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Photo of the month: F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Tomcatters" of VFA-31 launches from USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) in the eastern Mediterranean, Aug. 31, 2023. (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Nolan Pennington)

Who we are

The Association of Naval Aviation (ANA) is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to expanding advocacy for Naval Aviation.   ANA was founded nearly 50 years ago.  Today we are an internationally recognized organization with thousands of Members and 37 Squadrons across the globe.  Our longstanding and influential publication, Wings of Gold, is read by our Membership as well as top U.S. military and political leaders and decisionmakers.

ANA Membership is open to everyone!  Your support is greatly appreciated and allows us to continue to achieve our mission.


Our mission

The mission of ANA is to educate the general public about the overall military status of the United States, to encourage widespread interest in the importance of Naval Aviation in the defense of the United States and its allies, to stimulate the collection, preservation, and display of historical material concerning the history of Naval Aviation, and to encourage scientific and technical development of Naval Aviation.


ANA is a not-for-profit organization as defined in section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code.



A Message to our Members & Friends

01 SEP 2023

2023 NEW Lifetime Membership Promotion

New ANA Lifetime Members and ANA Members who upgrade to a Lifetime Membership, will receive a "Fly Navy" ball cap!

There are three options to choose from: Naval Aviator insignia, Naval Flight Officer insignia, or Naval Aircrewman insignia.  






Wings of Gold Online

For online access to the Current Issue of Wings of Gold or the Wings of Gold Archives, contact us at ANA.jaclynmorris@gmail.com. 

Please note that our web-based archive collection dates back to 1977 and a few editions are missing. 




News for our Members:


DOD Aviation Cancer Study 

As a follow up to a previous article in the Wings of Gold, and in various military and civilian publications, ANA is providing a link to the February 2023 study conducted by the Department of Defense related to cancer rates among military aviators. The study was Congressionally directed in the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act in response to concern expressed by many retired pilots regarding an apparent rising incidence of cancer. In general, the study indicates that aviators and aviation ground crews were 24% more likely to be diagnosed with various cancers, than members of the general population. To read the study, please click on the link below.
DoD Aviation Cancer Study Feb 2023


The National Naval Aviation Museum

The National Naval Aviation Museum, located on NAS Pensacola, FL, is now open to the general public on selected days!
For its hours of operation, please visit its website at: www.navalaviationmuseum.org or call (850) 452-8450. 

Support the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation:

2023 Annual Collectible Ornament
The F4U Corsair



Questions? Contact:


Business & Membership:

Jaclyn Morris

ANA.jaclynmorris@gmail.com | 850-308-8904

Wings of Gold:

Dave Kennedy

ANA.dkennedy@gmail.com | 805-340-6565

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