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: 02/10/2016
- Navy aircraft returning to former Cold War base in IcelandBy Steven Beardsley Stars and Stripes NAPLES, Italy — The Navy is turning to a former Cold War air base for a familiar mission — hunting Russian submarines. The service … More
- FY 2017 Budget: Navy Asks Congressional Permisson to Shutter Carrier Air WingFY 2017 Budget: Navy Asks Congressional Permisson to Shutter Carrier Air Wing – USNI News Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 14 fill the hangar bay of the Nimitz-class … More
- Navy gives maritime V-22s official designationThe maritime variant of the V-22 Osprey has been given an official U.S. Navy designation. By Richard Tomkins A V-22 Osprey lands on an aircraft carrier. U.S. Navy photo WASHINGTON, … More
- US Navy boosts F-35C and F/A-18 buy in new budget planBY: JAMES DREW The US Navy says maintaining Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet production in St Louis is “vital” for overcoming a strike-fighter shortfall caused by delays in fielding the Lockheed … More
- Navy to test Chesapeake well water near Fentress for contaminantsBy Brock Vergakis CHESAPEAKE The Navy will begin testing well water for contaminants within a half-mile of Fentress Naval Auxiliary Landing Field today, although it will take about a month … More
Bulletin Board Updated: 02/08/2016
Board of Directors Meeting: 1700, Wednesday, 2 March 2016
NAS Oceana Officers Club
The January 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: 01/20/2016
HRANA Squadron February Luncheon
When: Wednesday, 17 February 2016
Where: Fireside Room, Shifting Sands Club, NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex
Speaker: Captain Louis J. “Blue” Schager, USN, Commanding Officer NAS
Biography: Click Here
Articles Updated: 02/10/2016
- DEMANDS ON THE MARINE CORPS ARE SLOWLY BREAKING MARINE AVIATION
- 5 Reasons Why Our F-35s Are Too Dangerous to Fly
- S.O.S. for a Declining American Navy
- Russia’s military: Don’t believe the hype
- So You Think You Can Sell a Fourth Generation Carrier-Launched Fighter?
- Disarming the Navy Through Bureaucratic Bloat
- Could Iran Sink a U.S. Navy Aircraft Carrier?
- Scary Video shows what landing on an aircraft carrier at night (with an electrical failure) looks like
- Reach & Punch: RADM Manazir On The Future Of Naval Airpower
- Commentary: To Address Overseas Presence Gaps, Permanently Base Aircraft Carrier at Souda Bay
The Need For Aircraft Carriers
Flight operations aboard Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning: Click Here
- F-35C First Catapult Launches (USS Nimitz): Click Here
- UAV Carrier Operations: Click Here
- The Perils of Naval Aviation, 1940-1960
- F-35B First Shipboard Landing
- Night Trap
- Carrier Landing on a pitching deck, Part 1
- Carrier Landing On A Pitching Deck (Night), Part 2