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: 07/03/2020
- Navy Removes Ford Carrier Program Manager, Citing Performance Over TimeBy: Megan Eckstein USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) Transits the Atlantic Ocean on June 4, 2020. US Navy Photo The Navy removed its program manager for the first-in-class USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78), … More
- F-14 Tomcat monument installed at the Virginia Beach OceanfrontBy STACY PARKER Crowds are reflected in a monument at the Association of Naval Aviation Monument Park as a crane and Chip Updyke, right, of Art and Stone Monument Company guide … More
- USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: June 29, 2020By: U.S. Naval Institute Staff USNI 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 June … More
- VIDEO: First Operational Navy V-22 Arrives at New COD SquadronBy: Sam LaGrone The first CMV-22B Osprey assigned to Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron (VRM) 30 lands at Naval Air Station North Island on June 22, 2020. US Navy Photo The first … More
- JUST IN: Boeing Delivers First Next-Gen Super Hornets to NavyBy Jon Harper Boeing photo Boeing has delivered the first set of souped-up F/A-18E/F Block III Super Hornets to the Navy for flight tests, the company announced June 17. One of … More
Bulletin Board Updated: 05/23/2020
Board of Directors Meeting: TBD
The May 2020 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.
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Of Interest Updated: 03/16/2015
Events Updated: 06/05/2020
HRANA Squadron Luncheon
Where: Fireside Room, Shifting Sands Club, NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex
Note: Due to the Coronavirus situation, all HRANA events for 2020 have been suspended.
Articles Updated: 07/02/2020
- BRING BACK THE SEAPLANE
- The Aircraft Carrier We Need
- Navy Clear on Causes of Physiological Events in Pilots; Final Recommendations Released for PE Mitigation
- Claims Of Aircraft Carrier Vulnerability Are False, But The Versatility Is Real
- At a budgetary crossroads, the US Navy’s aviation wing must choose between old and new
- Pentagon Study Would Cut Aircraft Carriers, Undermining Most Useful U.S. Warfighting System
- Defense Department study calls for cutting 2 of the US Navy’s aircraft carriers
- Navy Kicks Off Study of Next-Generation Carriers, Naval Aviation
- U.S. Navy Plans To Stop Buying P-8 Poseidon Sub Hunters Despite Growing Undersea Threat
- Former 4-Star Fleet Commanders: Don’t give up on carriers
America’s Active Aircraft Carriers: Click Here