JTF-88 Hardcore Squadrons



JTF-88 Command

JOINT TASK FORCE 88 Command is based at Brunssum, The Netherlands in the JOINT FORCES COMMAND HQ. 

CO – COMMANDING OFFICER: DUTCH BARON
XO – EXECUTIVE OFFICER: SCARYSPIDER
SO – STAFF OFFICER: PETKOV

Control Squadron

Human AWACS/GCI

AWACS is provided by the E-3A COMPONENT from GEILENKIRCHEN AFB in Germany.




CVW-88 US NAVY

CARRIER AIR WING 88 is assigned to the JTF-88 from JOINT FORCES COMMAND, The Netherlands.

VF-84 Jolly Rogers

F-14B Tomcat

The VF-84 Tactical Fighter Squadron, nicknamed JOLLY ROGERS, is a squadron of F-14 TOMCATS under the CVW-88, part of the DCS HARDCORE Battalion.
We are a NAVAL OPS dedicated squadron, based aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt (Stennis).
This squadron was activated on the 19th of August 2018 by Dutch Baron, who has been the Squadron Leader since.
The JOLLY ROGERS are known for their aggressive flying style and bold tactics.
They are all worthy adversaries for the expert F-15C, F/A-18, M-2000C, SU-27 and MiG-29 enemy fighters in and outside TAW.
We are finally flying the TOMCAT in all its awe and might, WE LOVE IT!!!
The JOLLY ROGERS are a well trained war machine, because they are all very dedicated pilots, with loads of knowledge and experience.
They train multiple times during the week to perfect their skills, teamwork and situational awareness.
Within the Squadron there are a bunch of very funny guys who never forget to have fun, but are always focused for the kill and to support the coalition forces like Strikers, Helicopters and Ground Forces.

VFA-151 Vigilantes

F/A-18C Hornet

“Mighty Switches brought the Freedom when needed”!
The squadron, just like the real Vigilantes, are a carrier based F-18C squadron assigned to USS Truman under TAWDCS colors. Using the callsign of FREEDOM and SWITCH with ‘modex’ from 300-312.
The Vigilantes are focused mainly on PVE tasking, specialized in ‘deep strike’ and SEAD missions.The squad was commissioned on 19/08/2018 by Dutch Baron and shortly after ACEL filled the Squadron Leader position.
The members are dedicated and take every task seriously.
Paying attention to maintain a high level of carrier procedures and communication during events.Their training days are on Wednesday and Thursday (due to the high activity level, the members fly more than just the scheduled days).

MAG-44 US MARINES

MARINE AIR GROUP 44 is assigned to the JTF-88 from JOINT FORCES COMMAND, The Netherlands.

VMA-231 Ace of Spades

A/V-8B Harrier

The VMA-231 Tactical Strike Squadron, nicknamed ACE OF SPADES, is a squadron of A/V-8B HARRIERS under the CVW-88, part of the DCS HARDCORE Battalion.
A NAVAL OPS dedicated squadron, based aboard the USS Wasp.
This squadron was activated on the 19th of August 2018 by Dutch Baron, the current Squadron Leader is ScarySpider.
The ACE OF SPADES are known for their aggressive flying style and bold tactics.
They are very well trained Air To Ground pilots, capable of delivering powerful strikes, deep in enemy territory, Close Air Support to our troops and SEAD strikes!
The ACE OF SPADES are a well trained war machine, because they are all very dedicated pilots, with loads of knowledge and experience.
They train multiple times during the week to perfect their skills, teamwork and situational awareness.
Within the Squadron there are a bunch of very funny guys who never forget to have fun, but are always focused for the kill and to support the coalition forces like Strikers, Helicopters and Ground Forces.

VMFA-212 Lancers


F/A-18C Hornet

The Fearless Pilots:
200 – Dimsum
202 – Glimmer
203 – Dexys
204 – Andreyzh
205 – Sollyman
206 – Beefej
(207 – Pinkyrng)

Description

The VMFA-212 Marine Strike Fighter Squadron, nicknamed Lancers is a F/A-18C squadron under the command of 1st Sgt Dimsum. They operate within the JTF-88, part of the DCS HARDCORE Battalion with their current homeplate at Al Minhad AFB. This squadron was reactivated for active duty on the 26th of September 2019 by Dutch Baron. 

The Lancers are famed for their aggressive flying style and deadly precision. As a Marine multi-role squadron they will often be at frontline, able to perform any task in any condition.

History

The VMFA-212 LANCERS have a history going back to World War II, which during that time were known as the VMF-212 Hellhounds. They spearheaded the naval war efforts in Pacific and and were ultimately credited for shooting down 132½ enemy aircraft for the duration of WWII. 

They were also one of the first squadrons to be deployed during the Korean War mainly supporting the 1st Marines Division with Close Air Support during multiple campaigns. 

During the Vietnam War, now known as the LANCERS, they operated from the USS Oriskany as part of the CVW-16 flying over 12000 sorties.

During the Gulf War the squadron deployed to Bahrain in support of Operation Desert Shield. From there, they flew air interdiction and close air support missions in support of coalition forces during Operation Desert Storm.

Join us!

Every Thursday evening @ 2030 CE(S)T they have their training evening. Any other day during the week, when pilots are available they get together to have some fun.

We welcome new members who want to learn all there is to know about the F/A-18C HORNET. Feel like the F/A-18C is something for you? The VFA-212 is the perfect squadron to learn it. Our friendly instructors are here to help you get the most out of the HORNET.

If you are interested to join us, please sign up to become a member of TAW, The Art of Warfare!




TW-66 JOINT AIR FORCES

TACTICAL WING 66 is assigned to the JTF-88 from JOINT FORCES COMMAND, The Netherlands.

RNLAF 313 SQN TIGERS

F-16C Viper

The ROYAL NETHERLANDS AIR FORCE 313 SQN, nicknamed TIGERS, is a squadron of F-16C VIPERS under the JTF-88, part of the DCS HARDCORE Battalion.
This squadron was activated on the 19th of August 2019 by Dutch Baron, who has been the Squadron Leader since.
The TIGERS are known for their aggressive flying style and bold tactics.
They are all worthy adversaries for the expert F-15C, F/A-18, M-2000C, SU-27 and MiG-29 enemy fighters in and outside TAW.
The TIGERS are a well trained war machine, because they are all very dedicated pilots, with loads of knowledge and experience.
They train multiple times during the week to perfect their skills, teamwork and situational awareness.
Within the Squadron there are a bunch of very funny guys who never forget to have fun, but are always focused for the kill and to support the coalition forces like Strikers, Helicopters and Ground Forces.