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We are a combat flight simulation squadron primarily flying the F/A-18C Hornet in carrier-based combat missions on the DCS World simulator platform.

Black Aces News

July 22, 2019
Black Ace Recognized For Ground Attack Performance

LT Lion has been awarded the Ground Strike Ribbon in recognition of accurate and effective ordnance delivery on assigned ground targets in 20+ different VFA-41 squadron missions!  Nice work!  When asked about the award, he reportedly said, "I like to blow stuff up."

July 22, 2019
US Navy Warplanes Attack and Sink Iranian Submarine

Suspected of being used by the Iranian Republican Guard recently to plant mines on oil tankers in and near the Strait of Hormuz, the US Navy targetted their Kilo-class diesel-electric submarines for destruction.  When intelligence sources and satellite imagery confirmed two of them in port, F/A-18C Hornets of the VFA-41 "Black Aces" squadron were scrambled from a US aircraft carrier operating in the Persian Gulf to attack the subs.  One was reported sunk while the other was heavily damaged and considered out of commission.  Iranian authorites have refused to comment, only to say that they are closely monitoring "American agression" in the region.  A detailed report of the operation was released HERE.

July 18, 2019
Big Day for VFA-41 Pilot

VFA-41 pilot Papa Joe earned recognition for two accomplishments at the same time today.  Firstly, he completed the squadron's multi-phased basic qualification program, earning him the right to display the coveted Naval Aviator wings.  That accomplishment also completed the prescribed advancement requirements for his promotion to Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG)!  Well done!