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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

October 25, 2019
Navy Combat Squadrons Conduct Training Missions In Gulf Region

Taking advantage of a lull in hostilities in the region, theater commanders ordered carrier squadrons deployed to the Persian Gulf to carry out combat training missions.  The commanding officer of the VFA-41 "Black Aces," a squadron involved in the missions, said, "This is just routine training, same as we would do if we were back home."  However, sources in the region believe the timing and location of the training, which included air-to-air refueling, as well as anti-ship and ground attack exercises, was intended to be a continuing show of force to the Iranian military, which continues to threaten US interests there.  Further details were released HERE.

October 15, 2019
Air Victory Ribbon Awarded

In recognition of having logged 20 or more air-to-air kills against enemy aircraft in squadron missions, LT Ticman has been awarded the Air Victory Ribbon.  Save some for the rest of us!