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: 09/30/2016
- British Naval Commander Wants US Marine Aviation on Aircraft CarrierBy: Andrew Chuter ROSYTH, Scotland — The commander of HMS Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s new aircraft carrier, would like to see US Marine Corps F-35Bs and V-22s embark for up to nine months … More
- Navy scuttles sailors’ enlisted rating titles in huge career shake-upBy: Mark D. Faram and Sam Fellman The Navy deep-sixed all of its 91 enlisted ratings titles Thursday, marking the beginning of an overhaul of the rigid career structure that … More
- FOR YEARS THE NAVY AND MARINES NEGLECTED THEIR OLDEST HELICOPTERS Now they’re paying for it.This is the story of a helicopter allowed to slowly fall into disrepair, and the military’s renewed effort to restore the program following tragedy. By Mike Hixenbaugh, The Virginian-Pilot; Zachary … More
- Oceana Naval Air Station undergoes change of commandBy Brock Vergakis VIRGINIA BEACH One of the largest military bases in Hampton Roads has a new leader. Capt. Rich Meadows became the 44th commanding officer of Oceana Naval Air … More
- Marines’ F/A-18 Hornet Stand-Down Addressed Ground Mishaps: Nellerby Hope Hodge Seck A mandatory “operational pause” for all Marine F/A-18 Hornet squadrons in August allowed the units to review procedures in hopes of reversing an increase in ground … More
Bulletin Board Updated: 09/18/2016
Board of Directors Meeting: Wednesday, 2 November 2016, NAS Oceana O’Club
The September 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.
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Of Interest Updated: 03/16/2015
Events Updated: 09/29/2016
HRANA Squadron October Luncheon
When: 1130, Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Where: Fireside Room, Shifting Sands Club, NAS Oceana Dam Neck Annex
HRANA Squadron Flight Suit Social
What: HRANA Flight Suit Social
When: Friday, October 12, 2016, 1800-2200
Where: NAS Oceana LSO School
Military-Friendly Job Fair on October 19 in Virginia Beach
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Articles Updated: 09/12/2016
- Marine aviation is plagued with problems and it needs serious attention now
- Commentary: Another Carrier Review Is A Waste of Time – At This Time
- U.S. Overseas Bases Are Much More Vulnerable Than Aircraft Carriers
- Is the Era of the Aircraft Carrier Over?
- US Navy’s Mighty Aircraft Carriers Plan to Fight While Under Enemy A2/AD Attack
- WHO’S RESPONSIBLE FOR THE NAVY’S CARRIER SHORTAGE?
- HOW CONGRESS AND THE PENTAGON JOINED FORCES TO WORSEN THE NAVY’S CARRIER GAP
- The US Navy Is Now Facing Its Greatest Fear: Obsolete Aircraft Carriers?
- What Happens When Pilots Aren’t Allowed To Fly
- Viewpoint: Blue Angels much more than entertainment
The Need For Aircraft Carriers And Maritime Patrol/Helicopters