Naval Aviation has a strong connection with Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads. We’re proud to be a part of the naval history created here. The Hampton Roads Squadron of the Association of Naval Aviation welcomes you to explore this ANA website for current and historical information, to learn about upcoming events and membership opportunities.
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News Updated: 04/23/2019
- End of an era: Navy’s P-3C Orion embarks on its final deploymentBy: J.D. Simkins The Navy’s P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft has embarked on its sundown deployment with Patrol Squadron 40. (Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class John Herman/Navy) It’s been 50 years … More
- USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: April 22, 2019USNI News Graphic These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of April 22, 2019, based on … More
- Blue Angels begin the shift to Super HornetsBy: Melissa Nelson Gabriel, Pensacola News Journal The Blue Angels, perform the “loop break cross” maneuver during an April 10 practice demonstration at Naval Air Station Pensacola. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd … More
- F-35A crash: Japan’s defense minister addresses security concerns, procurement plansBy: Mike Yeo A Japanese Coast Guard vessel and a U.S. military plane search for a Japanese fighter jet, in the waters off Aomori, northern Japan, on April 10, 2019. (Kyodo … More
- SECNAV defends plans to mothball aircraft carrier TrumanBy: Geoff Ziezulewicz The carrier Harry S. Truman transits the Atlantic Ocean. (Navy) Navy Secretary Richard Spencer defended Wednesday a plan to retire the aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman early. It’s a move officials say … More
Bulletin Board Updated: 04/09/2019
Board of Directors Meeting: 1700 Wednesday, 1 May 2019, NAS Oceana O’Club
The March 2019 Board of Directors meeting minutes are now posted: Click Here
F-14 Tomcat Sunset Monument Commemorative Brick
For additional information, click here: Click Here
LAST CALL! YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO PLACE A BRICK AT THE NAS OCEANA F-14 “PETTING ZOO” WILL TERMINATE AT THE END OF DECEMBER 2019. THE COST IS $125 PER BRICK. AFTER THAT ANY ORDERS RECEIVED WILL BE DONATED TO THE SOON-TO-BE TOMCAT TRIBUTE AT THE NAVAL AVIATION MONUMENT PARK, VIRGINIA BEACH OCEANFRONT.
We salute the proud heritage of Naval Aviation that has had many of its beginnings in Hampton Roads. Since 1910, many men and women have trained here, manning aircraft carriers, planes, ships and subs. Don't miss this beautiful Navy memorial on the Virginia Beach oceanfront boardwalk, honoring the airmen and women who help defend our country and protect all Americans.
Fund Raising Appeal
Your contributions will help support the maintenance of the Naval Aviation Monument. Special sponsorship opportunities are available which will be recognized with engraved memorial inscriptions at the Third Donor Wall.
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Events Updated: 04/18/2019
HRANA Squadron May Luncheon
When: 1130, Wednesday, 15 May 2019
Where: Fireside Room, Shifting Sands Club, NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex
HRANA Annual Flight Suit Social
WHEN: Friday 10 May, 1630 – 2200
WHERE: NAS Oceana LSO School
For More Information: Click Here
Navy Blue Angels 2019 Schedule: Click Here
Articles Updated: 04/15/2019
- US Marines turned a warship into an F-35 ‘Lightning carrier’ in a test to boost US power
- Is military aviation getting any safer? New mishap data shows mixed results.
- Retiring the Truman Early Is a Necessary Strategic Decision
- Legal storm clouds gather over Diego Garcia
- Report: U.S. Carriers Need New Lethal Unmanned Aircraft, New Fighter to Stay Relevant
- Nothing Projects Power Like an Aircraft Carrier. Does the Pentagon Think Otherwise?
- Panel: Navy Advancing Tactics, Adding New Weapons to Boost Combat Lethality
- The Pentagon needs a navalist as secretary of defense
- ‘We’ll see how frightened America is’ — Chinese admiral says sinking US carriers key to dominating South China Sea
- The US Navy’s carriers have a gaping hole in their defenses against a growing threat, and drones may soon fill it
America’s Active Aircraft Carriers: Click Here