Navy surveillance jets from Whidbey Island assigned to patrol, protect Hawaii
HONOLULU (AP) — Two sub-hunting and surveillance Navy jet planes have reached Hawaii with a mission of protecting the isles. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported ( Thursday that the arrival of the P-8A Poseidon jets extends a Navy maritime presence that started on Oahu in the 1920s. The Navy states the planes brought three crews from Whidbey Island, Washington, for a continuous presence that will see Whidbey crews rotate through Hawaii for two to three months at a time. The planes are part of a patrol squadron called the "Skinny Dragons," which was based on Oahu for many years before leaving in March 2016.