P-8A Preflight

210107-N-VH871-1080 NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy (Jan. 7, 2021) A P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft assigned to the "Grey Knights" of Patrol Squadron (VP) 46, sits on the flight line, Jan. 7, 2021. VP-46 is currently forward deployed to the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations and is assigned to Commander, Task Force 67, responsible for tactical control of deployed maritime patrol and reconnaissance squadrons throughout Europe and Africa. U.S. Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national security interests and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin Ingram/ Released)
210107-N-VH871-1080 NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy (Jan. 7, 2021) A P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft assigned to the "Grey Knights" of Patrol Squadron (VP) 46, sits on the flight line, Jan. 7, 2021. VP-46 is currently forward deployed to the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations and is assigned to Commander, Task Force 67, responsible for tactical control of deployed maritime patrol and reconnaissance squadrons throughout Europe and Africa. U.S. Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national security interests and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin Ingram/ Released)

210107-N-VH871-1080 NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy (Jan. 7, 2021) A P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft assigned to the “Grey Knights” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 46, sits on the flight line, Jan. 7, 2021. VP-46 is currently forward deployed to the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations and is assigned to Commander, Task Force 67, responsible for tactical control of deployed maritime patrol and reconnaissance squadrons throughout Europe and Africa. U.S. Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national security interests and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin Ingram/ Released)

210107-N-VH871-1038 SIGONELLA, Italy (Jan. 7, 2021) Naval Aircrewman (Operator) 2nd Class Anthony Verrecchio, assigned to the "Grey Knights" of Patrol Squadron (VP) 4, sets the depth for a sonobuoy aboard a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, Jan. 7, 2021. VP-46 is currently forward deployed to the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations and is assigned to Commander, Task Force 67, responsible for tactical control of deployed maritime patrol and reconnaissance squadrons throughout Europe and Africa. U.S. Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national security interests and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin Ingram/ Released)
210107-N-VH871-1038 SIGONELLA, Italy (Jan. 7, 2021) Naval Aircrewman (Operator) 2nd Class Anthony Verrecchio, assigned to the “Grey Knights” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 4, sets the depth for a sonobuoy aboard a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, Jan. 7, 2021. VP-46 is currently forward deployed to the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations and is assigned to Commander, Task Force 67, responsible for tactical control of deployed maritime patrol and reconnaissance squadrons throughout Europe and Africa. U.S. Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national security interests and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin Ingram/ Released)

210107-N-VH871-1048 SIGONELLA, Italy (Jan. 7, 2021) Lt Cmdr. Jordan Young, assigned to the "Grey Knights" of Patrol Squadron (VP) 4, loads a sonobuoy into its launcher aboard a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, Jan. 7, 2021. VP-46 is currently forward deployed to the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations and is assigned to Commander, Task Force 67, responsible for tactical control of deployed maritime patrol and reconnaissance squadrons throughout Europe and Africa. U.S. Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national security interests and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin Ingram/ Released)
210107-N-VH871-1048 SIGONELLA, Italy (Jan. 7, 2021) Lt Cmdr. Jordan Young, assigned to the “Grey Knights” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 4, loads a sonobuoy into its launcher aboard a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, Jan. 7, 2021. VP-46 is currently forward deployed to the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations and is assigned to Commander, Task Force 67, responsible for tactical control of deployed maritime patrol and reconnaissance squadrons throughout Europe and Africa. U.S. Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national security interests and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin Ingram/ Released)

210107-N-VH871-1064 SIGONELLA, Italy (Jan. 7, 2021) Naval Aircrewman (Operator) 2nd Class Anthony Verrecchio, assigned to the "Grey Knights" of Patrol Squadron (VP) 4, sets the depth for a sonobuoy aboard a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, Jan. 7, 2021. VP-46 is currently forward deployed to the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations and is assigned to Commander, Task Force 67, responsible for tactical control of deployed maritime patrol and reconnaissance squadrons throughout Europe and Africa. U.S. Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national security interests and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin Ingram/ Released)
210107-N-VH871-1064 SIGONELLA, Italy (Jan. 7, 2021) Naval Aircrewman (Operator) 2nd Class Anthony Verrecchio, assigned to the “Grey Knights” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 4, sets the depth for a sonobuoy aboard a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, Jan. 7, 2021. VP-46 is currently forward deployed to the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations and is assigned to Commander, Task Force 67, responsible for tactical control of deployed maritime patrol and reconnaissance squadrons throughout Europe and Africa. U.S. Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national security interests and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin Ingram/ Released)

210107-N-VH871-1080 NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy (Jan. 7, 2021) A P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft assigned to the "Grey Knights" of Patrol Squadron (VP) 46, sits on the flight line, Jan. 7, 2021. VP-46 is currently forward deployed to the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations and is assigned to Commander, Task Force 67, responsible for tactical control of deployed maritime patrol and reconnaissance squadrons throughout Europe and Africa. U.S. Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national security interests and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin Ingram/ Released)
210107-N-VH871-1080 NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy (Jan. 7, 2021) A P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft assigned to the “Grey Knights” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 46, sits on the flight line, Jan. 7, 2021. VP-46 is currently forward deployed to the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations and is assigned to Commander, Task Force 67, responsible for tactical control of deployed maritime patrol and reconnaissance squadrons throughout Europe and Africa. U.S. Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national security interests and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin Ingram/ Released)

210107-N-VH871-1102 NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy (Jan. 7, 2021) Lt. j.g. James Byers, right, assigned to the "Grey Knights" of Patrol Squadron (VP) 46, retracts the airstair of a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, Jan. 7, 2021. VP-46 is currently forward deployed to the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations and is assigned to Commander, Task Force 67, responsible for tactical control of deployed maritime patrol and reconnaissance squadrons throughout Europe and Africa. U.S. Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national security interests and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin Ingram/ Released)
210107-N-VH871-1102 NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy (Jan. 7, 2021) Lt. j.g. James Byers, right, assigned to the “Grey Knights” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 46, retracts the airstair of a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, Jan. 7, 2021. VP-46 is currently forward deployed to the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations and is assigned to Commander, Task Force 67, responsible for tactical control of deployed maritime patrol and reconnaissance squadrons throughout Europe and Africa. U.S. Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national security interests and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin Ingram/ Released)

210107-N-VH871-1133 NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy (Jan. 7, 2021) Aviation Structural Mechanic (Safety Equipment) Airman Apprentice Cody Evans, bottom, assigned to the "Grey Knights" of Patrol Squadron (VP) 46, verifies that the airstair of a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft is closed, Jan. 7, 2021. VP-46 is currently forward deployed to the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations and is assigned to Commander, Task Force 67, responsible for tactical control of deployed maritime patrol and reconnaissance squadrons throughout Europe and Africa. U.S. Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national security interests and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin Ingram/ Released)
210107-N-VH871-1133 NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy (Jan. 7, 2021) Aviation Structural Mechanic (Safety Equipment) Airman Apprentice Cody Evans, bottom, assigned to the “Grey Knights” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 46, verifies that the airstair of a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft is closed, Jan. 7, 2021. VP-46 is currently forward deployed to the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations and is assigned to Commander, Task Force 67, responsible for tactical control of deployed maritime patrol and reconnaissance squadrons throughout Europe and Africa. U.S. Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national security interests and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin Ingram/ Released)

210107-N-VH871-1242 NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy (Jan. 7, 2021) Aviation Structural Mechanic (Safety Equipment) 3rd Class Julian Marriagabossio, left, and Aviation Electrician’s Mate 2nd Class Michelle Dao, assigned to the "Grey Knights" of Patrol Squadron (VP) 46, send off the crew of a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, Jan. 7, 2021. VP-46 is currently forward deployed to the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations and is assigned to Commander, Task Force 67, responsible for tactical control of deployed maritime patrol and reconnaissance squadrons throughout Europe and Africa. U.S. Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national security interests and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin Ingram/ Released)
210107-N-VH871-1242 NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy (Jan. 7, 2021) Aviation Structural Mechanic (Safety Equipment) 3rd Class Julian Marriagabossio, left, and Aviation Electrician’s Mate 2nd Class Michelle Dao, assigned to the “Grey Knights” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 46, send off the crew of a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, Jan. 7, 2021. VP-46 is currently forward deployed to the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations and is assigned to Commander, Task Force 67, responsible for tactical control of deployed maritime patrol and reconnaissance squadrons throughout Europe and Africa. U.S. Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national security interests and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin Ingram/ Released)

210107-N-VH871-1225 NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy (Jan. 7, 2021) A P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft assigned to the "Grey Knights" of Patrol Squadron (VP) 46, starts its engines, Jan. 7, 2021. VP-46 is currently forward deployed to the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations and is assigned to Commander, Task Force 67, responsible for tactical control of deployed maritime patrol and reconnaissance squadrons throughout Europe and Africa. U.S. Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national security interests and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin Ingram/ Released)
210107-N-VH871-1225 NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy (Jan. 7, 2021) A P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft assigned to the “Grey Knights” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 46, starts its engines, Jan. 7, 2021. VP-46 is currently forward deployed to the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations and is assigned to Commander, Task Force 67, responsible for tactical control of deployed maritime patrol and reconnaissance squadrons throughout Europe and Africa. U.S. Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national security interests and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin Ingram/ Released)

210107-N-VH871-1220 NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy (Jan. 7, 2021) Aviation Structural Mechanic (Safety Equipment) 3rd Class Julian Marriagabossio, left, and Aviation Electrician’s Mate 2nd Class Michelle Dao, assigned to the "Grey Knights" of Patrol Squadron (VP) 46, assist a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft with engine starts, Jan. 7, 2021. VP-46 is currently forward deployed to the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations and is assigned to Commander, Task Force 67, responsible for tactical control of deployed maritime patrol and reconnaissance squadrons throughout Europe and Africa. U.S. Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national security interests and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin Ingram/ Released)
210107-N-VH871-1220 NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy (Jan. 7, 2021) Aviation Structural Mechanic (Safety Equipment) 3rd Class Julian Marriagabossio, left, and Aviation Electrician’s Mate 2nd Class Michelle Dao, assigned to the “Grey Knights” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 46, assist a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft with engine starts, Jan. 7, 2021. VP-46 is currently forward deployed to the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations and is assigned to Commander, Task Force 67, responsible for tactical control of deployed maritime patrol and reconnaissance squadrons throughout Europe and Africa. U.S. Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national security interests and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin Ingram/ Released)

210107-N-VH871-1207 NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy (Jan. 7, 2021) Aviation Structural Mechanic (Safety Equipment) 3rd Class Julian Marriagabossio, left, assigned to the "Grey Knights" of Patrol Squadron (VP) 46, signals to the pilots of a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, Jan. 7, 2021. VP-46 is currently forward deployed to the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations and is assigned to Commander, Task Force 67, responsible for tactical control of deployed maritime patrol and reconnaissance squadrons throughout Europe and Africa. U.S. Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national security interests and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin Ingram/ Released)
210107-N-VH871-1207 NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy (Jan. 7, 2021) Aviation Structural Mechanic (Safety Equipment) 3rd Class Julian Marriagabossio, left, assigned to the “Grey Knights” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 46, signals to the pilots of a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, Jan. 7, 2021. VP-46 is currently forward deployed to the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations and is assigned to Commander, Task Force 67, responsible for tactical control of deployed maritime patrol and reconnaissance squadrons throughout Europe and Africa. U.S. Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national security interests and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin Ingram/ Released)

210107-N-VH871-1200 NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy (Jan. 7, 2021) Pilots, assigned to the "Grey Knights" of Patrol Squadron (VP) 46, prepare a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft for takeoff, Jan. 7, 2021. VP-46 is currently forward deployed to the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations and is assigned to Commander, Task Force 67, responsible for tactical control of deployed maritime patrol and reconnaissance squadrons throughout Europe and Africa. U.S. Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national security interests and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin Ingram/ Released)
210107-N-VH871-1200 NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy (Jan. 7, 2021) Pilots, assigned to the “Grey Knights” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 46, prepare a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft for takeoff, Jan. 7, 2021. VP-46 is currently forward deployed to the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations and is assigned to Commander, Task Force 67, responsible for tactical control of deployed maritime patrol and reconnaissance squadrons throughout Europe and Africa. U.S. Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national security interests and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin Ingram/ Released)

210107-N-VH871-1171 NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy (Jan. 7, 2021) Aviation Structural Mechanic (Safety Equipment) 3rd Class Julian Marriagabossio, assigned to the "Grey Knights" of Patrol Squadron (VP) 46, signals to the pilots of a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, Jan. 7, 2021. VP-46 is currently forward deployed to the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations and is assigned to Commander, Task Force 67, responsible for tactical control of deployed maritime patrol and reconnaissance squadrons throughout Europe and Africa. U.S. Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national security interests and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin Ingram/ Released)
210107-N-VH871-1171 NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy (Jan. 7, 2021) Aviation Structural Mechanic (Safety Equipment) 3rd Class Julian Marriagabossio, assigned to the “Grey Knights” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 46, signals to the pilots of a P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, Jan. 7, 2021. VP-46 is currently forward deployed to the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations and is assigned to Commander, Task Force 67, responsible for tactical control of deployed maritime patrol and reconnaissance squadrons throughout Europe and Africa. U.S. Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national security interests and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin Ingram/ Released)

210107-N-VH871-1225 NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy (Jan. 7, 2021) Sailors assigned to the "Grey Knights" of Patrol Squadron (VP) 46, conduct a foreign object debris check, Jan. 7, 2021. VP-46 is currently forward deployed to the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations and is assigned to Commander, Task Force 67, responsible for tactical control of deployed maritime patrol and reconnaissance squadrons throughout Europe and Africa. U.S. Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national security interests and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin Ingram/ Released)
210107-N-VH871-1225 NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy (Jan. 7, 2021) Sailors assigned to the “Grey Knights” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 46, conduct a foreign object debris check, Jan. 7, 2021. VP-46 is currently forward deployed to the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations and is assigned to Commander, Task Force 67, responsible for tactical control of deployed maritime patrol and reconnaissance squadrons throughout Europe and Africa. U.S. Sixth Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts a full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national security interests and stability in Europe and Africa. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Austin Ingram/ Released)

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