Kaneohe, Hawaii (Jun. 3, 2004) – Sailors assigned to the “Golden Swordsmen” of Patrol Squadron Four Seven (VP-47), carefully place a flower lei on the nose of a P-3C Orion. This is the first aircraft of VP-47 returning home from a six-month deployment supporting operations in the 5th fleet Area of Responsibility. The P-3C Orion is a land based, long-range anti-submarine warfare patrol aircraft that provides effective undersea reconnaissance capabilities to naval joint commanders.
U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Kelton Washington (RELEASED)
Deploment Homecomming/Parol Squadron Forty Seven