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Welcome to the
Virtual 1st Air Expeditionary Wing!


Welcome to the 1st Air Expeditionary Wing, home of the Virtual Vultures and Virtual Red Tails! We are a group of virtual pilots that leverage Digital Combat Simulator to simulate the experience of being part of a front line joint A-10C Thunderbolt II, F-16C Fighting Falcon, F/A-18C Hornet, and F-15E Strike Eagle Expeditionary Wing.


We were created with the purpose of having fun and learning to fly the world's most deadly attack aircraft, the Mighty Hawg! Now, we've expanded our scope to include the world's most effective Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD) Aircraft, the Viper!


Screen Shots of the Week

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May 12, 2024


We are pleased to announce that effective immediately, EMPTI  will take over as acting Commanding Officer of the 511th vFS. EMPTI brings his vast real world experience and teaching abilities to the Squadron. Please welcome our new CO!

May 20, 2024


With the upcoming release of the Heatblur F-4E Phantom II, we are excited to announce that the Wing will activate the 380th vTactical Fighter Squadron! The 380th will be a reserve Squadron and open to all of our active pilots. The 380th will fly missions set in the late 1970's and into the 1980's with weapons and objectives of that timeframe. We can't wait to get our hands on the Lead Sled!


May 27, 2024

All of us here at the 1st AEW would like to take a moment on this Memorial Day to honor our armed forces members who gave their lives in defense of this great country. It is because of their sacrifice that we are able to enjoy our hobby of flight simulation.

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Formed in 2020 as the original squadron of the unit, the 511th Virtual Squadron "Vultures" is the premier A-10CII Close Air Support Squadron in DCS.

The 511th Virtual Fighter Squadron's vision is to balance the most authentic A-10CII experience with the real realities of life and time. Our squadron combines thousands of hours of in-sim experience with realistic U.S. Air Force tactics, techniques, and procedures without all the "out of game" formalities. Additionally, the squadron partners with military veteran Subject Matter Experts to bolster our capabilities.

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Formed in 2022 as the 1st AEW's second squadron, the "Red Tails" bring a much faster paced environment to the wing. 

The 100th FS focuses on all of the prolific F-16C Viper's roles including OCA, DCA, SEAD, and many other mission types that make the jet so versatile. 


The 391st Fighter Squadron is the newest edition of the 1st AEW. Activated in July of 2023, the Bold Tigers are an ambitious and fast growing squadron of knowledgeable Mudhen pilots eager to prove what the Strike Eagle is capable of. 


The most recent addition to the 1st AEW, VMFA 232 is the first carrier capable squadron in the unit. VMFA 232 represents the United States Marine Corps flying the F/A-18C.


Watch how we fly! 

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