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VMFA-232 Coming Home
U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Nils Alpers, an F/A-18C Hornet pilot with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232 “Red Devils”, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, reunites with his family during a homecoming ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., September 15, 2019. The Red Devils spent six months deployed as part of the unit deployment program. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Victoria Decker)
U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Brandon Dorsett, an F/A-18C Hornet pilot with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232 “Red Devils”, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, reunites with his family during a homecoming ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., September 15, 2019. The Red Devils spent six months deployed as part of the unit deployment program. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Victoria Decker)
U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Ryan Franzen, an F/A-18C Hornet pilot with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232 “Red Devils”, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, reunites with his family during a homecoming ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., September 15, 2019. The Red Devils spent six months deployed as part of the unit deployment program. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Victoria Decker)
U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Jon Martinez, an F/A-18C Hornet pilot with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232 “Red Devils”, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, reunites with his wife during a homecoming ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., September 15, 2019. The Red Devils spent six months deployed as part of the unit deployment program. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Victoria Decker)
U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Mark Bortnem, the commanding officer of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232 “Red Devils”, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, reunites with his wife during a homecoming ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., September 15, 2019. The Red Devils spent six months deployed as part of the unit deployment program. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Victoria Decker)
U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Mark Bortnem, the commanding officer of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232 “Red Devils”, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, reunites with his wife during a homecoming ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., September 15, 2019. The Red Devils spent six months deployed as part of the unit deployment program. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Victoria Decker)
U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Brandon Dorsett, an F/A-18C Hornet pilot with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232 “Red Devils”, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, reunites with his family during a homecoming ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., September 15, 2019. The Red Devils spent six months deployed as part of the unit deployment program. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Victoria Decker)
U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Robin Leilimarrazzo, an F/A-18C Hornet pilot with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232 “Red Devils”, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, reunites with his wife during a homecoming ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., September 15, 2019. The Red Devils spent six months deployed as part of the unit deployment program. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Victoria Decker)
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 Mark Bortnem
Commanding Officer, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232
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Major Ryan J. Franzen
Executive Officer, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232
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Sergeant Major Daniel V. Velis Jr.
Sergeant Major, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232
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