The answer is Yes! Two Marine Corps F/A-18C squadrons have been designated to deploy later this year with the Navy. One of the two squadrons deploying has been identified as Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 323, the “Death Rattlers.” VMFA 323 recently completed pre-deployment training with the Navy’s Carrier Air Wing 11 at Naval Air Station Fallon, Nevada. The training included joint operations and tactical air integration (TAI).

Watch: VMFA 323​ “Death Rattlers” completed pre-deployment training at NAS Fallon

Air Wing Fallon is part of the pre-deployment training cycle for the carrier air wing,” said Maj. Scot Foster, VMFA-323’s operations officer. “The air wing gets together and focuses on a lot of air-specific things … a lot of large-force strikes, focusing on all the mission sets of the F/A-18, as well as the other aircraft that are part of [CVW-11].”