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US Navy P-8A TDY reports for Japan

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Sunday 01st December,

The First 2 P-8A Poseidon TDY to be established overseas today commenced at Kadena AB with the arrival of the following P-8As from NAF Atsugi,

168429 LF-429 Full colour markings
168435 LF-435
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Wednesday 04th December,

A further 2 P-8As arrived at Kadena,again after a fuel stop at Atsugi,

168433 LF-433
168439 LF-439

A fifth P-8A used by VP-16 at Kadena on this TDY was 168438 LF-438. The sixth was 168430 LF-430.
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VP-16 was due to be relieved at Kadena at the end on May. However so far there is no sign of this happening.

Maybe VP-16's deployment has been extended, or there has been a crew swap only?.


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Wednesday 04th June,

P-8A 168435 was photographed today at Kadena with it's unit markings removed, so VP-5 are assuming control of the 6 VP-16 airplanes here.

The VP-5 P-8A allocation at NAS Jacksonville, FL should be handed to VP-16 in return.


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Tuesday 10th June,

A second (ex) VP-16 P-8A, 168438 has emerged today at Kadena minus unit markings.
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P-8A 168436 LA-436 was photographed at Kadena on the 1st July.3 of the VP-16 P-8As are to be handed over to VP-5 at Kadena.
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3 P-8A transferees from VP-16 to VP-5 at Kadena are 168433,168435 and 168438.All are currently at Kadena minus unit markings.
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VP-5 (tail code LA) should be operating the following Posedons from Kadena AB,

168431
168433
168435
168436
168437
168438
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VP-5 (tail code LA) should be operating the following Posedons from Kadena AB,

168431
168433
168435
168436
168437
168438


All 6 were seen and confirmed at Kadena 31-Oct-14 wearing LA tailcodes
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Effective from Tuesday 09th December,50% of the VP-5 Poseidons have been detached to U-Tapao RTNS, Thailand. Details,

168431 LA-431 VVTH110 crew support only, returned to Kadena
168436 LA-436 VVTH120
168437 LA-437 VVTH140 (called VVPH140 at one stage)
168438 LA-438 VVTH150 (VVPH150 showing on the callsign field on SBS)

VVTH1xx callsigns indicate on detachment in Thailand
VVPH1xx callsigns are probably Clark AB,RP detached airplanes

Today,09th December the first VP-45 Poseidon,168758 LN-758 arrived at Kadena.

The 3 remaining P-8As at U-Tapao returned to Kadena on the morning of Friday 12th December, via a mission off southern Vietnam.168438 departed as VVTH130, the other airplanes as their callsigns used inbound.
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Saturday 07th February,

VP-45 are in the process of taking over the P-8A detachment at Kadena and some of the VP-5 Poseidons have been re-assigned to VP-45.

However at least one VP-45 P-8A is en route to Kadena as PELECAN09 (168440) routed PHIK-PGUA today.
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Monday 09th February,

The P-8 situation here as of 08.00z today is as follows,

168434 LN-434
168436 LA-436 to transfer to VP-45?
168439 (LN-439) into PGUA 09 Feb as PELECAN02, should arrive at RODN on the 10th
168440 (LN-440) arrived from PGUA 08 Feb as PELECAN09
168756 LN-756
168761 LN-761
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VP-45 P-8A 168758 was noted at Kadena on 10th March, so it appears VP-45 brought all 6 P-8As from NAS Jacksonville for their TDY.
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RODN 10th August,

Unmarked P-8A 168754 was noted here today. this is probably the first arrival from VP-8 'Tigers' who are due to be deployed here imminently(some 2 months earlier than envisaged).

A second VP-8 Poseidon calling TIGER40 was noted en route here at Hickham AFB over the last weekend.
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VP-8 P-8A 168759 calling TIGER22 was noted in the south east of the USA on the 10th and is possibly en route to Kadena at this time.
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