of NAS Oceana is as a Shore-Based Readiness Integrator, providing the facilities, equipment, and personnel to support shored-based readiness, total force readiness and maintain operational access of Oceana-based forces. The base, including Dam Neck Annex and Naval Auxiliary Landing Field Fentress, has approximately 10,500 active Navy personnel, about 10,000 family members and 4,500 civilian personnel, and is home to 18 Hornet and Super Hornet squadrons and is the second largest employer in Virginia Beach. Naval Station Great Lakes Great Lakes, IL Naval Station (NAVSTA) Great Lakes, your Navy in the Midwest, enables the delivery of highly skilled, technically proficient, disciplined, and motivated Sailors to the Fleet and preserves our naval heritage and customs representing the Navy through professional and personal excellence. The Training Support Center Great Lakes provides 24-hour supervision, training, and mentorship to over 4,500 18- to 25-year-old apprentice-level Sailors. Naval Station Newport Newport, RI Naval Station (NAVSTA) Newport is home to 50 Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and US Army Reserve commands and activities. It is the Navy’s premier site for training officers, officer candidates, senior enlisted personnel, and midshipman candidates, as well as testing and evaluating advanced undersea warfare and development systems. Naval personnel assigned to Newport come fromall parts of the United States and many free nations of the world. NAVSTA Newport is home to the Naval War College, Surface Warfare Officers School Command and Navy Justice School.
Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story Virginia Beach, VA Joint Expeditionary Base (JEB) Little Creek–Fort Story is the country’s premier installation for housing and training the nation’s Expeditionary Forces. It is one command with two properties: JEB Fort Story, formerly Army Post Fort Story and JEB Little Creek, formerly Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek. Fort Story witnessed the humble beginnings of our country as the 1607 first landing site. Little Creek began as a dynamic training ground for World War II amphibious forces. Together they comprise the crown jewel of America’s military bases. Naval Air Station Oceana/ Dam Neck Annex Virginia Beach, VA Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana is the Navy’s East Coast Master Jet Base, home to F/A-18 Hornets and Super Hornets. The primary mission
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