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: 02/20/2018
- Report: EMALS might not be ready for the fightBy: Geoff Ziezulewicz The electromagnetic launch system on the new carrier Gerald R. Ford has issues that mean it might not be ready for the furious sortie rate of a big … More
- For Navy, retaining aviators may require pay increasesBy: Victoria Leoni A Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 81 “Sunliners” F/A-18E Super Hornet launches from the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson. The Navy is not retaining enough pilots and is considering monetary … More
- New Navy Budget Request Moves Money Toward Top Two Aviation Safety PrioritiesBy: Ben Werner Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Joshua White, assigned to the “Black Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4, sits in the gunner’s seat of an MH-60S Sea … More
- In latest “anti-drilling” vote, an old question resurfaces: Is Florida plotting to steal a Norfolk aircraft carrier?By Dave Mayfield – The Virginian-Pilot Christine Morgan carries a no offshore drilling sign has she exits Neptune Park. Southern Environmental Law Center and Business Alliance for Protecting the Atlantic … More
- Marines are flying more than the Air ForceBy: Shawn Snow U.S. Marine Corps Master Sgt. Brian Walker, the aviation technician chief with Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 242, oversees his Marines as they finish maintaining an F/A-18D … More
Bulletin Board Updated: 01/11/2018
Board of Directors Meeting: 1700 Wednesday, 7 March 2018, NAS Oceana O’Club
The November 2017 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.
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Of Interest Updated: 03/16/2015
Events Updated: 01/19/2018
HRANA Squadron January Luncheon
When: 1100, Wednesday, 21 February 2018
Where: Fireside Room, Shifting Sands Club, NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex
Navy Blue Angels 2019 Schedule: Click Here
Articles Updated: 02/20/2018
- Inside the Navy’s fitful fight against cockpit oxygen loss
- Syrian downing of F-16I begs question: Why didn’t Israel deploy F-35s?
- Lockheed Martin’s F-35: How the Joint Strike Fighter is Becoming a Key Missile Defense Sensor
- Electronic Warfare: The Part Of The F-35 Fighter Story You Haven’t Heard
- Report to Congress on Ford Class Carrier Program
- China’s military power already on par with US in East Asia
- China’s aircraft carrier conundrum: hi-tech launch system for old, heavy fighter jets
- GAO report: F-35 program challenged by slow maintenance and shortages of parts
- What will the Navy’s future aircraft carriers look like? They could be much smaller.
- Panel: Pentagon Facing Future Recruiting Challenge Due to Lack of Candidates