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Re: US Navy P-8A TDY reports for Japan

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Not VP-8 but VP-16 (LF) has arrived at Kadena late August to replace VP-45 (LN) on tdy. P-8A's noted sofar:
168429/LF-429
168431/LF-431
168435/LF-435
168756/756 (ex VP-45)
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Re: US Navy P-8A TDY reports for Japan

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By early April, VP-8 'Tigers' assumed their first P-8A TDY here,having replaced VP-5 'Mad Foxes' and the following Poseidons have been noted up to the end of the month,

168755 basic VP-8 marks
168757 as above
168759-the VP-8 color bird
168760
168850
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Re: US Navy P-8A TDY reports for Japan

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VP-8 P-8A 168851 was on detachment at U-Tapao RTNS during July-this would appear the be the sixth Poseidon from the Tigers on detachment here.

The Mad Foxes (VP-5) may well still have a small number of Poseidins here, with the occasional sighting here and at U-Tapao in the last couple of months of their airplanes.
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Re: US Navy P-8A TDY reports for Japan

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On Tuesday 21st September several P-8As from VP-10 departed NAS Jacksonville, FL to NAS Whidbey Island, WA on the initial sector of a deployment to Japan.

The following day 3 VP-10 P-8As were recorded arriving at Elmendorf AFB, AK. These were,

168433 VVLD01
168439 VVLD09
168849 VVLD06

Arrival into Kadena in expected around the coming weekend.
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Re: US Navy P-8A TDY reports for Japan

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On the week commencing 12th March the following VP-8 Tigers P-8As were noted here,

168754
168758
168759
168997
169005
169007 (color bird)

168760 is also here, but was not seen.
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Re: US Navy P-8A TDY reports for Japan

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Commencing on the week commencing 02nd April, VP-4 Skinny Dragons started to replace VP-8 at Kadena.

P-8As seen so far (up to 05th)

168757
169008
169009
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Re: US Navy P-8A TDY reports for Japan

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2 additional P-8As seen here this week,

169000 no marks (09th April)

169004 YD-004 (06th April)
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Re: US Navy P-8A TDY reports for Japan

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The sixth and seventh P-8As on this TDY have been identified as'

168850 YD-850
168851 YD-851
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Re: US Navy P-8A TDY reports for Japan

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2 unmarked P-8As have been noted this month (September) here,

168435
169000

It would appear this pair are not VP-4 airplanes. VP-4 remains on TDY here.
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Re: US Navy P-8A TDY reports for Japan

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168435 last noted LA-435 vp5 febr 2017
169000 last noted LF-000 vp16 mrt 2017
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Re: US Navy P-8A TDY reports for Japan

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On 25th September, another unmarked P-8A, 168756 was noted here. It was still present here later in the week.
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Re: US Navy P-8A TDY reports for Japan

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4 VP-45 Poseidons noted in the Far East over this weekend (06/07 October),

168759 TALON33
168762 TALON12
168855
169000
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Re: US Navy P-8A TDY reports for Japan

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30/9/18
VP-45 Misawa/Comalapa>Jacksonville
168440 PELICAN02 VP-45 RJSM>------>KNUW>KNIP

1/10/18
VP-26 Jacksonville>Sigonella
168848 TRIDENT01 VP-26 KNIP>LPLA>LICZ
168438 TRIDENT03 VP-26 KNIP>LPLA>LICZ

VP-16 Jacksonville>Misawa/Comalapa
168860 ------------- VP-16 KNIP>MSLP
168762 TALON12 VP-16 KNIP>PAED>RJSM
168759 TALON01 VP-16 KNIP>PAED>RJSM

VP-47 Whidbey Island>Kadena
169325 SWORD00 VP-47 KNUW>PANC,(Diverted to PAEI)>RODN
169331 VVRD331 VP-47 KNUW>PANC,(Diverted to PAEI)>RODN
168853 VVRD853 VP-47 KNUW>PANC,(Diverted to PAEI)>RODN

2/10/18
VP-10 Sigonella>Jacksonville
168431 LANCER2 VP-10 LICZ>LPLA>KNIP
168849 LANCER56 VP-10 LICZ>LPLA>KNIP

VP-16 Jacksonville>Misawa/Comalapa
168437 ------------- VP-16 KNIP>MSLP

3/10/18
VP-45 Misawa/Comolapa>Jacksonville
168435 PELICAN93 VP-45 RJSM>------>KNUW>KNIP
168756 ------------------ VP-45 RJSM>------>KNUW>KNIP
169006 PELICAN45 VP-45 MSLP>KNIP

VP-16 Jacksonville>Misawa/Comalapa
168436 TALON27 VP-16 KNIP>PAED>RJSM
168855 TALON02 VP-16 KNIP>PAED>RJSM

VP-26 Jacksonville>Sigonella
169003 TRIDENT04 VP-26 KNIP>LERT>LICZ
169324 TRIDENT05 VP-26 KNIP>LERT>LICZ

VP-47 Whidbey Island>Kadena
169327 VVRD818 VP-47 KNUW>PAED>RODN
168758 VVRD813 VP-47 KNUW>PAED>RODN

4/10/18
VP-10 Sigonella>Jacksonville
168433 LANCER14 VP-10 LICZ>LPLA>KNIP
168998 LANCER64 VP-10 LICZ>LPLA>KNIP

5/10/18
VP-47 Whidbey Island>Kadena
168760 VVRD844 VP-47 KNUW>PHIK>RODN
168997 VVRD02 VP-47 KNUW>PHIK>RODN

6/10/18
VP-4 Kadena>Whidbey Island
169008 VVYD008 VP-4 RODN>PAED>KNUW

VP-26 Jacksonville>Sigonella
168857 TRIDENT06 VP-26 KNIP>LERT>LICZ

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Don't think this will be far out,

Returning from Deployment
Patrol Squadron Ten (VP-10) ex Sigonella
168431, 168433, 168439, 168764, 168849, 168858, 168998.

Patrol Squadron Forty-Five (VP-45) ex Misawa//Camalapa El Salvador
168434, 168435, 168440, 168756, 168761, 169000, 169006.

Patrol Squadron Four (VP-4) ex Kadena
168755, 168757, 168850, 168851, 169004, 169008, 169009.

Deploying
Patrol Squadron Twenty-Six (VP-26) to Sigonella
168438, 168763, 168848, 168857, 168859, 169003, 169324.

Patrol Squadron Sixteen (VP-16) to Misawa/Camalapa El Salvador
168428, 168436, 168437, 168759, 168762, 168855, 168860.

Patrol Squadron Forty-Seven (VP-47) to Kadena
168758, 168760, 168853, 168997, 169325, 169327, 169331.
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Re: US Navy P-8A TDY reports for Japan

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2 P-8s on the move today (07th October) were 168855 and 169000. Callsigns not reported.
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Re: US Navy P-8A TDY reports for Japan

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P-8 TDY 19/2 from 01 April to 30 September consisted of the following,

VP-5 tail code LA at Kadena AB,

168428
168439 ( unmarked by last September 2019)
168996
169011
169337
169339
169340

VP-8 tail code LC at Misawa AB,


168754
168849
169005
169334
169336
169342

Plus possibly a seventh airplane.
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