Naval Air Station Oceana
Virginia Beach is home to five military installations, including Naval Air Station Oceana.
A master jet base, NAS Oceana is home to both F-14 Tomcat squadrons
the East Coast-based F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft.
Visitors to Virginia Beach marvel at the Aviation Historical Park,
located just inside the main gate, as well as the power and grace
displayed by the planes during regular flight training.
Base tours are available from Memorial Day through mid-September.
Also in Virginia Beach, the Little Creek Amphibious Training Command
is the largest base of its kind in the world and the major operating
base for the amphibious forces of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet.
Note: Access to military bases may be restricted for public tours and a valid picture ID is required.
Nine squadrons of F-14 Tomcats are based at Virginia Beach's NAS Oceana master jet base, one of only two in the country.