VX-1 Pioneers
NAS Patuxent "Pax" River, MD
Located in St. Mary's County Maryland, NAS Patuxent "Pax" River is the Navy's Test and Evaluation Base.  We had five aircraft types in
this squadron.  The land based P-3 Orion, carrier based S-3 Viking, SH-60 Seahawk, SH-3 Sea King, and the SH-2 Seasprite.  While at
this squadron I was lucky enough to be able to fly in all of these aircraft.

My main job was to test and evaluate new ASW equipment on board the P-3 Orion.  I was also assigned to the Tactics Department where I
was involved with the publishing, printing, and distribution of the Squadron Newsletter "Pioneers Progress".
1985-88 and 1992-96