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: 07/26/2016
- Marine Corps F-35B Makes its Red Flag Air Combat DebutBy: Gidget Fuentes A F-35B, assigned to the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 out of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona, flies level as a F-16 Fighting Falcon from the … More
- Navy’s $12.9 billion carrier isn’t ready for warfare, memo saysBy Tony Capaccio Bloomberg The U.S. Navy’s newest aircraft carrier isn’t ready for warfare. The $12.9 billion USS Gerald R. Ford – the most expensive warship ever built – may … More
- Blue Angels announce new aviators, other officers for 2017 seasonThe Blue Angels fly in formation over the U.S. Naval Academy on graduation day in May. The elite flying demonstration squadron announced new officers, including three F/A-18 pilots, for the … More
- After smashing ISIS, carrier Truman returns home to VirginiaMark D. Faram, Navy Times (Photo: MC3 Adelola Tinubu/Navy) NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, Va. – The commander of the Truman Carrier Strike Group says that for most of the last 240 days, his … More
- Navy’s Knighthawks bid farewell to Oceana in relocation to NAS LemooreMark D. Faram, Navy Times NAVAL AIR STATION OCEANA, Va. — Ten F/A-18E Super Hornets with the “Knighthawks” of Strike Fighter Squadron 136 said good-bye to their long-time base here Tuesday as they … More
Bulletin Board Updated: 07/09/2016
Board of Directors Meeting: Wednesday, 7 September 2016, NAS Oceana O’Club
The June 2016 Board of Directors meeting minutes are now posted: Click Here
F-14 Tomcat Sunset Monument Commemorative Brick
For additional information, click here: Tomcat Brick
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 Statue bases or Donor Wall.
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Of Interest Updated: 03/16/2015
Events Updated: 07/27/2016
HRANA Squadron August Luncheon
When: 1130, Wednesday, 17 August 2016
Where: Fireside Room, Shifting Sands Club, NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex
Annual HRANA Squadron Barbecue
When: Saturday 13 August, 1800-2200
Where: Atlantic Shores, Magnolia Room
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Articles Updated: 07/27/2016
- What Happens When Pilots Aren’t Allowed To Fly
- Viewpoint: Blue Angels much more than entertainment
- Is the U.S. Navy Right to Outsource Naval Aviator Training?
- Fix Hornet, Growler air flow problems: Editorial
- Podcast: Is it time to get rid of the Air Force?
- Navy Lays Bare F/A-18 Readiness Gaps, Could Take Year to Surge Air Wing
- Opinion: It’s Time to Rethink U.S. Carrier CONOPS
- On the Brink of Disaster: Can Congress Save the U.S. Military?
- The Marines Are Running Out of Fighter Jets
- TOP GUN AT 30: A RETROSPECTIVE FROM TWO NAVAL AVIATORS
The Need For Aircraft Carriers