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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 5, 2022
Black Ace Promoted

Having met the prescribed advancement requirements, Mad Dog has been promoted to the rank of Commander (CDR) in Strike Fighter Squadron Four One.  Well done!

August 5, 2022
Navy Jets Clear the Way for Army Air Cavalry

US Navy warplanes were dispatched from the carrier USS George Washington off the coast of Syria on a mission to destroy anti-aircraft systems prior to an assault by US Army Air Cavalry platoons tasked with taking control of the airfield near the city of Jirah.  One of the Navy F/A-18 Hornets was lost to a surface-to-air missile in the action.  Authorities termed the mission a success as the helicopter-borne troops were able to get to the airfield safely.  Additional information was released HERE.

July 4, 2022
US Navy Fighters Defend USAF B-52s in Strike on Syrian Airbase

Launching from the USS George Washington off the coast of Syria, US Navy F/A-18 Hornets and F-14 Tomcats escorted USAF B-52 long-range bombers on an airstrike on a military airfield near the city of Jirah.  Multiple Russian-built MiG fighters operated by the Syrian air force were reported shot down, with one US aircraft lost in the fighting.  The airbase was put out of service, dealing another crippling blow to the Assad regime's warfighting capability.  Additional details and imagery were released HERE.