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WELCOME ABOARD!

Congratulations on your orders to Patrol Squadron (VP) 8!
 
The Fighting Tigers of VP-8 are currently stationed in Jacksonville, FL. Upon your arrival to VP-8, report in appropriate dress uniform for the season, dress blues or dress whites, and a regulation haircut to:

Hangar 511
VP-8 Duty Office
(904) 542-2108 

Officers e-mail: VP8_JAXS_OFFICER_SPONSOR@navy.mil
Enlisted e-mail: VP8_JAXS_ENLISTED_SPONSOR@navy.mil

Note: Bring all records, orders, endorsements, travel-related receipts, new address, etc. After hours, please make sure you leave a good contact number (i.e., cell phone/relative/friend), in case we need to reach you prior to the next workday


FIGHTING TIGERS COMMAND PHILOSOPHY
 
Vision
Be the world’s preeminent Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft (MPRA) squadron.
 
Mission
1. Provide combat ready aircraft and aircrew on-station, on time, to carry out the tasking of our commanders.
2. Every Fighting Tiger is a leader – all are responsible for mentoring, developing, and training our Sailors.  


Guiding Principles


Integrity First – Honesty is a Precondition for Success 

  • Character, Moral Courage – Do the right thing when nobody is looking and have the courage to act in the face of adversity. 
  • Trust and Accountability – We must be able to trust our shipmates to know and do their job.  When we make mistakes, we admit and learn from them while seeking and speaking the truth. 

Leadership – Lead by Example 

  • Presence – Lead from the front and be a leader of consequence – put others’ interests before your own; define the day and don’t let it define you! 
  • Communicate – Communicate leadership plans and expectations down the chain and communicate problems and innovative solutions up the chain. 
  • Personal Responsibility – We are Fighting Tigers 24/7 – we must all make good choices, act responsibly, and take care of each other. 

Profession of Arms – Unrelenting Pursuit of Excellence 

  • People – Invest in the personal and professional success of every Fighting Tiger. Strive for work/life balance and sustain spiritual, mental, and physical resiliency.  
  • We are a Family – We value the opinions and contributions of all our shipmates up and down the flight line and are only as strong as those beside us. 
  • Be Brilliant at the Basics – Demand a high standard and be good at the small things; safe and professional execution are expected at all times. 
  • Aircraft – Execute by-the-book maintenance and inflight procedures.

 
T. J. Doran 
“We are the World-Famous Fighting Tigers”
 

 
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