NAS Jacksonville holds ceremony for VP-16 'War Eagles'
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Naval Air Station Jacksonville held a ceremony to congratulate 'War Eagles' for the crossing over from one plane to another on Jan. 30.
According to NAS, 'War Eagles' was congratulated for crossing over from the P-3C Orion aircraft to the P-8A Poseidon aircraft. They also say that Rear Adm. Sean S. Buck applauded VP-16 about P-3C's notable deployment and for having a clear inspection of the aircraft's flight. Patrol Squadron trained the 'War Eagles' for the past six months.
The air station said the 'War Eagles' will complete a program called "Advanced Readiness" for all 12 combat air crews that will be taught by the Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing-11 crew within the following 10 months.
NAS said that they want six Poseidon planes of the P-8A aircraft to be stationed at the 7th Fleet in Japan by the end of 2013.
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