What planes fly out of NAS Oceana?
NAS Oceana is the Navy’s east coast home for F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet fighter jets with 18 squadrons in all. A majority of those planes are deployed on aircraft carriers, but two are permanently assigned squadrons.
Is Space-a travel available now?
As of April 22, all restrictions on space-available (Space-A) travel have been lifted. The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense temporarily suspended most Space-A travel aboard Air Mobility Command and contracted aircraft, effective March 21, 2020 in order to limit COVID-19’s spread and impact on the force.
Where does Space-a fly to?
They can take military hops within the continental United States (CONUS) and to U.S. states and territories outside the continental United States (OCONUS). Surviving spouses are only eligible to fly within CONUS.
How do you schedule a Space flight?
One way to get schedule information is to phone/visit the terminal and ask the PSAs about their nominal schedules. Typically they will only give you info on flights departing within the next 72 hours.
Where do Navy SEALs live in Virginia?
On any given day, Navy SEALs are deployed in more than 30 countries around the world. The Navy’s SEAL teams are based in: Coronado, California. Little Creek, Virginia.
What is the biggest naval air station?
Naval Station Norfolk
Naval Station Norfolk is the world’s largest naval station, supporting 75 ships and 134 aircraft alongside 14 piers and 11 aircraft hangars. The base houses the largest concentration of U.S. Navy forces. Air Operations conducts an average of 275 flights per day or one every six minutes.
Are Space A flights operating?
As many in the military community know, Space-A has been restricted due to COVID-19 since March 2020, and as of this writing, it is still only an option for active duty on emergency leave and a few other specific cases. All other travelers require an Exception to Policy letter from an O-6 or higher.
Can civilians fly Space A?
U.S. citizen civilian employees of the Armed Forces (and their accompanied dependents) stationed overseas who are eligible for Government-funded transportation to the United States at tour completion (including NAF employees) are authorized to travel Space-A using EML (CAT-II) with their dependents.
Is Space-A travel free?
Service members and their families can use Space-Available flights – formally known as Military Airlift Command or MAC flights – to travel around the country and world at little or no cost.
Are Space A flights free?
Space A Flights are when military flights have unfilled seats and can offer them for free to military personnel and their dependents. Some surcharges may apply for international flights but these are usually around the $10 mark. If you are able to take advantage, you can travel for free.
What are the categories for Space-a travel?
Category I: Emergency leave unfunded travel. Category II: Accompanied Environmental and Morale Leave. Category III: Ordinary leave, relatives, house hunting permissive temporary duty, Medal of Honor holders and foreign military. Category IV: Unaccompanied EML.
Who can use Space-a travel?
Not more than two Family members (without regard to command sponsorship) of a Service member who is seriously ill or seriously injured and hospitalized either in the CONUS or overseas are eligible for Space-R travel.