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: 06/12/2019
- Navy Flyers Training With Marine V-22s Ahead of COD TransitionBy: Ben Werner A Marine Corps. MV-22B Osprey flown by Navy pilots takes off from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) on April 30, 2019. … More
- USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: June 10, 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 June 10, 2019, based on … More
- Nimitz and Ford Carriers Need Upgrades to Deploy With F-35CsBy: Ben Werner An F-35C Lightning II assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 is positioned on the bow catapults of the Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) March 17, … More
- Navy Recovers C-2A from Fatal 2017 Crash from 3 Miles UnderwaterBy: Sam LaGrone A C-2A Greyhound assigned to the “Providers” of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30 on Aug. 18, 2017. US Navy Photo A year and a half after a … More
- The inside story on why Air Boss barred paddles from wagering boozy ‘bottle bets’ with nuggetsBy: Geoff Ziezulewicz Before the bottle bet ban took effect, a T-45C Goshawk, assigned to Training Air Wing 2, prepares to land on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier Harry … More
Bulletin Board Updated: 05/12/2019
Board of Directors Meeting: 1700 Wednesday, 3 July 2019, NAS Oceana O’Club
The May 2019 Board of Directors meeting minutes are now posted: Click Here
F-14 Tomcat Sunset Monument Commemorative Brick
For additional information, click here: 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: 05/16/2019
HRANA Squadron June Luncheon
When: 1130, Wednesday, 19 June 2019
Where: Fireside Room, Shifting Sands Club, NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex
Speaker: Rear Admiral Charles W. Rock, Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic
Navy Blue Angels 2019 Schedule: Click Here
Articles Updated: 05/22/2019
- 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.
- Retiring the Truman Early Is a Necessary Strategic Decision
- Legal storm clouds gather over Diego Garcia
- Report: U.S. Carriers Need New Lethal Unmanned Aircraft, New Fighter to Stay Relevant
America’s Active Aircraft Carriers: Click Here