Almost without exception, the U.S. Navy’s East Coast Master Jet Base, Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Home to the Navy’s most advanced aircraft, including 18 squadrons of the Navy’s most advanced attack/fighter aircraft. NAS Oceana serves 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.
A ONCE-REMOTE AUXILIARY AIR STATION THAT SPRUNG FROM THE MUD FLATS OF OLD PRINCESS ANNE COUNTY NEAR THE WHISTLE STOP OF OCEANA, FROM WHICH IT GETS ITS NAME, NAVAL AIR STATION OCEANA HAS ADVANCED IN THE DECADES SINCE WORLD WAR II TO BECOME THE NAVY’S EAST COAST MASTER JET BASE AND ONE OF THE LARGEST AND MOST ADVANCED AIR STATIONS IN THE WORLD.
Oceana was commissioned in August of 1943, at the height of World War II. Since that time, the NAS Oceana has seen numerous expansions and updates to its runways and personnel facilities. Beginning with just 328 acres, when the U.S. government first purchased the land that would become NAS Oceana, the complex now sits on nearly 6,000 acres with more than seven miles of runways and the latest equipment to support eighteen Hornet and Super Hornet squadrons. Sixteen squadrons deploy on carriers into combat and two are permanently based at NAS Oceana, including the adversary squadron. Routinely, two-thirds of this complement is “working up” on carriers off the coast or deployed at NAS Fallon for live air-to-ground and air-to-air weapons training. Typically, an air wing overseas deployment lasts six to seven months. Additionally, Oceana’s Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Units trains maintenance technicians for the squadrons. NAS Oceana is also the home of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Five Six (VR-56).
NAS Oceana, including Dam Neck Annex, has about 14,600 active Navy and 2000 civilian personnel, is the second largest employer in Virginia Beach, and contributes more than a $1 billion in payroll and more than $400 million in goods and services to the local economy each year.
NAS Oceana’s contributions to our nation and the surrounding community can not be overstated. Therefore we celebrate the 75th anniversary of NAS Oceana and the men and women who have served and continue to serve at this storied “Master Jet Base.”
Set to debut during the 75th anniversary of NAS Oceana Symposium and Gala and available for the 2018 NAS Oceana Air Show, this Navy League‐supported publication will contain a detailed history of NAS Oceana, with stories of the incredible people, storied aircraft and systems that have been part of the past 75 years, and what we can expect to see from the command as it continues to serve as the U.S. Navy’s East Coast Master Jet Base.
Renowned publisher of military history, Faircount, will collaborate with the Navy League-Hampton Roads and the U.S. Navy on the release of a special commemorative publication to mark the occasion. Produced to the same exacting editorial and design standards of publications commemorating the centennial of naval aviation, the 5oth anniversary of NAVAIR, the Joint Strike Fighter PEO series, and the commissioning of several U.S. Navy warships, the publication will provide a detailed analysis of the programs of NAVAIR and how the command has evolved over the last five decades to become the vital part of the Navy it is today.
History of NAS Oceana
Naval Aviation: Forecast and Transformation
The Future Aircraft Carrier
Future of NAS Oceana
NAS Oceana: Connection to Community
75 Years of NAS Oceana will be delivered on a name-and-title basis to senior leadership, procurement offices, program managers of the major commands and partners of U.S. Navy and allies worldwide to include:
Navy League of the United States – Hampton Roads encourages all our industry and organisation participants to consider being a sponsor. Sponsorship provides your company with greater visibility to the symposium and gala delegates and highlights your standing in the naval aviation and NAS Oceana community.
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NAVY LEAGUE OF THE UNITED STATES – HAMPTON ROADS
Founded in 1902, the Navy League supports a strong Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine as integral parts of a sound national defense. Through a number of programs, the Navy League educates and informs the American people about sea power in the nuclear age, works to better the conditions under which members of the sea services live and serve, supports the Reserve forces and educates our youth in the customs and traditions of the Navy, the Marine Corps, the Coast Guard and the Merchant Marine through the means of the Naval Sea Cadet Corps. Along with many other programs supporting the sea services, the Navy League sponsors commissionings, which are not funded by the U.S. defense budget.
Navy League Hampton Roads is situated within arguably the largest concentration of military in the world. Recognizing the 75th Anniversary of NAS Oceana Master Jet Base and the impact it has on our national security is imperative.
Now more than ever we must be bold in advocating for our Sea Services and bring attention to this installation and for those who support the requirements of the overall operations.
Faircount Media Group is a leading international military publisher with offices in USA, UK and Australia. The company publishes periodicals and special editions for government and military customers including: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army Materiel Command, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Marine Corps, NOAA, USSOCOM, DARPA, DLA, PEO-F35 Lightning II, plus many others. By combining high quality design, peer-reviewed editorial from subject matter experts and targeted circulation, the company has used this winning formula to establish itself as a key player in the field.
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