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: 01/26/2021
- USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: Jan. 25, 2021USNI 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. 25, 2021, based on … More
- Theodore Roosevelt Strike Group CO: Interactions with Chinese Navy Not Changing SignificantlyBy: Mallory Shelbourne USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) transits the Pacific Ocean on Jan. 12, 2021. The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet … More
- Carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Underway Ahead of Double-Pump DeploymentBy: Sam LaGron Capt. Kyle Higgins, commanding officer of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), flies an F/A-18F Super Hornet, attached to the “Fighting Swordsmen” of Strike … More
- Navy’s priciest carrier ever struggles to get jets on, off deckTony Capaccio USS Gerald R. Ford (Photo by Ridge Leoni/US Navy/Getty Images) (Jan 10): Aircraft takeoff and landing systems on the USS Gerald R. Ford remain unreliable and break down … More
- In First, Navy Super Hornet Launches from ‘Ski Jump’ to Prove it Can Fly Off Foreign CarriersBoeing Super Hornet demonstrates ski-jump launch capability at demonstrations held at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, December 21, 2020. (Photo: Boeing) 30 Dec 2020 Military.com | By Oriana Pawlyk A U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super … More
Bulletin Board Updated: 07/25/2020
Board of Directors Meeting: TBD
The November 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: 12/11/2020
HRANA Squadron Luncheon
Where: Fireside Room, Shifting Sands Club, NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex
Note: Due to the Coronavirus situation, all HRANA events for 2021 are suspended until further notice.
What: F-14 Tomcat Monument Dedication
Where: Naval Aviation Monument Park, Virginia Beach
When: 19 May 2021 (Tentative)
Articles Updated: 12/22/2020
- Why The Navy Is Looking To End Carrier Qualifications Entirely For Its Pilots In Training
- No Margin Left: Overworked Carrier Force Struggles to Maintain Deployments After Decades of Overuse
- A Fleet without a Rudder
- Why Secretary Esper’s Call For Light Carriers Would Make The U.S. Navy Weaker
- RETHINKING THE U.S. NAVY’S CARRIER FLEET
- 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
America’s Active Aircraft Carriers: Click Here