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: 01/12/2017
- Sea trials for new carrier set after delays, cost overrunsBy: The Associated Press NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The U.S. Navy says sea trials will begin in March for the first of its new class of aircraft carriers. Capt. Thurraya … More
- Trump Again Hints at F-35, F-18 CompetitionBy: Aaron Mehta WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump used the opening remarks of his first press conference of the year to reiterate a desire to drive costs down on the … More
- First F-35B Squadron Moves to JapanBy: Valerie Insinna WASHINGTON — A Marine Corps F-35B squadron has transferred from the United States to Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in Japan, marking the first permanent international deployment … More
- Whidbey Growler crew still hospitalized, incident under investigationBy: Mark D. Faram Two Navy aviators remained hospitalized more than two weeks after they suffered injuries when their F/A-18 Growler’s canopy malfunctioned, Navy officials said. The mishap that occurred … More
- Eyeing China, Navy moves advanced Hawkeye warplanes from Norfolk to JapanBrock Vergakis NORFOLK A squadron of advanced early warning and control aircraft is moving from Norfolk to Japan as part of a Navy effort to place its most-advanced units in … More
Bulletin Board Updated: 01/14/2017
Board of Directors Meeting: 1700 Wednesday, 1 March 2017, NAS Oceana O’Club
The January 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: 12/21/2016
HRANA Squadron January Luncheon
When: 1130, Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Where: Fireside Room, Shifting Sands Club, NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex
Speaker: RADM Fred Metz, USN (Ret.) and MCPO Kent Von Fecht, USN (Ret.)
Subject: Bay of Pigs Invasion
Articles Updated: 01/12/2017
- The myth of America’s invincible military
- No, Mr. Trump, You Can’t Replace F-35 With A ‘Comparable’ F-18
- The F-35: We Need the Numbers and We Need Them Now
- How Much of an Advantage Is China’s Aircraft Carrier?
- Road to 350: What Does the US Navy Do Anyway?
- 12 Carriers and 350 Ships: A Strategic Path Forward from President Elect Donald Trump
- The CVN, at Full Speed, But Going Where?
- Pentagon Could Look to Close Bases Without BRAC Authorization
- Navy’s personnel policy fiasco is an important lesson for leaders
- Where America’s aircraft carriers are now
Letter From U.S. Senator Warner (Virginia) On Carrier Gap: Click Here
The Need For Aircraft Carriers And Maritime Patrol/Helicopters