A Team Effort • The Black Knights VMFA-314 F-18 Squadron at MCAS Miramar
VMF-314 began its history flying Corsairs in 1943 and were named the Black Knights in 1957. Recently they participated in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afganistan and in Operation Southern Watch and again in Operation Iraqi Freedom. VMFA-314 is part of Marine Aircraft Group 11. During the Iraq War MAG-11 aircraft flew extensive combat operations 24 hours a day. MAG-11 aviators dropped over three million pounds of ordnance on targets inside Iraq in support of Marine, Army, and British ground forces. MAG-11 flew over 4,000 combat sorties and 10,000 flight hours, without loss of life or aircraft. The eight squadrons expended close to four million pounds of ordnance during combat operations.
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