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: 10/27/2016
- Marine F/A-18C Hornet crash prompts 24-hour pause in flight operationsBy: Jeff Schogol About 30 Marine Corps aircraft involved in a training exercise in California are suspending flight operations for 24 hours following Tuesday’s crash of a Marine F/A-18C Hornet. … More
- Debris and pilot error caused jet on Norfolk-based carrier to crash in Persian Gulf, Navy saysBy Brock Vergakis The Virginian-Pilot VIRGINIA BEACH An F/A-18F fighter jet that crashed into the Persian Gulf last year shortly after launching from the USS Theodore Roosevelt ingested debris as … More
- Marine F/A-18C crashes at Twentynine Palms; pilot safeBy: The Associated Press TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. — A Marine Corps jet fighter crashed and burned Tuesday in the Southern California desert, but the pilot ejected safely, a spokesman said. … More
- Take a look at these fantastic photographs of U.S. Navy aircraft flying over USS Zumwalt advanced multi-mission guided-missile destroyerBy David Cenciotti MQ-4C, E-2D, C-2A, P-8A, F-35 and SH-60R flew over USS Zumwalt in Chesapeake USS Zumwalt, the U.S. Navy’s newest and most technologically advanced surface ship, was commissioned … More
- Carrier Air Wing One undergoes command changeBy Brock Vergakis The Virginian-Pilot VIRGINIA BEACH The Navy’s Carrier Air Wing One has a new commanding officer. Capt. John E. Perrone relieved Capt. Benjamin L. Hewlett of command during … More
Bulletin Board Updated: 09/18/2016
Board of Directors Meeting: 1700 Wednesday, 2 November 2016, NAS Oceana O’Club
The September 2016 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: 10/20/2016
HRANA Squadron November Luncheon
When: 1130, Wednesday, 16 November 2016
Where: Fireside Room, Shifting Sands Club, NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex
Articles Updated: 10/24/2016
- Navy’s personnel policy fiasco is an important lesson for leaders
- Where America’s aircraft carriers are now
- In its waning days, the USS Enterprise may hold opportunities for the shipyard that built it
- Commentary: Why Putin is unleashing his only aircraft carrier
- Report proposes canceling U.S. aircraft carriers, investing in lasers to combat Russia and China
- F-35s to become Eyes and Ears of the Fleet
- Marine aviation is plagued with problems and it needs serious attention now
- Commentary: Another Carrier Review Is A Waste of Time – At This Time
- U.S. Overseas Bases Are Much More Vulnerable Than Aircraft Carriers
- Is the Era of the Aircraft Carrier Over?
The Need For Aircraft Carriers And Maritime Patrol/Helicopters