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October 28, 2014
US Navy Attacks And Sinks Russian Warship

Operating in the Black Sea off the Syrian coast, US Navy Super Hornets launched from the USS Ronald Reagan attacked a Russian destroyer with Harpoon anti-ship missiles, sinking the ship.  The destroyer was actively engaged in hostile activities against a US fast-attack submarine, reportedly the USS Orlando, and had also launched anti-submarine (ASW) helicopters that were in the immediate area of the sub.  The helicopters were destroyed.  When questioned by news sources, the Russian delegate to the UN said that he had no knowledge of the incident.  The USS Ronald Reagan carrier battle group remains in the Black Sea in support of Operation Trident Breach.

October 6, 2014
Ukrainian Airport Attacked By US Warplanes

Pentagon sources confirmed that US warplanes launched from the USS Ronald Reagan carrier battle group attacked and severely damaged the airport in the Ukrainian city of Odessa.  Pro-Russian forces had taken over the airport and intelligence data indicated that it was being used to stage air attacks against Ukrainian government targets.  The US Navy reported that F/A-18 "Super Hornet" attack aircraft of the VFA-41 "Black Aces" employed laser-guided munitions to destroy the tower, hangars, and fuel tanks, effectively crippling further use of the airport for military operations.

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 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!




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