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Photo of the month: USS George H.W. Bush (CVN-77) returns to Naval Station Norfolk following an eight-month U.S. Naval Forces Europe / U.S. Sixth Fleet deployment , April 23, 2023. (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Anderson W. Branch)

Who we are

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.




For the 2023 year, ANA will be having a NEW Lifetime Membership promotion! When you upgrade your membership to Lifetime or if you are new to ANA and chose to start with a Lifetime membership, we will send you a "Fly Navy" ball cap! We have two that are avaiable to choose from, one with the Naval Aviator insignia and one with the Naval Flight Officer insignia. 


We have also made it possible for ANA Members and other authorized recipients, to access a digital copy of the Wings of Gold Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Spring 2021, Summer 2021, Fall 2021/Winter 2022, Spring 2022, Summer 2022, Fall 2022 and Winter/Spring 2023 issues by clicking on the "View Wings of Gold Current Issue" link at the top of this page.

You will need a password to access the recent editions, however.  Just send a quick email to our Business and Membership Manager, Shana Chappell, at ana.schappell@gmail.com, and we'll get the password to you right away!


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

Exciting news for all members looking to visit the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Fl! The museum will now be open to the general public on selected days. Be sure to check thier website at www.navalaviationmuseum.org/things-to-do/location-hours/, facebook page at www.facebook.com/NavalAviationMuseum, or call (850) 452-8450 for updated dates and times on when they will be open.
Wings of Gold Archives

Past editions of Wings of Gold are also available online!


We are proud to announce that past editions of Wings of Gold magazine, from 1977 to the present, have been scanned and are now available through a link on this website by choosing the Membership / Member Access / Wings of Gold Archive tabs on the top of this page and entering WOG for access.  If you have any issues, just call or drop us an email.


Please note that very few editions were missing from our collection of hard copies and could not be scanned.  We will publish a list of those editions still missing with hopes that one of our Members may have a copy we can use to help complete the collection!


ANA Polo Shirts

ANA polo shirts/golf shirts are available for purchase! These shirts come in blue or white with a gold ANA logo over the left breast. To order these shirts you go to http://www.cintas.com/shop, click on "my company store", enter ANA and click "go". Lastly, you will click "click here to begin ordering".  Once you have selected the number of shirts you would like and the sizes, you will click "add to cart". The next page will show you what the ANA logo will look like.

If you have any questions you may email Shana Chappell at ana.schappell@gmail.com.



Business and Membership: ana.schappell@gmail.com  850-308-8904  |  Wings of Gold: ana.dkennedy@gmail.com 805-340-6565

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