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Welcome Aboard

NAS Oceana Welcome Aboard

Welcome to NAS 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.

As one of the finest master jet bases in the Navy, NAS Oceana serves as East Coast homeport for five carrier air wings and 16 F/A-18 strike fighter squadrons, which serve as tip of the spear for American forces when deployed aboard U.S. nuclear aircraft carriers. Nearly every organization at Oceana either directly or indirectly supports these deployable units.

In addition to the strike fighter wing, shore units include a strike fighter weapons school for F/A-18 aircrew members, a fleet readiness center devoted to the maintenance of naval aircraft, an F/A-18 training squadron for newly winged pilots and naval flight officers, and a composite F/A-18 squadron that conducts air combat maneuvering training. Oceana is also a center for maintenance training, and is home for a fleet logistics C-40 cargo squadron.

Dam Neck Annex is home for approximately 20 tenant commands, primarily focused on Navy fleet training and support activities. As a Navy center of training excellence, Dam Neck Annex organizations are responsible for establishing and maintaining numerous Navy training programs, as well as hosting approximately 16,000 students annually.

Together, NAS Oceana and Dam Neck Annex are the largest employer in Virginia Beach with nearly 15,000 employees — 10,500 military members and 4,500 DOD and contractor personnel. In addition, the two bases host nearly 20,000 students annually.

We are pleased to have you join our team. Because of its ideal location and beautiful year-round climate, you’ll find Virginia Beach offers something for everyone. The people are friendly, helpful and glad to have you join their community. Throughout the Hampton Roads area, you will be treated with warm hospitality.

Members of the Oceana and Dam Neck team are proud of who they are and what they do for the Navy and nation. As a new member of this elite organization, you will find your tour here both challenging and rewarding.

To receive information about events at NAS Oceana, please “like” the “Naval Air Station Oceana” Facebook pageand don’t forget to pick up the weekly newspaper, The Flagship, for NAS Oceana and Navy news. The Flagship can also be viewed at

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