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: 04/17/2018
- Navy’s F/A-18 Legacy Hornet completes its sundown cruise aboard the carrier VinsonBy: J.D. Simkins A sailor directs the pilot of an F/A-18C Hornet from the “Blue Blasters” of Strike Fighter Squadron 34 on the flight deck of the carrier Carl Vinson. The … More
- USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: April 16, 2018USNI 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 16, 2018, based on Navy … More
- Leadership failures in Navy pilot training squadrons led to Tennessee T-45 crashBy: Mark D. Faram The Navy’s official investigation into the Oct. 1 crash in rural Tennessee of a T-45C Goshawk from Training Squadron 7 concluded the crash was the fault of … More
- House Armed Services Panel Presses Top Military Aviators on Safety ConcernsBy: Ben Werner F-35A Lightning II aircraft receive aerial refuelings from a Travis KC-10 Extender July 13, 2016 on the flight from England to the United States. US Air Force photo. … More
- The military’s stunning fighter pilot shortage: One in four billets is emptyBy: Stephen Losey Capt. Jeremy Nolting, a pilot from the 79th Fighter Squadron, awaits clearance from the tower to taxi his F-16 Fighting Falcon out for a training mission during exercise … More
Bulletin Board Updated: 03/19/2018
Board of Directors Meeting: 1700 Wednesday, 2 May 2018, NAS Oceana O’Club
The March 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
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.
For more information: Click Here
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Of Interest Updated: 03/16/2015
Events Updated: 04/19/2018
HRANA Squadron May Luncheon
When: 1130, Wednesday, 16 May 2018
Where: Fireside Room, Shifting Sands Club, NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex
Speaker: RADM Paul A. Sohl, USN, COMOPTEVFOR
Biography: Click Here
HRANA Squadron Annual Flight Suit Social
When: Friday, 11 May 2018, 1800-2200
Where: NAS Oceana LSO School
For Additional Information: Click Here
All Aviation Golf Tournament
When: Friday, May 18, 2018
Where: NAS Oceana Aeropines Golf Course
See attached flyer for registration: Click Here
Navy Blue Angels 2019 Schedule: Click Here
Articles Updated: 04/10/2018
- Recent Fatal Navy, Marine Aviation Crashes Are Symptoms of Overworked Forces, Officials Say
- Navy’s spike in aviation mishaps is the military’s worst, up 82 percent
- The U.S. Navy Wants to Spend Billions on Aircraft Carriers That Aren’t Ready
- Fight to Hawaii: How the U.S. Navy is Training Carrier Strike Groups for Future War
- U.S. Evolving Middle East Operations of Carrier Strike Group as ISIS Loses Ground, Iranian Drones Make Daily Appearances
- AIR FORCE IN CRISIS, PART III: DEAR BOSS, IT’S ALL ABOUT THE CULTURE
- New Simulators Give Naval Aviators an Edge in Training for High-End Fight
- Editorial: Dire consequences of losing a carrier
- Inside the Navy’s fitful fight against cockpit oxygen loss
- Syrian downing of F-16I begs question: Why didn’t Israel deploy F-35s?