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: 01/19/2017
- The US Navy’s $13 Billion Answer to China and RussiaBy Ciro Scotti China’s lone aircraft carrier, the retrofitted Liaoning, has spent the past several weeks cruising around the South China Sea. It recently passed through the Taiwan Strait, which … More
- First F-35Cs for West Coast FRS to arrive next week at LemooreBy: Gidget Fuentes The first F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters will arrive on the West Coast next week as the Navy prepares to ramp up its training pipeline for … More
- 6,000 sailors to deploy Saturday with the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike GroupBy Robyn Sidersky The Virginian-Pilot Nearly 6,000 sailors will deploy with the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group from Norfolk and another 600 will from Mayport, Fla. Saturday, according to … More
- Military jet crashes at Naval Air Station Meridian; 2 ejectBy: The Associated Press MERIDIAN, Miss. — Officials at a Mississippi military base say a jet has crashed on a training flight, and that two people on board the plane … More
- Sea trials for new carrier set after delays, cost overrunsBy: The Associated Press NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The U.S. Navy says sea trials will begin in March for the first of its new class of aircraft carriers. Capt. Thurraya … More
Bulletin Board Updated: 01/14/2017
Board of Directors Meeting: 1700 Wednesday, 1 March 2017, NAS Oceana O’Club
The January 2017 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: 01/18/2017
HRANA Squadron February Luncheon
When: 1130, Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Where: Fireside Room, Shifting Sands Club, NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex
Articles Updated: 01/18/2017
- America’s First Step toward Reclaiming Naval Power
- The myth of America’s invincible military
- No, Mr. Trump, You Can’t Replace F-35 With A ‘Comparable’ F-18
- The F-35: We Need the Numbers and We Need Them Now
- How Much of an Advantage Is China’s Aircraft Carrier?
- Road to 350: What Does the US Navy Do Anyway?
- 12 Carriers and 350 Ships: A Strategic Path Forward from President Elect Donald Trump
- The CVN, at Full Speed, But Going Where?
- Pentagon Could Look to Close Bases Without BRAC Authorization
- Navy’s personnel policy fiasco is an important lesson for leaders
Letter From U.S. Senator Warner (Virginia) On Carrier Gap: Click Here
The Need For Aircraft Carriers And Maritime Patrol/Helicopters