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BASE VEHICLE PASS:  Personnel who require access to Dam Neck Annex are required to obtain their vehicle passes and/or vehicle decals at the NAS Oceana Pass & ID Office located off of TomcaDriving directions to the NAS Oceana Base Pass and ID office on Tomcat Blvd.t Blvd outside the entrance of NAS Oceana (see figure 3 below).  Hours of operation are 0530 to 1700, Monday through Friday and from 1300 to 1500, on Sunday. 

The following items are required to obtain a permanent/temporary vehicle pass ((Government/ Military ID (CAC Card), or Oceana Contractor ID or Contractors Visit Request on file), Driver's License, Vehicle Registration or Rental Car Agreement, proof of Car insurance, and proof of State Safety Inspection).

Contractors (cleared) who will be visiting NSWC Dam Deck must have forwarded NSWC Dam Neck a visit request and their name must be in the NSWC Dam Neck Clearance Visitor Listing that is provided to the NAS Oceana Pass & ID office every Thursday morning, in order to obtain a permanent/temporary vehicle pass and a General Access Pass (Base Contractor ID).



Navy Lodge Dam Neck: Call (757) 437-8100 or visit

Hampton Roads Combined Bachelor Housing (CBQ): Call 1-877-ZUMWALT - local (757) 445-7800 for information and reservations. CBQ berthing is available at the Dam Neck Annex and NAS Oceana.

STANDARD FACILITY ACCESS: All visitors will gain facility access via the Hopper Hall quarterdeck. Short term visitors will be issued a generic visitor badge and will be required to complete the quarterdeck visitor log. This generic visitor badge must be returned to the quarterdeck prior to departing the building. Visitors that do not possess a security clearance will require staff escort for the duration of their visit. Hopper Hall quarterdeck hours are 0700-1700 Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Visitors desiring after hours access must coordinate the visit in advance with their staff sponsor.

SUBMISSION OF VISIT REQUEST: Security clearances/visit requests must be received in sufficient time (3-5 working days) prior to the actual visit to facilitate clearance processing.  Visit request are to be faxed to the Quarterdeck at (757) 492-7242 using the command mailing address:
                  Commanding Officer
                  Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dam Neck
                  1922 Regulus Avenue
                  Virginia Beach, VA 23461-2097, USA

An appropriate official of your command/activity/contractor facility will submit the visit request on company letterhead for contractors or the OPNAV 5521/27 Visit Request Form for government/military only. It will include:
    1. Visitor's full name, rate/rank/grade (when applicable), date and place of birth, social security number, citizenship, and security clearance status;
    2. Date and duration of the proposed visit (not to exceed 1 year);
    3. Purpose of visit and degree of access required;
    4. Point of Contact, name of the technical NSWC staff personnel being visited.

Quarterdeck/Clearance Verification: (757) 492-7327/8355
Prior to your departure, coordinate with your staff point of contact for the proper handling and return of classified material to your home office. Individuals hand carrying classified material must be authorized couriers.  

PARKING: Visitor parking is located directly across Regulus Avenue from Hopper Hall.

CONTROLLED/RESTRICTED ITEMS: Standard cellular Phones and Two-Way Pagers:  These items maybe be used within Hopper Halls general spaces, but are prohibited in secure rooms/labs. 

PHOTO-CAPABLE CELL PHONES are prohibited and can not be carried or brought into the building.  TSC HR (THE adjoining command) prohibits all cell phones and two way pagers and they WILL BE confiscated if carried into their building/spaces.

Automated Information Systems Equipment (AISE): In order to bring AISE (Examples: Laptop Computers, Floppy Discs, Magnetic Recording Media) into the facility, visitors are requested to:

    • Obtain a property pass or memo from your command/company, listing the serial numbers of the equipment, classification of hardware/software, and purpose/requirement
    • Ensure that all diskettes (including Unclassified) are labeled as to their classification
    • Complete AISE control form, available at Hopper Hall quarterdeck.
Note: Classified Data Analysis Computers must be equipped with removable hard drives.

Cameras/Recorders (Still & Video): The possession and/or use of photographic and/or recording equipment of any kind is strictly forbidden without prior authorization from the Security Office. Prior to bringing any photographic/recording equipment onboard, the requesting organization must submit a written request to the staff point of contact stating the purpose/requirement for the photography/recording and outline the desired area (s) of interest. The staff representative will make arrangements to sanitize the appropriate area (s), if required, and act in an advisory capacity to the visitor to prevent unauthorized disclosure.

If you have any of these items in your possession, or you have questions about the propriety of bringing any other item into the facility, consult with your staff point of contact to establish the proper procedures.