March 4, 2013
Jeanette Townsend, left, pins the command at sea pin on her husband, Jon Townsend, after he assumed command of Patrol Squadron Six Two on Feb. 23 in Jacksonville, Fla.
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Patrol Squadron Six Two (VP-62) held a change of command ceremony onboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville (Fla.), Saturday, Feb. 23, and Cazenovia native Cmdr. Jon Townsend took command of the squadron. With the words, “I relieve you, sir,” Townsend relieved Cmdr. Jerry Dearie as commanding officer and became the 31st commanding officer of the Broadarrows of VP-62, one of two Reserve maritime patrol squadrons in the Navy.