U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kevin A. Flinn/RELEASED
U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kevin A. Flinn/RELEASED

JMSDF VP-5 Tours VP-47 P-8A Poseidon

by Petty Officer 1st Class Kevin Flinn
U.S. Marine Corps

OKINAWA, Japan (Jan. 29, 2019) — Lt. Shane Lewis, Patrol Squadron (VP) 47 Combat Aircrew 9 Mission Commander, speaks with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force servicemembers attached to Fleet Air Wing 5 during a tour of a P-8A Poseidon. The "Golden Swordsmen" are currently deployed to Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa, Japan conducting maritime patrol and reconnaissance and theater outreach operations within U.S. 7th Fleet (C7F) area of operations in support of Commander, Task Force 72, C7F, and U.S. Pacific Command objectives throughout the Indo-Asia Pacific region.

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