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United States Navy
1750 Tomcat Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA 23460-2191
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No Drone Zone
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has prohibited flying Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS or "drones") over U.S. Department of Defense installations, including Naval Air Station Oceana and NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Naval Auxiliary Landing Field (NALF) Fentress in Chesapeake, Virginia. These naval installations, and others in Hampton Roads, are designated "National Defense Airspace" in Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) 7/7282 issued on April 7, 2017. UAS operators who violate this NOTAM may be criminally charged in U.S. District Court under 49 U.S. Code 46307 and punished by fine and/or imprisonment. Unauthorized drone operations prohibited within 5 miles of airports.
For up to date information, restrictions, and guidelines, please visit the following website: https://www.faa.gov/uas/recreational_fliers/where_can_i_fly/airspace_restrictions/
Aiming a Laser at an Aircraft is a Federal Crime.
18 USC 39A: Aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft: Whoever knowingly aims the beam of a laser pointer at an aircraft in the special jurisdiction of the United States, or at the flight path of such an aircraft, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.
Know Your Zone: Coastal Virginia Evacuation Zones
The Commonwealth of Virginia unveiled hurricane evacuation zones for coastal Virginia designed to enhance current evacuation plans, boost public safety and improve travel efficiency in the event of other disasters. Know your zone: http://www.vaemergency.gov/hurricane-evacuation-zone-lookup/
Virginia drivers younger than 18 years of age may not operate a motor vehicle in Virginia while using a cellular telephone or other wireless communications devices. The law prohibits the use of cell phones, even if they are considered to be hands-free. It also prohibits text-messaging while driving.
Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included.
To stay updated about NAS Oceana, please "like" the base's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NavalAirStationOceana. Don't forget to pick up the weekly newspaper, The Flagship, for NAS Oceana and Navy news.
The primary mission of NAS Oceana is as a Shore-Based Readiness Integrator, providing the facilities, equipment and personnel to support shored-based readiness, total force readiness and maintain operational access of Oceana-based forces.
Naval Air Station Oceana was commissioned August 17, 1943. Then the area now known as Oceana was a swampy wasteland. Today it is a complex with more than seven miles of runways and the latest equipment to serve military air traffic. It is manned by more than 14,600 military personnel, 2,000 civilians and is home to 19 fighter/attack squadrons flying the Navy's most advanced aircraft. In the years since World War II, it has taken its place in the list of essential installations and is rightly considered a "Master Jet Base." For more information, please visit the NAS Oceana website at: https://www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrma/installations/nas_oceana/about/history.html
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.
Virginia Beach population estimates, as of 01 July 2019: 449,974
For more information, please visit the U.S. Census Bureau website at: https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/virginiabeachcityvirginiacounty
Naval Air Station Oceana consists of approximately 10,500 military, 10,000 family members and 4,500 civilian employees.
Naval Air Station Oceana lies within the city limits of Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Air station is tucked away among tall trees, swamps and farmland just west of the waterfront. Three military installations, NAS Oceana, Joint Expeditionary Base (JEB) Little Creek/Fort Story, and NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex, are located in Virginia Beach. The Hampton Roads area is considered to be a military town.
Among the attractions of Virginia Beach are a highly acclaimed public education system, state-of-the-art health care facilities, the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center, a world-class 20,000 seat amphitheater, and a multipurpose Sportsplex. All of this is located on 38 miles of shoreline and 28 miles of City beaches. Residents enjoy a moderate climate, a wide variety of outdoor activities, and the ever-changing beauty of the four seasons. Base Quarterdeck 757-433-2366/2367 or DSN 312-433-2366/2367.
There are 2 airports in the Hampton Roads area.
Southside - Norfolk International Airport
The airport is located about 20 miles west of Naval Air Station Oceana. If you are flying into Hampton Roads remember to make arrangements with your sponsor regarding transportation from the airport to the command. If you do not have a sponsor there to meet you, transportation services are available for a fee.
If there is a glitch in your plans, the Airport Military Information Booth, located in the main lobby of the Norfolk airport is staffed by a Navy Representative on duty. Information is available to military personnel reporting to the area 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., 7 days a week (hours of operation may be impacted due to COVID-19). Their number is 757-444-3040; if nobody answers, please call 757-857-3351 for further assistance.
If you are reporting to Fleet Readiness Center (FRC), call the Quarterdeck at 757-433-5933 to arrange transportation.
USO - Norfolk Airport 757-233-0567
USO is located on the 2nd level of the Arrivals Terminal and provides food services, computers, lounge, library, family service and information & referral assistance.
Peninsula - Newport News/Williamsburg International AirportPhone 757-877-0221
Recommend visiting the following website for all possible routes: https://maps.google.com/
NAS Oceana Address: 1750 Tomcat Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23460
On arrival to NAS Oceana, all personnel must proceed to the Quarterdeck, Tomcat Blvd, Building 230 (White House).
Currently, there is no base transportation available on this installation.
Operator assistance is no longer available; please visit the following website for Installation information: https://www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrma.html
If the service or resource you're looking for isn't listed, please call NAS Oceana Fleet and Family Support Center at (757) 433-2912 for further assistance.