Honoring Our Military Veterans
at Atlantic Shores

At Atlantic Shores, we take great pride in honoring the men and women who have selflessly served our country in the military. Our retirement community in Virginia Beach is home to a diverse group of retired military veterans and their spouses, many of whom were stationed in the area and chose to retire here. We understand our Veteran residents’ unique needs and preferences and provide a supportive and welcoming environment that celebrates their service and sacrifices while providing them with a comfortable and enriching environment to spend their golden years.

With its rich military heritage and proximity to military amenities, Virginia Beach offers an ideal setting for retired military personnel seeking a vibrant and fulfilling retirement. Considered one of the best states for retiring military members, we’re proud to welcome veterans from all branches and backgrounds into our community.

Our commitment to honoring and supporting our military veterans is deeply rooted in the fabric of Atlantic Shores. From our extensive list of military life amenities within reach, including the Commissary, the Navy Exchange, beaches, medical services, recreational facilities, and golf courses, to our active engagement with the military community through events and volunteerism, we constantly strive to create an exceptional living experience for our retired military service members.

Embracing Military Heritage: Meet Bob Sage, a Proud Veteran and Resident at Atlantic Shores

Many residents of Atlantic Shores have a special connection to the Virginia Beach area. They first experienced the charm of this coastal city when they were stationed here years ago, just like Bob Sage, a retired Navy veteran.

In 1963, the Navy brought Bob to coastal Virginia Beach, and he quickly fell in love with the city and area. Now, years later, he has chosen to retire here at Atlantic Shores, where he can continue to enjoy all that this vibrant community has to offer.

At Atlantic Shores, we consider it an honor to provide retired veterans and their spouses with a welcoming and supportive community. We recognize their contributions and how faithfully they served our country. We are committed to ensuring they have a fulfilling and enjoyable retirement surrounded by fellow veterans and a caring staff always ready to assist and support them.

Hear more about Bob’s story and why he chose Atlantic Shores to live out his golden years.

Special Military Life Amenities for Our Veteran Residents:

Veterans have access to a range of specialized amenities and services to cater to their unique needs and interests due to our community’s unique location in Virginia Beach. Living close to various military facilities and services, our veteran residents enjoy convenient access to the following:

  • NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex
  • Commissary
  • Dam Neck Beaches
  • Navy Hotels and Lodging
  • Navy Federal Credit Union
  • Furnished Beach Houses for Rent
  • Oceana Navy Exchange
  • NAS Oceana
  • NAS Oceana Park
  • Aviation Historical Park
  • Observation Park
  • Aeropines Golf Course
  • Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek – Fort Story
  • Coast Guard Exchange
  • Naval Station Norfolk
  • Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
  • Hampton VA Medical Center
  • Joint Base Langley-Eustis

We believe in creating an environment that respects and supports the unique experiences of our veteran residents. Atlantic Shores is committed to providing a vibrant and fulfilling retirement lifestyle that embraces the military heritage of our community members.

Hampton Roads Military Installations

Hampton Roads, located in the heart of Virginia, proudly serves as home to an extensive array of military installations. This thriving region is renowned for its deep-rooted military heritage, housing a significant population of approximately 83,000 active-duty members.

  • Naval Station Norfolk
  • Naval Air Station Oceana
  • Naval Air Station Oceana – Dam Neck Annex
  • Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story
  • Langley Air Force Base
  • Fort Eustis
  • Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
  • The Hampton VA Medical Center
  • The U.S. Coast Guard

The Hampton Roads region’s extraordinary concentration of military installations underscores its significance as a vital military hub. With its proximity to these prominent bases, Atlantic Shores offers an exceptional living environment for military veterans who desire close access to the heart of the military community.

Our community is proud to be situated in an area that cherishes and supports the sacrifices and contributions of the brave men and women who served in all military branches.

Atlantic Shores Give Back To Veterans

Atlantic Shores is deeply committed to giving back to the veteran community. We understand the sacrifices and contributions made by our brave servicemen and servicewomen and actively support and honor them in various ways. We strive to positively impact veterans ‘ lives through partnerships, initiatives, and volunteerism.

One of our key initiatives is the annual tradition of saluting veterans. We organize a special event each year to honor and recognize the distinguished individuals who have served our nation selflessly. This tradition is an opportunity for our community to come together to offer gratitude to our veteran community members. This event brings together our Atlantic Shores community, local organizations, and veterans from different military branches in and around the Virginia Beach area to foster camaraderie and unity.

In addition to our annual event, we maintain a year-round commitment to supporting and engaging with the veteran community. We actively participate in programs and partnerships that provide opportunities for veterans to connect, thrive, and give back. Our residents, including retired military veterans, play a vital role in these initiatives, sharing their knowledge, experiences, and mentorship with the next generation of military members through programs such as Vets and Cadets and more.

Atlantic Shores also value education and patriotism, and we are proud to host the Colonial Chapter of Freedoms Foundations at Valley Forge. This esteemed organization honors past and present military veterans for their sacrifices and educates young children and teens on the principles of patriotism, sacrifice, and citizenship. Through this partnership, we strive to instill a sense of pride, respect, and understanding of our nation’s history and future and the role played by our servicemen and servicewomen.

Our commitment to honoring and supporting veterans extends beyond events and partnerships. Atlantic Shores, as well as our residents, both military and non-military, actively contribute to veteran-focused organizations and donate to initiatives that directly benefit veterans and their families. By supporting these organizations, we aim to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who have selflessly served our country.

Our commitment to giving back to the veteran community is integral to our core values. It reflects our deep respect and gratitude for those who have served.

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