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: 04/20/2021
- SNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: April 19, 2021USNI 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 19, 2021, based on … More
- The U.S. Navy Might Retire An Aircraft Carrier With 25 Years Of Life LeftBy Peter Suciu ATLANTIC OCEAN (Dec. 9, 2012) The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator taxies on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). … More
- Navy: NGAD Will be Family of Systems, Super Hornet Replacement Likely a Manned FighterBy: Mallory Shelbourne An F/A-18E Super Hornet, assigned to the Argonauts of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 147 prepares to land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68). … More
- 11 Navy Aircraft Carriers Simply Aren’t EnoughThe Admiral in line to become the head of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command said the Navy does not need more than 11 aircraft carriers. The U.S. Navy is limited by law to a minimum … More
- The Navy Doesn’t Need Another Carrier Right Now, Admiral Nominated to Lead Pacific Ops SaysShips from the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group and the America Expeditionary Strike Group transit the South China Sea on March 15, 2020. (US Navy) 23 Mar 2021 Military.com | By Gina Harkins … More
Bulletin Board Updated: 04/08/2021
Board of Directors Meeting: 12 May 2021
The March 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.
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Of Interest Updated: 03/16/2015
Events Updated: 03/13/2021
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: TBD September 2021
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