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Naval Aircrewman (Avionics) 3rd Class Patrick Schwarz, assigned to the Golden Eagles of Patrol Squadron (VP) 9, checks sonobuoys on a P-3C Orion
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KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (March 6, 2015) Naval Aircrewman (Avionics) 3rd Class Patrick Schwarz, assigned to the Golden Eagles of Patrol Squadron (VP) 9, checks sonobuoys on a P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft during a torpedo exercise as part of the squadron's advanced readiness program. VP-9 was recently notified that they had earned the 2014 Commander Naval Air Forces, Pacific Battle "E" award, the Navy's top performance award presented to the commands that achieve the highest standards of performance readiness and efficiency. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Amber Porter/Released)

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