VP-5 “Mad Foxes” hold change of command on Kadena AB

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sergio Montanez/Released
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sergio Montanez/Released

VP-5 “Mad Foxes” hold change of command on Kadena AB

by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sergio Montanez
Patrol Squadron 5

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan— Capt. Daniel Boman, Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing (CPRW) 11 received the traditional salutes as command of the squadron passed uninterrupted from Cmdr. Frank C. Sanchez Jr., to Cmdr. Brian K. Blaschke. The VP-5 “Mad Foxes” are based out of Jacksonville, Florida and are currently operating from Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan. The squadron conducts maritime patrol and reconnaissance as well as theater outreach operations as part of a rotational deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. The advanced capabilities of the P-8A Poseidon enable the Mad Foxes to perform anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASuW), intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), and search and rescue (SAR) missions. 

 

 

 

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