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Naval Air Station Oceana Facilities

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Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2007 12:00 am

Air Operations Oceana

This is the heartbeat of a vital and dynamic Master Jet Base called Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana. Its pulse rate is a take-off or landing every two minutes, for an average of 325,000 flight ops per year. There are over seven miles of runways. The latest equipment is utilized to serve the military air traffic of the East Coast.

An average of 3,500 transient aircraft, including the military’s largest, C-5 Galaxy and C-17 Globemaster III, are serviced each year, in addition to processing of over 30 million pounds of baggage and cargo. The only way to really appreciate Oceana’s tremendous growth and increased importance is to look back into the past.

The air station has the longest runways in Hampton Roads and its location near the warming currents of the Atlantic Gulf Stream enable Oceana to perform when other East Coast airfields cannot. Additionally, NAS Oceana serves as an emergency landing site for space shuttle launches and aborts.

Pass and Decal

This office provides customer service for issuance of various access media, Department of Defense (DOD) decals. Documentation required for city decals:

• Valid government identification card

• Valid vehicle operator’s license

• Current vehicle registration

• Proof of state vehicle liability insurance

• Vehicle safety inspection

• Motorcyclist must complete a Navy Motorcycle safety course.

Virginia Beach City decal requirements for vehicles registered out of state:

• Military Identification Card

• Vehicle registration with Virginia Beach address

• Current leave and earnings statement (LES) Customer Service

• Monday through Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Bldg. 280

• Visitor Passes

• DOD Decals

• Agent/Assist Commissary/NEX Access Letters

• Contractor Badges


Base fire and emergency services is maintained by the Virginia Beach District of the Navy Regional Fire Rescue, Hampton Roads Division. Our mission is education, prevention and protection for the NAS Oceana and Dam Neck Communities.

This is accomplished by providing a wide range of emergency services. These services include inspections, public education, disaster mitigation, emergency medical assistance, as well as fire suppression for all personnel and assets.


OCEANA 433-9111

DAM NECK 492-9111

Fire Prevention Branch Inquiries

Dam Neck, Bldg. 559,

Telephone 492-6336

Oceana, Bldg. 519, Telephone 433-2047

Fire Operations Branch

Dam Neck, Bldg. 525,

Telephone 492-6400 / 7342

Oceana, Bldg. 220,

Telephone 433-2841/2043


PSD Oceana functions in an integrated Personnelman and Disbursing Clerk (PK) team concept and strives to provide the best quality of service for our customers. There are six teams providing onestop service to customer commands. The detachment provides personnel administrative support to 50 customer commands comprised of 90 UICs and 6,000 service records located at NAS Oceana, NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex and NSGA Northwest. Additionally, military pay and transportation support is provided to over 20 aircraft squadrons and air wings located onboard NAS Oceana, PSD is located in Bldg. 326 at 1161 D. Ave.

Family Member I.D. Cards

PSD issues I.D. cards Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The phone number for the I.D. Desk is 433-3012. All family members must have a valid I.D. card application (DD Form 1172) signed by the sponsor or the sponsor must be present to have I.D. card issued. Should the spouse of a deployed service member lose his or her I.D. card, PSD can, in most cases, issue a 90-day I.D. card until an application can be obtained from the sponsor’s command. PSD will, in such cases, confirm the spouse’s eligibility by contacting their sponsor’s command to verify the information and issue an I.D. card. Eligible children can obtain an I.D. card if they are enrolled in DEERS. Every family member ten years of age and over must have an identification card to use the military commissaries and exchanges, medical facilities and other support services. Children under the age of ten are admitted with their parents.


This department provides general administrative services for the air station. Within the department are specialists in career counseling, alcohol and drug abuse, counseling and assistance, the master-at-arms, and the command security manager.


Single Navy Personnel checking aboard Oceana will find modern and comfortable living quarters. The CBH consists of 15 buildings, housing approximately 2,200 personnel. These quarters feature 1, 2 and 3-man rooms and are within walking distance of the galley, chapel, gym, fitness center, playing fields and clubs.

CBH amenities include free cable television service in central lounges; picnic and recreational areas; sun decks; vending/ video game lounges and free laundry facilities.

CBH transient rooms offer in-room cable television, telephone service and picnic/patio areas. They also offer a central kitchen. Conference facilities are available on request.

Morale,Welfare & Recreation


Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 6:15 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Closed Saturday, Sunday and Holidays. Sunday (Church Only) 8:45 to 1:30 pm. The NAS Oceana Child Development Center has a full-time program Monday - Friday, 6:15 a.m. to 6 p.m., for ages infant through five years of age. Fees are based on total family income. Hourly Rates: $2.50 per hour for each child (on a space available basis). Check with the Center for the Total Family Income fees. Waiting list applications available on site. For information on the waiting list call 444-3670. Late charges are $10.00 per 15 minutes or any fraction thereof.



Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Friday 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.

Saturday Private Parties Only

Closed Sunday

The NAS Oceana full-service Officers’ Club is located across from the BOQ on 5th Street. Lunch is served from 11:00- 1:00 p.m. Mon-Fri featuring a hot buffet, sandwich line, salad bar, and grilled items. There are three private rooms, three full bars, a large game room and a private deck with a gazebo. Friday evenings, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., All-You- Can-Eat Prime Rib Buffet (April - September only), RSVP. Our professional staff can provide for all your special catering needs, weddings, dinner parties, Hail & Farewells, Dining-In/Outs and cookouts. Call and speak to the catering manager to make your arrangements, 428-0036/7 or 425-7211.



Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Closed Saturday, Sunday & Holidays

Services: Circulation of books, magazines, and books on tape. The library has CLEP and Dantes books, videos and audio cassettes to help patrons earn academic credits. Interlibrary Loan: The library uses the OCLC computer network to borrow books which it does not have. The library has access to public university library collections in 10 states. Internet access on two computers. One terminal is provided by St. Leo’s College. The other terminal is provided by ECPI. Patrons are limited to one hour per day. Reservations can be made in person or by calling the library.

The library has Pentium word processors with Microsoft Office software. These computers are for public use on a first come, first served basis. Children’s Story Hour: Story Hour is held on Wednesday mornings, 10:00 - 11:00 for 3-6 year olds. No registration is required. Story Hour is held year-round except for the month of August. Income tax forms and instructions are available from January - May.



Hours of Operation: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday & Monday Holidays 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The NAS Oceana Skeet Range is located on North Station off Potter’s Road. There are four lighted trap ranges with five superimposed skeet ranges. One wobble trap, five stand sporting clays under light, clubhouse, covered patio, outdoorgrill, picnic tables and a retail store (military only). Group shooting is by appointment during non-open hours. Check in with the range manager upon arrival. Civilians on a non-sponsored basis may utilize ranges during open periods only. Military have priority in range assignments. Contact the manager for registered shoot dates and reservations. Special orders available.



Hours of Operation: Monday - Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Open Riding except Wed 12-4

Saturday & Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Pony Rides

Saturday & Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Store hours

The NAS Oceana Stables are located on Oceana Blvd. in Virginia Beach, near the air station’s main gate. For more information, call (757) 433-3266. Prices are subject to change. Hours for retail store and lessons are subject to change due to weather conditions.