The main gates at both NAS Oceana and Dam Neck Annex are open 24 hours daily. All military members and DOD employees can enter either base as long as they have a current DOD ID card.
Visitors without DOD IDs need to visit the Pass and ID Office outside the NAS Oceana main gate (Building 252 on Tomcat Boulevard). It is open 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. During those hours it can issue visitor passes and contractor badges, process agent/assist access letters and take fingerprints.
On Sunday, the Pass and ID Office is open noon to 3 p.m. to issue visitor passes only. With proper authorization, temporary passes can be issued at the Oceana main gate when the Pass and ID Office is closed.
Visitors to Dam Neck Annex must obtain valid authorization from the NAS Oceana Pass and ID Office since this service is not available at the Dam Neck gate.
All motorcycle riders must have completed at least a basic safety course to be authorized to ride on either base. The NAS Oceana Safety Office offers the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Basic Rider Course (BRC) and more advanced motorcycle safety training. More information can be found at https://esams.cnic.navy.mil/ESAMS_GEN_2/LoginESAMS.aspx.