Naval Air Station Oceana Dam Neck Annex
United States Navy master jet base
408, Tartar Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23454
NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex is located on the Atlantic coast, five miles south of the downtown resort of Virginia Beach. Three military installations, NAS Oceana, Joint Expeditionary Base 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.
Their mission is to attain the highest levels of fleet readiness, they anticipate, develop, and provide the most effective specialized training and support services in response to fleet requirements. They foster a command culture that encourages personal and professional growth, empowerment and innovation.
The Dam Neck site is located on Virginia’s Atlantic shore near where the first Jamestown settlers landed and where the infamous Blackbeard and other pirates were said to have buried treasures. This area is also where battles of the Revolutionary War were fought, where Blue and Gray clashed during the Civil War, and where German submarines sank American shipping vessels within yards of the beach during World War II.
NAS Oceana, Dam Neck Annex is host to 12 tenant commands. Over 5,600 instructors, students, and support personnel live or work at Dam Neck. Each year, over 17,000 students graduate from one of over 200 courses of instruction.
Customer Service Desk (CSD) Dam Neck is the serviceing personnel center for students attending classes at Dam Neck. Located in building 502, CSD is open 0800-1500 and may be reached via the PSD CDO at 757-613-3377.
The key to a smooth check-in process is your command’s sponsorship program. Don’t forget to ask your sponsor about your new command’s specific check-in policies. This is especially important if the command is deployed when you are scheduled to arrive.
TRICARE Information and News
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.
FOR THE CHILDREN
Virginia’s compulsory attendance law states that all children who are 5 years old on or before September 30 of the school year must attend school. This could include public school, private school, a public or private preschool program, a private tutor, or home instruction.
CPLAMS is an online toolbox of information, vetted resources, and interactive tools that helps educators effectively implement teaching standards.
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition.
Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program.
Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.
There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Virginia Department of Human Resources 757-664-6000
Helps families live safe, healthy and successful lives. It fulfills this mission by providing children, youth, families and adults care, services and treatment to thrive in their homes and communities.
Virginia Beach Children Services 757-385-4537
Strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.
Virginia Beach Animal Services 757-385-4444
Handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more.
Virginia Beach Dept of Public Health 757-518-2700
Highway Patrol 757-424-6788
Base Operator 757-433-2366
Legal Services and JAG 757-433-2230
Suicide Prevention Hotline 800-273-8255
The Hampton Roads region has several housing areas. There are 18 enlisted housing areas with a total 3,902 units, 6 officer housing areas with a total of 226 units and 37 flag officer units. The housing assignment is predicated upon your needs and availability. Wait time can be as little as 0-3 months, or as long as 18-24 months.
2 miles from base
Lago Mar is a great neighborhood located in the southern portion of Virginia Beach. It’s close to everything…Shopping, dining, beaches, bases and great schools. Within Lago mar are multiple parks and a tennis court. The neighborhood civic league hosts fun events throughout the year -Easter egg hunt, Fourth of July Parade and party, October Fest and Frosty in the park. Mature landscaping and a lot of trees make this non-cookie cutter neighborhood popular
Princess Anne Woods
3.2 miles from base
Beautiful neighborhood located in Virginia Beach near the courthouse area. Offers well manicured homes with a family friendly environment, and social events.
In Virginia Beach, the summers are warm and muggy, the winters are very cold and windy, and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 34°F to 87°F and is rarely below 23°F or above 93°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Virginia Beach for warm-weather activities are from mid May to mid June and from late August to mid October.
Compared to other cities in Virginia and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Virginia Beach, VA is 118, which is 10% higher than the Virginia average and 18% higher than that for the entire country.
Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. The cost of retail goods and services in Virginia Beach, VA are 11% higher than the average for Virginia and 10% higher than the rest of the country.
The Virginia Beach area showcases one of the most spectacular National Wildlife Refuges in Virginia. Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge is on the Atlantic coast in the southeastern corner of Virginia. The refuge is an important link in the system of National Wildlife Refuges administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The Flame of Hope Memorial is on Oceana Boulevard just outside the main gate. The park is dedicated to the memory of prisoners of war, missing in action and those killed in the service of their country. The Flame of Hope itself is lit at all times to light the way for these brave young service members to find their way home. The park is situated in such a position that it affords visitors an excellent advantage for photographing and viewing Oceana jet aircraft as they take off and land. The park includes picnic tables for use by the public.
The Commonwealth of Virginia offers to the military family or individual a vivid course in the history of the South, the War Between the States and the American Revolution. Historical sites for these conflicts are all within a weekend driving distance of NAS Oceana.
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