"XXOCT82---Kathryn P. (Kay) Hire (Commander, U.S. Naval Reserve) NASA Astronaut...After earning her Naval Flight Officer Wings in October 1982, Hire conducted worldwide airborne oceanographic research missions with Oceanographic Development Squadron Eight (VXN-8) based at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland. She worked as Oceanographic Project Coordinator, Mission Commander and Detachment Officer-in-Charge on board the specially configured P-3 aircraft..." http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/hire.html
BOOKs: Title: Lockheed's Constellation (Enthuisast Color Series) - [Pictures include Naval Research Lab, VXN-8, etc).
"VXN-8 Summary Page"