system.
Virginia Beach fishing pier. Image from Canva.
Area Weather & Climate
If you enjoy four distinct seasons, you’ll find that here in the Hampton Roads area. Hot and humid during the summer months, the area also may get snowfall during winter, so keep your winter gear handy. Outdoor lovers will enjoy the area's many parks, nature trails, and beaches.
Image from Canva
NAS Oceana Area Schools
Virginia takes pride in ranking high on the list of the best schools in the nation. Each individual city and county administers its own K-12 program. See below for area counties.
Families interested in private school options should refer to the Virginia Council for Private Education website. To find out which private schools are favorite choices in your new area, take a look at Private School Review.
Homeschoolers should follow the guidelines from the Virginia Department of Education handbook. There are many groups for home educators, including the Virginia Homeschoolers organization. For more information about schooling options, including a list of area school districts, download MilitaryByOwner's free Military Family Guide to Hampton Roads.
Map via Hampton Roads Chamber.
Support for Military and Families
There are numerous higher education opportunities in the area and a strong job market for spouses. Key industries in Hampton Roads include financial and corporate services, maritime, manufacturing, and much more.
If you're looking for resume assistance and info on local job openings, check in with Oceana Family Employment Assistance.
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More Area Info
1750 Tomcat Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23460