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Patrol Squdron Two Six – The Tridents

Patrol Squdron Two Six – The Tridents

In November 2009, Patrol Squadron 26 deployed from Naval Air Station Brunswick, Maine, for the last time before beginning its transition to Naval Air Station Jacksonville due to the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Act of 2005, which resulted in the closure of NAS Brunswick. The Tridents were the last squadron of Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing FIVE to leave Brunswick for Jacksonville and their new home with Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing ELEVEN. 

During its illustrious history, VP-26 has enjoyed success in a wide variety of areas. The Tridents have been recognized with six Battle Efficiency “E” Awards, four Capt. Arnold Jay Isbell Throphies, two Golden Wrench awards for maintenance excellence, two Navy Unit Commendations, 10 Mertorious Unit Commendations, one Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation, three Navy Expeditionary Medals, one AFEM, three JMUA and the Gold, Silver and Bronze Anchors for retention excellence. But the Tridents take the most pride in their six Chief of Naval Operations Safety Awards, the most recent of which was awarded for 1989. 

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