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: 01/22/2020
- Navy CMV-22B Osprey Design Completes First FlightBy: Ben Werner A Bell-Boeing CMV-22B Osprey completes its first flight on Jan. 21, 2020. Bell-Boeing Photo The first CMV-22B Osprey – the tiltrotor aircraft selected to replace the Navy’s aging … More
- USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Jan. 20, 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 Jan. … More
- Estimated $380 Billion Needed to Maintain Navy, Marine Corps Aviation Fleet in the FutureBy: Ben Werner Ten VFA-147 Argonaut F-35C aircraft are displayed on the flightline at Naval Air Station Lemoore (NASL). US Navy photo. The Depart of the Navy will need $380 billion … More
- Memo reveals Pentagon again tried to decommission the carrier Truman, cut an air wingBy: David B. Larter The carrier Harry S. Truman, left, and the cruiser Normandy transit the Atlantic Ocean. Truman was again the target of Pentagon budget cuts until the decision was … More
- China’s Newest Aircraft Carrier Transits Taiwan StraitBy: Ben Werner China’s first domestically-built aircraft carrier leaves the pier at the Dalian shipyard on May 13, 2018. Xinhua Photo China’s new aircraft carrier Shandong sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Thursday, … More
Bulletin Board Updated: 01/09/2020
Board of Directors Meeting: 1700 Wednesday, 4 March 2020, NAS Oceana O’Club
The November 2019 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: 01/11/2020
HRANA Squadron February Luncheon
When: 1130, Wednesday, 19 February 2020
Where: Fireside Room, Shifting Sands Club, NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex
Note: January luncheon cancelled.
Articles Updated: 12/03/2019
- 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
- The US still needs aircraft carriers
- Why Aircraft Carriers Are The Most Cost-Effective Way Of Containing China’s Military
- OPINION: The Space Corps needs naval rank
- Why does the world look at an aircraft carrier as a barometer for Gulf tensions?
- Op-Ed: The strategic incoherence of our carrier policies
- Twilight of the flattop?
- What’s killing the US Navy’s air wing?
- US Marines turned a warship into an F-35 ‘Lightning carrier’ in a test to boost US power
America’s Active Aircraft Carriers: Click Here