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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

June 14, 2021
Iranian Fighters Shoot Down Several US Attack Aircraft

The Pentagon today confirmed the loss of "several" F/A-18C Hornet carrier-based attack aircraft during a nighttime raid on an undisclosed Iranian target.  Iranian military officials reported that MiG-29 Fulcrum fighters had been launched in response to American aggression, though it is unknown whether any of the Iranian fighters were shot down in the battle. The fate of the US pilots shot down was not revealed, although it is believed that at least some may have ejected and parachuted into Iranian territory.  Sources in the US indicated that the mission was carried out by the VFA-41 "Black Aces" squadron, though names of pilots lost have not been released pending notification of next of kin.  Additional details were found HERE.

June 10, 2021
US Air Attack Disables Iranian Radar Site

In a continuing effort to undermine Iranian air defenses, US Navy F/A-18 Hornets launched from the USS Abraham Lincoln in the Persian Gulf attacked and severely damaged an Iranian early warning radar site, paving the way for further air incursion to cripple the country's military infrastructure in support of NATO's ongoing Operation Persian Gauntlet.  Additional details were made available HERE.

June 7, 2021
Black Ace Promoted

Having met the prescribed advancement requirements, Nocs has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant (LT) in VFA-41.  Well done!