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: 01/19/2022
- USS Kitty Hawk headed for the scrapyardBy Geoff Ziezulewicz The former aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk left Bremerton, Washington, Saturday and is now en-route to a Texas shipbreaker to be turned into scrap. The last oil-fired carrier, Kitty … More
- USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Jan. 18, 2022USNI 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 Jan. 18, 2022, based on … More
- Sailor injured in helicopter’s hard landing in VirginiaBy Diana Stancy Correll A U.S. Navy MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter suffered a hard landing in Virginia Wednesday near Norfolk. (Virginia State Police) Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to include … More
- SECDEF Orders U.S. Carrier USS Harry S. Truman to Stay in Mediterranean to Reassure AlliesBy: Sam LaGrone and Heather Mongilio The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), lead ship of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8, transits the Atlantic Ocean during a restricted maneuvering … More
- Carrier USS Harry S. Truman Now Operating in the Mediterranean; USS Essex in Gulf of AdenBy: Sam LaGrone The aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), lead ship of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8, transits the Atlantic Ocean during a restricted maneuvering exercise on Oct. … More
Bulletin Board Updated: 11/23/2021
Board of Directors Meeting: 12 January 2022 @ 1600
Where: NAS Oceana ‘O’ Club
The November 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.
For more information: Click Here
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Of Interest Updated: 03/16/2015
Events Updated: 12/06/2021
HRANA Squadron Luncheon
Where: Fireside Room, Shifting Sands Club, NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex
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