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Yaw takes helm at VP-30

By Lt. j.g. Glenn Greenleaf VP-30 Public Affairs

Officer Capt. Perry Yaw assumed command of VP-30 “Pro’s Nest” from Capt. Rich Fite in a July 17 ceremony at the squadron’s hangar on board NAS Jacksonville. “Today I pass the controls to Capt. Yaw,” said Fite. “It is my honor to be relieved by an officer of such high caliber.”

Yaw told the audience, “I am honored and profoundly humbled to have the privilege of working with and for all of you. VP-30 is the best squadron in naval aviation. The Pro’s Nest – our name says it all – will continue to build on the solid foundation set by Capt. Fite to operate a safe and highly capable squadron, ready to support warfighters.”

Fite spoke of how grateful he was to lead some of the great defenders of our nation. “The Pro’s Nest showed unmatched dedication to teaching thousands of naval aviation warriors who are now forward deployed around the globe.” Speaking directly to the squadron’s chief petty officers, Fite said, “The Chiefs’ Mess is the backbone of the Pro’s Nest – engaged, concerned and displaying fierce leadership.” He also thanked the spouses and squadron individual augmentees, saying, “They deserve our respect, admiration and applause.”