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

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Friday 10th January,

FIST61 KC-10A dep RODN (selcal HSBC)and took DORY11/16 to PWAK. This should be the first 6 VMFA-112 F/A-18As leaving Japan.

later,

FIST71 KC-10A dep RODN (selcal GSKM) and took DORY21/26 to PWAK?. Jets not heard on HF, but this is their surmised callsigns.

RANGR03 KC-130T dep RJOI to PWAK as well.

So far no sign of westbound replacement jets inbound Iwakuni.
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Le Addeur noir wrote:Friday 10th January,

So far no sign of westbound replacement jets inbound Iwakuni.
PETRO 81 and 91 flight are inbound to Hawaii right now, supporting the VMFA-224 jets westbound.

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Le Addeur noir wrote:Friday 10th January,

FIST61 KC-10A dep RODN (selcal HSBC)and took DORY11/16 to PWAK. This should be the first 6 VMFA-112 F/A-18As leaving Japan.
FIST71 KC-10A dep RODN (selcal GSKM) and took DORY21/26 to PWAK?. Jets not heard on HF, but this is their surmised callsigns.
FIST 61 KC-10 86-0031
FIST 71 KC-10 79-1951
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Dutchmil wrote:
Le Addeur noir wrote:Friday 10th January,

So far no sign of westbound replacement jets inbound Iwakuni.
PETRO 81 and 91 flight are inbound to Hawaii right now, supporting the VMFA-224 jets westbound.

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PETRO91 is KC-10A 85-0028

also reported on SBS within 90 mins or so of the Petro,

PETRO82 KC-135R 61-0314
PETRO92 KC-135R 63-8021
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After 3 weeks in Hawaii, VMFA(AW)-224 finally arrived in Japan.
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The DJ wrote:After 3 weeks in Hawaii, VMFA(AW)-224 finally arrived in Japan.
At least 7 of these transited Kadena (on the 18th?)

These were

WK-00
WK-01
WK-03
WK-05
WK-10
WK-11

plus one devoid of any marks(except assumably it's Bu number).
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A total of 12 arrived @ Iwakuni.
WK00/164886 (ATARS)
WK01/164957
WK02/164705 (ex unmarked)
WK03/164679 (ATARS)
WK04/164738 (ATARS)
WK05/164965
WK06/
WK07/164888
WK10/164685
WK11/164683
WK12/164967
WK15/164699
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With thanks to a good friend;

The 7 that transited Kadena went to Clark AB in the Philippines for exercise Haribon Tempest 2014.

Meanwhile twelve VMFA-122 a/c arrived at Iwakuni, they replaced -232.
DC00/164222
DC01/164261
DC02/164265
DC06/164273
DC09/164209
DC11/164231
DC14/164268
DC20/
DC22/164062
DC23/
AB419/164037 (VMFA-251 markings)
plus 164006 unmarked, just Navy titles.
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So far VMFA-122 jets read off in Japan in March,

164222 DC-00
164261 DC-01
164231 DC-11
164268 DC-14
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164209/DC09 F/A-18C VMFA122
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VMA-223 transferred their jets to VMA-542 last week.
WH50/165307
WH51/165309
WH52/165354
WH53/165384
WH54/165428
WH55/166288
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Kadena 24.07.2014,

The following Silver Eagles F/A-18s were noted arriving on detachment,

VE-201 BLADE21
VE-204 BLADE22
VE-207 BLADE23
VE-211 BLADE24
VE-213 BLADE25

So far, no Bu numbers are known.
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Hi,

Ten VMFA(AW)-533 Hornets arrived at Hickam AFB today as FEUD 11 and FEUD 21 flight, supported by PETRO 61 (83-0075), PETRO 62 (59-1460),
PETRO 71 (84-0185) and PETRO 72 (60-0346). They should be departing to Wake Island tomorrow and later next week will continue to Japan.


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Today 09th December the VMA-231 AV-8Bs at Kadena appear to have departed to CONUS, probably via Wake Island.AV-8Bs CG-01 and CG-02 were caught on camera departing Kadena with long-range tanks.

The days of the AV-8 UDP in the Far East are limited with the advent of the first F-35 UDP in Japan within 2 years.
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Le Addeur noir wrote:Today 09th December the VMA-231 AV-8Bs at Kadena appear to have departed to CONUS, probably via Wake Island.AV-8Bs CG-01 and CG-02 were caught on camera departing Kadena with long-range tanks.
CG01/165567
CG02/165356

Kinda strange if these are going back to CONUS. Four VMA-231 AV-8Bs (including CG01/02) arrived November 21st and two more last week.
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