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Circa 2009

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...New Skipper for Wing 10 By New skipper for Wing 10 - Thursday, October 8, 2009..." WebSite: NorthWest Navigator http://www.northwestnavigator.com/ [09OCT2009]

Capt. Garner D. Morgan assumed command of Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 10 from Capt. Kenneth E. Seliga in a ceremony at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, Oct. 8.

During his leadership, Seliga, whose next assignment is as Chief of Staff for Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group in NAS Norfolk, Virginia, oversaw the reintegration of squadron-level maintenance from a Consolidated Maintenance Organization involving splitting maintenance personnel from a single maintenance organization into six squadrons.

His previous assignments included commanding VQ-1 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and a tour as executive assistant to Commander, Joint Task Force NAS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and deputy director of Joint Operations, U.S. Southern Command.

As Wing commander, Morgan is responsible for approximately 2,300 personnel and 49 aircraft assigned to three Maritime Patrol squadrons VP-1, VP-40 and VP-46; one Reserve Maritime Patrol squadron, VP-69; and two Fleet Air Reconnaissance squadrons, VQ-1 and VQ-2, which fly the P-3C Orion and EP-3 Aries respectively.

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...WING 10 Fleet Support Unit Gets New Leader - Wednesday, July 1, 2009..." WebSite: NorthWest Navigator http://www.northwestnavigator.com/ [03JUL2009]

In a ceremony June 12, the charge of Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 10 Detachment Fleet Support Unit changed as Cmdr. Daniel B. Morio relieved Cmdr. Michael T. Scarry as officer in charge of the Fleet Support Unit.

IUnder the charge of Scarry, FSU deployed teams to 5th Fleet and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility and safely conducted more than 1,700 sorties for a total of over 12,000 flight hours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

IMorio is a 1991 U.S. Naval Academy graduate from Springhill, Fla. He began his naval career flying the P-3C Orion for Patrol Squadron 46 here at NAS Whidbey Island. Subsequent tours saw Morio as Task Group Watch Officer for Tactical Support Center, Sigonella, Sicily and catapult and arresting gear officer aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) homeported in Everett.

Upon graduation from the United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College he reported aboard Patrol Squadron 16 as a department head. Prior to reporting aboard the Fleet Support Unit, Morio served in a joint acquisition billet as the Military Assistant for Strategic Planning for Defense Test Resource Management Center, a field agency of the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Morio reported to FSU as assistant officer-in-charge in January 2008. He recently completed multiple deployments to Central Command and Pacific Command and will focus on training for the upcoming FSU Detachments later this year.

Cmdr. Stephen Ruscheinski steps in as Fleet Support Unit assistant officer-in-charge.

Scarry, a Sacramento, Calif. Native, retired following the ceremony after 20 years of naval service.

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-46 History "...Wing 10 Change of Command Season Wraps Up by LT(jg) Daniel MacCabe Wing 10 - Thursday, June 4, 2009 (Squadrons Mentioned: CPRW-10, VP-1, VP-40, VP-46, VQ-1 and VQ-2)..." WebSite: NorthWest Navigator http://www.northwestnavigator.com/ [05JUN2009]

Photograph Caption: Following VP-46's change of command ceremony May 22, four of the five new Patrol and Reconnaissance squadron commanding officers flank Capt. Ken Seliga, commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 10. From left the new skippers are Cmdr. Brett Coffey, VQ-2; Cmdr. Mark Hamilton, VP-46; Cmdr. Michael Giannetti, VQ-1; and Cmdr. Mark Rudesill, VP-1. Not pictured is Cmdr. Michael McClintock, VP-40. Photograph by LT(jg) Daniel MacCabe

The Grey Knights of Patrol Squadron 46 celebrated their 73rd change of command May 22. After serving one year as commanding officer and guiding the squadron through a combat deployment in the 5th Fleet area of operations, Cmdr. Carlos Sardiello was relieved by Cmdr. Mark Hamilton.

For Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 10, VP-46s change of command ended a very compressed turnover season that began May 1 with Patrol Squadron 40 "Fighting Marlins" changing hands as Cmdr. Michael McClintock relieved Christopher Saindon. VP-40 has since departed for a six-month deployment with 5th and 6th Fleets supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom and other European Command missions.

The following week, Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 2 "Rangers" celebrated their leadership's turnover as Cmdr. Brett Coffey assumed command from Cmdr. Robert Pauley, May 7 and the Patrol Squadron 1 "Screaming Eagles" followed suit the next day with Cmdr. Mark Rudesill relieving Cmdr. Christopher Corgnati.

The season continued May 14 as the Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 1 "World Watchers" held their change as Cmdr. Michael Giannetti took over for Cmdr. James Gibson.

"It is with a great sense of pride that we celebrate the end of each commanding officer's extraordinary level of commitment, sense of duty and superb leadership each brought to bear within the command during their tours," said Capt. Ken Seliga, Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 10. "We look forward to the energy and leadership each new commanding officer will bring in the year ahead."

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...Wing 10 Honors best, Brightest By MC2 Elizabeth Acosta - NPASE Det. NW - Thursday, April 30, 2009 (Squadrons Mentioned: CPRW-10, VP-1, VP-40, VP-46, VP-69, VQ-1 and VQ-2)..." WebSite: NorthWest Navigator http://www.northwestnavigator.com/ [01MAY2009]

Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing (CPRW) 10 held its annual ceremony to recognize the contributions of their Sailors, April 23.

This is the 14th year CPRW-10 and the Oak Harbor community honored the significant accomplishments of Wing 10 Sailors.

"Each of you earned your command's nomination because of your selfless sacrifice and commitment. Your work has made us a better wing and I hope each of you finds pride in your many contributions," Capt. Ken Seliga, commodore of CPRW-10.

The CPRW Sea Sailor of the Year (SOY) was Personnel Specialist 1st Class (AW) Gladys Willis, of VP-1, who was also recognized as the Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group (CPRG) Pacific Sea SOY in January, and Junior Sailor of the year was Naval Aircrewman Operator 2nd Class (AW/NAC) Mark Hill of VP-1. The Shore Sailor of the Year was Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class (AW) Danyall Benavides, of CPRW-10, whose contributions also led to recognition by CPRG as their Pacific Shore SOY, and Junior Sailor of the Year was Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Blake Hausman, of CPRW-10. The Reserve Sailor of the year was Naval Aircrewman Operator 1st Class (AW/NAC) Stephen Daley, of VP-69.

"It's pretty big; It feels really good to get this award. It was a very honorable experience" said Benavides.

Gifts were presented by Jim Slowik, Mayor of Oak Harbor, Patrick Travenetti, director, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Marjean Knokey, Columbia College, Barbara Bockman, Chapman University, Mike Sevy, USAA Insurance Company, Kim Braylens and Robin King, of Navy Federal Credit Union, to further recognize the contributions these Sailors make.

The Battle Efficiency award was presented to VQ-2, the Commander Naval Air Pacific Isbell Trophy, VP-1, and the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Aviation Safety award, VQ-1. Also honored at the ceremony was the Aviator of the Year, Lt. Ronald Rumfelt, of VP-40, and Flight crew of the Year, Combat Aircrew 2, of VP-46.

"As we congratulate the winners of each category this morning, I ask that you take a moment to appreciate the momentous commitment and sacrifices our Sailors made during the past year to ensure we were prepared for, and executed, each mission we were asked to complete. And may you especially recall the commitment to excellence of our award winners today- those who went above and beyond to earn the endorsement of their respective command," said Seliga.

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Circa 2008

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...Navy Pilots Land at Beale - They're training with Global Hawk - December 05, 2008 12:02:00 AM (Mentioned: VP-10, VP-45 and CPRW-10..." WebSite: AppealDemocrat.com http://www.appeal-democrat.com/ [07DEC2008]

They're learning to speak "Air Force" and to appreciate some advantages of flying planes from the comfort of an office chair.

Three U.S. Navy fliers training at Beale Air Force Base will be the first in their service branch qualified to operate the RQ4 Global Hawk unmanned reconnaissance aircraft.

The training also represents a first for Beale, which has never before hosted training for Navy personnel, according to U.S. Air Force Maj. Doug Arioli of the 9th Reconnaissance Wing.

Arioli is among the Global Hawk pilots conducting the training exercises which began in October and are scheduled to continue through January.

"These guys don't have to make the mistakes we did," Arioli said of the Navy pilots.

He expects the Navy pilots, and a civilian pilot who also is learning to fly the Global Hawk, will not be the last of his trainees.

"That's the idea, anyway," said Arioli. "Hopefully, we can keep this (training at Beale) going."

A maritime version of the Global Hawk is in demonstration stages and is expected to deploy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the war in Afghanistan.

"To be on the front lines with the Navy's latest technology is exciting," said Lt. Brian Carruth, 28, of VP-45 in NAS Jacksonville, Florida.

All three of the Global Hawk's Navy trainees are P-3 Orion pilots. The P-3 conducts open-ocean surveillance to locate submarines or to plant mines. The aircraft can fly as low as 200 feet, but also flies high-altitude reconnaissance missions like those flown by the Global Hawk.

Though much of what they're learning is already familiar, the Navy pilots said they have had to make some cultural adjustments at Beale.

"When I refer to the starboard wing, people look at me funny here," said Lt. Mike Anderson, 30, of CPRW-10 on NAS Whidbey Island, Washington.

Lt. Chris Safford, 32, said that while waiting to order food in the galley — or "dining facility," in Air Force-speak — a Beale airman became confused by the sight of Safford's unfamiliar flightsuit. "He asked me what country I was from," Safford said. Safford, who represents VP-10 out of NAS Brunswick, Maine, said that after two months of operating ground-based controls, he looks forward to finishing the Global Hawk training, getting through follow-up work at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland, and returning to the skies.

"I miss the smell of jet fumes and flying 300 feet over the water at night," he said. His fellow trainees nodded in shared reverie.

"I miss it too," said Carruth. "Once a pilot, always a pilot."

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCamera080729-N-9860Y-005 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (July 29, 2008) "...Capt. Ken Seliga, commodore of Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing (CPRW) 10, presents Deputy Secretary of Defense, the Honorable Gordon England, with a command ball cap during England's visit to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island during a tour of the facility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tucker M. Yates/Released)..." WebSite: NavyNews http://www.navy.mil/ [08AUG2008]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...RIMPAC 2008 Exercise Set for June 20 through July 31 in Hawaiian Waters By RIMPAC Public Affairs, 6/25/2008 9:53:35 AM (Squadrons Mentioned: CPRW-2, CPRW-10 and VP-30)..." WebSite: THIRD Fleet http://www.c3f.navy.mil/ [27JUN2008]

The Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise for 2008 will take place in the Hawaiian operating area from June 29 through July 31. RIMPAC is a multi-national exercise designed to improve integration and interoperability as well as prepare forces for a wide range of potential combined joint operations and missions.

In keeping with the U.S. Maritime Strategy to foster and sustain cooperative relationships with international partners, military units from 10 participating countries will come together in the largest combined force exercise conducted this year. Participating nations include Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, Netherlands, Peru, Republic of Korea, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.

RIMPAC forces include 20 U.S. Navy ships, 13 foreign ships, two Coast Guard vessels, three U.S. submarines, three foreign submarines, over 150 U.S. and foreign aircraft, 18 other U.S. Navy and Marine Corps units and 11 foreign units supporting this year's exercise. U.S. ships participating are the aircraft carrier, USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63); amphibious ships, USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) and USS Comstock (LSD 45); two guided-missile cruisers, USS Lake Erie (CG 70) and Port Royal (CG 73); five guided-missile destroyers, USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60), USS Milius (DDG 69), USS O'Kane (DDG 77), USS Pinckney (DDG 91) and USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) and two guided-missile frigates, USS Reuben James (FFG 57) and USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60).

U.S. support ships assisting with replenishment, refueling and other missions are fleet replenishment oilers, USNS Guadalupe (T-AO 200) and USNS Yukon (T-AO 202); fleet ocean tugs, USNS Navajo (T-ATF 169) and USNS Sioux (T-ATF 171); the ocean surveillance ship, USNS Able (T-AGOS 20); the oceanographic survey ship, USNS Sumner (T-AGS 61); freighter, SS Cape Gibson (T-AK 5051) and the rescue and salvage ship, USNS Salvor (T-ARS 52).

U.S. submarines participating in this year's exercise are USS Los Angeles (SSN 688), USS Key West (SSN 722) and USS Santa Fe (SSN 763).

Supporting the air component of the exercise are 15 squadrons/wings. They are CPRW-2 CPRW-10; "Vanguard" of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 14; "Chargers" of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron 14; "High Rollers" of www.c3f.navy.mil/rimpac_2008.html

Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 85; "Easy Riders" of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 37; "Warlords" of HSL 51; "Gauntlets" of Electronic Attack Squadron 136; "Liberty Bells" of Airborne Early Warning Squadron 115; "Royal Maces" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 27; "Diamond Backs" of VFA 102; "Golden Dragons" of VFA 192; "Dambusters" of VFA 195; "Pro's Nest" of VP-30 and the "Providers" of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30.

Other participating naval units include Amphibious Squadron 7, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group One, Explosive Ordnance Mobile Unit 11, "Heavy Lifters" of Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 1, Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron 3, Navy Cargo Handling Battalions 1 and 8, and Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4.

U.S. Air Force participating units are 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, 25th Air Support Operations Squadron, 49th Test and Evaluation Squadron, 507th Air Refueling Wing, 965th Airborne Air Control Squadron, 199th Hawaii Air National Guard Fighter Squadron and the 203rd Hawaii Air National Guard Air Refueling Squadron.

The U.S. Coast Guard participating units are the cutter, USCGC Rush (WHEC 723); the patrol boat, USCGC Kiska (WPB 1336), a Marine Safety and Security Team and headquarters staff personnel.

U.S. Marine Corps units include two squadrons, Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362 and Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 225 and eight other Marine units, the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, Combat Logistics Battalion 3, Marine Aircraft Group 24, Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 24 and the Marine Forces Reserve.

Australian units participating are the amphibious ship, HMAS Tobruk (LSH 50); the frigate, HMAS Anzac (FF 150); the submarine, HMAS Waller (SSG 75); the support ship, HMAS Success (AOR 304) and units from the 92 Wing Detachment, Clearance Diving Team 4, Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Task Group and Marine Air-Ground Task Force headquarters personnel.

Canadian units participating are frigates, HMCS Ottawa (FF 341) and HMCS Regina (FF 341); four squadrons, 405 Squadron, 407 Squadron, 435 Squadron and 409 Tactical Fighter Squadron and one dive unit, Fleet Diving Unit Pacific.

The Chilean unit participating is the frigate, CS Riveros (FF 18), as well as headquarters staff personnel.

Japan Maritime Self Defense Force units participating are destroyers, JS Makinami (DD 112), JS Haruna (DDH 141), JS Setogiri (DD 156) and JS Kirishima (DD 174); the submarine, JS Narushio (SS 595) and aviation squadron, Patrol Squadron Detachment 43.

The Netherlands unit participating is a diving team specializing in very shallow water exercises.

Peru is participating with headquarters staff personnel.

Republic of Korea units participating are destroyers, ROKS Yangmanchoon (DDH 973) and ROKS Munmu the Great (DDH 976); the submarine, ROKS Lee Sun Sin (SS 68); a maritime patrol aircraft and headquarters staff personnel.

The Singapore unit participating is the frigate, RSS Steadfast (FF 70).

The United Kingdom units participating are aviation squadrons, the "Nighthawks" of Squadron 23 and Royal Air Force, Kinloss Detachment; the dive unit, Fleet Diving Unit 2 (Very Shallow Water) Detachment and headquarters staff personnel.

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCamera080620-N-9860Y-002 OAK HARBOR, Wash. (June 20, 2008) "...Adm. Jonathan Greenert, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces and Capt. Ken Seliga, commodore of Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 10, depart Hangar 6 en route to a tour of an EP-3E Aries II on the flight line aboard Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. Greenert visited Navy Region Northwestto develop a better understanding of operations in the region and visited with returned Individual Augmentees (IA) in the region to learn how to improve upon the existing IA program for individuals, their family members, and commands. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tucker M. Yates (Released)..." WebSite: NavyNews http://www.navy.mil/ [26JUN2008]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...CPRW-10, Oak Harbor Mayor Honor Whidbey Sailors - By MC2 Tucker Yates Fleet PACEN NW - Friday, April 25, 2008..." WebSite: Northwest Navigator http://www.northwestnavigator.com/ [26APR2008]

Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing (CPRW) 10 held its annual ceremony to recognize the accomplishments of their Sailors at the Skywarrior Theater, April 16.

This is the 13th year CPRW-10 has invited the local NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and Oak Harbor community to help them acknowledge the performance of individuals, flight crews and commands which fall under Wing 10's responsibility.

"The Wing 10 annual awards ceremony is an event in which we assemble not just to celebrate the successes over the past year, but to inspire the inevitable success that is embedded within the audience for the years ahead," said Capt. Ken Seliga, commodore of CPRW-10. "Today's our opportunity to recognize our Sailors for their significant achievements in 2007. As always, the competition was tough and many Sailors achieved noteworthy actions over the past year. Thanks to each and every person who earned a nomination, your contributions have made a difference within the Wing."

The Sea and Shore Sailors and Junior Sailors of the Year were presented with a certificate from Oak Harbor Mayor Jim Slowik, and representatives from Embry Riddle University, Chapman University, and Columbia College presented them with gift certificates good toward tuition or books.

Sailors of the Year were Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 1st Class (AW/NAC) Christopher Ridgway, of VP-46 for sea command and Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 1st Class (AW/NAC) Nicholas Stuart, CPRW-10 for shore command.

For Junior Sailors of the Year Aviation Electronics Technician (AT) 2nd Class (AW/NAC) Jesse Kendrick, of VP-46, and AT2 (AW/NAC) Dominic Ganze, of CPRW-10, were recognized for sea and shore commands respectively. Also honored at the ceremony was the 2007 Commander Naval Air Forces Command Naval Flight Officer of the Year, Lt. Colette Lazenka.

Unit awards presented were U.S. Pacific Fleet Retention Excellent Awards for Patrol Squadron VP-40 and VP-46 and the Battle Efficiency Award for VP-40 and Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 2.

Seliga was proud of the accomplishments of his Sailors, but knew none of their success would have been possible without aid from the home front.

"We must also remember the family and friends who support these Sailors in their quest to go above and beyond," said Seliga. "The Navy has always succeeded because of the tremendous contributions of family members and friends. We all owe them a debt of gratitude fro the sacrifice each has made on behalf of the awardees."

"I presented to these fine gentlemen a proclamation by the City Council of Oak Harbor that declared April 16 their day in the city of Oak Harbor," said Slowik. "I'm so proud of that and I'm proud of the city of Oak Harbor because we are here to support your mission, not just these gentlemen here, but all of you out there. We're proud of you, we're here for you and we love you."

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Wings of Gold Thumbnail "...Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Group - RADM Brian C. Prindle, USN. Wings of Gold - Spring 2008 - Page 6-8. (Squadrons/Wings Referenced: VP-62, VP-69, VQ-1, VQ-2, VPU-1, VPU-2, VP-1, VP-4, VP-5, VP-8, VP-9, VP-10, VP-16, VP-26, VP-30, VP-40, VP-45, VP-46, VP-47, CPRW-2, CPRW-5, CPRW-10 and CPRW-11..." WebSite: Association of Naval Aviation http://www.anahq.org/index.htm [23APR2008]
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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraCapt. Kenneth E. Seliga "...New Commanding Officer to Take Reins of Whidbey Patrol - Herald Staff - Monday, January 21, 2008..." WebSite: HeraldNet http://heraldnet.com/article/20080121/NEWS01/970907455 [24JAN2008]

OAK HARBOR -- Navy Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 10 will have a new commanding officer Thursday.

Capt. Kenneth Seliga will assume command from Capt. David Taylor in a ceremony scheduled at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station.

As wing commander, Seliga will be responsible for about 2,700 personnel and 36 aircraft of three maritime patrol squadrons and plus one reserve group. He's also responsible for two fleet air reconnaissance squadrons. Patrol squadrons fly the propeller-driven P-3C Orion aircraft, and the reconnaissance groups fly EP-3 Aries airplanes.

The guest speaker for the change-of-command ceremony will be Rear Adm. Brian Prindle, commander of Patrol and Reconnaissance Group based in NAS Norfolk, Virginia.

Taylor, who will next serve with the USS Nimitz strike group as chief of staff in San Diego, oversaw the wing's transition from squadron-level maintenance to a consolidated maintenance system. The combined organization includes nearly 1,000 maintenance personnel from six squadrons.

Seliga is from Hatboro, Penn. He graduated from Temple University and attended Aviation Officer Candidate School. He earned his aviator wings in NAS Corpus Christi, Texas.

Seliga has served with VP-49 and VP-30, and was assigned to a carrier group in San Diego. He's returning to Whidbey, where he served with both patrol and reconnaissance squadrons.

His most recent assignment was with the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington, D.C., where he was combat commander liaison officer. The job entailed coordinating the identification, collection and assessment of fighting needs of the services.


Circa 2007

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraPhoto by MC1 Bruce McVicar "...Whidbey Sailors round it up for safety - By MC1 Bruce McVicar - Fleet PACEN NW - Friday, June 8, 2007..." WebSite: Northwest Navigator http://www.northwestnavigator.com/ index.php/ navigator/ whidbey/ whidbey_sailors_round_it_up_for_safety/ [08JUN2007]

Photograph Caption: Sailors and Marines from Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing sit on their motorcycles in front of a VP-30 Orion aircraft during a motorcycle safety round up. All motorcycle riders in Wing 10 were required to attend the round up to raise awareness and discuss safety issues pertaining to motorcycle driving safety.

Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 10 (CPRW-X) held a motorcycle safety round up on Friday, June 1 at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.

"This is a designated mandatory training for everyone in the wing that rides a motorcycle," said Capt. Dave Taylor, Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 10. "It's good for us to get together and spend a few hours to learn and talk about motorcycle safety."

"We have had problems with more Sailors and Marines getting hurt in motorcycle accidents," said Taylor. "The Navy and the Wing have made a huge investment in our Sailors, we need all of you."

Over 80 Wing personnel attended the safety round up.

"The goal of the safety round up is to refocus attention on safe riding practices," said Chief Aviation Machinist Mate (AW/NAC) Bret Pearson, from Canon City, CO. "It also allows less experienced riders gain tips from the more seasoned folks."

According to the Navy Safety Center there have been 24 motorcycle fatalities during the current fiscal year involving Sailors and Marines.

"People get a set of leathers and a helmet and think their invincible," said Storekeeper 1st Class (AW) Robert Genschorck.

"It only takes a second to loose your life or become permanently injured," said Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class (AW/NAC) Paul Winch, from Dover, N. H. "It makes you realize you can't trade experience."

The Wing-wide motorcycle round-up is being conducted to raise safety awareness and discuss safety issues pertaining to motorcycle driving safety.

"Put your ego and pride aside and always ride within your margin," said Chief Aviation Machinist Mate (AW/NAC) Francisco Garcia.

"Young Sailors and Marines have an appeal for speed and fast bikes," said Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class (AW) Eric Dunn. "The older more experienced riders are here to help teach younger riders."

After the group met with Commodore Taylor they met at the Nortz gate to conduct a safety checks of their motorcycles.

"I've taken the basic and advanced motorcycle courses offered on base," said Aviation Structural Mechanic Andrew Brekeen. "I'm looking forward to learning some new information today."

"This is a good way for motorcycle riders to get together and talk about different situations they have been in," said Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class Jose Saenz.

Riders then split into groups of five to eight and participated in a scavenger hunt.

"Riding season is starting and today is a good time to educate, train and talk about motorcycle safety," said Dudley McNutt, motorcycle program safety director. "Our goal is to reduce fatalities and accidents."

The round up concluded with a picnic at the station's athletic fields.

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraPhoto by YN3 Rebecca Williams "...Wing 10 sweats with stars - By Lt.j.g. Evan Larsen - Wing 10 reporter - Friday, April 6, 2007..." WebSite: Northwest Navigator http://www.northwestnavigator.com/index.php/ navigator/whidbey/ wing_10_sweats_with_stars/ [06APR2007]

Photograph Caption: From left, fitness instructor Carol Sele, Capt. Eric Kaniut, Commodore David Taylor, and Rear Adm. Brian Prindle, commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group workout in the base gym.

Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group, Rear Adm. Brian Prindle, visited Wing 10 last week to address his squadrons during a formal anniversary dinner, All-Hands calls and the VP-40 change of command.

During his visit to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, he spent some time with the Wing 10 staff physically training at the base gym and fitness center. Wing 10's regular command Physical Training is a 2007 initiative from Commodore David Taylor, with the goal of fostering a command fitness climate.

How did Aviation Warfare Specialist 1st Class Bruce Miranda feel about working out with the admiral? "I was excited to see the admiral and happy that he had a chance to observe our teamwork in action," Miranda said.

Prindle was also guest of honor for the Grey Knight's 75th anniversary dinner. As their former commanding officer, he was delighted to preside over the event and recognize VP-46 as the 2006 Pacific Fleet Battle Efficiency Maritime Patrol squadron.

The admiral was also guest speaker at VP-40s change of command. The Fighting Marlins expertly hosted this event where Cmdr. Stevens took the torch from Cmdr. David Cutter. Stevens' year of command promises to be an exciting one.

Finally, Prindle spent some time addressing the Wing 10 Sailors' concerns about the ongoing transition in the maritime patrol and reconnaissance community towards a consolidated maintenance organization. He was able to provide clarity for all hands in regards to career paths and the benefits of having a new aircraft platform, the P-8A Poseidon multi-mission maritime aircraft.

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraPhoto by MC2 Elizabeth Acosta "...Wing 10 recognizes its best - By Lt.j.g. Evan Larsen - Wing 10 reporter - Friday, March 30, 2007 - Squadrons Mentioned: , VP-1, VP-46, VP-69, VQ-1 and VQ-2..." WebSite: Northwest Navigator http://www.northwestnavigator.com/ index.php/navigator/whidbey/ wing_10_recognizes_its_best/ [31MAR2007]

Photograph Caption: Award-winning CPRW-10 squadrons and individual personnel take the spotlight for their impressive work over the past year.

CPRW-10 honored its top squadrons, flight crews and personnel March 23. Capt. David Taylor, Commander, CPRW-10, hosted the ceremony alongside distinguished visitors to present the awards to the awardees.

VP-46 and VQ-1 won the Pacific Fleet Battle Efficiency (E) award for 2006. The Battle ‘E' focuses on a naval unitís overall readiness to complete assigned warfare missions.

The Grey Knights of VP-46 returned from a Western Pacific Deployment last December, during which they demonstrated superior readiness and combat operations in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines and Exercise Valiant Shield.

Throughout 2006, VP-46 maintained sustained their commitment to professionalism and aviation safety reflected with more than 292,000 mishap-free flight hours spanning 43 years of service.

The World Watchers of VQ-1 maintained a continuous 365-day presence in the Fifth and Seventh Fleet Areas of Responsibility, contributing vital intelligence the respective Regional Combatant Commanders.

In 2006, VQ-1 flew over 4,000 mission hours spread among over 500 sorties, demonstrating unit efficiency and flexibility with limited assigned aircraft.

Other mentionable unit awards included VP-1 receiving the Arleigh Burke trophy, as well as VQ-2s nomination for the Chief of Naval Operations Safety Award.

The Flight Crew of the year honor went to VP-1s Crew 10, while the Electronic Warfare Crew of the Year honors went to VQ-2s Crew 26. Also recognized was VP-46s Crew 4 as the Order of Daedalianís Crew of the Year.

For individual awards, Lt. Jamie Delcore of VQ-1 was recognized as aviator of the year. Additionally, his nomination as Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Groupís Naval Flight Officer of the Year was recognized during the ceremony.

Likewise from VQ-1, Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class Joseph Medina was recognized as CPRW-10 and Patrol and Reconnaissance Groupís Aircrewman of the Year.

Among the maintenance awards, VP-69s Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Gerald Campbell was recognized as CPRW-10s Maintenance Professional of the Year for his leadership while on a Search and Rescue detachment to Guam.

Taylor emphasized the importance this yearís ceremony placed in recognition of CPRW-10s many 2006 accomplishments, but he stressed the need to remember those Sailors unable to attend who are forward deployed in harmís way.

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraAW1 (AW/NAC) Matthew Robinson "...Wing 10 selects year's top Sailors - By Lt.j.g. Evan Larsen - CPRW-10 reporter - Friday, January 26, 2007. (CPRW-10, VP-1, VP-40, VP-46, VP-69, VQ-1 and VQ-2 menioned)..." WebSite: Northwest Navigator http://www.northwestnavigator.com/ index.php/navigator/whidbey/ wing_10_selects_years_top_sailors/ [01FEB2007]

Photograph Caption: AW1 (AW/NAC) Matthew Robinson is seen on patrol in Iraq during Individual Augmentation duty.

Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 1st Class (AW/NAC) Matthew Robinson was recognized, Jan. 19, by Commodore David Taylor as the 2006 CPRW-10, Shore Sailor of the Year.

His selection came as a result of his tremendous professionalism and steadfast sacrifice exerted during a 300-day Individual Augmentation while supporting the U.S. Army's 13th Sustainment Command in Iraq. As a member of the Joint Crew Composite Squadron One, and aligned with ground combat troops, he utilized his electronic warfare expertise to develop training and maintenance programs for ground forces which mitigated the radio-controlled improvised electronic device threat.

While conducting a routine ground combat patrol, he demonstrated uncommon valor during an attack on his patrol by stabilizing the wounded and preparing a landing zone for a medical evacuation helicopter.

Additionally, he showed the initiative to continue the patrol and search for secondary IEDs, resulting in a Meritorious Service Medal awarded from the Brigade's Commanding General.

Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class (AW/NAC) Robert Parish of Patrol Squadron 69 (VP-69) received top honors as CPRW-10 Senior Sea Sailor of the Year for 2006.

A consummate expert and extraordinary leader, his enthusiasm, professionalism and dedication to his shipmates' career advancement and education resulted in his selection as the Sea Sailor of the Year.

One of only five full system Quality Assurance Representatives, he proved invaluable during a number of engine changes and the quality inspection of countless work center repairs which directly contributed to the high level of operational success achieved by the six operational squadrons assigned to CPRW-10.

The award for CPRW-10 Shore Junior Sailor of the Year went to Aviation Warfare Specialist 2nd Class (NAC) Carey Langley of CPRW-10.

Her expertise proved crucial in supporting 36 forward-deployed aircrews, as a result of her keen analysis from over 260 missions. As a leader in her field, Langley's attention-to-detail led to critical enhancements in our national security.

CPRW-10 Junior Sea Sailor of the Year honors went to Avionics Electrician Mate 2nd Class (AW) Justin Leetham, currently serving in VP-46. Leetham recently returned from deployment with VP-46 in which he proved to be an exceptional leader.

He demonstrated honesty, integrity and an absolute dedication to duty. While at VP-46, his actions increased aircraft availability that executed 220 combat sorties and over 2,000 mishap-free flight hours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Oak Harbor Mayor Pro-Tem Danny Paggao, along with several local business and educational organizations, took time to pay homage at all the Sailors of CPRW-10.

As in the past, they provided gifts to recognize the winners and participate in recognition of the finest examples the Navy has to offer.

Every command in CPRW-10 had their senior and junior Sailors of the Year present for the presentation ceremony. These included;

-- VP-1 Senior Sailor of the Year, PS1(AW) Jared Zdrojowy; Junior Sailor of the Year, AW2(AW) Michael Headings;

-- VP-40 Senior Sailor of the Year, AM1(AW) David Anderson; Junior Sailor of the Year, AM2(AW) Matthew Vitello;

-- VP-46 Senior Sailor of the Year, AW1(AW) Gamorro Cameron; Junior Sailor of the Year, AE2(AW) Justin Leetham;

-- VP-69 Senior Sailor of the Year, AO1 (AW/NAC) Robert Parish; Junior Sailor of the Year, AT2(AW/NAC) David A. Smith; Selected Reserve PR1 (AW) Mark Wilde;

-- VQ-1 Senior Sailor of the Year, AM1 (AW) Luigi Giugliano; Junior Sailor of the Year, YN2(AW) Nicholas Hulse;

-- VQ-2 Senior Sailor of the Year, AM1(AW) John Bouquio; Junior Sailor of the Year, AT2 (AW/NAC) Peter Benninger;

-- Mobile Operations Command and Control Center Golf Senior Sailor of the Year, ET1(SW) William Lewis, Junior Sailor of the Year, ET2 Colleen Colver; and

-- CPRW-10 Shore Sailor of the Year, AW1 (AW/NAC) Matthew Robinson; Junior Sailor of the Year AW2 (NAC) Carey Langley.

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Circa 2006

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraPhoto by LT(jg) Evan Larsen "...Multi-mission aircraft trailer stops here - By Lt.j.g. Evan Larsen - CPRW-10 Reporter - Friday, September 22, 2006. (VP-40 and CPRW-10 menioned)..." WebSite: Northwest Navigator http://www.northwestnavigator.com/index.php/navigator/whidbey/multi_mission_aircraft_trailer_stops_here/ [22SEP2006]

Photograph Caption: AT3 Adrian Pineiro flies the MMA simulator.

Aircrew and families alike got a chance to check out the future of Maritime Patrol Aviation Sept. 1 when Boeing Corp. brought a trailer to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington that had a fully interactive simulator with a working flight station and tactical stations from the new P-8A Multi-Mission Aircraft.

The trailer has been touring all over the country to give people a chance to see what's coming down the pipe.

The P-8A MMA will be a variation of the Boeing 737 which will include technological advances in all of the mission systems currently in the P-3.

The first P-8As are scheduled to begin entering fleet squadrons in 2011.

VP-40s Avionics Technician 3rd Class Adrian Pineiro was one of the many people to tour the trailer. He got to try his hand at flying the new MMA while he was there.

"It was pretty high tech, and it seemed pretty easy to use," Pineiro said.

CPRW-10 hosted MMA representatives from NAVAIR and Boeing who gave several briefs while they were here. CPRW-10 Weapons Training Instructor, Lt. Kevin Johnston, helped coordinate the visit and the scheduling of the tours.

The NAVAIR representatives commented on how they "were impressed with the amount of support they received from their hosts at CPRW-10."

This was the last of 13 stops for the MMA trailer. It started in Brunswick, Maine, and then made a long cross-country trip before finishing at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington.

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraPhoto by Lt.j.g. Evan Larsen "...Dziminowicz passes torch to Taylor - By Lt.j.g. Evan Larsen - Wing 10 reporter - Friday, August 4, 2006..." WebSite: Northwest Navigator http://www.northwestnavigator.com/index.php/navigator/whidbey/dziminowicz_passes_torch_to_taylor/ [04AUG2006]

Photograph Caption: Commodore, Capt. John Dziminowicz, right, was relieved by Capt. David Taylor, left, as Commander, Patrol Reconnaissance Wing 10 in a ceremony July 27. Rear Adm. Brian Prindle, commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group, center, was the guest speaker.

Commodore Capt. David Taylor has relieved Commodore Capt. John Dziminowicz as Commander, Patrol Reconnaissance Wing 10. The ceremony was held July 27 in hangar six at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington.

Guest speaker for the change of command was Rear Adm. Brian Prindle, Commander, Patrol Reconnaissance Group. During the ceremony, Prindle presented Dziminowicz with the Legion of Merit for his outstanding leadership of Wing 10.

During his tour, Dziminowicz's visionary efforts and organizational skills were critical to the successful relocation of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) Two aviators and their families from NS Rota, Spain, to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington.

He directly shaped the VQ Force by initiating a manning revision to establish the first ever Wing VQ weapons and tactics unit and created the first VQ executive steering committee to articulate VQ issues. His leadership was also critical to improving Antisubmarine Warfare training of his VP combat aircrews across his wing through an Advanced Readiness Program, five extended echo ranging exercises and rigorous ASW equipment grooming programs.

His superior leadership of over 2,500 Sailors and management of 49 P-3C and EP-3 aircraft ensured a ready inventory of aircraft and combat-ready aircrews to support Component and Carrier Strike Group Commanders in four front-line areas of responsibility around the globe.

Taylor is a native of Sheffield, England and was raised in Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich. He received his commission through Aviation Officer Candidate School following a four-year enlistment as an electronics technician.

He received his wings as a Naval Flight Officer in 1985. His distinguished career has included flying tours with both VP and VQ squadrons, an executive officer tour at the VP Fleet Replacement Squadron, VP-30, and as Commanding Officer of Special Project Patrol Squadron Unit Two (VPU-2) in NAS Brunswick, Maine. His most recent assignment was navigator of the nuclear aircraft carrier, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71).

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraWing 10 Photo "...Heroes declared this President's Day - Friday, February 24, 2006 - Squadrons Mention: CPRW-10, VP-1, VP-40, VP-46, VQ-1 and VQ-2..." WebSite: Northwest Navigator http://www.northwestnavigator.com/index.php/navigator/whidbey/heroes_declared_this_presidents_day/ [27FEB2006]

Photograph Caption: Lt. Cmdr. Steven Richards and Aviation Structural Mechanic (Safety Equipment) 2nd Class (Air Warfare/Naval Aircrewman) Kyle Musto, VP-46, just two of the Wing 10 aviation professionals recognized at the recent annual awards ceremony, stand ready by the P-3 Orion.

Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing Ten (CPRW-10) held its annual awards quarters Wednesday. The heroes we recognized on President's Day, like our forefathers, exemplify what it means to be a patriot; giving of themselves to make this a better country, one shipmate at a time.

"There are few duties more rewarding than the opportunity to thank these tremendous performers who are flying and maintaining our combat aircraft," said Capt. John Dziminowicz, commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 10. "I treasure these opportunities to acknowledge the excellent men and women who make our Force a capable, formidable tool for war fighting commanders across the globe."

Command Support Professional

Awarded to Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class(AW) Maurice Brown, of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron Two (VQ-2). Brown ensured squadron medical readiness in the midst of a complex homeport move from Rota, Spain to NAS Whidbey and with consistent attention to detail, enabled the smooth and on-time deployment of 22 detachments,

Maintenance Professional

Awarded to Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class (AW) Donald Weatherby of Patrol Squadron One (VP-1). Weatherby achieved numerous qualifications including Safe for Flight (releasing aircraft for flight), a position not normally achieved by a first class petty officer. His leadership in Maintenance Control was instrumental in executing over 40 percent of VP-1's flight hours, and resulted in zero discrepancies for the ordnance shop during the most recent Aviation Maintenance Inspection.

Aircrewman

Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class (AW/NA) Joseph Medina of VQ-1 was recognized for his leadership as president of VQ-1s 1st Class Petty Officer Association, leading 77 first class petty officers in numerous volunteer efforts. He authored and taught 15 avionics presentations, trained 29 aircrew, significantly increasing the squadron's operational readiness. As Aircrew Detachment leading petty officer he trained and led eight aircrewmen in the repair of 40 in-flight discrepancies, resulting in a 100 percent sortie completion rate.

Enlisted Instructor

Aviation Structural Mechanic (Safety Equipment) 2nd Class (AW/NA) Kyle Musto, VP-46s top Flight Engineer, played an integral part in training 18 flight engineers, instructor pilots, and observers. As an instructor and handpicked as primary Flight Engineer Evaluator, he administered check rides and proctored positional exams, while racking up over 390 aircraft hours and 200 simulator hours as an instructor.

Officer Instructor

Lt. Edward Kribs, also of VP-46, recognized as the officer instructor of the year, attained every qualification available to a first tour pilot, with 450 hours as an aircraft commander and over 200 as an instructor. Leading the VP-46 training department, often under challenging conditions, he directly contributed to the qualification of 15 plane commanders and pilots and sat on 28 qualification boards.

Aviator

Lt. Jeffery Walker of VQ-1 is a fully qualified Senior Evaluator and Mission Commander and has been an outstanding performer during unit evaluations, achieving his warfare qualification 10 months ahead of the Wing 10 goal. While accumulating over 900 flight hours, including 263 combat hours, he remains committed to mentoring other junior officers. His guidance as NFO training officer significantly reduced training time for NFO "upgraders."

Electronic Warfare Crew

VQ-2s Combat Reconnaissance Crew 24 has flown 233 mishap-free combat hours in Operation Iraqi Freedom and for the Coalition Forces Maritime Component Commander in the Arabian Gulf. They spent 71 days in the Central Command Area of Responsibility, during which time they were the sole provider of threat intelligence that saved American lives during an OIF combat mission. As the first to arrive in response to troops under fire, they increased the situational awareness and security of ground forces under attack.

Flight Crew

VP-40s Combat Aircrew 6 flew over 170 combat flight hours in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Philippines, providing real-time imagery and data collection for forces on the ground. Due to their professionalism and dedication to performance, they maintained 100 percent readiness throughout the home cycle and qualified three designated aircrew instructors.

Junior Officer Leader Excellence

Lt. Michael Haymon of VP-40 is a combat-tested veteran, who flew over 107 flight hours in support of OEF-P, and is directly responsible for his crew's unprecedented success in providing crucial information to ground forces. As the senior naval flight officer instructor he ensured compliance and currency of all 26 NFO's, leading them through the last Seventh Fleet deployment.

Peer Leadership

The Navy and Marine Association recognized the following individuals based on votes by their peers.

E-7 to E-9 category, Senior Chief Aviation Machinist Mate (AW/NA) Glenn Grimmer, VP-1

Junior Officer (O-1 to O-3) category, Lt. Dennis Jensen, VP-40

Department Head (O-4) category, Lt. Cmdr. Steven Richards, VP-46

Command (O-6) category, Cmdr. Raymond Keledei, VP-46

Dziminowicz closed the ceremony with thanks to all the men and women of Wing 10 who faced and mastered the numerous challenges in 2005, both here at home and around the world.

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Circa 2004

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...CPRW-10 Bids Farewell to Foglyano By Lt. Sam Poteete CPRW-10 reporter - Friday, October 8, 2004..." WebSite: Northwest Navigator http://www.northwestnavigator.com/ [08AUG2008]

Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 10 (CPRW-10) said goodbye AT1 (AW/NAC) Dale Foglyano on Sept. 24, closing 20 years of faithful service.

Guest speaker for his retirement ceremony was Capt. Tim Tibbits, Commodore CPRW-10.

Foglyano was born Dec. 6, 1956 in Elyria, Ohio, graduating from Elyria High School in 1976. He joined the Navy and reported for basic training in December 1984 at Recruit Training Command San Diego, Calif.

After basic training, he reported to the Naval Training Center also in San Diego for Interior Communication Electricians "A" School.

In August 1985, he reported for duty aboard the carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN69), homeported in Norfolk, Va. His responsibilities included routine maintenance and troubleshooting the Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System and the Integrated Launch and Recovery Television System. While attached to Eisenhower, he completed a long overhaul period in Newport News Shipyard and one Mediterranean Sea Deployment.

Foglyano re-enlisted in December 1988 under the Selective Conversion of Rate Enlistment Program for transition to the Aviation Electronics Technician (AT) rating. He then reported to NAS Millington, Tennessee for Basic Electricity and Electronics and Aviation Electronics Technician "A" school.

Next he returned to NAS Norfolk, Virginia and reported to the Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Detachment. He served as a Radar Altimeter and Doppler Radar Technician. He also served as production supervisor for Work Center 610.

While he enjoyed his job, he yearned to try something more exciting. In February 1992, he applied and was accepted to the In-Flight Technician (IFT) training track. He attended Aircrew School in Pensacola and subsequent training with the Naval Aviation Maintenance Training Group (NAMTRAGRU) and Fleet Replacement Squadron 30 (VP-30) both in NAS Jacksonville, Florida.

Upon completion of the P-3C Weapon System training and In-Flight Technican School, he reported to Patrol Squadron 46 (VP-46) based at NAS Moffett Field, California.

Foglyano joined VP-46 in July 1993 while they were deployed to NAF Misawa, Japan. He and the squadron returned from deployment to a new homeport of NAS Whidbey Island, Washington he completed his IFT training and was position-qualified within 10 months of reporting to VP-46. He received his first Navy Achievement Medal for his involvement in the installation and personnel training on the improved aircraft computer system AN/ASQ 212 CP2044. He was also a Collateral Duty Inspector, qualified as an Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist and was advanced to AT1 during this tour.

He transferredred to NAMTRAGRU NAS Whidbey Island, Washington in November 1996 for instructor duty, teaching the P-3C Weapon System Training Course. He received another Navy Achievement Medal for his work as senior instructor and course supervisor.

In October 1999, Foglyano reported again to VP-46 for a second P-3C tour. He quickly picked up where he left off and qualified as the IFT NATOPS instructor, Aircrew Coordination Training Facilitator and Avionics Quality Assurance Representative. During his last year onboard VP-46, he was the Training Department Leading Petty Officer. He received his fourth Navy Achievement Medal, two Navy Commendation Medals with Combat devices and an Air Medal with one strike award for his participation in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

Foglyano completed his fifth and final deployment in June 2003 and reported to CPRW-10 where he has been Wing 10 Bear Trap Technician and Data Link Petty Officer since June 20, 2003. He received a fifth Navy Achievement Medal for his expertise and dedication to duty preparing and grooming mission aircraft in preparation for the Northern Pacific exercise 0401, accomplishing a 100 percent aircraft readiness rate across Wing 10.

Tibbits presented Foglyano his third Navy Commendation medal for his work as Tactics Department Special Projects Aviation Technician and Operations department Communications Technician.

Foglyano's other decorations include Navy Unit Commendation, Battle Excellency, Good Conduct, National Defense, Armed Forces Expeditionary, Southwest Asia Service, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service, Sea Service Deployment, Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service, Pistol Marksmanship and Global War on Terrorism Service.

Foglyano and his wife Joannie have two sons, Christopher, 26, and Adam, 23. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, hiking and sports cars. He also serves as a volunteer fire fighter for the city of La Conner.

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...Reserve instructors transferred to Wing 10 - By CPRW-10 reporter - Friday, December 3, 2004..." WebSite: Northwest Navigator http://www.northwestnavigator.com/index.php/navigator/news/reserve_instructors_transferred_to_wing_10/ [08DEC2005]

With the advent of the new fiscal year on October 1, 2004 came a significant change in the relationship of the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance community Active and Reserve components.

Once just a conceptual buzzword, Active/Reserve Integration became reality for CPRW-10 and Commander Reserve Patrol Wing Weapons Systems Trainer Detachments at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, as they merged to form Wing 10s Simulations Department.

Prior to FY05, the two detachments separately trained and evaluated Combat Aircrews in the 2F87 Operational Flight Trainer, 2F140 P3C Weapons System Trainer, and the 2F179 Anti-Surface Warfare Improvement Program Aircrew Trainer.

CPRW-10 personnel trained and evaluated P-3C aircrews from VP-1, VP-40 and VP-46 while CRPW personnel provided the same to Reserve Patrol Squadrons VP-69 and VP-65.

The integration of these two teams is part of a comprehensive plan to integrate Reserve and Active Duty training and readiness cycles so that the entire MPR community trains and operates to a single standard of performance.

Commodore John W. Dziminowicz, CPRW-10, agreed. br>
"The integration of our two instructor teams is only the first step in Active Reserve Integration," he said. "As this process advances, our force will be a more capable and experienced team, resourced to meet our commitments throughout the world."

The CRPW Detachment is composed of Reserve Full Time Support instructors, one Naval Flight Officer and four Aviation Warfare Systems Operators who will be an integral part of the MPR community's initiative to implement the Advanced Readiness Program.

ARP is a rigorous 16-day course consisting of 54.5 hours of classroom instruction and 45 hours in the WST, including 10 initial crew certifications/qualifications in the principal MPR mission areas. ARP instruction will be provided by the CPRW-10 Weapons and Tactics Unit (WTU), which is staffed by Weapons Tactics Instructors (WTI).

Lt. Greg Francioch, the detachment's Full Time Support Reservist, recently completed WTI training and joins Wing 10 as the first FTS WTI qualified Officer assigned to a Fleet Wing.

Another "first" was recently achieved when MPR Fleet Replacement Squadron and Model Manager (VP-30) Fleet Instructor Under Instruction Team trained AW2 Jamie Powers (FTS) to the Fleet standard for acoustic instructors. She joins an extremely talented cadre of FTS instructors, including AWC Ed Symes (Non-Acoustic), AW1 Barry Fulgham (Acoustic) and AW1 Mike Reistad (Non-Acoustic) that will help form the backbone of the Wing 10 Simulations Department and WTU needed to take on the challenge of taking four (three Active/one Reserve) VP squadrons through the ARP syllabus here in Whidbey Island in the coming year.

These well-trained FTS Instructors will allow the CPRW-10 team to prepare war fighters for deployment anywhere duty calls in today's volatile and challenging global environment.

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VP History ThumbnailCameraCapt. John W. Dziminowicz "...Commodore Tibbits passes torch to Dziminowicz - By Lt. Sam Poteete - CPRW-10 reporter - Thursday, October 7, 2004..." WebSite: Northwest Navigator http://www.northwestnavigator.com/index.php/navigator/news/commodore_tibbits_passes_torch_to_dziminowicz/ [08DEC2005]

Capt. John W. Dziminowicz relieves Capt. Timothy S. Tibbits as CPRW-10 in a ceremony at 10 a.m. today in Hangar Six at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. The guest speaker will be Rear Adm. Michael L Holmes. During the ceremony Holmes will present Tibbits with his first Legion of Merit medal.

A native of Newark, Ohio, Tibbits graduated Magna Cum Laude from Jacksonville University and was commissioned an Ensign in April 1981. Commencing flight training in September 1981, he was designated a Naval Flight Officer in October 1982.

Upon completion of P-3 Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) training with Patrol Squadron Thirty (VP-30), Tibbits joined the VP-16 "War Eagles" where he completed deployments to Rota, Spain; Lajes, Azores; Keflavik, Iceland; and Bermuda.

In May 1986, he was selected for FRS instructor duty at VP-30.

In December 1988, he reported to the Staff of Commander, Carrier Group Eight as Aide and Flag Secretary. After two years aboard Carrier Group Eight, Tibbits was assigned to the Chief of Naval Operation's Staff in the Aviation Plans and Requirements Branch as assistant P-3 requirements officer.

Following refresher training at VP-30, Tibbits returned to VP-16 for department head duty in April 1993. In March 1995, he reported as the Training Officer to VP-30 and later served as the executive officer.

In June 1998, Tibbits assumed duties as Executive Officer of VP-5, the "Mad Foxes". During this tour he deployed with the "Mad Foxes" to Sigonella, Sicily on the first East Coast deployment of the P-3C Anti-surface Warfare Improvement Program (AIP) aircraft, participating in successful operations in Bosnia/Herzegovina and Kosovo.

After completing his command tour in June 2000, Tibbits was ordered to the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. He graduated in June 2001 with a master's degree in National Resource Strategy.

Tibbits assumed command of Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing Ten in March 2003.

His decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with three gold stars, the Strike/Flight Air Medal (Numeral "1"), the Navy Commendation Medal with two gold stars, three Battle "E" Awards, five Meritorious Unit Commendations and various other unit and general awards.

Tibbits is married to the former Merriellen Schneider of Angola, New York. They have a son, Tanner, and two daughters, Tayler and Tess.

Capt. Tibbits will report to the US Strategic Command Liaison Office of the Joint Staff at the Pentagon for his next tour of duty.

A native of Springfield, Mass., Dziminowicz attended the United States Naval Academy, graduating in 1982 with a bachelor of science degree in Mathematics. After graduation, he began training as a student naval aviator, receiving his Wings of Gold in October 1983.

His first operational assignment was to Patrol Squadron Ten (VP-10) stationed at Brunswick, Maine. He achieved designation as Patrol Plane Commander, Mission Commander, Instructor Pilot and CNO Special Project Pilot, completed three deployments to Bermuda, Keflavik, Iceland, and the split site Rota, Spain and the Azores. During this tour VP-10 won an unprecedented three consecutive "Arnold Jay Isabel" awards for ASW excellence.

In 1987, Dziminowicz reported to the Fleet Replacement Squadron (VP-30), NAS Jacksonville, Florida. While assigned to VP-30 he served as the Pilot Training Officer and qualified as a Formation Instructor and Instructor Under Training (IUT) Instructor.

Dziminowicz transferredred in January 1990 for duty on Commander Sixth Fleet staff in Gaeta, Italy aboard the USS Belknap (CG-26) as the Air ASW, Mining, and Tomahawk Land Attack Officer. During this tour, Dziminowicz qualified as Battle Watch Captain and was selected to serve on Commander Sixth Fleet's strategic Mediterranean Think Tank.

In March 1992, he reported to the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island. He received a masters degree in National Security Decision Making and Strategic Studies

He returned to NAS Jacksonville, Florida in 1993 for his department head tour with VP-24. While there he also served as the Operations Officer during their deployment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland for which the squadron later received the Battle "E" award.

In April 1995, Dziminowicz was assigned again to VP-30, NAS Jacksonville, Florida and assumed the duties as the Fleet NATOPS Evaluator for all P-3 squadrons.

In August 1997, Dziminowicz received orders to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, as Deputy Director for Asian and Pacific Affairs.

During this tour, he also served as the Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs. Dziminowicz attended the Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Va. and was selected as a Joint Specialty Officer.

In March 2000, Dziminowicz reported to VP-16 as the Executive Officer and assumed command in March 2001 while on a split-site deployment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland and NS Roosevelt Roads, PR.

During this period the War Eagles were awarded the CNO's 2000 Safety Award, the Arnold Jay Isbell Award for 2001 and the CNO's Retention Award for 2000 and 2001.

His most recent assignment was in Washington, D.C. as head officer Plans and Policy on the OPNAV staff for the Chief of Naval Personnel.

Captain Dziminowicz's personal awards include Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, and Navy Commendation Medal, and various other unit and service awards.

He is married to the former Wendy Stokoe of Yorkshire, England and they have two children Nicholas, and Samantha.

Serving as Commodore Dziminowicz's Chief Staff Officer is VP-40 prospective Executive Officer, Cmdr. David C. Cutter.

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...CPRW-10 bids farewell to Foglyano - By Lt. Sam Poteete - CPRW-10 reporter - Thursday, October 7, 2004..." WebSite: Northwest Navigator http://www.northwestnavigator.com/index.php/navigator/news/cprw_10_bids_farewell_to_foglyano/ [08DEC2005]

Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 10 (CPRW-10) said goodbye AT1 (AW/NAC) Dale Foglyano on Sept. 24, closing 20 years of faithful service.

Guest speaker for his retirement ceremony was Capt. Tim Tibbits, Commodore CPRW-10.

Foglyano was born Dec. 6, 1956 in Elyria, Ohio, graduating from Elyria High School in 1976. He joined the Navy and reported for basic training in December 1984 at Recruit Training Command San Diego, Calif.

After basic training, he reported to the Naval Training Center also in San Diego for Interior Communication Electricians "A" School.

In August 1985, he reported for duty aboard the carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN69), homeported in Norfolk, Va. His responsibilities included routine maintenance and troubleshooting the Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System and the Integrated Launch and Recovery Television System. While attached to Eisenhower, he completed a long overhaul period in Newport News Shipyard and one Mediterranean Sea Deployment.

Foglyano re-enlisted in December 1988 under the Selective Conversion of Rate Enlistment Program for transition to the Aviation Electronics Technician (AT) rating. He then reported to Millington, Tenn., for Basic Electricity and Electronics and Aviation Electronics Technician "A" school.

Next he returned to Naval Air Station Norfolk and reported to the Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Detachment. He served as a Radar Altimeter and Doppler Radar Technician. He also served as production supervisor for Work Center 610.

While he enjoyed his job, he yearned to try something more exciting. In February 1992, he applied and was accepted to the In-Flight Technician (IFT) training track. He attended Aircrew School in Pensacola and subsequent training with the Naval Aviation Maintenance Training Group (NAMTRAGRU) and Fleet Replacement Squadron 30 (VP-30) both in Jacksonville.

Upon completion of the P-3C Weapon System training and In-Flight Technican School, he reported to Patrol Squadron 46 (VP-46) based at Moffett Field, Calilf.

Foglyano joined VP-46 in July 1993 while they were deployed to Misawa, Japan. He and the squadron returned from deployment to a new homeport of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash. he completed his IFT training and was position-qualified within 10 months of reporting to VP-46. He received his first Navy Achievement Medal for his involvement in the installation and personnel training on the improved aircraft computer system AN/ASQ 212 CP2044. He was also a Collateral Duty Inspector, qualified as an Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist and was advanced to AT1 during this tour.

He transferredred to NAMTRAGRU Whidbey Island in November 1996 for instructor duty, teaching the P-3C Weapon System Training Course. He received another Navy Achievement Medal for his work as senior instructor and course supervisor.

In October 1999, Foglyano reported again to VP-46 for a second P-3C tour. He quickly picked up where he left off and qualified as the IFT NATOPS instructor, Aircrew Coordination Training Facilitator and Avionics Quality Assurance Representative. During his last year onboard VP-46, he was the Training Department Leading Petty Officer. He received his fourth Navy Achievement Medal, two Navy Commendation Medals with Combat devices and an Air Medal with one strike award for his participation in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.

Foglyano completed his fifth and final deployment in June 2003 and reported to CPRW-10 where he has been Wing 10 Bear Trap Technician and Data Link Petty Officer since June 20, 2003. He received a fifth Navy Achievement Medal for his expertise and dedication to duty preparing and grooming mission aircraft in preparation for the Northern Pacific exercise 0401, accomplishing a 100 percent aircraft readiness rate across Wing 10.

Tibbits presented Foglyano his third Navy Commendation medal for his work as Tactics Department Special Projects Aviation Technician and Operations department Communications Technician.

Foglyano's other decorations include Navy Unit Commendation, Battle Excellency, Good Conduct, National Defense, Armed Forces Expeditionary, Southwest Asia Service, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service, Sea Service Deployment, Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service, Pistol Marksmanship and Global War on Terrorism Service.

Foglyano and his wife Joannie have two sons, Christopher, 26, and Adam, 23. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, hiking and sports cars. He also serves as a volunteer fire fighter for the city of La Conner.

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