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Fight Ugly!

US Navy - Strike Fighter Squadron 151 (STRKFITRON 151)


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VFA - 151 also provides a sense of community, where each pilot has the opportunity learn from and engage with other pilots from all walks of life in an environment that is non-judgmental. No matter your background, we care if you are respectful and are willing to learn to fly naval aircraft. It is for these reasons that the VFA-151 squadron was formed.

“Growth is a beautiful and inevitable burden when you have a great product.” As new technology and  modules become available in DCS and our savvy increases with social media, we have become a respite and haven to those who would aspire to be virtual naval aviators.

Now is the time to look toward the future for growth opportunity. We believe there may be an underserved community of pilots who are looking different experience. Pilots who are looking to learn in a more relaxed environment or want a more content forward experience.



WHY THE VFA-151 Vigilantes?

Strike Fighter Squadron 151 (VFA-151), also known as the "Vigilantes," is a military unit that has been a symbol of courage, innovation, and excellence since its inception in 1948. Established as Fighter Squadron 23 (VF-23) in 1948, the squadron was first attached to Air Group Two aboard USS Midway and used F4U-5 Corsairs and F6F-5P Hellcats. In 1950, the squadron was reborn during the Korean War, where they played a critical role in amphibious landings at Inchon, Korea. The transition to the jet age in 1951 with the F9F-2 Panther further enhanced their capabilities. In the late 1950s, the squadron, now known as the Vigilantes, showcased adaptability and technological advancement with the F4D-1 Skyray and the F3H-2 Demon. Their participation in the Taiwan Straits Crisis and subsequent deployments underscored their strategic importance during the Cold War era. The 1960s saw the squadron's pivotal role in the Vietnam War, with three deployments aboard USS Coral Sea. Equipped with the F-4B Phantom, the squadron demonstrated extraordinary bravery and resilience, engaging in nearly 1500 combat sorties. The 1970s saw the squadron's commitment during their final deployments, with record-breaking continuous combat flight operations and participation in major operations like Operation Linebacker. The 1980s marked a new era with the transition to the F/A-18A Hornet, symbolizing a technological leap and a new role as a strike fighter squadron. The squadron's presence during the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul and their deployment during the Philippine coup attempt in 1989 demonstrated their strategic importance in global affairs. In the 1990s, the Vigilantes were at the forefront of Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm, delivering a staggering 817,000 pounds of ordnance and enforcing "no-fly" zones over Iraq. The squadron's prowess and precision in these operations were a clear demonstration of their unwavering commitment to peace and security. In the new millennium, VFA-151 continued to excel, receiving the Battle "E" award and participating in humanitarian missions. Their deployments aboard USS Abraham Lincoln showcased their versatility and commitment to global stability.






Deep strike as defined as operations conducted to destroy, de- grade, or neutralize enemy land, sea, and air forces before they are brought to bear against friendly forces.



Anti-Ship strike as defined as operations conducted to deploy  long-range, precision strike weapons that seeks and destroys enemy ships


•  VFA-151’s primary role will be to train and become proficient in deploying                  precision weapons with the explicit purpose of striking enemy capitals and other      vital centers of gravity from range.

•  VFA-151’s secondary role will be to train and become proficient in deploying              precision weapons with the explicit purpose of destroying enemy ships to                  maintain distributed lethality either in or from the sea


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