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: 07/18/2017
- Aircraft Carrier Trump Will Celebrate Still Needs Lots of WorkBy Anthony Capaccio President to commission ship that’s far from ready for combat GAO says at least four years and up to $780 million are needed President Donald Trump is … More
- Navy Fix on Pilots’ Oxygen Shortage Seen Stalled by Red TapeTony Capaccio (Bloomberg) and Roxana Tiron (Bloomberg Government) The Navy’s hunt for a solution to its top aviation safety issue — oxygen deprivation and loss of cockpit cabin pressure in … More
- At least 16 die in military plane crash in rural MiITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — A U.S. military plane used for refueling crashed into a soybean field in rural Mississippi, killing at least 16 people aboard in a fiery wreckage … More
- How Did a 30-Year-Old Jet Dodge the Pentagon’s Latest Missile?By Kyle Mizokami By now you’ve probably heard that a U.S. fighter shot down a Syrian jet about a week ago. What you might not know is that before the … More
- Senate Armed Services Bill Directs Navy to Start a Preliminary Design Effort for a Light Carrier, Pluses Up Shipbuilding Totals Over Trump BudgetBy: Sam LaGrone Four F-35B Lightning II aircraft perform a flyover above the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) on Nov. 20, 2016. US Navy Photo The … More
Bulletin Board Updated: 07/16/2017
Board of Directors Meeting: 1700 Wednesday, 6 September 2017, NAS Oceana O’Club
The July 2017 Board of Directors meeting minutes are now posted: Click Here
F-14 Tomcat Sunset Monument Commemorative Brick
For additional information, click here: Tomcat Brick
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: 06/25/2017
HRANA Squadron August Luncheon
When: 1130, Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Where: Fireside Room, Shifting Sands Club, NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex
Speaker: Congressman Scott Taylor
Biography: Click Here
Note: A July luncheon is not scheduled.
HRANA Squadron Barbecue
When: Saturday 12 August, 1800-2200
Where: Atlantic Shores Anchor Room (Different room than previous events)
For More Info: Click Here
The 2017 Historical Programming Schedule
Where: 25th Street (Naval Aviation Monument)
Featuring: Aviators & Afterburners
When: Thursday, Saturday, Sunday – 8:30 & 9:30 pm
Note: Program begins 4 July and ends 27 August.
Articles Updated: 07/20/2017
- SECRETARY MATTIS’ “GUARDIAN ANGEL” AND HOW MARINE CORPS AVIATION CAN GET BACK ON TARGET
- Are Light Carriers Poised to Make a Comeback?
- How America’s Aircraft Carriers Could Become Obsolete
- Naval Air: U.S. Carriers Disabled By Friendly Fire
- Massive stern attached to John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier at Newport News shipyard
- Five Signs the F-35 Fighter Is a Smashing Success
- What went wrong with Lockheed’s F-35?
- Commentary: Battle of Midway’s lessons reach far beyond strategy
- CNO urges faster path to bigger Navy, hints at naval warfare transformation
- A Navy pilot’s take: The Air Force doesn’t have a pilot crisis, it has a leadership crisis
Letter From U.S. Senator Warner (Virginia) On Carrier Gap: Click Here
The Need For Aircraft Carriers And Maritime Patrol/Helicopters