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: 09/14/2021
- USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Sept. 13, 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 Sept. 13, 2021, based on … More
- USS Ronald Reagan’s Super Hornets providing air support over KabulBy Geoff Ziezulewicz An F/A-18E Super Hornet fighter jet with the “Dambusters” of Strike Fighter Squadron 195, launches from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan in the Arabian Sea … More
- A note to Rep. Luria: Our US Navy is doing fineBy: Lawrence Korb A former Pentagon official argues Rep. Elaine Luria is mistaken when she says the Navy is facing unreasonable fiscal and bureaucratic constraints because of the power of … More
- USS Gerald R. Ford Wraps Up Shock Trials Ahead of Maintenance Period, DeploymentBy: Mallory Shelbourne USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) successfully completes the third and final scheduled explosive event for Full Ship Shock Trials while underway in the Atlantic Ocean on Aug. 8, … More
- Navy Questions Future Viability of Super Hornets; Recommends Against New BuyBy: Mallory Shelbourne F/A-18F Super Hornets, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 41, fly over the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74) in the Atlantic Ocean, May 9, 2019. US … More
Bulletin Board Updated: 07/02/2021
Board of Directors Meeting: 28 September 2021 @ 1600
The July 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: 09/17/2021
HRANA Squadron Luncheon
Where: Fireside Room, Shifting Sands Club, NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex
What: POW/MIA Ceremony
When: 17 September at 1130
Where: Flame of Hope, Oceana Blvd
Articles Updated: 06/21/2021
- VIDEO: Explosive USS Gerald R. Ford Shock Trial Registered as 3.9 Magnitude Earthquake
- Get real: The F-35 is the combat power America needs
- First F-35C Air Wing Ready to Bring 5th-Gen Fighters to Carrier Strike Group
- 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
America’s Active Aircraft Carriers: Click Here