Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232

 

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232

3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

VMFA-232 Photos
U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Jason O'neil, top, and Capt. Jeffrey Monroe, bottom, with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing fly F/A-18C Hornet airplanes while participating in a deployment for training (DFT) on Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., May 13, 2013. The training prepared the squadron for future combat and contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gregory Moore, 3rd MAW Combat Camera/Released)
Capt. Christopher Prout with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing shoots an AIM-7 Sparrow missile from an F/A-18C Hornet airplane while participating in a deployment for training (DFT) near Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., May 16, 2013. The DFT prepared the squadron for future combat and contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Capt. Christopher Prout)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jacob Miller, left, signals to Maj. Jeffrey Pelt with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing before launching a F/A-18C Hornet airplane to participate in a deployment for training (DFT) on Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., May 13, 2013. The training prepared the squadron for future combat and contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gregory Moore, 3rd MAW Combat Camera/Released)
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U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Jacob Purdon with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing prepares to fly a F/A-18C Hornet airplane for participation in a deployment for training (DFT) on Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., May 13, 2013. The training prepared the squadron for future combat and contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gregory Moore, 3rd MAW Combat Camera/Released)
U.S. Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing prepare to launch F/A-18C Hornet airplanes to participate in a deployment for training (DFT) on Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., May 13, 2013. The training prepared the squadron for future combat and contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gregory Moore, 3rd MAW Combat Camera/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Christopher Weaver with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing signals to launch a F/A-18C Hornet airplane to participate in a deployment for training (DFT) on Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., May 13, 2013. The training prepared the squadron for future combat and contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gregory Moore, 3rd MAW Combat Camera/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Timothy Burchett with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing flies a F/A-18C Hornet airplane while participating in a deployment for training (DFT) on Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., May 13, 2013. The training prepared the squadron for future combat and contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gregory Moore, 3rd MAW Combat Camera/Released)
U.S. Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing conducts routine maintenance on a F/A-18C Hornet airplane while participating in a deployment for training (DFT) on Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., May 13, 2013. The training prepared the squadron for future combat and contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gregory Moore, 3rd MAW Combat Camera/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Dana Joy-Grimley, left, and Sgt. Ian Sakurai, right, with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing inspect a F/A-18C Hornet airplane while participating in a deployment for training (DFT) on Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., May 13, 2013. The training prepared the squadron for future combat and contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gregory Moore, 3rd MAW Combat Camera/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Chad Norton, right, salutes Capt. Patrick Moran, left, with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing after launching F/A-18C Hornet airplane while participating in a deployment for training (DFT) on Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., May 13, 2013. The training prepared the squadron for future combat and contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gregory Moore, 3rd MAW Combat Camera/Released)
U.S. Marine Corp Capt. Chad Allen with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing returns from flying a F/A-18C Hornet airplanes while participating in a deployment for training (DFT) on Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., May 13, 2013. The training prepared the squadron for future combat and contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gregory Moore, 3rd MAW Combat Camera/Released)
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U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Chad Norton with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing waits to launch a F/A-18C Hornet airplane to participate in a deployment for training (DFT) on Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., May 13, 2013. The training prepared the squadron for future combat and contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gregory Moore, 3rd MAW Combat Camera/Released)
A U.S. Marine with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing performs routine maintenance on a F/A-18C Hornet airplane while participating while in a deployment for training (DFT) on Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., May 13, 2013. The training prepared the squadron for future combat and contingency operations. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gregory Moore, 3rd MAW Combat Camera/Released)
MAG-11 Mission Statement

Marine Aircraft Group 11 generates, embarks, and integrates relevant, combat ready aviation forces capable of providing Offensive Air Support, Anti-Aircraft Warfare, Assault Support, Aerial Reconnaissance, and terminal area Control of Aircraft; generates critical aviation logistics support; provides 12 of the functions of Aviation Ground Support; supports the generation of squadrons assigned to Navy Carrier Airwings; trains to standard Marine Fighter/Attack Pilots and Weapons Systems Officers and Navy Strike Fighter Pilots; and prepares to deploy the Marine Aircraft Group Headquarters as a Site Command capable of generating sorties to service standard for the Marine Tactical Air Commander; all in order to ensure success in combat in support of the MAGTF and Combatant Commanders.


VMFA-232 Leaders

Lieutenant Colonel Jerry J. Estell Jr.
Commanding Officer, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232
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Major Allen E. Szczepek
Executive Officer, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232
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Sergeant Major Walton
Sergeant Major, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232
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