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F/A 18 Super Hornets from VFA 32 of OceanaVA To Perform Flyover At Auburn-Arkansas Game

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F/A 18 Super Hornets from VFA 32 of OceanaVA To Perform Flyover At Auburn-Arkansas Game

Two F/A 18 Super Hornets from Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia, will perform a flyover at the Auburn-Arkansas football game Saturday following the National Anthem. The 6:45 pm game at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, Saturday will be televised by ESPN.The F/A 18 Super Hornets are a part of the Strike Fighter VFA 32 “Fighting Swordsmen.” The flight will be led by Lieutenant Jeff Immel and Lt. Andrew Wyrick. The wing jet will be flown by Lieutenant. Mark Kennedy and Lt. Tim Walsh. The Swordsmen of VFA-32 will be deploying on the USS Truman on November 5 to provide Close Air Support for troops on the ground in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom."This is the second year VFA 32 has performed a flyover at an Arkansas Razorback Football game. In 2006, the Fighting Swordsman provided the flyover prior to the Hogs 38-3 victory over Ole Miss.“We are very excited to have VFA 32’s F/A 18’s back to Fayetteville this year,” said Matt Shanklin, Associate Athletic Director for Marketing/Licensing. “The F/A 18 are incredible aircraft and we appreciate the time and effort Lt. Andrew Wyrick and his fellow airmen put in to make this flyover possible.The F/A-18 Hornet is a modern all-weather carrier-capable strike fighter jet, designed to attack both ground and aerial targets. It has been the aerial demonstration aircraft for the Blue Angels since 1986. Its primary missions are fighter escort, fleet air defense, suppression of enemy air defenses (SEAD), interdiction, close air support and reconnaissance. Its versatility and reliability have proven it to be a valuable carrier asset. – HOGS –



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