Statement of Purpose
Wings of Gold is published quarterly by the Association of Naval Aviation, a non-profit 501 (c)(3). Dedicated to the support of U.S. Naval Aviation, ANA is an influential force shaping the future of our nation’s maritime aviation posture. The Association does no lobbying; nevertheless, it has played decisive roles in affecting congressional legislation in behalf of Naval Aviation.
As ANA’s official voice, Wings of Gold covers issues of vital importance to Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aviation. The Wings of Gold focus is on the development and deployment of aircraft carriers, sea, land and carrier based aircraft, anti-submarine, electronic, surface and air-to-air warfare, and manpower issues. Content includes superb aviation photography, contemporary and historical articles about maritime aviation, contributions from Fleet units, reports from regional chapters of the Association, opinion and letters, and book reviews.
Wings of Gold is mailed to the 5,000+ members of the ANA, NROTC and various subscribers. It is also distributed to members of Congress and to key offices in the DOD, including SecNavy, Navy Air Warfare (N-98), USMC Headquarters, USCG Headquarters, Naval Air Systems Command, as well as corporate sponsors. Additional distribution includes Navy and Marine Air Wings, Air Stations, wardrooms, aviation squadrons, all air-capable ships, and cognizant staffs throughout the Naval Aviation establishment. Readership is approximately 20,000. Number of copies printed: 6,000.