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VP-10 'Red Lancers' return to NAS Jax from deployment

The squadron was on a 6-month deployment around the Indo-Pacific
Credit: U.S. Navy Photo by Lt.j.g. Michael Pahissa
MATTHALA, Sri Lanka (Jun. 28, 2021) — Aircrew and maintainers, attached to the "Red Lancers" of Patrol Squadron 10, pose for a picture with Sri Lanka military personnel in front of a P-8A Poseidon before a flight in support of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Sri Lanka. In its 27th year, the CARAT series is comprised of multinational exercises, designed to enhance U.S. and partner navies’ abilities to operate together in response to traditional and non-traditional maritime security challenges in the Indo-Pacific region.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla — A Navy squadron is coming home to Naval Air Station Jacksonville after a 6-month deployment in the Indo-Pacific Region.

The Patrol Squadron (VP) 10 "Red Lancers" are back on U.S. soil. The squadron's deployment was in support of the Navy's 4th and 7th Fleets and saw the crew safely execute 516 sorties and fly more than 2,800 hours across 11 locations.

The squadron successfully executed 26 detachments from its Misawa, Japan hub, El Salvador and the Philippines, according to a news release from the Navy.

The Red Lancers also conducted anti-submarine missions, search and rescue efforts, humanitarian and disaster relief flights and counter-narcotics missions while assigned to Command Task Force Four Seven (CTF-47) and Command Task Force Seven Two (CTF-72), the release says.

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