Moffett Field


P-3 Orion



   Iwakuni 1969

   Sangley Pt. 1970

   Okinawa 1971

   Iwakuni 1972

   Iwakuni 1974

   Adak 1975

   Misawa 1977

   Okinawa 1978

   Adak 1979

   Misawa 1980

   Misawa 1981

   Misawa 1983

   Keflavik 1984

   Okinawa 1986

   Misawa 1988

   Okinawa 1989

   Misawa 1991

   Alaska,  Panama,
      Key West 1992

ADAK Alaska, 1975

Following transition to the P-3C aircraft during the summer of 1975, the "Fighting Marlins" established a three-plane detachment at NAS Adak, Alaska for nine months. During this period, Patrol Squadron FORTY was awards the "Golden Orion Award for best career retention of any deployed Pacific Fleet patrol squadron. With the reunion of the squadron back at NAS Moffett Field in May 1976, Patrol Squadron FORTY was presented with the Chief of Naval Operations Maintenance "M" Award.