PatRon FIVE Has Been Protecting The West From Hostiles For 80 Years!

Official US Navy Photograph

This video was produced for a Patrol Squadron FIVE (VP-5) Heritage Reunion event by the Mad Foxes. It traces the history of VP-5 from original establishment in 1937 to the present day. Over eight squadron designation changes and several aircraft changes the Mad Foxes have always endured. Presently equipped with the Boeing P-8A Poseidon, VP-5 flew the Lockheed P-3 Orion for the previous 47 years, 39 of them in variants of the P-3C model. Before that the Consolidated PBY Catalina and Lockheed P2V Neptune were the primary aircraft flown by VP-5. Thanks to YouTuber kcott04 for uploading this retrospective. No Fox!

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Official US Navy Photograph

As a component of Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing ELEVEN (PatWing-11), VP-45 has deployed primarily to Atlantic and Mediterranean locations, with exceptions during wartime. The Mad Foxes have called Keflavik in Iceland, Rota in Spain, Sigonella in Sicily, Lajes in the Azores, Roosevelt Roads in Puerto Rico, Kindley Field in Bermuda, Souda Bay in Crete, and more recently Kadena in Okinawa and Misawa in Japan home when deployed.

Official US Navy Photograph