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FIGHTER WING, U.S. PACIFIC FLEET
CAPTAIN MARK E. BLACK, USN
Captain Mark Black grew up
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Captain Black joined the F-14 Tomcat community
as a FRS student with the VF-124 “Gunfighters”
at NAS Miramar, CA.
of training, he entered the fleet with the VF-51
Eagles” conducting operations on-board USS
Carl Vinson and USS Kitty Hawk to include
participation in Operations Restore Hope (
Captain Black’s first shore duty was as an FRS
instructor with the VF-101 “Grim
Reapers” at NAS Oceana, VA.
completed his department head tour with the
Aces” deploying on-board USS John F. Kennedy
and participating again in Operation Southern
Captain Black then
reported to the Naval Strike and Air Warfare
Center (NSAWC) at NAS Fallon, NV serving as the
Air Wing Training Officer.
he earned a Master of Arts and a regional
specialization in sub-Sahara Africa at the
In May 2010, Captain Black reported to the Strike Fighter Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet as Deputy Commodore and subsequently assumed command of the largest Type Wing in the U.S. Navy in April 2012.
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