On 7-8 June VFA-211 conducted a MISSILEX
off the East Coast, during which the squadron logged its first AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile shot.
Navy ships took part in Missile Exercise (MISSILEX
) 02-1, an anti-ship missile defense training evolution, and part of the Commander Task Force (CTF) 75 Multi-Sail battle group interoperability exercise.
Following a few days of cyclic operations to the north, Team Badman proceeded south to the Okinawa operations area for strike training and an air wing MISSILEX
. Okino Daito Jima, affectionately known as "The Rock," allowed aircrew and maintainers to sharpen their skills in live weapons training.