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NAS Oceana: In-Depth Welcome Center (2021 Edition)
NAS Oceana: In-Depth Welcome CenterNAS Oceana: In-Depth Welcome Center

NAS Oceana: In-Depth Welcome Center (2021 Edition)

Introduction

Welcome to Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Virginia. NAS Oceana is the Navy’s East Coast Master Jet Base, home to F/A-18 Super Hornets. The base, including Dam Neck Annex and Naval Auxiliary Landing Field Fentress, has approximately 10,500 active Navy personnel, about 10,000 family members and 4,500 civilian personnel, making NAS Oceana the second-largest employer in the area.

Virginia is for lovers and you will love living here. There’s no shortage of options for great places to live, school districts, and things to do in and around NAS Oceana. Whether you are enjoying the salty ocean air on a walk down the boardwalk or visiting the amazing aquarium, you’re sure to find something to love in Virginia Beach.

Find out all you need to know about what you’ll be in for by reading our Naval Air Station Oceana in-depth welcome center guide.

  1. Where Is NAS Oceana?
  2. Google Map View
  3. Getting There – Directions to the Base
  4. Entering NAS Oceana and Base Amenities
  5. Where Should I Live Near NAS Oceana?
  6. What Schools are Near NAS Oceana?
  7. What’s the Weather Like in NAS Oceana?
  8. Things to Do Around NAS Oceana

COVID-19 Notice

Due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, many businesses, venues, and parks may be temporarily closed or operating under restricted hours. Therefore, a place we mention here may not currently be open or available for the time being. Check individual websites, there’s no shortage of accessibility getting around the area.

Where Is Naval Air Station Oceana?

Naval Air Station Oceana Quarterdeck
1750 Tomcat Blvd.
Bldg. 230
Virginia Beach, VA 23460
Phone: 1 (757) 433-2366
Hours:

  • Open 24/7

NAS Oceana Map

NAS Oceana Map

Naval Air Station Directions

Driving Directions

From Norfolk
  1. Your first approach to the Air Station is from Interstate 64 East or West.
  2. From 64, take 264 West to First Colonial Road, Exit 21A.
  3. Proceed on First Colonial past Virginia Beach Boulevard. First Colonial becomes Oceana Boulevard.
  4. Follow Oceana Blvd for the next 4 miles, passing the Oceana Stables.
  5. The next right will be Tomcat Boulevard, which leads to the main gate.
  6. The Pass and Decal Office is the first building on the right once you are on Tomcat Boulevard and prior to getting to the gate.
From Virginia Beach
  1. Take 264 to First Colonial Road, Exit 21A.
  2. Proceed on First Colonial past Virginia Beach Boulevard. First Colonial becomes Oceana Boulevard.
  3. Follow Oceana Blvd for the next 4 miles, passing the Oceana Stables.
  4. The next right will be Tomcat Boulevard, which leads to the main gate.
  5. The Pass and Decal Office is the first building on the right once you are on Tomcat Boulevard and prior to getting to the gate.

Greyhound Bus

Unfortunately, there are no Amtrak lines that service Virginia Beach. But there are Greyhound Bus stations connected to the Amtrak schedules, and you can get more information on the Amtrak site.

Flights to NAS Oceana

There’s one major airport (Norfolk International Airport) that is within 30 minutes of Naval Air Station Oceana. The next closest major airport is located in Richmond, the Richmond International Airport, about two hours from NAS Oceana.

NAS Oceana Transportation Office

NAS Oceana Household Goods and Outbound Transportation Office
7920 14th. St.
Personnel Support Mall Bldg. 336
Norfolk, VA 23505
Phone: 1 (757) 443-3700
Hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 0800 to 1600
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed

 Entering NAS Oceana and Base Amenities

Entering NAS Oceana and Base Amenities

All drivers on base must have a valid military ID, veterans or retiree ID, a valid driver’s license, and a valid driver’s insurance card. For visitor passes, head to the Pass and Decal Office and sign in.

Check-in Procedures for Incoming Personnel

All reporting personnel must stop at the Quarterdeck, located in Bldg. 230 on Tomcat Blvd. Here you will have your orders endorsed by the station Junior Officer of the Day (JOOD). The Quarterdeck is manned 24 hours a day and can be reached at 1 (757) 433-2366. After checking in with the JOOD, all military personnel is sent to the Personnel Support Detachment located in Bldg. 326 on D Avenue.

NAS Oceana Visitor Center

NAS Oceana Pass and Decal Office
1449 Tomcat Blvd.
Bldg. 252
Virginia Beach, VA 23460
Phone: 1 (757) 433-3212
Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 0630 to 1700
  • Friday: 0630 to 1600
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday*: 1200 to 1500

* Only available to issue visitor passes.

NAS Oceana DEERS

The DEERS office is the place to go to apply for your Oceana pass and ID and dependent ID cards. You can also complete the application online to receive your pass and ID. If you lose your card, you’ll need to stop in to secure a replacement for your Ocean pass and decal.

NAS Oceana Pass And ID Office
1161 D Ave
Bldg 326
Virginia Beach, VA 23460
NAS Oceana Pass And ID Office Phone Number: 1 (757) 433-2184

NAS Oceana DEERS Hours

  • Monday – Friday: 0730 – 1600
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed

NAS Oceana Gate Hours

NAS Oceana has two access points and Dam Neck Annex has one gate. The Tomcat Boulevard Gate is considered the Main Gate into NAS Oceana.

  • Tomcat Boulevard Gate – Main Gate: 24/7
  • Gate 2 (Back Gate): Mon-Fri: 0530 to 1730
  • Dam Neck Annex Gate: 24/7

NAS Oceana Commissary

NAS Oceana Commissary

1300 Oceana Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Phone: 1 (757) 428-6401

NAS Oceana Commissary Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 0900 to 2100
  • Saturday and Sunday: 0800 to 2100

Oceana NEX

The NEX Oceana is the place to get your shopping done.

Navy Exchange Oceana
1449 Tomcat Blvd.
Bldg. 292
Virginia Beach, VA 23460
Phone: 1 (757) 425-4200

NAS Oceana Exchange Hours

  • Monday-Sunday: 0900 to 1900

NAS Oceana Barber Shops

NAS Oceana Navy Exchange Barber Shop
1449 Tomcat Blvd.
Bldg. 292
Virginia Beach, VA 23460
Phone: 1 (757) 425-4255
Hours:

  • Monday-Sunday: 0700 to 1900

NAS Oceana Post Office

1896 Laser Road
Suite 100
Virginia Beach, VA 23460
Phone: 1 (757) 433-2943

NAS Oceana Post Office Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 1100 to 1500

NAS Oceana Finance

NAS Oceana Personal Finance Office
1896 Laser Road
Bldg. 531, Suite 120
Virginia Beach, VA 23460
Phone: 1 (757) 433-2912

NAS Oceana Finance Office Hours

  • Monday-Thursday: 0800 to 1700
  • Friday: 0800 to 1430
  • Saturday and Sunday – Closed

1750 Tomcat Blvd.
Bldg. 230
Virginia Beach, VA 23511
Phone: 1 (757) 433-2366

Navy Legal Service Office Hours

  • Monday and Thursday: 0900 to 1200 and 1300 to 1500

NAS Oceana Library

There is no library available on NAS Oceana.

Hotels Near NAS Oceana, Virginia

Hotels Near NAS Oceana, Virginia

Virginia Beach is a tourist attraction and home to many hotel options. Luckily, there are plentiful choices near NAS Oceana. We’ve selected a few for you to consider if you need a stay at one of the hotels near the base.

1. NAS Oceana Navy Gateway Inn & Suites
905 G Ave.
Bldg. 460
Virginia Beach, VA 23460
Phone: 1 (757) 644-0708

2. Country Inn & Suites by Radisson
1801 Atlantic Ave.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone: 1 (757) 437-9100

3. Hampton Inn Virginia Beach-Oceanfront North
3107 Atlantic Ave.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone: 1 (757) 428-7233

4. Hampton Inn Virginia Beach-Oceanfront South
1011 Atlantic Ave.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone: 1 (757) 965-2300

5. Best Western Plus Sandcastle Beachfront Hotel
1307 Atlantic Ave.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone: 1 (757) 428-2828

Download MyBaseGuide’s Military Relocation Guide for information about hotels nearby.

Hot Tip: Download MyBaseGuide’s NAS Oceana Military Relocation Guide for information about hotels nearby.

Where Should I Live Near NAS Oceana?

Where Should I Live Near NAS Oceana?

Cities Near NAS Oceana

Naval Air Station Oceana is in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Virginia Beach is one of the best places to live in Virginia. The area offers residents a dense suburban feel with great public schools, affordable housing, and plenty to do. Families and young professionals flock to the area.

If you’re considering living on base, check out the available on-base housing options. Otherwise, read on to find out more about living off base.

Best Places to Live Near NAS Oceana

Virginia Beach

Despite what you might think, Virginia Beach isn’t like a regular beach city. With a population of nearly 450,000, the friendly residents, diverse neighborhoods with affordable housing, and award-winning restaurants make it the ideal place to live. And NAS Oceana sits just steps from the sand.

Norfolk

About 20 miles away from NAS Oceana is the growing city of Norfolk, Virginia. There’s a wide range of homes, and with a multitude of outdoor activities, you’ll be sure to find the perfect place to live. You’ll want to find out why this water-front city of approximately 243,000 was named Travel + Leisure’s Favorite American City.

NAS Oceana Schools

NAS Oceana Schools

NAS Oceana has a lot of options for schooling for families with children of all schooling ages. There are over 75 schools to choose from in the Virginia Beach City Public Schools district but no schools on NAS Oceana. However, school liaison officers from NAS Oceana service a number of schools within the district. Your address will determine which school your children will attend.

NAS Oceana Weather

NAS Oceana Weather

For those stationed at NAS Oceana, expect to enjoy all four seasons. Virginia Beach summers are warm and muggy with temperatures rising above 80 throughout most of July and August. The humidity is what makes some summer days unbearable for people. On those days, it’s best to stay indoors or hit the beach. Winters are fairly cold and windy with a few days of freezing conditions in the mornings. Spring and fall are both pleasant seasons, although the threat of rainfall is always looming.

NAS Oceana Things to Do

NAS Oceana Things to Do

NAS Oceana and the surrounding Virginia Beach area are surrounded by unique districts and fun coastal activities. The 3-mile boardwalk along the Atlantic Ocean provides opportunities to partake in the flourishing culinary scene, take in the rich history of the area, enjoy a variety of arts and entertainment, and engage in family-friendly attractions like the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Sciences Center. On top of all that, you won’t want to miss the annual NAS Oceana Air Show, a free event designed to highlight military and civilian aviation to the public. You won’t want to miss it.

Suggested Read: 19 of the Best Things to Do Near NAS Oceana

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Conclusion

Relocating can be a stressful experience, but we hope this guide has given you a clearer picture (with an ocean view!) of the area surrounding NAS Oceana. There’s a lot to see and do in a new place and with bustling Norfolk and Virginia Beach right there, you’ll want to start exploring right away.

 

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