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: 08/17/2018
- The Navy, Air Force and Army collect different data on aircraft crashes. That’s a safety problem, watchdog says.By Brock Vergakis – The Virginian-Pilot The Associated PressSmoke billows from the crash of a Blue Angels F/A-18 fighter jet in Smyrna, Tenn., Thursday, June 2, 2016. Officials said the … More
- Navy, Civilian Nuclear Regulators Struggling Over How to Dismantle Former USS EnterpriseBy: Ben Werner Decommissioned nuclear carrier Enterprise (CVN-65) sits pier side at Newport News Shipbuilding following its decommissioning in February 2017. US Navy Photo THE PENTAGON — A brewing regulatory fight … More
- After Years of Waiting, Blue Angels Set for ‘Super’ UpgradeBy: Ben Werner The US Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, perform during the Vectren Dayton Air Show in Dayton, Ohio on June 23, 2018. US Navy Photo The world-famous U.S. … More
- HII Awarded $187.5 M Long Lead Contract for Carrier John C. Stennis RefuelingBy: Ben Werner USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). US Navy Photo Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) was awarded $187.5 million advance planning contract for the upcoming refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) … More
- USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Aug. 13, 2018USNI News Graphic The USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker is sponsored by CNA. These are the approximate positions of the U.S. Navy’s deployed carrier strike groups and amphibious ready groups throughout … More
Bulletin Board Updated: 07/06/2018
Board of Directors Meeting: 1700 Wednesday, 5 September 2018, NAS Oceana O’Club
The July 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: 08/17/2018
HRANA Squadron September Luncheon
When: 1130, Wednesday, 19 September 2018
Where: Fireside Room, Shifting Sands Club, NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex
Summer presentations begin 4 July at the Monument to Naval Aviation
July 4th, 8:30 p.m.: Aviators and Afterburners; A Naval Airpower Legacy
Regular Summer Schedule:
Thursday and Saturday
8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
July 5th – August 25th
NAS Oceana 75th Anniversary Important Dates
16 AUG – NASO 75th Anniversary/Naval Aviation Symposium at Convention Center
— (day) – FREE and open to public. Visit Oceana75.com for more info.
16 AUG – NASO 75th Gala (night) – Visit Oceana75.com for more info.
17 AUG – NASO 75th Golf Outing – All invited. RSVP by calling the Proshop at
21 SEPT – Flight Suit Social at O’Club (after practice Air Show).
21-23 SEPT Air Show – theme 75th – FREE and open to public.
Navy Blue Angels 2019 Schedule: Click Here
Articles Updated: 08/17/2018
- Oceana at 75: Better than ever and getting better, but for how long?
- Report to Congress on Gerald R. Ford-class Aircraft Carrier Program
- Yes, North Korea Could Sink a Navy Aircraft Carrier. Here’s How.
- A leaked photo shows that China is building a supercarrier that could rival the US’ Nimitz-class carriers
- The F-35 Is Too Good To Fail
- Navy’s Troubled Ford Carrier Makes Modest Progress
- Navy’s Top-Dollar Stealth Fighter May Not Go the Distance
- What if the US stopped sending aircraft carriers to the Arabian Gulf?
- Mattis eyes major overhaul of Navy deployments
- Is Secretary of Defense Mattis planning radical changes to how the Navy deploys?