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United Stated Marine Corps Unit Deployment Program (UDP)

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Hopefully this thread will keep up with the USMC UDP program in Japan.

MCAS Iawkuni (RJOI)

Current UDP deployed units,

VMFA-314 VW F/A-18A++ arrived 15th March 2011,due to return to MCAS Miramar in September 2011,

Deployed jets,

162400 01
162438 02
162443 03
162451 04
162442 05
162843 06
162877 08
162396 09
162423 11
162903 12

VMFA(AW)-533 ED arrived in January 2011 with 12 jets the following jets are known to be here,

164957 00
164961 02
164880 03
164951 05
164947 06
164872 07
164729 10
164714 11
164967 12
164870 15
164874 16

The departure of these jets to MCAS Baeufort is imminent,as 12 F/18C from VFA-94 arrived at MCAS Iwakuni on the 14th July from Wake Island as Fued 81/86 and Fued 91/96 with KC-10As Petro 41/42 as tanker support.

VMA-214 WE AV-8B+ 6 AV-8Bs arrived here on the 15th June 2011,modexes WE-51 to WE-56.So far no bureau numbers have been confirmed.**Update,by 06th August the following UDP AV-8Bs are known,

165421 WE-51
165589 WE-52
165566 WE-53
165577 WE-54
163869 WE-55
164117 WE-56
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Re: United Stated Marine Corps Unit Deployment Program (UDP)

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VMFA(AW)-533 have departed MCAS Iwakuni to Wake Island on the morning of 15th July en route to MCAS Beaufort.Details of the callsigns on here later.
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14th july,

VFA-94 arrived at Iwakuni to replace VMFA(AW)-533 with the following F/A-18C,

Fued 81/86

164227 400
164253 401
164262 405
164201 410
164246 411
164212 413

Fued 91/96

164223 402
164252 404
164197 406
164278 407
164215 412
164234 403
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Re: United Stated Marine Corps Unit Deployment Program (UDP)

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Le Addeur noir wrote:Hopefully this thread will keep up with the USMC UDP program in Japan.

MCAS Iawkuni (RJOI)

Current UDP deployed units,

VMFA-314 VW F/A-18A++ arrived 15th March 2011,due to return to MCAS Miramar in September 2011,

Deployed jets,

162400 01
162428 02-->typo for 162438?
162448 03-->typo for 162443?
162451 04
162442 05
162843 06
162877 08
162396 09
162423 11
162903 12
Can you confirm the two above? 162428 should be flying as MA-02 and 162448 is preserved at El Centro.
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The DJ wrote:
Le Addeur noir wrote:Hopefully this thread will keep up with the USMC UDP program in Japan.

MCAS Iawkuni (RJOI)

Current UDP deployed units,

VMFA-314 VW F/A-18A++ arrived 15th March 2011,due to return to MCAS Miramar in September 2011,

Deployed jets,

162400 01
162428 02-->typo for 162438?
162448 03-->typo for 162443?
162451 04
162442 05
162843 06
162877 08
162396 09
162423 11
162903 12
Can you confirm the two above? 162428 should be flying as MA-02 and 162448 is preserved at El Centro.
You are correct

VW-02 is 162438
VW-03 is 162443

The report above will be edited.

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Re: United Stated Marine Corps Unit Deployment Program (UDP)

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On September 04th 6x F/A-18A++ of VMFA-115 arrived(Fued 71-76) followed by a further 4 the following day.These jets will replace VMFA-314.

As of the 23rd all of these jets are known,

163166 VE-200
162884 VE-201
163171 VE-202
163174 VE-203
163168 VE-204
163137 VE-206
162429 VE-207
163141 VE-210
163129 VE-211
163094 VE-213

2 other F/A-18A++ also have arrived,date unknown,

162433 VE-205
163158 VE-212
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On the 28th November both UDP units departed for the Anderson AFB,Guam with the exception of the following,

163171 VE-202 (dep 02 December) VMFA-115

164252 -401 VFA-94 (dep 02 December)
164223 -402 VFA-94
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VMA-311 Det arrived at Kadena on the 12th December with 6 AV-8B.One of these is 165584 WL-01 in full colour markings.

By 30th January the following jets had been identified when they arrived at Iwakuni,

165397 WL-50
165584 WL-51
165430 WL-53
163868 WL-54
164134 WL-55

These jets(and WL-52) should embark LHD-2/USS Essex imminently.
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Re: United Stated Marine Corps Unit Deployment Program (UDP)

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05th January 2012,

10 F/A-18C from VFA-94 departed home today.These will be replaced by F/A-18D from VMFA(AW)-121 Green Pawns.
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Re: United Stated Marine Corps Unit Deployment Program (UDP)

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Le Addeur noir wrote:05th January 2012,

10 F/A-18C from VFA-94 departed home today.These will be replaced by F/A-18D from VMFA(AW)-121 Green Pawns.
FWIW, 12 aircraft departed KNFW (NASJRB Fort Worth) westbound on 22nd January as Knight 31-34, 41-44, and 51-54. Not sure if this was VMFA(AW)-121 (aka Green Knights) though as this is a West Coast-based squadron.

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Re: United Stated Marine Corps Unit Deployment Program (UDP)

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sdamico wrote: FWIW, 12 aircraft departed KNFW (NASJRB Fort Worth) westbound on 22nd January as Knight 31-34, 41-44, and 51-54. Not sure if this was VMFA(AW)-121 (aka Green Knights) though as this is a West Coast-based squadron.

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Those 12 were VMFA-314, guess on their way home.
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The DJ wrote:
sdamico wrote: FWIW, 12 aircraft departed KNFW (NASJRB Fort Worth) westbound on 22nd January as Knight 31-34, 41-44, and 51-54. Not sure if this was VMFA(AW)-121 (aka Green Knights) though as this is a West Coast-based squadron.

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Those 12 were VMFA-314, guess on their way home.
10 followed by 2 a few days later.I'll detail the departures from Iawkuni shortly.
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Re: United Stated Marine Corps Unit Deployment Program (UDP)

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05th January departures ( in take-off order),

164253 401
164234 403
164252 404
164262 405
164197 406

164246 411
164227 400
164278 407
164202 410
164212 413

2 days later on the 07th the following jets departed,

164223 402
164215 412

No details of their callsigns or destination is known to me,but these usually stop first at Wake on the way back.

These jets call Hobo.

VMFA(AW)-121 call Knight,so it looks like sdamico is correct and they may be on their way.Why these should transit Fort Worth is strange to say the least(weather perhaps)?.There have been a number of civil charters into Iwakuni this week,so they may well bo on their way.

Watch this space............
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Re: United Stated Marine Corps Unit Deployment Program (UDP)

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25th January,

The first 6 F/A-18D from VMFA(AW)-121 arrived at Iawkuni on the 25th.

The modexes in landing order were,

165410 VK-01
165414 VK-02
164667 VK-07
165687 VK-08
164679 VK-13
164882 VK-16

Bu numbers to follow when known.*confirmed Bu numbers listed above.

The next 6 jets from this unit should be at Iawkuni in the next day or so.
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3 more F/A-18D from VMFA(AW)-121 arrived on the 26th,

164898 VK-11
165413 VK-03
164870 VK-00
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