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VMFA-112 Conduct Long-Range Hornet Strikes
Flight crew with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 112 (VMFA-112), Marine Aircraft Group 41, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, U.S. Marine Forces Reserve prepared to launch six F/A-18 hornets in support of a training exercise aboard Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas, August 24, 2021. VMFA-112 participated in an inter-service exercise with Marine Aerial Refueling Squadron 234, Marine Fighter Training Squadron 401, and the Air Force’s 22nd Air Refueling Wing to conduct a long-range strike from Fort Worth to a training range in Yuma, Arizona, spanning over 1000 miles and five flight hours, while evading and maneuvering against F-5N Tiger II’s. The overall mission time, coordination with external agencies, inter-unit and service operability between fellow MAG-41 squadrons and the Air Force, and unfamiliar territory exercised the capabilities of all aircraft and pilots involved.

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Photo by: Sgt. Booker Thomas |  VIRIN: 210824-M-TE205-561.JPG