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Circa 1979

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation August 1979 "...History and Change-Of-Command - Page 23, 25 and 26 - Naval Aviation News - October 1979..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1979/oct79.pdf [10OCT2004]

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Circa 1977

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation August 1977 "...VP/VS/Change-Of-Command - Page 2 - Naval Aviation News - August 1977..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1977/aug77.pdf [08OCT2004]

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Circa 1978

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation October 1978 "...History - Change-Of-Command - Page 31 and 33 - Naval Aviation News - October 1978..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1978/oct78.pdf [09OCT2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation July 1978 "...History - Awards - Page 4, 5 and 31 - Naval Aviation News - July 1978..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1978/jul78.pdf [09OCT2004]

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Circa 1976

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY:  History ThumbnailCameraVP-49 History "...Here's a little something from a long past time, when VP-49 was on deployment to NAS Keflavik, Iceland, and beards were permitted (1976). In the top and bottom right pics they are wearing the "New style" enlisted uniforms, which didn't require ironing, and the pants didn't fade like denim did. Much easier to care for, and lasted longer. I suspect lobbyists had something to do with them going away. By the way, Helberg (directly above) did end up getting commissioned..." Contributed by ESCHE, PO6 Mark Retired readman51@aol.com [29JAN2006]


Circa 1975

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation August 1975 "...VP-49 - Page 27 - Naval Aviation News - August 1975..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1975/aug75.pdf [03OCT2004]

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Circa 1974

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-49 History "...CDR McDonald Taking 'Woodpeckers' Helm - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 32 - NO 38 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 05 DEC 1974..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [04JUL2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-49 History "...'Woodpeckers' Host German Flight Crew - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 32 - NO 24 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 29 AUG 1974..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [04JUL2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-49 History "...CNO Visits 'Woodpeckers' In Keflavik - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 32 - NO 04 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 11 APR 1974..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [04JUL2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-49 History "...'Woodpeckers' Migrate To 'Land of Fire and Ice' - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 31 - NO 44 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 24 JAN 1974..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [04JUL2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-49 History "...VP-49 Marks 90,000 Hours Of Safe Flying - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 31 - NO 43 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 24 JAN 1974..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [04JUL2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation July 1974 "...Twelve Years And 3,000 Flight Hours - Naval Aviation News - July 1974..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1974/jul74.pdf [01OCT2004]

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Circa 1973

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: History ThumbnailCameraVP-49 History "...'Dragons' To Keflavik - 'Woodpeckers' Return - JAX AIR NEWS - VOL 30 - NO 50 - NAS Jacksonville, FL - 15 MAR 1973..." WebSite: University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries http://ufdc.ufl.edu/ [03JUL2011]

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation October 1973 "...Squadron Insignia - Naval Aviation News - October 1973..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1973/oct73.pdf [29SEP2004]

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Circa 1971

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation August 1971 "...On Patrol - Page 34 - Naval Aviation News - August 1971..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1971/aug71.pdf [23SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation June 1971 "...On Patrol - Page 19 - Naval Aviation News - June 1971..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1971/jun71.pdf [23SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation January 1971 "...First P-3C Deployment - Page 5 - Naval Aviation News - January 1971..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1971/jan71.pdf [17SEP2004]

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Circa 1970

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation October 1970 "...On Patrol - Page 33 - Naval Aviation News - October 1970..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1970/oct70.pdf [17SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation June 1970 "...On Patrol - Page 28 - Naval Aviation News - June 1970..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1970/jun70.pdf [17SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: Naval Aviation April 1970 "...On Patrol - Page 24 - Naval Aviation News - April 1970..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1970s/1970/apr70.pdf [17SEP2004]

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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...Squadron Awards..." Contributed by Mahlon K. Miller mkwsmiller@cox.net [23APR2001]

  • Joint Meritorious Unit Award
    01 Oct 82 30 Sep 85
    15 Aug 90 12 Oct 90
    04 Dec 91 10 Jan 92

  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
    01 Jun 75 16 Jul 75
    10 Oct 76 20 Oct 76
    Jul 85 - Jan 86
    18 Mar 87 08 May 87
    01 Feb 90 31 Mar 91
    10 Jul 91 01 Dec 91

  • Navy "E" Ribbon (Battle "E")
    01 Jan 85 31 Dec 85
    01 Jan 90 31 Dec 90

  • Navy Unit Commendation
    14 Sep 70 25 Sep 70
    08 Feb 79 27 Jun 79
    15 May 80 15 Oct 80
    14 Jun 85 30 Nov 85

  • Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry)
    21 Nov 68 31 Dec 68

  • SECNAV Letter of Commendation
    07 Jun 93 06 Jul 93

  • Coast Guard SOS Ribbon
    01 Oct 87 31 Dec 87
    01 Apr 88 30 Jun 88
    01 Jan 89 31 Mar 89

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  • Meritorious Unit Commendation
    11 Jan 76 30 Jan 76
  • Navy Expeditionary Service Medal
    03 Nov 82 20 Apr 83

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  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
    11 Apr 84 31 Jul 84

    HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "07AUG70--The P-3C began deployed operations as VP-49 took over patrol responsibilities at Keflavik, Iceland. This ASW aircraft, which was described in an unveiling ceremony 14 months earlier as "two or three times as effective as anything we now have," features the latest antisubmarine warfare equipment including directional sonobuoys, a high capacity computer and related displays..." http://www.history.navy.mil/branches/avchr10.htm


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