HONOLULU – A veteran P-3 naval aviator, Adm. Harry Harris, the U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet commander, knows what it is like to fly the Orion on long missions. "After hours in a P-3, you are tired," he says. "You’ve got all of these vibrations." But after having completed an hours-long mission in late July in one of the P-8A Poseidons slated to replace the P-3 during 2014 Rim of the Pacific (Rimpac) exercises off the Hawaiian coast, Harris says he was still ...


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