Arriving by Car:
Naval Air Station Oceana lies 16 miles East of the City of Norfolk but within the city limits of Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Air station is tucked away among the tall trees, swamps and farmland just west of the waterfront. Naval Air Station Oceana consist of 6,000 acres with approximately 8,000 military, 11,000 family members and 1,700 civilian employees. Your first approach to the Air Station is from Interstate 64 East or West. From I64, take Interstate 264 East to the first exit for First Colonial Road. Proceed on First Colonial (Stay to the left.) The road will become Oceana Blvd. Follow Oceana Blvd for 4 miles (pass rail road tracks) and Oceana Stables (The stables will be on your right hand side). Take the right turn off and you are now on Tomcat Blvd. Tomcat Blvd is the main road leading to the front gate of Strike Fighter Country. Go through the Gate and when you reach round about make first right and turn left at stop sign and bare right. VFA-81 is located straight ahead in Hangar111.
Arriving by Plane:
If you are reporting to Naval Air Station Oceana, you must purchase an airline ticket destined for Norfolk International Airport. The airport is located about 20 miles west of Naval Air Station Oceana. There is a Navy Representative on duty at the Airport Military Information Booth, located in the main lobby of the airport. Information is available to military personnel reporting to the area from 8 a.m. to midnight both weekdays and weekends. The military Information Booth can be reached by calling (757) 444-3040. If you do not have a sponsor there to meet you contact the VFA81 duty office at (757) 433-9803 to arrange to be picked up by the command.
If you are single and require bachelor's quarters, you may call one of these numbers to make reservations: Bachelor Officer Quarters: (757) 433-2574. Bachelor Enlisted Quarters: (757) 433-2574. Navy lodging can be obtained at the following locations: Navy Lodge, Dam Neck (757) 437-8100. Navy Lodge, Norfolk Naval Base (757)489-2656. Navy Lodge, Navy Amphibious Base Little Creek (757)464-6215. Military Housing can be located by visiting the housing web site at: http://www.housing.navy.mil/
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