Patrol Squadron (VP) 4 “The Skinny Dragons”


To employ the US Navy's premier airborne ASW platform to bring credible combat power, in support of our Nation's objectives, worldwide, on a moment's notice.

VP-4 Vision

One proud Skinny Dragon family built upon a bedrock of trust, accountability, dependability, and respect, relentlessly striving each day to be the preeminent and most lethal squadron in the U.S. Navy.

VP-4 Core Values


There is no stronger team than the Family. Each day, working with the brothers and sisters of our Skinny Dragon family, we will grow, learn, train, and prepare. Every Skinny Dragon has a voice and we will always be there to listen. We will treat each and every member of our family with dignity and respect at all times.



Every Skinny Dragon is a leader. Leadership requires sacrifice and dedication. We will hone our skills as leaders just as we do with our skills in the aircraft, on the flight line, and in the shops. We will lead our Sailors every day, never failing to recognize the gift we have been given to lead the greatest asset our Nation has to offer, those who have risen their right hand in defense of our great Nation.



Integrity requires the courage to do what’s right at all times and the insistence that those around you do the same. Integrity is shown and proven by our daily actions and is the greatest quality within one’s character.



At Patrol Squadron FOUR, we recognize that spouses, children, dependents, and even extended family members are important members of our Skinny Dragon family. As a command, we have established a number of resources to ensure that dependents are prepared for the rigors of deployment and Pacific Northwest living. From our trained Command Ombudsmen to spouses clubs and family activity days, we strive to ensure that that all Skinny Dragons receive the tools and support they need to succeed. Breathe Fire!
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