The U.S. Navy announced that Patrol Squadron (VP) 4 lately determined maritime operations in the Arctic and Northern Atlantic Oceans on, Jan 11, 2020.
For nearly 80 days, the “Skinny Dragons” carried out Anti-Submarine Warfare missions aboard their number of P-8A Poseidon jets, the nation’s only lengthy-array anti-submarine warfare aircraft, from partner nation air bases in Portugal, Iceland, and Norway. These missions strengthened obligations to defend the U.S. and allies, deter aggression, and strengthen the NATO alliance.
“Every time we travel, we teach for your top end fight”, said Cmdr. Wayne Lewis, fly jet fighter commanding officer of VP-4. “Our missions are like a lengthy search, increasing at the begining of morning hours, often in darker edges of world in harsh conditions where the plight of susceptible nations teeters on the edge among democracy and mayhem. Our teams are patient, purposeful and highly trained to find, track so when directed, deliver weapons and discourage aggression. Time in and day out, we study every transmission, each and every muscle twitch because we realize that within the mayhem of fight, we never ever rise to the degree of our anticipations, we fall to the degree of our coaching. We tirelessly use up work to ensure that each and every objective provides value to our core competency of delivering lethality on the higher seas.”
Added Lewis, “We want our adversaries to know that, with this NATO allies, we are able to keep them at risk anywhere in the world, at any time. In so performing, we help preserve world order and the future of freedom loving democracies.”
VP-4 happens to be forward deployed towards the You.S. 6thFleet area of operations and is also allotted to Commander Task Pressure 67, accountable for strategic control of used maritime patrol and reconnaissance squadrons throughout Europe and Africa.
“The Skinny Dragons of VP-4 have led numerous effective operations, environment the worldwide standard for ASW excellence”, said Capt. Expenses Pennington, Commodore of Task Pressure 67. “They consistently show the aggressive group spirit essential to dominate and earn anywhere in the Western theater.”