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October 07, 2011

USS Laboon, P-8A Conduct Tests At Sea

First Coordinated Tests With New Sub-Hunter Aircraft

On Sept. 15, the bridge watch team aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Laboon (DDG 58) watched as a P-8A Poseidon executed low level surveillance rigs at 500 feet with a speed of more than 300 knots. This was the first coordinated test evaluation and training conducted between a surface ship and the new anti-submarine warfare (ASW) platform on the East Coast.

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UK Fundraiser Promoted Using Contest

'Salute to Bomber Command Banquet' Coming Nov. 8

Britain's Natural History Museum will host "The Salute to Bomber Command Banquet" on November 8, and in a unique promotion, members of the public are being invited to nominate their local RAF heroes to be among ten honored with free tickets. The event celebrates the building of the Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park, and will serve as a fundraiser in support of its preservation.

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