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Black Aces News


September 27, 2014
Black Ace Earns Promotion

Having met the prescribed advancement criteria, Masheen has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG) in Strike Fighter Squadron Four One.  Well done!


September 20, 2014
VFA-41 Pilot Recognized

As an acknowledgment of his skill in air-to-air combat, ENS Masheen has been awarded the Air Victory ribbon following his 20th enemy shoot down as an F/A-18 Super Hornet pilot.


September 7, 2014
Black Ace Achieves Mission Milestone

As the squadron remains embroiled in the Ukraine conflict in support of Operation Trident Breach, VFA-41 pilot LCDR Lion has logged his 200th squadron mission in the F/A-18 Super Hornet.  That's some major league stick time!


August 25, 2014
Russian Warplanes Destroy Key Bridge

US Navy Super Hornets intercepted and shot down a flight of Russian fighter-bombers, but not before they attacked a key bridge in the conflict area.  The northern Bosphorus bridge was destroyed, the debris falling into the strait and blocking the navigable waterway.  The USS Ronald Reagan carrier strike group is now trapped in the Black Sea.  While still able to conduct missions, the group's aviation fuel replenishment ship was also hit and burned, seriously reducing the jet fuel available to continue air operations and with no immediate means of resupply. Without another source of jet fuel, the embarked combat squadrons, including VFA-41, could be grounded within a week!




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