Welcome to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 website! Located onboard Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia. The FIGHTING BLACKLIONS report operationally to Commander, Carrier Air Wing EIGHT and administratively to Commander, Strike Fighter Wing, Atlantic. We fly the dual seat variant of the Navy’s newest strike fighter aircraft the F/A-18F Super Hornet. The F/A-18F model was designed for traditional air superiority, fighter escort, reconnaissance, aerial refueling, close air support, forward air control (airborne), air defense suppression and day/night precision strike, the F/A-18F at the same time increases strike mission survivability and supplements the fleet air defense.