VQ-1 “World Watchers” Host JMSDF During Raijin 22-1

Members of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron ONE (VQ-1) hosted guests from Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Air Reconnaissance Squadron EIGHT ONE (VQ-81) during Raijin 22-1, as part of an annual unit exchange, March 28-29. The two-day event consisted of an exchange of briefs, small group discussions, static displays, and familiarization embark flights. “VQ-1 and VQ-81 have a long history of…

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VP-45 Supports Royal Australian Navy Fleet Exercise

March 13, 2020 – Commander Task Force (CTF) 72 wrapped up its participation in the Australian navy’s Fleet Certification Period 2020, March 7. CTF-72 dispatched a P8-A Poseidon maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft (MPRA) from Patrol Squadron (VP) 45 to assist with the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) first major exercise of the year. Similar to the U.S. Navy’s FCP, the…

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