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Marine Fighter/Attack Squadron 232

VMFA-232 is newest addition to the 1st Air Expeditionary Wing. Formed in March 2023, the Red Devils fly the F/A-18C Hornet, VMFA-232 represents the Wing's first Carrier Capable fixed wing asset. 




VMFA-232 trains for the following missions:

  • Strike

  • Close Air Support

  • Suppression/Destruction of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD/DEAD)

  • Carrier Operations

  • Combat Air Patrol


VMFA-232 employs a "zero to hero" training strategy. This training program is multiple modules isolating skills necessary to be a Hornet Pilot, from basic airmanship to weapons employment. The training program will progress at the pace of each individual pilot. 

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