Red Ripper Squadron Shirt with Warring Arnold Graphic On Back / Front Pirate Hunt Club Graphic On Front. Displayed on outer ring. Strike Fighter Squadron 11 (VFA-11), also known as the "Red Rippers", is one of Naval Air Station Oceana’s resident fighter squadron. Their call sign is Ripper, tail code is AB, and they fly the F/A-18F Super Hornet. The squadron's original nickname was the Rebel's Raiders; their insignia (used from inception in 1950 to 1959) is unknown. In 1959, the squadron changed designations and adopted the name and insignia of another, recently disestablished squadron. About The Insignia: The Red Ripper squadron insignia as described by an early member: "The boars head is taken from the one that graces the label of the Gordon's Gin bottle. The scroll effect under the head is a string of link sausage, a good line of bologna which all members of the squadron were to be adept at 'shooting'. The balls on the shield might be called balls of fire; actually, they were supposed to typify good, strong, masculinity. The bolt of lightning was the bar sinister of bastardy.