Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 212 (VMFA-212) is a USMC F/A-18 squadron. Known as the "Lancers", the squadron was last based at Marine Air Corps Station Iwakuni, Japan, and fell under the command of Marine Aircraft Group 12 (MAG-12) and the First Marine Aircraft Wing (1st MAW). Due to a re-organization within Marine Aviation, the squadron was deactivated in 2008. It has been re-activated under the same squadron number/name designation, and has been assigned to CVW-6 for deployments. The "Lancers" will primarily perform SEAD/CAS mission taskings within CVW-6.