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

Misawa, Japan 1988

In 1988, the "Fighting Marlins" completed a very successful deployment to NAF Misawa, Japan that included a detachment to NAF Kadena, Okinawa and Pohang, Korea. During the deployment, the squadron participated in exercise "TEAM SPIRIT 88", a joint multi-national event with the Koreans. The highlight of the deployment, however, was the visit by several aircrews to various islands of the South Pacific. As VP-40 returned home in early August, the squadron settled into their at-home training cycle, as they reached 150,000 hours and 21 years if class "A" mishap free flying. Also, as a result of intense work, the fourth consecutive Tactics Bowl was awarded to the squadron for their positive contributions to ASW tactics.