F/A-18 Super Hornet pilot Crash has been commissioned in Strike Fighter Squadron Four One at the rank of Ensign (ENS). He will immediately begin the basic training program in order to earn his Wings of Gold as a Black Ace.
June 23, 2016 Black Ace Reaches Mission Milestone
VFA-41 Super Hornet pilot LT Madrus now has more than 200 squadron missions in his flight log! Thanks for your continued dedication!
June 19, 2016 Black Aces Awarded Campaign Ribbon
The Department of the Navy has approved the campaign ribbon shown here for those Black Aces of VFA-41 who participated in Operation Intrepid Crusader in combat missions over Syria from February to May, 2016.
April 12, 2016 VFA-41 Pilot Recognized For Length Of Service
Super Hornet pilot LT Madrus has earned another star on his service ribbon denoting over 5 years as a Black Ace. Thank you for your continued service to the squadron!
March 21, 2016 US Warplanes Strike More ISIS Targets In Syria
As the US Navy's support of Operation Intrepid Crusader continues, pilots of the VFA-41 "Black Aces" squadron were called upon for a midnight attack on a known ISIS stronghold and training facility at Al Hasakah in Syria. Using precision laser-guided bombs, the facility was destroyed, killing an unknown number of ISIS fighters. The F/A-18 Super Hornets used for the mission are capable of flying in complete darkness, locating targets with radar and infra-red night vision equipment, and delivering weapons with pin-point accuracy and devastating results.