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: 02/14/2019
- Navy: Ford’s Advanced Arresting Gear Will be Ready for Fleet Super Hornets, Growlers by End of YearBy: Sam LaGrone F/A-18F Pilot LCDR Jamie R. Struck the makes first carrier arrested landing using AAG system aboard USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) off the Virginia coast. US Navy Photo … More
- USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Feb. 11, 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 Feb. 11, 2019, based on … More
- China will build 4 nuclear aircraft carriers in drive to catch US Navy, experts sayBeijing expected to have at least six aircraft carrier battle groups by 2035 after it prioritised modernising its navy Nuclear-powered carriers thought to be equipped with electromagnetic launch catapults similar … More
- A fighting Ford prepares to join the fleetBy: Mark D. Faram Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson talks to the media in front of one of the the Ford’s new weapons elevators. (Mark D. Faram/Staff) ON BOARD … More
- US Navy admits failure on $760 million weapon to protect its aircraft carriers from an age-old threatBy: Alex Lockie The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. US Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Barker/Released The … More
Bulletin Board Updated: 01/21/2019
Board of Directors Meeting: 1700 Wednesday, 6 March 2019, NAS Oceana O’Club
The November 2018 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 OPPORTUINTY 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: 01/16/2019
HRANA Squadron February Luncheon
When: 1130, Wednesday, 20 February 2019
Where: Fireside Room, Shifting Sands Club, NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex
Navy Blue Angels 2019 Schedule: Click Here
Articles Updated: 01/16/2019
- The Pentagon needs a navalist as secretary of defense
- ‘We’ll see how frightened America is’ — Chinese admiral says sinking US carriers key to dominating South China Sea
- The US Navy’s carriers have a gaping hole in their defenses against a growing threat, and drones may soon fill it
- Navy Nightmare: Could Iran Sink a U.S. Aircraft Carrier?
- Too big to sail? US aircraft carriers could go the way of the dinosaur
- Why the Navy thinks the carrier Gerald R. Ford will work after all
- China confirms for the first time that it has a third aircraft carrier in the works
- Report to Congress on Gerald R. Ford-class Aircraft Carrier Program
- As It Begins Its Second Century, Is the Aircraft Carrier Obsolete?
- Has safety improved a year after Navy and Marine aviation crisis?