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NAS Oceana Future Base Design

Naval Air Station Oceana Future Base Design Options and Opportunities:

Future Base Design (FBD) describes an innovative installation and efficiency modernization initiative that encompasses several different lines of effort, all of which share the strategic goal of increasing installation resiliency and effectiveness that directly align and support warfighter readiness and mission priorities. To do so, Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana is challenging the assumptions, concepts, and methods of shore support services traditionally offered at NAS Oceana with the intention of establishing a mission model responsive to the U.S. Navy’s place in the 21st Century.

FBD is an innovative model that could change the landscape around NAS Oceana while generating critical resources for improving infrastructure. FBD is a transformational and comprehensive approach to Navy installation management that is designed to transform, optimize, and modernize installation capabilities and resiliency, while also reducing the total ownership cost and footprint of NAS Oceana infrastructure.

NAS Oceana has identified a number of real property parcels, which are considered underutilized non-excess real estate, possessing the qualities and potential for the highest economic value to enter into a public-private partnership (P3) through a competitive out lease or other real property out grant action.  In return, NAS Oceana will receive “in kind” services of equivalent value from the lessee that will be directed toward modernizing installation capabilities, enhance resiliency, and reduce total ownership costs and footprint.

The parcels are primarily comprised of undeveloped land.  Utility infrastructure varies depending on the location of the parcel. When evaluated as undeveloped commercial and industrial land, each parcel has the potential to enter a long-term out grant agreement. 

Future Base Design directly supports the FY2020-2022 DON Strategic Objective 1.2.C, by:

  • Defining mission services and support services
  • Directing resources at mission services enabling naval power generation
  • Leveraging competitive out-lease agreements for underutilized government land to obtain in-kind considerations in order to augment installation maintenance and improvement projects
  • Utilizing public/public, public/private (P4) opportunities to realign the delivery of support services
  • Supporting a strategic collaboration with Dominion Energy to enhance NAS Oceana energy resilience and reliability, including support of the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project
  • Entering into a coordinated partnership with the City of Virginia Beach Department of Economic Development
  • Maximizing the use of inter-governmental support agreements (IGSAs) with public entities for infrastructure maintenance and supportNAS Oceana FBD will:
    Leverage existing authorities, such as 10 US Code § 2667, Leases: non-excess property of military departments and Defense Agencies; 10 US Code § 2668, Easements for Rights-of-way; 10 US Code § 2667, Intergovernmental Support Agreement; and 10 USC § 2812, Lease-purchase of facilities as the tools and drivers to implement FBD. 

For questions, please contact:

Mr. Paul Moomaw, Real Estate Contracting Officer, (757) 433-2678,
Mr. John Lauterbach, Planning Liaison, (757) 433-2577,
Media Inquiries: Ms. Jackie Parashar, Public Affairs Officer, (757) 433-3155,
For more information, visit: Virginia Beach Economic Development's informational website

Related Documents:

NAS Oceana Future Base Design White Paper: October, 2021

Industry Day AICUZ Summary - Competitive Lease Process

Industry Day AICUZ Summary 

P4 Tri-fold


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