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January 25, 2016
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January 7, 2016
Black Aces Conduct Recurrent Carrier Training

With the squadron released from Operation Red Storm, and in anticipation of re-deployment to a carrier group assignment, VFA-41 Super Hornet pilots conducted carriers quals, commonly referred to as "CQs", this past week.  The CQs consisted of a series of daytime and nighttime touch & go landings, followed by full arrested landings.  The Black Aces were in agreement that it was a much needed opportunity to knock the dust off their tailhooks.


December 19, 2015
Cease-fire Agreement Reached In Central European Conflict

Following three months of conflict between NATO and Russian military forces, an uneasy cease-fire is in effect after American warplanes intercepted and downed a helicopter reportedly carrying the Russian army's Commander-in-Chief.  A spokesman for the Navy's elite Black Aces fighter/attack squadron, which carried out the intercept mission, descibed it as "just another day at the office."  Those pilot who participated in the NATO missions, code-named Operation Red Storm, have been awarded the campaign ribbon shown here.


September 19, 2015
VFA-41 Transferred to NATO Airbase

The Black Aces of VFA-41 have been temporarily transferred to an undisclosed NATO airbase in eastern Europe.  The move is believed to be in response to recent Russian military activity in the region.  Russian A-50 'Mainstay' surveillance aircraft have been observed encroaching NATO nation airspace, prompting diplomatic compliants but little response from the Russians aside from a continuing build-up of military forces along their western borders.  All VFA-41 pilots are on 24-hour alert status.




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