NAS North Island is home port to 3 aircraft carriers and has over 230 stationed aircraft. Among them were - at that time - C-2 Greyhounds operated by VRC-30, nicknamed "Providers". This unit was
disbanded later that year. Many thanks to VRC-30's Commanding Officer and his team for having us and even taking us on a flight with their Greyhounds!
We also had the privilege to receive a briefing on HSM-71's (also known as "Raptors") operations and their MH-60R Sea Hawks.
A big thank you to all involved to make this memorable trip happen (and to Patrick for pulling the strings)!