Welcome to Naval Air Station Oceana

 Our Mission:

Enable the Navy’s Mission through alignment of all shore installation support to the Fleet, Fighter and Family

Support Atlantic Fleet Strike/Fighter Assets

Support Joint/Interagency Operations & Training

Provide resources to train and conduct air, land and sea operations

With very limited exceptions, NAS Oceana is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to support the flight operation requirements of aircraft assigned to Commander, Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic (CSFWL), Commander, Fleet Logistics Support Wing (CFLSW), and other joint and interagency aircraft.

Installation Information

Naval Air Station Oceana is the Navy’s East Coast Master Jet Base, home to F/A-18 Hornets and Super Hornets. The primary mission of the Naval Air Station 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.

The base, including Dam Neck Annex, has about 10,500 active Navy personnel, about 10,000 family members and 4,500 civilian personnel, making NAS Oceana the second largest employer in Virginia Beach after JEB Little Creek/Fort Story. Oceana also hosts the largest Fleet Replacement Squadron, VFA-106, with about 1500 personnel assigned.

Oceana is home to eighteen Hornet and Super Hornet squadrons. Sixteen squadrons deploy on carriers into combat and two are permanently based at Oceana, including the adversary squadron. Routinely, two-thirds of this complement is “working up” on carriers off the coast or deployed at NAS Fallon, Nevada for live air-to-ground and air-to-air weapons training. Typically, an air wing overseas deployment lasts six to seven months.

151124-N-KK394-001 ATLANTIC OCEAN -- An FA-18E Super Hornet assigned to the Wildcats of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 flies over the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). 151213-N-IS680-140 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- A young boy awaits the arrival of his father, a Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 pilot, during a homecoming celebration at Naval Air Station Oceana. 160802-N-JO245-137 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus, signs an energy initiative agreement during a solar signing ceremony at Naval Air Station Oceana. 151213-N-IS680-169 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 34 pilots make their way towards their family and friends during a homecoming celebration at Naval Air Station Oceana. 160712-N-IS680-057 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.  -- The "Pukin' Dogs" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 perform a flyover in formation during a homecoming celebration at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana. 161209-N-VH385-116 ATLANTIC OCEAN -- A shooter gives the signal to launch a T-45C Goshawk from Training Air Wing One (TRAWING) 1 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). 161211-N-EW322-127 GULF OF ADEN -- Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran delivers the oath of enlistment to Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) during an all-hands call on the flight deck. 161211-N-UY653-189 MEDITERRANEAN SEA – A Sailor conducts pre-flight checks on an EA-18G Growler on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). 161210-N-QI061-251 MEDITERRANEAN SEA -- An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Wildcats of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). 161114-N-SS390-008 PACIFIC OCEAN -- An F-35B Lightning II short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft conducts test operations on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6).
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