This Naval Air Station Oceana challenge coin salutes the dedication of the men and women who serve on this U.S. Naval Air Station located in Virginia Beach, VA.
NAS Oceana is one of the largest and most advanced air stations in the world. Its mission is to support the Navy’s Atlantic and Pacific Fleet Force of Strike Fighter Aircraft & Join/Inter-Agency Operations.
Today NAS Oceana operates 18 F/A -18 Hornet squadrons including Fleet Composite Squadron Twelve (VFC-12), a squadron that performs air combat maneuvering training. Oceana's Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Units train highly qualified maintenance technicians for the squadrons. NAS Oceana is also the home of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Five Six (VR-56).
The station is located on 5,916 acres, has 250 total aircraft and has a total Navy community of approximately 20,000 people.
This coin is dedicated to the military and civilian personnel who continue to proudly serve the country as part of NAS Oceana.
This coin is minted in a unique triangle shape that recreates the NAS Oceana insignia. The obverse is a bears the NAS Oceana emblem. The reverse depicts an emblem of the US Navy, featuring an eagle grasping an anchor in its talons, encircled by chains and rope, symbolic of naval traditions dating back to the nation’s first ships.