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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.
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(AT-2 VP-40 1978-1981) from his personal collection, submitted content and from
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The contents are solely intended to preserve the history and memory of
VP-40 and NAS Moffett Field, California.