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: 10/18/2018
- Super Hornet engine catches fire in flightBy: Geoff Ziezulewicz An F/A-18F Super Hornet with Strike Fighter Squadron 22 flies above the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt during a deployment earlier this year. (U.S. Navy photo) A Super Hornet … More
- USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Oct. 15, 2018USNI 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 Oct. 15, 2018, based on Navy and … More
- SECDEF Mattis Wants 80 Percent of Super Hornets Mission Capable by Next YearBy: Sam LaGrone Airman Louis Calderon wipes down the window of an F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the “Fighting Checkmates” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211 on the flight deck aboard … More
- Navy’s COD Transition from C-2A to CMV-22B Accelerated; First V-22 Deployment Set for 2021By: Megan Eckstein Concept art of the CMV-22 follow-on carrier onboard delivery aircraft. Boeing Image The Navy has accelerated the sunset of its legacy C-2A Greyhound cargo airplanes and the transition … More
- Navy Creates New Flight Instructor Billet Outside of Traditional Career PathBy: Megan Eckstein Marine Corps Capt. Chris Latimer, left, an instructor pilot for Training Squadron (VT) 31, and Ensign Marvin Smith, a student naval aviator, conduct pre-operation procedures before a training … More
Bulletin Board Updated: 09/10/2018
Board of Directors Meeting: 1700 Wednesday, 7 November 2018, NAS Oceana O’Club
The September 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: 10/21/2018
HRANA Squadron October Luncheon
When: 1130, Wednesday, 24 October
Where: Fireside Room, Shifting Sands Club, NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex
Speaker: RADM Roy J. Kelley, USN, COMNAVAIRLANT
Biography: Click Here
Navy Blue Angels 2019 Schedule: Click Here
Articles Updated: 10/08/2018
- Has safety improved a year after Navy and Marine aviation crisis?
- U.S. Aircraft Carrier Deployments at 25 Year Low as Navy Struggles to Reset Force
- Bullet’s bold blueprint to save Navy aviation
- The Big E keeps costing the Navy big bucks
- With Ships and Missiles, China Is Ready to Challenge U.S. Navy in Pacific
- 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