Navy Bases

Oceana Naval Air Station Dam Neck Annex, Virginia

Dam Neck is located on the Atlantic coast, five miles south of the downtown resort of Virginia Beach. Dam Neck has 3.2 miles of some of the most beautiful beach front in Virginia and covers over 1,100 acres of highlands, marshes, coastal beaches and sand dunes. Four military installations, Oceana, Little Creek, Fort Story, and Dam Neck, are located in Virginia Beach. The Hampton Roads area is considered to be a military town with the cost of living being slightly higher than average.

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.

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.

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Oceana Naval Air Station