CPRW-10

Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance

Wing TEN


Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing TEN is located on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Oak Harbor, Washington. CPRW-10 is responsible for the training, maintenance and administrative support of its assigned VP and VQ squadrons. The Wing provides operational support and communication to its squadrons through a Tactical Support Center that contains the most advanced systems in the Pacific Fleet, providing mission planning, briefing and analysis tools for combat aircrews, and an extensive communications suite.

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Leadership


Click photo for biography:

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Kevin Long

Commodore

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Erin Osborne

Deputy Commodore

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Teresa Carroll-Gillis

Command Master Chief

History


Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing TEN

The history of Fleet Air Wing TEN begins in September 1939 when Patrol Squadron 101, with their Catalina Flying Boats, arrived at Cavite, Philippine Islands. It was the initial squadron of large seaplanes the United States Navy deployed to the Asiatic station. Patrol Wing TEN was officially established in December 1940 at Sangley Point, Republic of the Philippines. Just prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Patrol Wing TEN was engaged in reconnaissance flights between Luzon and Hainan Island to investigate reports of the massing of the Japanese Fleet in that area. Location of the enemy at sea became, and remained, one of Patrol Wing TEN's primary functions. From the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor, through the hazardous days when the Japanese were still on the offensive, it was Patrol Wing TEN's Catalina reconnaissance that made possible the effective disposition of what forces the United States Navy could muster in the Southwest Pacific. Even though the Japanese planes were faster and more numerous, the Wing's Catalinas kept right on with their mission - "Location of the Enemy at Sea."

Later during the war, the Patrol Wing TEN staff coordinated and directed the famous "BLACK CAT" operations throughout the Pacific Theater. These were attack missions flown against Japanese shipping by Catalina seaplanes painted completely black. These night attacks became legendary throughout the Pacific, resulting in numerous sinking's of Japanese transports while inspiring forces throughout the Pacific.

On 1 November 1942, Patrol Wing TEN was officially renamed Fleet Air Wing TEN. Assigned missions included shipping surveillance, ASW, photographic reconnaissance, convoy patrol, bombing, and strafing. The Catalinas continued to make a name for themselves as rescue aircraft - during an eight month period in 1943 they rescued 161 downed airmen and evacuated 415 wounded personnel in the Solomons.

On 11 August 1945, Fleet Air Wing TEN received orders to avoid enemy fire in the conduct of reconnaissance searches and all armed strike operations were canceled. On 15 August, World War II was over. Fleet Air Wing TEN, having compiled an exemplary war record of distinguished combat performance, remained in the Philippines until it was decommissioned on 7 June 1947.

With the introduction of Navy P-3 Orion squadrons, Fleet Air Wing TEN was reestablished on 29 June 1963 at NAS Moffett Field, California, to provide the command and control necessary to coordinate the new organization.

In 1965, the growing intensity of ASW and surveillance operations being conducted in the South China Sea in support of South Vietnam required that a Wing level staff be stationed in the Southwestern Pacific to plan and direct these critical missions. For the next seven years Fleet Air Wing TEN, and the newly established Wing EIGHT, alternately covered the Far East responsibility on a six-month rotational basis.

Fleet Air Wing TEN returned from its last deployment in February 1972. On 30 June 1973, Fleet Air Wing TEN was disestablished and responsibilities were assumed by Commander, Fleet Air Wings, U.S. Pacific Fleet.

Patrol Wing TEN was reestablished at Naval Air Station Moffett Field, California on 1 June 1981 to provide direct command and control over seven Moffett operational patrol squadrons. With the inception of Commander, ASW Forces Pacific (CTF 12) in May 1988, Patrol Wing TEN assumed duty as Commander, Task Group 12.1.

In August 1990 Patrol Wing TEN assets were part of the earliest forces deployed to the Persian Gulf during Operation DESERT SHIELD. Conducting surveillance operations in support of Maritime Exclusion Zone enforcement, followed by a transition to full wartime operations during Operation DESERT STORM, the missions flown were crucial to Allied success. The ability of VP crews to successfully detect, target, and vector attack aircraft for engagement resulted in the elimination of Iraqi Naval Forces.

After the liberation of Kuwait, and the collapse of the Soviet Union, nationwide military restructuring saw Patrol Wing TEN reduced from seven operational squadrons to two and moved to NAS Whidbey Island, Washington in December 1993.

The closure of Naval Air Station Agana, Guam in 1994 led to the assignment of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron ONE to Patrol Wing TEN, adding reconnaissance to Wing TEN's title. In July 1995 Patrol Squadron ONE relocated from NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii to join Patrol Wing TEN. Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing TEN was now providing support to forces around the world, including detachment sites in Diego Garcia, B.I.O.T.; Bahrain; Misawa, Japan; Kadena, Japan; and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

In support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM, the VP and VQ communities have consistently provided mission essential intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance support to ground troops as well as surface assets. Staff and maintenance professionals within CPRW-10 continue support of forward deployed units and the Global War on Terrorism from NAS Whidbey Island.

CPRW-10 has continued to transform. Active-Reserve Integration aligned Patrol Squadron SIXTY NINE under Wing TEN cognizance. The establishment of Fleet Support Unit Detachment TEN added a sea-duty component to the Wing responsible for the administration, training, and operational support of CNO Special Projects. In October 2005, Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron TWO (VQ-2) completed a homeport change from Rota, Spain to NAS Whidbey Island; bringing the total Wing TEN structure to five active and one reserve squadron.

2009 saw the disestablishment of Consolidated Maintenance and a return to organizational squadron based program. The EP-3E JCC Spiral III Integration was implemented providing three quick reaction capability systems. In 2010, CPRW-10 initiated the first-ever deployment of a CONUS patrol wing and scaled timed phase force airlift in conjunction with exercise Valiant Shield, Guam.

During 2015/2016, CPRW-10 stood-up six new Mobile Tactical Operations Centers (MTOC). The six MTOCs are designated MTOC-2, MTOC-4, MTOC-6, MTOC-8, MTOC-10, and MTOC- 12. This addition to the Wing is a part of the continued ongoing west coast transformation in support of the arrival of P-8A. These 26-man expeditionary units are paired with a deploying squadron from Whidbey Island. Both squadron and MTOC will train and deploy together.

On 1 October 2016, CPRW-10 assumed Operational Command and Control of THIRD Fleet Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Operations as Commander, Task Force 32.

The future of CPRW-10 and MPRA is bright. In 2016 and 2017, Wing TEN welcomed VP-4, VP-9, and VP-47 as they changed permanent duty stations from MCAS Kaneohe Bay, HI to NAS Whidbey Island, after their final P-3C deployments. VP-4 was the first west coast squadron to transition to the P-8A Poseidon, and deployed aboard the mighty Poseidon in April of 2018. These assets will provide a significant increase in maritime patrol and reconnaissance support to our nation's defense, and mark a new chapter in the storied history of Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing TEN.

Tactical Operation Centers


Click on TOCRON West to see the Mobile Tactical Operation Centers they support:

  • TOCRON West
  • Photo of TOCRON Patch
    Admin: (360) 257-2740
  • TOC Kaneohe Bay
  • Admin: (808) 257-0205

Detachments


  • Naval Support Detachment
  • Admin: (808) 257-0319

Guidance


Vision

Be the best Naval Aviation Wing in the United States Navy by executing our mission and taking care of our people.

Mission

To safely build and maintain a winning, fighting team of warriors capable of conducting prompt and sustained combat operations anytime, anywhere.

Guiding Principles

In executing our mission, CPRW-10 Sailors will plan, operate, and assess their activities in a manner that is thoughtful, consistant, firm, and patient.

Philosophy

Trust, up and down the chain of command is most important. To build this trust, we will:

  1. Lead by example in everything we do.
  2. Ensure our intent is clear by communicating effectively in our words and actions
  3. Invest in the mentorship and growth of our greatest weapon system, our Sailors.
  4. Execute tasking while embracing opportunity

Commander's Intent

We focus and align our efforts to:

  1. Find, track and engage enemy submarines, our number one priority.
  2. Find, track and engage enemy ships, our number two priority.
  3. Conduct Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance operations to improve our ability to find enemy combatants.
  4. Assist our joint and coalition allies, partners, and friends as called upon to execute tasking.
  5. Safely and professionally transition to the P-8 Poseidon and Triton.

Kevin D. Long
Captain, U.S. Navy

Safety Vision


As we train and prepare to deploy, our nation entrusts us with two things: its people and equipment. Until directed by our operational commanders, the absolute safety of our people and the safe operation of our equipment remains paramount. As a result, it is incumbent upon every member of CPRW-10 to create an environment that promotes three types of safety.

Individual Safety

The ability for every CPRW-10 member to operate in an area that is morally, ethically and physically safe. This enables them to meet their call of duty and reach their maximum potential. Negative impacts to individual safety include, but are not limited to sexual assault, equal opportunity violations, blue-on-blue assault and hazing.

Off-Duty Safety

Those areas off duty where Sailors have the opportunity to make decisions that affect their own, or other people's individual safety. Negative impacts to off duty safety include, but are not limited to domestic violence, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol and motorcycle safety.

Operational Safety

Proactively putting controls in place that mitigate the inherent danger of naval aviation. If one thinks of Operational Safety as the top of a three-legged stool:

The first leg is Training.....ensuring that people are experts at their jobs.

The second leg is Procedural Compliance.....ensuring that people don't just know what to do, but that they are encouraged to do the right thing and to not cut corners.

The third leg is Safety Programs.....ensuring that a Culture of Safety is consistently emphasized and encouraged through the effective use of Operational Risk Management.

Safety and Leadership

It is easier to maintain individual, off duty, and operational safety in a vacuum. It gets much harder when the intensity of operations creates stresses and pressures that entice us to cut corners, make mistakes, forget procedures or blow off steam in a manner that compromises safety. As a result leaders must be aware of how much operational pressure is being applied to their organization and ensure that home training efforts provide both a benign environment in which to develop a safe foundation and a pressurized environment where Sailors are conditioned to excel.

Kevin D. Long
Captain, U.S. Navy

New Arrivals


We eagerly anticipate your arrival. If you have comments, questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at the phone numbers listed on the Contact Us page. Thanks for joining our team, we look forward to meeting you!

Directions

Approximately 2 hours north of Seattle, Washington, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing TEN is located on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Ault field, just northwest of Oak Harbor.

To drive to Oak Harbor one can either take I-5 North then State Route 20 over Deception Pass Bridge or for a small fee, take the Mukilteo/Clinton Washington State Ferry that will take you to the south end of the island, and then drive from Clinton to Oak Harbor.

Pass & ID

The Pass & ID Office, located at Langley Gate on Ault Field, issues passes Monday through Friday, 0730 to 1630. Closed on Holidays.

To obtain a visitor’s pass, the driver must present a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and vehicle registration and a military ID. Without this ID, visitors will need a military escort.

If you have any questions feel free to contact Pass and ID directly at (360) 257-5620/3063.

Gate Hours

Ault Field Base

Charles Porter Gate located on Charles Porter Ave is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Langley Gate located on Langley Blvd is open from 0600 to 1800 Monday through Friday.

Oversized, recreational and commercial vehicles must use Charles Porter Ave. Commercial Vehicle Inspection Lane open from 0600 to 1600

Seaplane Base

The Seaplane Base is a seprate base located on the east side of Oak Harbor. The NEX, Commissary and many other amenities can be found on the Seaplane Base.

Torpedo Gate located on Torpedo Rd is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Maui Gate located on Maui Ave is open from 0600 to 2130 7 days a week.

Oversized, recreational and commercial vehicles must use Torpedo Rd. Commercial Vehicle Inspection Lane open from 0600 to 1600

Housing

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's government housing has been converted to Public Private Venture (PPV) and is optional. There are currently over 1,600 housing units. Maylor Point and Forbes Point Housing are the only housing areas located onboard the installation on the Seaplane Base. All other housing areas are located on government property with the majority located just outside the Seaplane Base. Whidbey Apartments and the farm houses are located just outside the main base. Wait times vary according to bedroom entitlement and availability of units within each zoned area. Call the Navy Family Housing Office at (360) 257-3331 for availability.

House-hunting leave: Submit a special request chit on arrival. Househunting leave is 9 days, not deducted from your leave balance, and can be taken at the beginning or end of your tour (not both).

Tactical Operation Centers

If you will be checking into TOCRON West or one of our Mobile Tactical Operation Centers please feel free to contact the TOCRON West Administation department for additional information at (360) 257-2736.

Contact Us


This is the official U.S. Navy website for Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing TEN

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CAPT Long was raised in Eustis Florida and graduated from Admiral Farragut Academy in 1989. In 1993, he graduated from Miami University receiving his commission through the Naval ROTC program. He was designated a Naval Flight Officer in September 1995 and reported to VS-41 for training in the S-3B Viking.

In December 1996, he reported to the “Fighting Red Griffins” of VS-38 completing two Pacific/Persian Gulf deployments onboard the USS CONSTELLATION (CV-64).

From 2000-2002, CAPT Long returned to VS-41 where he served as S-3B Weapon System Instructor, Personnel Officer, NFO NATOPS, and S-3B NFO Model Manager.

In July 2002, CAPT Long reported to Commander Sixth Fleet in Gaeta, Italy as the Assistant USW and Maritime Surveillance Officer.

In May 2004, CAPT Long reported to the “Vidars” of VS-22 deploying to the North Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea, and Arabian Gulf onboard USS HARRY S TRUMAN (CVN-75) and also on the USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) for the Partnership of the Americas cruise in 2006.

From October 2006 to November 2007, CAPT Long attended the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, earning a Masters degree in National Security and Strategic Studies.

In November 2007, he reported for his Joint tour with the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in Colorado Springs, CO. While serving with MDA as the Future Concepts, Integration and Fielding Branch Chief, he was selected for operational command and slated to the “Skinny Dragons” of VP-4.

Following selection for command in 2008, CAPT Long reported to VP-30 in November 2009 for transition and training in the P-3C Orion, as a direct entry Executive Officer. He served as the XO/CO of VP-4 from May 2010 to May 2012. During his XO/CO tour VP-4 deployed to 5th and 7th Fleets in support of Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and TOMADACHI and received the Jay Isbell Trophy for ASW excellence and the 2011 Battle “E”.

From June 2012 to July 2013 CAPT Long reported to COMNAVAIRPAC to serve as the Executive Assistant to CNAF.Following CNAF, CAPT Long was assigned to Navy Personnel Command (NPC) as the Maritime Commander and Aviation Captain detailer for PERS-43, Aviation Officer Assignments from July 2013 to December 2015.

In November 2016, CAPT Long reported to Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing TEN as Deputy Commodore and assumed command as the 41st Commodore of Wing TEN in June 2018.

Personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal, Joint Achievement, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various campaign and unit awards. He has accumulated over 2,500 flight hours and 605 carrier arrestments.

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Captain Erin Osborne graduated from the University of Notre Dame in May 1995 with a BS in Pre-Med Studies, Biology. Upon commissioning she began primary flight training at VT-27, NAS Corpus Christi, TX.

Her first operational assignment was to Patrol Squadron NINE (VP-9) stationed at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii in 1998. During this tour she completed deployments to Diego Garcia, BIOT and Kadena, Japan.

In 2001, CAPT Osborne reported to Patrol Squadron THIRTY (VP-30), Jacksonville, Florida as a Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) Instructor.

CAPT Osborne reported to USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Norfolk, Virginia in 2004. There she participated in the homeport change to San Diego, CA while serving as the V-2 Division Officer and completed a deployment to the Arabian Gulf.

In 2006 she reported to Special Projects Patrol Squadron Two (VPU-2), Kaneohe Bay, HI where she served as the Maintenance Officer and Operations Officer. She acted as Officer in Charge and Mission Commander on nine detachments to Iraq, Afghanistan and Djibouti in support of the Global War on Terror from 2006-2009.

In 2009 CAPT Osborne reported to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington DC as the Branch Chief for the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) - Defeat Branch, J65A and representative to Joint IED Defeat Organization (JIEDDO).

In 2011 CAPT Osborne reported to Patrol Squadron FIVE (VP-5) as the Executive Officer and became the Commanding Officer in 2012. As Commanding Officer of VP-5 CAPT Osborne deployed to Kadena, Japan. Upon return from deployment, VP-5 transitioned to the P-8A Poseidon.

Following her Command tour in 2013, CAPT Osborne reported as Executive Assistant to Commander, Naval Air Forces in San Diego, CA.

In 2016 CAPT Osborne graduated from National War College with a degree in National Security Strategy. Following graduation, CAPT Osborne reported to OPNAV N802 as the Strategic Communications and Alignment Branch Head. CAPT Osborne reported to CPRW-10, Whidbey Island, WA as Deputy Commodore in June 2018.

Her personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2), Strike/Flight Award (5), Navy Commendation Medal (4), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (3) and various other unit and service awards.

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A native of San Diego, CA, Master Chief Carroll-Gillis enlisted under the delayed entry program in July 1975 and completed basic training at Recruit Training Command Orlando, FL in November 1975. She has a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Columbia College and Master’s Degree in Business Administration from San Diego State University.

Master Chief Carroll-Gillis’s served at Naval Alcohol Rehabilitation Center in Jacksonville FL, Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational Training Group Pacific in San Diego, CA and Naval Station Rota Spain. Upon leaving Spain as an Aviation Storekeeper First Class she attended the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, before transferring to Organizational Effectiveness Center and Patrol Reconnaissance Wing Eleven (CPRW-11) at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, FL. She ended her service on active duty in March 1988 and entered employment with the Department of the Navy Federal Civil Service as a Budget Analyst and Budget Officer. Enlisting with the Navy Reserves in 1988, Master Chief Carroll-Gillis served with CPRW-11 Advance Based Mobile Maintenance Facility Alpha, Jacksonville, FL; Naval Aviation Logistic Command Southwest Asia, Bahrain for Operation Desert Storm, and USS JOHN F KENNEDY (CV-67) reserve unit. She promoted to Master Chief prior to transferring. She served as the Senior Enlisted Leader of Harbor Defense Command One One Zero (HDC110) deploying to Kuwait in 2003. She graduated from the Senior Enlisted Academy and Command Master Chief Course in 2004. She then transferred to Naval Coastal Warfare Squadron Three Three (NCWRON33) deploying again for a year to Kuwait in 2005-2006. She completed an IA as the Command Master Chief for Camp Lemonier, Djibouti, Africa from 2006-2007.

Upon her return to active duty in 2007, she was assigned as Command Master Chief for Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron Light Four Seven (HSL47) completing a deployment on the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN72). She served as the Command Master Chief of the Fleet Readiness Center Southwest and then for Deputy Commander U.S. Pacific Fleet in 2013. In September of 2016 she executed orders to Patrol Squadron Four, leading them through a home port change and transition from P-3 to P-8. She now serves as the Command Master Chief for Commander Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing TEN. She resides in Anacortes WA, with her spouse Kalynn.

Master Chief Carroll-Gillis capitalized on her prior sea service qualifying as a Damage Control Training Team member for the USS JOHN F KENNEDY (CV67), Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist and re-qualifying for Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist in the H60 and P-8 platforms. Her awards include the Meritorious Commendation Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal (four awards), Battle “E” (four awards) and various other service and unit awards.

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