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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.

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May 11, 2023
US Navy Concludes Activities in Support of NATO Operation

Based upon the most recent evaluation of degraded Russian military capability in the region, the Pentagon has determined that the presence of the USS Harry S. Truman carrier battle group is no longer required in the Black Sea.  The fleet has been recalled, marking an end to the Navy's participation in NATO's Operation Noble Tempest, which began in October of 2022.  The Naval Aviators of VFA-41 who flew in the requisite number of missions during the operation have been awarded the campaign ribbon shown here, and are due for some much deserved R&R.  Unless the Training Officer has something to say about it...

May 11, 2023
US Navy Fighters Down Russian Aircraft Threatening Fleet

With recent actions by the US Navy and US Air Force effectively choking off all avenues of resupply for the Russian war machine in Georgia, Russian commanders launched an apparent last-ditch effort to attack the US Navy fleet in the Black Sea.  The intended attack was repelled by US Navy fighter jets, which downed a number of Russian fighters and bombers capable of launching anti-ship missiles from long range.  No missile launches were detected, and the fleet was untouched.  Resources and options remaining for Russian military commanders are very limited at this point.  Details of the repelled attack were published HERE.

May 1, 2023
Russian UN Delegation Protests Attack on Oil Refinery

Decrying the destruction of what they termed a purely civilian target, Russian envoys at the United Nations Security Council formally protested an attack yesterday that severely damaged an oil processing and distribution facility on the Georgian coast.  The White House acknowledged the attack, stating that the facility was operating in direct violation of UN sanctions put in place after the Russian invasion of neighboring territories.  The US Navy presented THIS version of events.