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FLEET AIR RECONNAISSANCE SQUADRON 2

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VQ-2 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
OCT1962-OCT1962Cuban Missle Blockade
OCT1964-OCT1964First Carrier Detachment U.S.S. Forrestal CVA-59 (12 days)
APR1965-JUL1965First Carrier Assignment U.S.S. Saratoga CVA-60 (3.5 Months)
DEC1965-APR1966West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY1967-JUL1967West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY1967-AUG1967West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN1967-JUN1967P-2 DET. Athens )Israel Six Day War was from June 5-10 1967.)
SEP1970-OCT1970Jordanian Crisis
JUL1971-JUL1971First EP-3E - 31 July 1971
OCT1973-OCT1973Yom Kippur War
JAN1980-DEC19801980 VQ-2 deployed on an around the world for Operations with tw
AUG1980-OCT1980Circumnavigation
DEC1984-MAY1985Mediterranean-Lebanon
MAY1991-SEP1991Last A-3 Det (NS Souda Bay Crete)
FEB2002-MAY2002Kosovo
MAR2002-MAY2002Mediterranean
JAN2003-MAR2003Inciklik, Turkey
DEC2003-MAR2004Curacao SOUTHCOM
OCT2004-JAN2005Mediterranean
NOV2004-JAN2005Manama , Bahrain

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