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: 06/24/2016
- Marines pull aircraft from ‘boneyard,’ get used Navy jets amid aviation crisisJeff Schogol, Marine Corps Times With most of its F/A-18 strike fighters unable to fly on any given day, the Marine Corps is resurrecting 23 Hornets from the “boneyard” and getting … More
- Carrier Truman breaks record for ISIS strikesMeghann Myers, Navy Times Seven months into its extended deployment, the aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman has hit 2,000 sorties and more than 1,000 missiles launched in missions against the … More
- Things heat up near South China Sea: two U.S. aircraft carriers, B-52s and EA-18G Growler detachmentBy David Cenciotti The U.S. build-up in the disputed waters of South China Sea continues with bombers, carriers and Electronic Attack planes. Some interesting photographs have been arriving from the … More
- Blue Angels resume flying after fatal crashMeghann Myers, Navy Times Pensacola residents were treated to a pleasant surprise Thursday morning when the Blue Angels took to the sky over the beach and downtown for the first … More
- Navy in Dayton: A top admiral says drones are future of aviationBy Barrie Barber DAYTON — A top Navy leader says unmanned aerial vehicles are an “imperative” for the future of naval aviation. Rear Adm. John R. Haley, a two-star admiral … More
Bulletin Board Updated: 05/15/2016
Board of Directors Meeting: following the HRANA luncheon, Wednesday, 29 June 2016, Fireside Room, Shifting Sands Club, NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex
The May 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
May2016BODMay2016BODYour 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: 06/23/2016
HRANA Squadron June Luncheon
When: 1130, Wednesday, 29 June 2016
Where: Fireside Room, Shifting Sands Club, NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex
Speaker: Captain Thomas “Comet” Halley, Jr., USN (Ret.), Navy F-35C Manager
for Business Development with the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program
Biography: Click Here
Suggest early arrival as Mr. Daniel Arkin, Fly-In Manager for the Virginia Festival of Flight will make a short presentation at 1145. Regular speaker will follow at 1200.
Articles Updated: 06/20/2016
- Fix Hornet, Growler air flow problems: Editorial
- Podcast: Is it time to get rid of the Air Force?
- Navy Lays Bare F/A-18 Readiness Gaps, Could Take Year to Surge Air Wing
- Opinion: It’s Time to Rethink U.S. Carrier CONOPS
- On the Brink of Disaster: Can Congress Save the U.S. Military?
- The Marines Are Running Out of Fighter Jets
- TOP GUN AT 30: A RETROSPECTIVE FROM TWO NAVAL AVIATORS
- The Basics: Inside the Carrier Air Wing
- Navy Digging Out Of Fighter Shortfall; Marines Still Struggling To Fly At Home
- A warrior’s career sacrificed for politics
The Need For Aircraft Carriers