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Navy patrol squadron returns to isles with P-8A Poseidon jets

  • U.S. NAVY

    The crew of a P-8A Poseidon with Patrol Squadron 4, the “Skinny Dragons” out of Whidbey Island, Wash., poses with one of two P-8s that are being deployed to Hawaii on a rotational basis. VP-4 was based on Oahu with older P-3 Orions, but the squadron left in March 2016.

A Navy maritime patrol presence that extends back to the 1920s on Oahu is continuing — albeit in reduced capacity — with the arrival of two P-8A Poseidon jets whose job includes a Hawaii homeland defense mission. Read more

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