PLANESIDEThe Quarterly Magazine of the Maritime Patrol Association 2018: Issue 3
1 2 Presidents Letter 4 Checking on Station 5 Info & Benets 7 CPRG Changes Command 9 MPA West Coast Reunion Info 12 CPRW-11 Welcomes 57th Commodore 13 VUP-19 Conducts Frst MQ-4C Triton Flights 15 U.S. Navy joins 20+ Nations for Exercise 17 VP-46 Receives Rare Consecutive Battle E Award 19 VP-4 Skinny Dragons Welcome New Skipper 21 CAC-12 of VP-5 Awarded Crew of the Year 23 e Pros Nest Leads the Way in VP-9 Transition 25 VP-47 Participates in RIMPAC 27 Sailors Reenlist on Mount Suribachi 31 VP-5 Hosts ROTC and Academy Midshipmen 32 VP-26 Completes CWTPI 33 American School Students in Japan Visit VP-4 35 VP-26 Tridents Complete ORE 36 VP-46 Holds Change of Command Ceremony 37 VP-4 Sailors Join JMSDF in Local Project 39 VP-9 Holds Change of Command 41 VP-5 Mad Foxes Hold Change of Command 43 Patrol Squadron ONE Checking In 45 VP-9 Completes Transition, Safe for Flight 49 Events 51 P-3C BuNo 156515 at Hickory Aviation Museum 57CONTENTS Cover Photo
4Presidents Letter sonville, the transition into the next school year marks culminate in our communitys transformation as we conAs you read this letter, those transitions and introduc tions include: Orion to Poseidon, Aries to Triton, air-to-air refueling, yearly Poseidon software upgrades, and the through change is an understatement! The community warriors are also honoring the heritage of our legacy Alongside our transitions in platform, we are also ex periencing some transitions with our foreign allies and to hear of their success on-station, to see their innovation with our newest platforms, and to feel their dedication to constant and unwavering support for our community, our Navy, and our Nation! With my greatest respect, CAPT Adam Kujo Kijek Captain, U.S. Navy President, Maritime Patrol Association, Inc. Discover more at boeing.com/p-8 Surveillance and reconnaissance. Long-range, anti-submarine capabilities. Search and rescue. The P 8 is the most capable multi-mission aircraft deployed around the world, protecting seas and securing borders. With the global supportability of a 737, P 8 delivers con dence in an uncertain worldin any condition, anywhere, at any time.P 8 PROVEN OVER LAND OVER SEA OVERALL
SCH mpa 2019 LARSHIP ASSOCIATION MARITIME PATROLWere looking to propel some promising students into their future with some extra funds to foot the college bill. If you are the dependent of Navy personnel who currently or formerly served in the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance community, we just might be your wingman. For more details, eligibility requirements, and to apply, visit: This application is for you. www.maritimepatrolassociation.org/scholarship.htmlWings Over America (WOA) administers the Maritime Patrol Association (MPA) scholarship. Applicants who are eligible for the MPA scholarship will also be considered for available WOA scholarships. Application for the 2019 award year will open in October 2018. 5Checking On Station Present, expertly led the community through a challenging transiP-8, or Triton, the performance of our crews on station remains our stock in trade and the reason the nation continues Pete Garvin hallmark of Maritime Patrol Aviation is that we are relevant These are simultaneously challenging and exciting times
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In the News
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14In the NewsCapt. Craig Mattingly addresses the crowd of family, friends and military personnel in historic hangar courtesy of the U.S. Navy.
In the Newspositioned there to facilitate the launch, recovery, and VUP-19 Conducts Frst MQ-4C Triton Flightssystem the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton. Photos courtesy of VUP-19. Tritons out of Point Mugu as they gear up for the aircrafts from this permanent forward-deployed position that Triton By Lt. Matt Nemetz
18 In the News a pilot assigned to the Skinny Dragons of from local media on the apron of the Bali tween more than 20 navies for responding to humanitarian and disaster relief contingen
Community located in, and championing a safety climate that is sec of its inter-deployment readiness cycle, including partici
21 22Community The change of command ceremony culminated a highly successful tour for Academy, assumed command of VP-4 following previous assignments with of family, leadership and integrity, the values that serve as the motivational operations conducting missions and providing maritime domain awareness VP-4 Skinny Dragons Welcome New Skipper
25 26 Community their own set of Boeing P-8A Poseidons and completed The training consisted of time spent at Naval Air Station aircrew instructors and maintenance support personnel don at Naval Air Station ington during a spring Ochs.
Community 28 erative relationships among participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and shakes hands with seran Indian Navy P-8A
2018 WI Reunion Ticket PricesThe MPA Ball $35 $50 MPA Spouse Symposium $5 $5 Scholarship Golf Tournament $70 $85 Scholarship 5K $5 $5 Flight Suit Social $20 $35Did you know by becoming a MEMBER, you will have made back the $35 by the end of week! MPA NONEVENTS MEMBER MEMBERBecome a member today at: www.maritimepatrolassociation.org The Maritime Patrol Association, Inc. is a Florida not for prot corporation. It was formed in 2011 and is tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Tax ID No. 45-1968605). Copyright 2011-2015. The Martime Patrol Association is a non-federal entity operated and controlled by individuals acting in their private capacities. It is not a part of the U.S. Department of Defense or any of its components and has no governmental status. left, and Aviation OrdnancePoseidon aircraft on Marine
Community Two P-8A Poseidon aircraft assigned to VP-4 landed on the While standing at attention and with her right hand raised, Communityendless, ranging anywhere from intense special forces ron and developed an appreciation for the P-8A and its struments during a routine training
Community days was conducted in three phases and covered the practicals such as inert weapons inspection and loading The Tridents are currently homeported in Jacksonville to help us learn the new systems and procedures of the Poseidon. The Trident ordance shop recently completed the CWTPI scoring a perfect 400 out of 400 points. Rear Admiral Daniel J. Wolkensdorfer Squadron Leader Terrence Bulloch Royal Air Force Captain Fernald Anderson Mr. Jay Beasley Admiral Thomas Moorer Vice Admiral Edward Waller Captain Norman "Bus" Miller MPRF hero TODAY! Nominate aSubmissions for consideration in the 2019 Hall of Honor will close on November 15, 2018. To view the candidate list and submit additional nominees, visit: www.maritimepatrolassociation.org/hallofhonor Captain Arnold J. Isbell Commander Paul Lloyd Milius Chief Petty Ocer Carl Creamer Rear Admiral Thomas Davies Flight Lieutenant John Cruickshank Royal Air Force Commander David Weisbrod Rear Admiral Paul J. Mulloy PAST HALL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS Captain Vince Anania Commander Kenneth D. Walker Commander Scott Carpenter Captain Byron Jake Tobin Master Chief John Rosa Captain Michael E. Lopez-Alegria Lieutenant Commander Louis Conter Air Commodore Leonard Joseph Birchall Royal Air Force Lieutenant Commander Cash Barber Rear Admiral Frank Gallo
Community pley, Maine and assigned to the Skinny DragCommunity 2017 Raytheon Company. All rights reserved. Raytheon.comA W ORLD OF INNOV A T I O NMISSILE DEFENSE / C5ITM / CYBER / EW / PRECISION WEAPONS / TRAINING 16RT1161_RaytheonNA_FieldOffice.indd 1 12/6/16 12:29 PM Calif., and assigned to the Skinstudents from The American during a school visit to the students traveled from Tokyo as part of a school trip for their senior capstone class regarding Okinawan history, culture and current events. The Skinny of a P-8A Poseidon aircraft alongside Sailthe culmination of their visit to VP-4s hangar spaces and aircraft tour on Kadena Air which tested the Trident instructor cadre as well as the The Tridents are homeported on NAS Jacksonville and don. The Tridents are homeported on NAS deployment.
Community This ceremony marked the conclusion of an immensely inspired VP-46 to reach unprecedented levels of opwarfare, anti-surface warfare, and intelligence, recon
Community ation assigned to the Skinny Dragons of kiya District. The volunteers, alongside that had overtaken the waterfront promhad overtaken the waterfront promenade.
41 42Community in Psychology and holds a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from gives remarks during VP-9s change of command ceremony val Air Station WhidAviation Electronics Technician Airman
44Community in the world, and we will continue to cultivate a command culture that is team oriented and Left: Cmdr. Wilkersons Command at Sea insignia is pinned ersons sons, Preston and Thatcher, remove the former cers name plate from P-8 Poseidon aircraft.
Community45 46 ing along at altitude. Overhead windows in conjunction with large side windows improve the plane also improves the situational awareness of the crew, especially on long 10 hour plus Photo courtesy of VP-1. sailor is carrying one of the propeller nosecones, known as a spinner. Photo courtesy of VP-1. we take pride in them and do what we can to make them ours! Picors proudly painting the Screaming Eagle insigone of our P-3C Orions. Photo courtesy of VP-1.
48 crew of mostly female aircrew of the pilots responded saying [todays purpose was] to show Navy despite the smaller numof doing the same things as our male counterparts. It is even cooler that we could make an almost all female crew given how few girls there are in aviation. Photo courtesy of VP-1. side windscreen on the front of the aircraft. Photo courtesy of VP-1. One of VP-1s newest Patrol Plane Commanders VP-1 Screaming Eagles command photograph.
Community recently completed a successful six-month aircraft the Navys newest maritime patrol and reconnaissance dedication, positive attitude and willingness to learn have
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ASSOCIATION MARITIME PATROL2018 MPA Ball Thursday, October 25 at 1800 Swinomish lodge & casinoJrf ntbnbrt ntbrnt nrtn nnftrbnAll Officers, Enlisted and supporters of Maritime Aviation are welcomerf The Maritime Patrol Association, Inc. is a Florida not for prot corporation. It was formed in 2011 and is tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Tax ID No. 45-1968605). Copyright 2011-2017. The Martime Patrol Association is a non-federal entity operated and controlled by individuals acting in their private capacities. It is not a part of the U.S. Department of Defense or any of its components and has no governmental status. 54 Events Community Change of Command Ceremony: mation!
www.nasc.comMARITIME PATROL RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT FLIGHT CREW TRAINING & SIMULATION 55 56 NAVAIR, SIMPLIFIED. Events 2nd Brunswick Naval Air Station Monthly Meeting & Lunch @ 11 am, last Saturday of the month at the museum: This group operates a small naval aviation museum on the site of former NAS South Weymouth called AmericanSystems.comKeeping Eyes in the Skies at Home and Abroad. TM AMERICAN SYSTEMS provides and supports aircrew and aircraft systems and training to those who patrol and protect our shores at home and wherever freedom rings. We know whats at stake. Join MOAA and see what we can do for you! ( 877 ) 770 8762 www.joinmoaa.org FOR EVERY OFFICER. FOR EVERY STAGE OF LIFE.MOAA is the one military association thats with you every step of the way, serving your needs, ghting for your rights.
58 NC -A crowd gathers to tour the is on permanent loan from the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacole, FL.
ASSOCIATION MARITIME PATROLFriday, October 26 at 1030NAS Whidbey Island Gallery Golf Course Special discounted pricing for MPA Members! 1030 Registration opens 1030-1145 Lunch is served 1200SHOTGUN STARTJoin us to benefit the MPA Scholarship Fund and receive:18 holes of golf & cart Lunch Social Beer Kegs on the Coursewww.maritimepatrolassociation.org/symposium The Maritime Patrol Association, Inc. is a Florida not for prot corporation. It was formed in 2011 and is tax exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Tax ID No. 45-1968605). Copyright 2011-2017. The Martime Patrol Association is a non-federal entity operated and controlled by individuals acting in their private capacities. It is not a part of the U.S. Department of Defense or any of its components and has no governmental status. 2018 MPA Scholarship Golf Tournament William A.
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