This “Patrol Squadron 1 (VP-1) NAS Barbers Point” Hawaii Heritage posterart is dedicated to all those who served with VP-1 while stationed at NAS Barbers Point.
VP-1 was the last fleet squadron to transition to the P-3 “ORION” with the first new aircraft arriving at NAS Whidbey Island on 1 July 1969 from NAS Moffett Field. Unlike many other squadrons that initially received the P-3A, VP-1 transitioned directly to the P-3B. After a few months of aircraft familiarization, the squadron deployed to MCAS Iwakuni. During that deployment, their home-port was changed to NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii. Naval Air Station Barbers Point, Oahu Hawaii also called John Rodgers Field (the original name of Honolulu International Airport) is a former United States Navy airfield closed in the 1990s. It was later reopened as Kalaeloa Airport in 1999. NAS Barbers Point was closed by Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) action in the 1990s, with the Navy aircraft, primarily P-3C “Orion“ maritime patrol aircraft assigned to squadrons of Patrol Wing Two, relocating to Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, now Marine Corps Base Hawaii, on the other side of the island. However, Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point, with its complement of HH-65 Dolphin helicopters and HC-130H Hercules aircraft, remained after the Navy’s departure. Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point is the only Coast Guard Air Station within the 14th United States Coast Guard District. The Lockheed P-3 Orion is a four-engine turboprop anti-submarine and maritime surveillance aircraft developed for the United States Navy and introduced in the 1960s. Lockheed based it on the L-188 Electra commercial airliner.
“NAS Barbers Point VP-1 P-3 Orion” vintage style military aviation poster art by – Squadron Posters!
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Quality piece of art. Very impressed; Hung it in a position of honor almost immediately.
I purchase a canvas poster of HC130J. It was packed really well and in great shape. The picture...read more is BEAUTIFUL! Thank you to everyone involved.read less
The Aviator’s map was the perfect gift for our son who recently enlisted in the Air Force. The canvas...read more is beautiful ( so nice that my son is reluctant to put any push pins into it!) The company offered excellent, personal customer service. I truly felt like I was dealing with a small business who cares about the customer! Thank you to Andy and the rest of the team.read less
Absolutely fantastic. Will buy more. Top quality and layout. I give it *****!
We ordered a beautiful Jet Black Super Wide Framed Canvas in celebration of my husband's assignment to the HC-130J. It...read more looks amazing in our living room and the world will definitely know we are an Air Force family. 😉 The canvas was well packaged and shipped quickly. We will definitely be return customers. Thank you Squadron Posters!read less
Just got the Picture today, great Quality and can’t wait to give it as a gift. Will be ordering more...read more in the future ??????read less
We've ordered two pictures from them now: a large C-17 canvas and the canvas Aviator's Map. Both pictures are beautiful....read more They arrived quickly and with no defects. Very happy with Squadron Posters and can't wait to get the rest of the pictures we have on our wish list.read less
Excellent product! Fast shipping. Looks awesome on my wall above the sofa. Cant wait to show it off to friends.
Michael D Holt
LOVE IT! My second order with Squadron Posters and both were great product and excellent service!