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: 05/24/2022
- USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: May 23, 2022USNI 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 May 23, 2022, based on … More
- Carrier USS George Washington Mid-Life Overhaul Will Extend into 2023By: Sam LaGrone USS George Washington (CVN-73) in 2020. US Navy THE PENTAGON – The mid-life repair and refueling of carrier USS George Washington (CVN-73) will extend into 2023 and last well over … More
- Navy’s F/A-XX Fighter Will be the ‘Quarterback’ for a Team of Unmanned AircraftBy: Mallory Shelbourne An F/A-18F Super Hornet, attached to the ‘Red Rippers’ of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 11, lands on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. … More
- Navy marks the 100th anniversary of the service’s aircraft carriersBy Diana Stancy Correll Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier Nimitz assemble on the flight deck and form a human “100” to commemorate the centennial of the aircraft carrier. (MC3 Elliot Schaudt/Navy) Aircraft … More
- Carrier George Washington running more than a year behind scheduleBy Megan Eckstein Rear Adm. John Meier (middle), Commander of Naval Air Force Atlantic, discusses flight deck progress with the senior leadership of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN … More
Bulletin Board Updated: 04/04/2022
Board of Directors Meeting: 1600, 11 May 2022
Where: NAS Oceana ‘O’ Club
The March 2022 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: 04/04/2022
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Articles Updated: 05/13/2022
- Naval aviation needs a plan to get out of the ‘danger zone’
- Navy Could Extend the Oldest Nimitz-class Carriers, Decision in Next Budget
- A Generational Change in Naval Aviation Has Begun Amidst Tight Budgets, Fighter Gaps
- US Navy confident it can fix its fighter jet shortfall — and avoid another
- VIDEO: Explosive USS Gerald R. Ford Shock Trial Registered as 3.9 Magnitude Earthquake
- The U.S. Navy’s $3 Billion Plan To Rebuild An Aircraft Carrier
- Navy Brings ‘Precision Landing Mode’ Carrier Landing Assist Tool to New Fighter Pilots
- China Is Training To Sink U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers
- 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
Three takeaways from the US Navy’s first F-35C deployment: Click Here
America’s Active Aircraft Carriers: Click Here