First P-8A Poseidon Squadron returns from historic deployment July 16, 2014. The War Eagles', of VP-16, final aircraft touched down in Jacksonville, Fla., signifying the successful end to their historic deployment. Operating out of Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, the War Eagles supported Commander, Task Force 72, flying anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; maritime domain awareness; search and rescue; carrier strike group coordination; and theater security cooperation missions throughout the Western Pacific.
The P-8A flys in formation with the P-3C off the coast of Maryland.
P-8A in flight over the Pacific Northwest
P-8A test aircraft one turns toward NAS Patuxent River.
Test aircraft three launches a sonobuoy over the Atlantic Test Range.
P-8A Poseidon over the Cascade Mountains of Washington.
Artist rendition of P-8A Poseidon.