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Duty Station NAS Oceana, VA Beach VA Discussions (7)

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My question is, Well base housing have kitchens or will she be eating in mess hall? She was told the first year she had to live on base. 

Started by rysmom

1 Dec 31, 2014
Reply by rysmom

moving to Virginia Beach help!!

hi my husband is and e-4  were getting transferred to Ocena VB in march... we are going to be new to the area never been there before looki…

Started by krystal

7 Feb 23, 2013
Reply by whitneylg

moving to Oceana

Looks like we will be stationed at Oceana real soon.  What are the best military housing to try and move in to there?  Thanks

Started by Tan

2 Nov 10, 2012
Reply by Mrs LaLa

in need of friend play groups something

hello,   I just moved here about a month ago no I'm all settle in I've made like 2 friends but one goes home every month and another one ou…

Started by kittykatbarbie

0 Mar 27, 2012

Need Off Base Housing..Any suggestions or advice?

My husband and I just got orders to Oceana and we are really excited! We have decided to live off base and I have five weeks to find us a p…

Started by Kelcielyse

0 Aug 16, 2011

Advice where to stay????

My husband will be going to Damneck for training for 4 months End of june-end of oct... We are wanting to find a room to rent or place with…

Started by Jennifer

0 Apr 15, 2011


My husband just picked his orders today in class, he choose Oceana, VA!! It hasnt shown up on BUPERS yet but he said its for sure!!  I am s…

Started by Chelsea-NAVYWIFE

4 Apr 11, 2011
Reply by Proud AO Mom


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