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Circa 1999

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...P-3C (AIP) in Allied Force - Wings of Gold, Fall 1999 by Steiner, Ron, Potterfield, Gary..." WebSite: Wings Of Gold http://www.looksmartusa.com/p/articles/mi_qa3834/is_199910/ai_n8875930 [15OCT2005]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...VP-1 Son Takes Father Flying...Story by Dan Halvorson..." Contributed by T. Waterman waterman@telebyte.net [08FEB99]

VP-1 Son Takes Father Flying

Patrol Squadron One had a unique first for the squadron as flight engineer AD1 Tom Waterman III and his Father, ETCM(SS) Tom Waterman, flew a tactical flight together off the coast of Washington last week. ETCM(SS) Waterman is currently the Regional Command Masterchief for Commander Naval Base Seattle at Naval Sub Base Bangor, Washington. AD1 Waterman, a long time member of VP-1, enjoyed this special occasion to show his father what a day in the life of a flight engineer is all about.

The Watermans' Maritime Area Patrol flight off the coast of Washington had several objectives. First and most importantly, the crew conducted a routine surveillance flight of the shipping traffic off the coast. The crew also performed a bombing exercise giving the crew more exposure to delivering ordnance. In addition, the event also gave the crew in-flight photography practice. Master chief Waterman gained first hand appreciation for the dangers of his son's occupation while the crew photographed a large tanker in inclimate weather as the P-3C flew 300 feet above the ocean.

When asked "How do you feel to be one of the few people to ever take your Father flying?", AD1 Waterman responded, "It was a privilege" something I thought about when I first started flying "I was told before that it would probably never happen" but our Skipper made it happen." The Watermans received special permission from RADM Mike Holmes, Commander Patrol Wings Pacific Fleet, as usually only aircrewmen are allowed on tactical fights.

ETCM(SS) Waterman served in such billets as the Command Masterchief aboard SSBN's Nevada and Henry M. Jackson and is currently the Regional Command Masterchief for the Commander Naval Base Seattle. He will retire next year with 30 years of distinguished service. While located in the same geographical area the Navy father and son team have enjoyed being stationed close together for significant events such as AD1 Waterman's promotion to First Class this summer. His son, AD1 Tom W. Waterman III, has been hand picked to train the Navy's newest flight engineers at VP-30 the P-3 Fleet Replacement Squadron located in Jacksonville, FL this upcoming March...Contributed by T. Waterman waterman@telebyte.net [08FEB99]


Circa 1995

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News Magazine "...Awards, Change-Of-Command, Etc. - Naval Aviation News - September - October 1995.." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1990s/1995/so95.pdf [12NOV2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News Magazine "...Deployments, Change-Of-Command, Awards, Records, Etc. - Naval Aviation News - July - August 1995.." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1990s/1995/ja95.pdf [12NOV2004]

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Circa 1994

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News Magazine "...Change-Of-Command - Naval Aviation News - November - December 1994.." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1990s/1994/nd94.pdf [12NOV2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News Magazine "...Awards, Major Deployments, Etc. - Naval Aviation News - July - August 1994.." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1990s/1994/ja94.pdf [12NOV2004]

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Circa 1993

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News Magazine "...Change-Of-Command, Records, Etc. - Naval Aviation News - September - October 1993.." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1990s/1993/so93.pdf [12NOV2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News Magazine "...VP Deployments, Change-Of-Command, Etc. - Naval Aviation News - July - August 1993.." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1990s/1993/ja93.pdf [12NOV2004]

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Circa 1992

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VP-50 HistoryCameraYouTube Video "...VP-1 Screaming Eagles NAS Adak, Alaska Circa 1992...." Contributed by John Hawley orionnav2@gmail.com [06JAN2018]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VIDEOCameraYouTube Video "...VP-1 - Screaming Eagles - NAS Adak, Alaska - The VHS video was shot by Joe Gish and Erik Weingardt in 1992 - Some of the photos are from VP operations at NAS Adak, Alaska in the 1980s, including a few photos of VP-50 Blue Dragon P-3C aircraft at the end of the YouTube video...." Contributed by John Hawley orionnav2@gmail.com [05JAN2018]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VIDEOCameraYouTube Video "...VP-1 - The Screaming Eagles - NAS Adak, Alaska - P-3 Orion Tour (January-February 1992) - Starring: LTjg Erik Weingardt - Videographer: Joe Gish - Summary: Tour of Hangar and P-3C Orion..." Contributed by John Hawley orionnav2@gmail.com [04JAN2018]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VIDEOCameraYouTube Video "...VP-1 - The Screaming Eagles - 1992 - Patrol Squadron Flight Operations - NAS Adak, Alaska..." Contributed by John Hawley orionnav2@gmail.com [04JAN2018]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News Magazine "...Safe Flying, Change-Of-Command, and Rescues - Naval Aviation News - November-December 1992.." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1990s/1992/nd92.pdf [11NOV2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation News Magazine "...Squadron Deployments, Operations Desert Shield/Storm, Disestablishment, etc. - Naval Aviation News - July-August 1992.." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1990s/1992/ja92.pdf [11NOV2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...Rear Adm. Winns praises VP-1 Sailors - By Lynette Sobehart - Screaming Eagles' reporter..." http://www.naswi.navy.mil/crosswind/4-4-03/vp1.htm [08APR2003]

Rear Adm. Anthony L. Winns praises VP-1 Sailors
By Lynette Sobehart
Screaming Eagles' reporter

During a three-day visit to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington for the P-3 Fleet Commander's Conference, Rear Adm. Anthony L. Winns took time from his busy schedule to address the Sailors of VP-1 at quarters Friday, March 28.

He began by presenting Navy Achievement Medals to ADCS(AW) Gregory S. Cerge, AD2(AW) Eric C. Barger and AD3(AW) Nancy S. Sacalxotmenjivar for their efforts during their demanding Arabian Gulf deployment.

Winns then addressed the entire squadron, offering congratulations for the Screaming Eagles' previous deployment supporting Operations Enduring Freedom and Southern Watch. He also had high words for the squadron's continued efforts in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with three forward-deployed crews and maintenance personnel.

He also lauded VP-1 for achieving the Retention Excellence Award for 2002 as well as being off to a great start in FY-03. VP-1's statistics are well above the Navy-wide baseline of 56 percent with a 79 percent retention rate.

Winns called specific attention to the outstanding efforts of the Command Career Counselor, NC1 Matthew Cable, presenting him on the spot with a coveted COMPATRECONFORPAC coin.

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...11 SEP 92 - Hurrican Iniki, the strongest storm to hit the Hawaiian Islands in 90 years, devastated 75 to 80 percent of the island of Kauai. NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii and its tenant commands provided volunteers and assisted local resident. Belleau Wood sailed to Kauai with troops and relief supplies. Pacific Missile Test Facility, Barking Sands on Kauai was only slightly damaged and served as a hub of relief flight operations. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft flew in supplies and personnel. VP-1 and HSL-37 also participated in the relief efforts..." http://www.history.navy.mil/avh-1910/PART12.PDF [28MAY2003]


Circa 1991

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation November-December 1991 "...History - Change-Of-Command - Naval Aviation News - November-December 1991..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1990s/1991/nd91.pdf [25OCT2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation September-October 1991 "...Desert Shield/Storm - Naval Aviation News - September-October 1991..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1990s/1991/so91.pdf [24OCT2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation May-June 1991 "...History - Naval Aviation News - May-June 1991..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1990s/1991/mj91.pdf [24OCT2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...Naval Aviation Units Involved in the Persian Gulf War (16 January–27 February 1991)...This Squadron Mentioned...Naval Historical Center ADOBE Download File: http://www.history.navy.mil/avh-1910/APP29.PDF [27MAY2003]
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Circa 1990

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation November-December 1990 "...History - Change-Of-Command - Page 8, 9 and 32 - Naval Aviation News - November-December 1990..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1990s/1990/nd90.pdf [22OCT2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation May-June 1990 "...History and Change-Of-Command - Page 6, 29 and 31 - Naval Aviation News - May-June 1990..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1990s/1990/mj90.pdf [22OCT2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation March-April 1990 "...Modernization Under Way - Page 8 to 9 - Naval Aviation News - March-April 1990..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1990s/1990/ma90.pdf [22OCT2004]

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