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Circa 1999

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...VP-91 is officially scheduled to decommission on 13 March 99. A reception and reunion will follow in the local area. Details will be made available to known alumni. For those that wish to be informed please contact VP-91 at VP91@best.com.

UPDATE "...The Navy has deactivated two more combat squadrons, one carrier-based, the other land-based. Patrol Squadron 91 (VP-91), a reserve P-3C squadron, and Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 5 (VQ-5), one of the Navy's two carrier-based ES-3A squadrons, have been retired as the result of budget constraints. VP-91, known at various times as the Pink Panthers, Stingers, and Black Cats, was established at NAS Moffett Field, California, on 1 November 1970. For more than two decades the squadron operated, in succession, the P-3A, P-3B, P-3B (MOD), and P-3C Update III versions of the Orion maritime patrol aircraft. VP-91 annually provided many detachments to the Pacific Fleet and made deployments all over the Pacific and Indian Ocean areas, conducting such operations as tracking Soviet submarines and detecting drug-running ships. VP-91 was the only reserve P-3 squadron deployed in support of Operation Desert Storm in 1991, during which one of its crews participated in the destruction of Iraqi naval vessels..." Article appared in: "Sea Power - August 1999" [09AUG99]


Circa 1997

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: VP History ThumbnailCameraAviation Machinist Mate 1st Class John Lowe (April 1997) "...Aviation Machinist Mate 1st Class John Lowe was meritoriously advanced under the Navy Command Advancement Program (CAP). Lowe, a native of Kenton, Ohio, was also selected as Sailor of the Quarter, and is currently assigned to VP-91, NAS Moffett Field, California..." http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/allhands/ah0497/apr-pg48.html [21MAR2005]


Circa 1996

HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "Battle E Ribbon...1996 NOEL DAVIS TROPHY, BATTLE "E" WINNERS...CRPWL WINNER: VP-62 and CRPWP WINNER: VP-91...[A Secretary of the Navy recommendation in June of 1976 established this award to replace the Battle Efficiency Award (the letter "E") which had been worn sewn to the sleeve of the uniform. It is authorized to be worn by all crew members of ships and aviation squadrons winning the fleet-wide eighteen month competitive cycle which has exercises testing all phases of battle readiness. The Battle Efficiency Award, called the Navy Battle "E", in addition to the ribbon, consists of a cloth insignia and a battle pennant to be displayed by the ship or unit winning the award]" http://www.navy.mil/homepages/navresfor/navair/battlee.html [21MAR98]


Circa 1992

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: Naval Aviation News Magazine "...Change-Of-Command, Safe Flying, Etc. - Naval Aviation News - January-February 1992.." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1990s/1992/jf92.pdf [11NOV2004]

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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 May-June 1991 "...Naval Air Aids Kuwait Liberation - 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 March-April 1991 "...History - Naval Aviation News - March-April 1991..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1990s/1991/ma91.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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HistoryA BIT OF HISTORY: "...AIRCRAFT SQUADRONS PARTICIPATING IN DESERT SHIELD/STORM: VP-4 10 NOV - 10 MAR...VP-8 05 DEC - 10 MAR...VP-23 02 OCT - 10 NOV...VP-40 06 FEB - 10 MAR...VP-46 26 JAN - 10 MAR...VP-19 28 AUG - 02 FEB...VP-91 09 FEB - 23 FEB...VPU-1 25 JAN - 10 MAR...VPU-2 12 SEP - 10 MAR...VQ-1 08 AUG - 10 MAR...VQ-2 06 DEC - 10 MAR..." http://www.history.navy.mil/wars/dstorm/appenb.htm [26DEC97]


Circa 1990

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 "...History - Change-Of-Command - Page 8, 28 and 30 - Naval Aviation News - March-April 1990..." WebSite: http://www.history.navy.mil/nan/backissues/1990s/1990/ma90.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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