The "Grey Knights" of Patrol Squadron (VP) 46 honed their warfighting capabilities during the Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) and Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) for Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1 off the coast of Southern California.
The "Grey Knights" of Patrol Squadron (VP) 46 find themselves busy preparing to reposition multiple P-3C Orions to four locations across the 5th, 6th, and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility (AOR) as another Inter-Deployment Readiness Cycle (IDRC) concludes, March 22.
Commander, Naval Air Forces Vice Adm. DeWolfe Miller and Commander, Naval Air Forces Atlantic Rear Adm. Roy Kelly were both on hand, June 7, to present Patrol Squadron (VP) 46 with their second Battle Effectiveness Award in as many years.
Cmdr. Michael Bishop relieved Cmdr. Derrick Eastman, becoming the 83rd commanding officer for the "Grey Knights" of Patrol Squadron (VP) 46, during a change of command ceremony on Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, June 14.