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.
Disclaimer: The HRANA Squadron is a non-profit organization and does not endorse any political candidate.
News Updated: 10/22/2019
- USS Abraham Lincoln’s deployment extended while USS Harry S. Truman undergoes repairsBy BROCK VERGAKIS THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT | FILE- In this May 16, 2019 file photo, released by the U.S. Navy, an F-18 Super Hornet is launched from the deck of the USS Abraham … More
- USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Oct. 21, 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 Oct. 21, 2019, based on … More
- Fleet Logistics Wing Established as Navy Preps for COD Transition, Second Osprey SquadronBy: Gidget Fuentes A MV-22B Osprey assigned to the Blue Knights of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 365 (Reinforced), prepares to land on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship … More
- Navy’s issue with Norfolk airport’s runway plan is tied to waiver that airport leaders have never seenBy KIMBERLY PIERCEALL, THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT | Aerial view of Norfolk International Airport. Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek would be northeast of the end of the existing runway. (Google Earth) Neighbors don’t always have … More
- The Navy Just Got Fighter Jet Readiness Above 80%. The Challenge Will Be Keeping It ThereAn F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 22 launches from the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) on March 8, 2011. (U.S. Navy photo by … More
Bulletin Board Updated: 10/17/2019
Board of Directors Meeting: 1700 Wednesday, 6 November 2019, NAS Oceana O’Club
The September 2019 Board of Directors meeting minutes are now posted: Click Here
F-14 Tomcat Sunset Monument Commemorative Brick
For additional information: 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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Of Interest Updated: 03/16/2015
Events Updated: 10/18/2019
HRANA Squadron November Luncheon
When: 1130, Wednesday, 20 November 2019
Where: Fireside Room, Shifting Sands Club, NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex
Navy Blue Angels 2019 Schedule: Click Here
Articles Updated: 09/30/2019
- The US still needs aircraft carriers
- Why Aircraft Carriers Are The Most Cost-Effective Way Of Containing China’s Military
- OPINION: The Space Corps needs naval rank
- Navy to Change Pilot Call Sign Protocol After Minority Aviators Report Bias
- Why does the world look at an aircraft carrier as a barometer for Gulf tensions?
- Op-Ed: The strategic incoherence of our carrier policies
- Twilight of the flattop?
- What’s killing the US Navy’s air wing?
- 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.
America’s Active Aircraft Carriers: Click Here