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US Navy - Strike Fighter Squadron 11 (STRKFITRON 11)
VFA-11 'Red Rippers'
 
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STATUS:  established as VF-43 on September 1, 1950
VF-43 redesignated VF-11 on February 16, 1959
VF-11 redesignated VFA-11 on October 18, 2005
 

Homebase: NAS Oceana, Virginia
Carrier Air Wing: CVW-1
Aircraft Carrier:
USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75)

ACTIVE UNIT
AIRCRAFT:  Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet
DEPLOYMENTS: 

April 2006 - May 2006 with CVW-17 aboard USS George Washington (CVN 73)
November 2007 - June 2008 with CVW-3 aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75)
May 2009 with CVW-1 aboard USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77)
January 2011 - July 2011 with CVW-1 aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65)
March 2012 - November 2012 with CVW-1 aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65)
March 2015 - November 2015 with CVW-1 aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)
April 2018 - July 2018 with CVW-1 aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75)
August 2018 - December 2018 with CVW-1 aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75)
November 2019 - June 2020 with CVW-1 aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75)

 
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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) homecoming to NAS Oceana, Virginia - June 2020

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) homecoming to NAS Oceana, Virginia - June 2020

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) homecoming to NAS Oceana, Virginia - June 2020

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - March 2020

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - March 2020

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - February 2020

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - February 2020

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - February 2020

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - February 2020

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - January 2020

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - January 2020

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - January 2020

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - December 2019

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - December 2019

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - December 2019

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F/A-18F Super Hornets (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - December 2019

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - December 2019

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - December 2019

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - December 2019

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - December 2019

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - April 2019

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - April 2019

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - April 2019

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - April 2019

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - April 2019

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - December 2018

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - December 2018

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F/A-18F Super Hornets (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - December 2018

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F/A-18F Super Hornets (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - December 2018

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - November 2018

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - October 2018

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - October 2018

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - October 2018

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - October 2018

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - October 2018

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) at RAF Lakenheath, U.K. - October 2018

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - September 2018

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - September 2018

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - September 2018

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - September 2018

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - July 2018

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - July 2018

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - June 2018

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - June 2018

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - June 2018

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - May 2018

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - May 2018

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - May 2018

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - May 2018

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - May 2018

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - May 2018

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - May 2018

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - February 2018

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - August 2017

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - August 2017

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) returning to NAS Oceana, Virginia - November 2015

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - November 2015

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - November 2015

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - November 2015

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - October 2015

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - October 2015

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - October 2015

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - October 2015

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - August 2015

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - August 2015

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - July 2015

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - July 2015

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - July 2015

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - July 2015

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - July 2015

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - June 2015

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - June 2015

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - June 2015

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - May 2015

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - April 2015

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - April 2015

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - March 2015

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - March 2015

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - January 2015

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - January 2015

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - January 2015

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) - October 2014

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) at NAS Key West, Florida - June 2014

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) at NAS Key West, Florida - June 2014

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) at NAS Key West, Florida - June 2014

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) at Eglin AFB, Florida - February 2014

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) aboard USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) - January 2013

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - September 2012

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - September 2012

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F/A-18F Super Hornets (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - September 2012

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - August 2012

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - August 2012

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - August 2012

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - March 2012

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - July 2011

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - May 2011

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - May 2011

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - April 2011

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - March 2011

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - March 2011

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - December 2010

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - December 2010

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - December 2010

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - October 2010

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - October 2010

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - October 2010

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - October 2010

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - August 2010

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - August 2010

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - May 2010

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) embarked on USS Enterprise (CVN 65) - May 2010

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-1) during flight deck certifications aboard USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) - May 2009

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-3) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - December 2007

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-3) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - December 2007

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-3) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - September 2007

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-3) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - July 2007

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-3) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - July 2007

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-3) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - April 2007

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F/A-18F Super Hornets (VFA-11 & VFA-32 / CVW-3) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - April 2007

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11) at NAS Oceana, Virginia - April 2007

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-3) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - March 2007

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-3) embarked on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) - January 2007

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-3) - September 2006

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-17) - October 2005

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-17) - October 2005

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11) and F-14B Tomcat (VF-11) over St. Louis, Missouri - April 2005

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-17) and F-14B Tomcat (VF-11) - April 2005

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-17) and F-14B Tomcat (VF-11) - April 2005

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F/A-18F Super Hornet (VFA-11 / CVW-17) and F-14B Tomcat (VF-11) - April 2005

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F/A-18F Super Hornet in VFA-11 / CVW-7 markings - March 2005
 
 
History:

The Red Rippers were commissioned in 1927 as VF-5S in the earliest days of Naval Aviation and are proud to be the Navy’s oldest continuously active fighter squadron. The Rippers began their distinguished heritage in Hampton Roads, Virginia flying the Curtis F6C-3 HAWK. They served in both theaters of World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and in Operations PROVIDE COMFORT, SOUTHERN WATCH, OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, and OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. From the decks of the USS LANGLEY (CV-1), America's first carrier, to the USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN-75), the Red Rippers have been indelibly written into the history of Naval Aviation.

Prior to WWII, the Rippers flew a number of propeller aircraft including the Boeing F3B-1 and F4B-1, and the Grumman FF-1 and F3F-1, and held the following squadron designations: VF-5S, VB-1B, VF-5, and VF-4.

During WWII, the Rippers (then known as VF-41) supported the allied invasion of North Africa, downing sixteen enemy aircraft in the Grumman F4F-3 WILDCAT. They also conducted the first air strikes against German forces in Norway in September 1943. The Red Rippers (re-designated VF-A) transferred to the Pacific theater in 1944, operating from USS BUNKER HILL and USS ESSEX. The squadron additionally flew the first air strikes against Tokyo in the Grumman F6F HELLCAT.

In 1948, the Rippers became Fighter Squadron ELEVEN (VF-11), and leapt into the jet age flying the McDonnell F2-1 BANSHEE. They flew the BANSHEE during the Korean War from USS KEARSARGE, and later transitioned to the Chane-Vought F-8 CRUSADER aboard USS ROOSEVELT, helping quell unrest in the Dominican Republic. In 1965, the Rippers moved to Naval Air Station Oceana flying the F-4B PHANTOM II and saw action against North Vietnam in 1967 aboard USS FORRESTAL (CV-59).

The Rippers transitioned to the F-14A TOMCAT in 1980 and made their first TOMCAT cruise aboard USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) in 1982. On 30 May 1991, the Rippers made their final deployment with Carrier Air Wing SIX, flying from the flight deck of USS FORRESTAL in support of Operation PROVIDE COMFORT in Northern Iraq.

On 12 July 1992, the Rippers joined Carrier Air Wing FOURTEEN at Naval Air Station Miramar and transitioned to the F-14D. In February 1994, the Rippers deployed on the first “Super TOMCAT” cruise aboard USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH. The Rippers completed a second cruise onboard VINSON in 1996, supporting combat operations against Iraq during Operation DESERT STRIKE.

December 1996 marked the Rippers return to NAS Oceana, a transition to the F-14B, and service with Carrier Air Wing SEVEN. The Rippers deployed aboard USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74) on her maiden deployment. This deployment was an around-the-world cruise providing support for Operation SOUTHERN WATCH.

In February 2000, the Rippers completed a highly successful deployment on board USS DWIGHT D EISENHOWER (CVN-69) providing support to operations in both Kosovo and Iraq. The Rippers additionally became the first squadron to drop ordnance in combat from the deck of the EISENHOWER.

On September 11, 2001 in response to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in Pennsylvania, Fighter Squadron ELEVEN was called to action to provide homeland and coastal defense. In February of 2002 the Rippers deployed aboard USS JOHN F KENNEDY (CV-67) in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. The squadron played an instrumental role in the Global War on Terrorism by providing airborne support for coalition troops.

In the summer of 2004, the Rippers returned from a six-month deployment to the Arabian Gulf where they flew combat missions in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM from the flight deck of USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73). This marked VF-11’s final deployment in the Grumman F-14 TOMCAT, and in 2005, the Rippers began a new chapter in their history when they transitioned to the FA-18F Super Hornet.

On November 5, 2007 the Rippers embarked on their first combat deployment flying the “Rhino” aboard the USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (CVN-75) as a member of Carrier Air Wing THREE. During this deployment the Rippers continued their long history of superior tactical employment, by leading the air wing in ordnance released in support of the troops on the ground in Iraq as part of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. While deployed they released 40 tons ordnance and flew over 1,800 sorties totaling more than 5,070 embarked hours. The Red Rippers joined Carrier Air Wing ONE on September 30, 2008, and today, the squadron continues to exercise the full gamut of strike-fighter day and night missions, to included Air Superiority, Strike, Maritime Superiority, Forward Air Control (Airborne) and Combat Search and Rescue.

In January 2011, VFA-11 joined CVW-1 on board USS Enterprise for a deployment supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. Following the retirement of USS Enterprise in December 2012, CVW-1 was reassigned to USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71).

On 11 March 2015, the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group departed Naval Station Norfolk for around the world tour with deployments to the U.S. 5th, 6th and 7th Fleets, before arriving in their new homeport of San Diego, California.

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