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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!

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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