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: 03/02/2021
- Navy fighter jet’s 2012 crash in Virginia Beach gets fresh look as Oceana, cities train on aircraft accident responseBy DAVE RESS DAILY PRESS Firefighters from Virginia Beach check out a Navy C-2 turboprop during training with their Naval Air Station Oceana counterparts. (Dave Ress) The Good Friday 2012 crash … More
- USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: March 1, 2021These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout the world as of March 1, 2021, based on Navy and public … More
- Naval Station Norfolk to begin $16.9M resurfacing project at Chambers Field runwayNaval Station Norfolk will close Chambers Field starting March 1 to begin improvements on the runway and its infrastructure, according to the base’s public affairs office. © Provided by WVEC-TV … More
- Now under construction in Newport News, Navy’s Doris Miller aircraft carrier is an important lesson in historyBy DAVE RESS Pearl Harbor hero Doris Miller. (AP Photo) Living in Newport News’ Southeast Community, Darnell Prigmore sort of knew that the familiar Doris Miller Community Center on Wickham Avenue … More
- Carrier Ike heads out on its second deployment in a yearGeoff Ziezulewicz Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower prepare for a replenishment-at-sea during a pre-deployment exercise on Feb. 4, 2021. (Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Mo Bourdi/Navy) The … More
Bulletin Board Updated: 02/01/2021
Board of Directors Meeting: TBD
The January 2021 Board of Directors meeting minutes are now posted: Click Here
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.
For more information: Click Here
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Of Interest Updated: 03/16/2015
Events Updated: 12/11/2020
HRANA Squadron Luncheon
Where: Fireside Room, Shifting Sands Club, NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex
Note: Due to the Coronavirus situation, all HRANA events for 2021 are suspended until further notice.
What: F-14 Tomcat Monument Dedication
Where: Naval Aviation Monument Park, Virginia Beach
When: 19 May 2021 (Tentative)
Articles Updated: 03/01/2021
- The U.S. Navy’s $3 Billion Plan To Rebuild An Aircraft Carrier
- Navy Brings ‘Precision Landing Mode’ Carrier Landing Assist Tool to New Fighter Pilots
- China Is Training To Sink U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers
- Why The Navy Is Looking To End Carrier Qualifications Entirely For Its Pilots In Training
- No Margin Left: Overworked Carrier Force Struggles to Maintain Deployments After Decades of Overuse
- A Fleet without a Rudder
- Why Secretary Esper’s Call For Light Carriers Would Make The U.S. Navy Weaker
- RETHINKING THE U.S. NAVY’S CARRIER FLEET
- BRING BACK THE SEAPLANE
- The Aircraft Carrier We Need
America’s Active Aircraft Carriers: Click Here