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

Okinawa, Japan 1989

In 1989, VP-40 once again deployed to NAF Kadena, Okinawa. This deployment lasted seven months with the squadron finally returning home in February 1990. The high point of this deployment was PAC-EX '89 which had the "Marlins" utilizing their "coordinated operations" expertise with numerous U.S. surface combatants, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force, and the Republic of Korea Navy. Safety was once again the squadron's number one priority as 22 years and 158,000 hours of mishap free flying were celebrated.

FORTY's 1990 at-home cycle was an outstanding operational and training period, setting new standards in many areas. In addition to passing 23 years and 163,000 hours of flight without a mishap, "Marlin" crews flew two near-perfect Mining Exercises, while flying a challenging close proximity profile. Crews also refined single-pass rigging techniques during a detachment to Panama in October.