C-SPAN Cities Tour – Virginia Beach: Naval Air Station Oceana

C-SPAN Cities Tour – Virginia Beach: Naval Air Station Oceana

Naval Air Station Oceana was commissioned August 17, 1943 on a piece of farmland in Princess Anne County, now Virginia Beach. Today it is a complex with more than seven miles of runways and the latest equipment to serve military air traffic. It is manned by more than 14,600 military personnel, 2,000 civilians and is home to 19 fighter/attack squadrons flying the Navy’s most advanced aircraft. In the years since World War II, it has taken its place in the list of essential installations and is rightly considered a “Master Jet Base.”

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