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: 08/26/2016
- Pentagon weapons tester: F-35 fighter jet has ‘significant’ problemsPOSTED 10:58 AM, AUGUST 26, 2016, BY CNN WIRE The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program is drawing sharp criticism from the Pentagon’s top weapons tester, who warns the aircraft is … More
- Navy F-35C Now Armed With Max Weapons LoadKris Osborn During recent developmental testing on the USS George Washington in the Atlantic Ocean, the F-35C took oiff with one GBU-31, two AIM-120s and four GBU-12s along with its … More
- We Asked the US Navy: What Will Replace the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler?By Dave Majumdar The U.S. Navy’s analysis of alternatives (AOA) for its next generation replacement for its F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fleet is well underway. The AOA will be roughly a … More
- Why Cockpit Hypoxia Is The Number One Safety Issue for Naval AviationBy HOPE HODGE SECK, MILITARY.COM The US Navy has yet to solve a pattern of hypoxia-like symptoms in the cockpit among pilots of F/A-18 Hornet and EA-18G Growler. The U.S. Navy … More
- Navy Air Boss: Fighter Readiness Not in Crisisby Hope Hodge Seck Naval Air Forces Commander Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker is still at a loss to explain how the Navy suffered three Class A mishaps and three lost … More
Bulletin Board Updated: 07/09/2016
Board of Directors Meeting: Wednesday, 7 September 2016, NAS Oceana O’Club
The June 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: 08/18/2016
HRANA Squadron September Luncheon
When: 1130, Wednesday, 21 September 2016
Where: Fireside Room, Shifting Sands Club, NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex
Articles Updated: 08/19/2016
- US Navy’s Mighty Aircraft Carriers Plan to Fight While Under Enemy A2/AD Attack
- WHO’S RESPONSIBLE FOR THE NAVY’S CARRIER SHORTAGE?
- HOW CONGRESS AND THE PENTAGON JOINED FORCES TO WORSEN THE NAVY’S CARRIER GAP
- The US Navy Is Now Facing Its Greatest Fear: Obsolete Aircraft Carriers?
- What Happens When Pilots Aren’t Allowed To Fly
- Viewpoint: Blue Angels much more than entertainment
- Is the U.S. Navy Right to Outsource Naval Aviator Training?
- Fix Hornet, Growler air flow problems: Editorial
- Podcast: Is it time to get rid of the Air Force?
- Navy Lays Bare F/A-18 Readiness Gaps, Could Take Year to Surge Air Wing
The Need For Aircraft Carriers And Maritime Patrol/Helicopters