NAS Barbers Point VP-22 P-3 Orion

NAS Barbers Point VP-22 P-3 Orion poster art.

Patrol Squadron 22 (VP-22) was a long-lived Patrol Squadron of the U.S. Navy, nicknamed the Dragons from 1944-1950, and the Blue Geese” from 1951-1994. VP-22 was based at Naval Air Station Barbers Point, HI., flying the P-3c Orion and was disestablished in 1994. Naval Air Station Barbers PointOahu 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 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. 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. 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.

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