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: 06/26/2017
- Nine sailors to face disciplinary actions for NAS Oceana jet fuel spill, admiral saysBy: Peter Rathmell Nine sailors from Navy Air Station Oceana will face disciplinary actions after allowing nearly 100,000 gallons of jet fuel to spill into the base and the local … More
- House moves to boost aircraft carrier fleetby Travis J. Tritten The Navy would be able to buy aircraft carriers more quickly and increase its carrier fleet from 11 to 12 under 2018 budget plans being written … More
- US Navy might get to skip Ford shock trials ahead of first deploymentBy: David B. Larter WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy might not have to conduct shock trials on its new aircraft carrier. That means the Ford could be on deployment much sooner, … More
- Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet shoots down Syrian jet after it attacks US alliesBy: Jeff Schogol A Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet shot down a Syrian SU-22 on Sunday, giving the U.S. military its first air-to-air kill since 1999. This is the latest example … More
- The $13 Billion Aircraft Carrier That Has Trouble With Planesby Anthony Capaccio The USS Gerald R. Ford. Photographer: Ridge Leoni/U.S. Navy via Getty Images The newest and costliest U.S. aircraft carrier, praised by President Donald Trump and delivered to … More
Bulletin Board Updated: 05/08/2017
Board of Directors Meeting: 1700 Wednesday, 5 July 2017, NAS Oceana O’Club
The May 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
Visit Admiral Metz's blog on the military issues affecting us all.
Of Interest Updated: 03/16/2015
Events Updated: 06/25/2017
HRANA Squadron August Luncheon
When: 1130, Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Where: Fireside Room, Shifting Sands Club, NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex
Speaker: Congressman Scott Taylor
Biography: Click Here
Note: A July luncheon is not scheduled.
HRANA Squadron Barbecue
When: Saturday 12 August, 1800-2200
Where: Atlantic Shores Anchor Room (Different room than previous events)
For More Info: Click Here
The 2017 Historical Programming Schedule
Where: 25th Street (Naval Aviation Monument)
Featuring: Aviators & Afterburners
When: Thursday, Saturday, Sunday – 8:30 & 9:30 pm
Note: Program begins 4 July and ends 27 August.
Articles Updated: 06/23/2017
- Massive stern attached to John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier at Newport News shipyard
- Five Signs the F-35 Fighter Is a Smashing Success
- What went wrong with Lockheed’s F-35?
- Commentary: Battle of Midway’s lessons reach far beyond strategy
- CNO urges faster path to bigger Navy, hints at naval warfare transformation
- A Navy pilot’s take: The Air Force doesn’t have a pilot crisis, it has a leadership crisis
- In battle to control sea and air, how do China’s aircraft carriers stack up against other nations?
- How Trump Can Build a 350-Ship Navy
- Uncharted waters: US Navy still searching for path to a bigger fleet
- Versatile V-22 Osprey Is The Most Successful New Combat System Since 9-11
Letter From U.S. Senator Warner (Virginia) On Carrier Gap: Click Here
The Need For Aircraft Carriers And Maritime Patrol/Helicopters