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Circa 2014

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY:  Maritime Patrol Association Planeside Quarterly NewsletterVP-69 History "...CPRW-10 Hosts Annual Awards Ceremony - Earned the Battle "E"... Maritime Patrol Association Planeside Quarterly Newsletter - 2014: Issue 2..." WebSite: Maritime Patrol Association [01MAY2014]
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Circa 2013

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY:  Maritime Patrol Association Planeside Quarterly NewsletterVP-69 History "...VP-69 Hosts Whidbey Island Event... Maritime Patrol Association Planeside Quarterly Newsletter - 2013: Issue 1..." WebSite: Maritime Patrol Association [25JAN2013]
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Circa 2011

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...Command Changes for VP-69 - Thursday, February 24, 2011..." WebSite: NorthWest Navigator http://www.northwestnavigator.com/ [26FEB2011]

The Totems of Patrol Squadron (VP) 69, based at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, said farewell to their 30th commanding officer, Feb. 12 as Cmdr. Peter Morse assumed command from Cmdr. Hebert Frederick.

Rear Adm. Douglas J. Asbjornsen, former VP-69 skipper, and current reserve deputy commander for the Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command was the guest speaker for the tradition-filled change of command ceremony. In his civilian capacity, Asbjornsen has been a public school administrator for 21 years, serving as a principal at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

During Fredrick’s tour VP-69 successfully completed more than 400 sorties and 1,740 mishap-free flight hours with a 90.4 percent execution rate. Totem aircrews participated in a 3rd Fleet and a 7th Fleet anti-submarine warfare exercise and three Strike Group exercises. Their efforts totaled 1,990 man-days, 36 sorties and 223 flight hours of operational support to the Fleet.

"I am most proud of the dedication and commitment by Reserve aircrews in completing the training demands necessary to maintain combat readiness," said Frederick.

VP-69 provided worldwide support to unit and battle group training events, including USS Nimitz (CVN 68) SUSTEX, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) Integrated ASW Course (IAC) II, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) IAC II/COMPTUEX, RIMPAC and Valiant Shield exercises.

Frederick also shared his pride of the VP-69 maintenance department which, under his command, finished its transition from the Consolidated Maintenance Organization to a stand-alone squadron maintenance department. Frederick will next report to Naval War College in Newport, R.I.

Morse served with VP-1 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington and VT-31 in NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, before transitioning to the Reserves. He reported to VP-69 as a selected reservist in July 2001 and served with the totems for over nine years as aircraft division officer, quality assurance officer, maintenance officer, pilot natops/stan officer, operations officer, warfare officer.

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