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Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 94 “Mighty Shrikes”


Precision strike from the sea, as directed, in support and defense of our nation.

About Us

Fighter Squadron 94 was commissioned at NAS Alameda, California in 1952. Nicknamed the Mighty Shrikes, the squadron was named after a small carnivorous bird of prey that impales its victim on sharp thorns. The Mighty Shrikes began flying the F4U Corsair, but quickly transitioned to jet aircraft.

The Mighty Shrikes flew their last sortie in the F/A-18C Hornet on August 26, 2015. Soon after, the squadron began transitioning to the two seat F/A-18F Super Hornet and began to receive their Lot 25 aircraft. After a six month transition syllabus, the Mighty Shrikes were declared safe for flight in the Super Hornet in March of 2016.

The F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft we fly is the world's most advanced strike fighter. Designed to operate from a carrier, the Super Hornet is fully capable in both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. 

The Super Hornet is the second major model upgrade since the inception of the F/A-18 aircraft program highly capable across the full mission spectrum: air superiority, fighter escort, reconnaissance, aerial refueling, close air support, air defense suppression and day/night precision strike.

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