Naval Air Station Oceana
United States Navy master jet base
1750 Tomcat Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23460
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.
Cost of Living
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.
Getting to Know the Area
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.