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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

August 2, 2021
Iran Claims Navy Ships Damaged in Unprovoked Attack

Following an overnight raid confirmed by a Pentagon spokesman, the Iranian delegation to the UN filed a protest against what they termed an "unprovoked attack" on several of their naval vessels "resting peacefully" in port.  A US Navy source reported that F/A-18 Hornets of the VFA-41 "Black Aces" squadron were launched from the USS Abraham Lincoln on station in the Persian Gulf to employ long-range glide bombs against Iranian vessels that had been harrassing shipping throughout the gulf.  Substantial damage was reported to several ships as well as fuel storage facilities at the port.  Additional details were released HERE.

July 26, 2021
US Navy Warplanes Attack Iranian Airbase

Observers on the ground in Iran reported explosions at the airbase near the city of Lar.  A US Navy spokesperson confirmed that aircraft from the USS Abraham Lincoln battle group had launched an attack on the airbase in response to recent aggression from Iranian fighters flying from the base.  Damage from the attack appeared to be minimal, as the control tower was demolished but the runways remained largely intact.  While the Navy termed it a "measured response," the airfield likely remains in operation for the Iranian air force.  Additional details were reported HERE.

July 24, 2021
Black Ace Promoted

Having met or exceeed the prescribed advancement criteria, Mad Dog has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) in Strike Fighter Squadron Four One.  Congratulations!