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Gearing up for the 2016 NAS Oceana Air Show

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Posted at 8:56 AM, Aug 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-30 08:56:43-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Naval Air Station Oceana is gearing up for the 2016 NAS Oceana Air Show, scheduled to take place September 9 – 11.

The annual air show occurs over three days every year in September and draws in more than 280,000 visitors from 25 states and 12 countries.

The show will feature performances from the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the GEICO Skytypers, the Black Daggers U.S. Army Parachute Team, and multiple other pilots and performers.

On Friday, September 9, every 5th grader in Virginia Beach City Public Schools will have the opportunity to take a field trip to NAS Oceana to participate in the air show’s special Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Lab Day.

During their trip, each student will meet U.S. Navy pilots, mechanics and support personnel, as well as take part in hands-on activities and learn about STEM careers. This will include displays and exhibits from NASA Langley, the Office of Naval Research and Naval Research Laboratory, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, U.S. Fleet Forces Command’s Environmental Stewards of the Sea program and the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Midlant Environmental.

Gates open at 8 a.m. each day and admission and parking are free!