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Fleet Logistic Squadrons

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The VR designator was first established in 1942 to designated "Transport" or "Air Transport" or Fleet Logistic Air" squadrons. From 1958 to 1976 it designated "Fleet Tactical Support Squadron" and from 1976 to the present it designates "Fleet Logistics Support Squadron". Today all Fleet Logistics Support squadrons are U.S. Navy Reserve squadrons

Fleet Logistics Support Squadrons operate Navy Unique Fleet Essential Airlift (NUFEA) aircraft on a worldwide basis to provide responsive, flexible, and rapidly deployable air logistics support required to sustain combat operations from the sea. During peacetime, squadrons provide air logistics support for all Navy commands as well as provide continuous quality training for mobilization readiness. Fleet Logistics Support squadrons have no counterpart in the Regular Navy. They represent 100% of the Navy's medium and heavy intra-theater airlift, and operate year-round, around the world providing the critical link between deployed seagoing units and air mobility command logistics hubs. VR-1 provides dedicated airlift support to the Office of the Secretary of the Navy, Chief of Naval Operations and Commandant of the Marine Corps.

 

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Fleet Logistic Support Squadrons

Fleet Tactical Support Squadrons
VR- Squadrons 
VR-1 1943 - 1978
1997 - today
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VR-2 19?? - 19?? l
VR-3 1941 - 1967 l
VR-4 19?? - 19?? l
VR-5 19?? - 19?? l
VR-6 1943 - 1963 l
VR-7 1943 - 1944
1946 - 1948
1953 - 1967
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VR-8 1943 - 1946 l
VR-8 1946 - 1967 l
VR-9 19?? - 19?? l
VR-10 1943 - 1946 l
VR-11 1943 - 1943 l
VR-12 19?? - 19?? l
VR-13 1944 - 1946 l
VR-21 1948 - 1977 l
VR-22 1948 - 1967
1984 - 1993
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VR-23 1948 - 19?? l
VR-24 1948 - 1993 l
VR-30 1966 - 1978 later VRC-30
VR-31 1946 - 1948 later VRF-31
VR-32 1946 - 1948 later VRF-32l
VR-44 19?? - 19?? l
VR-46 1981 - 2012 l
VR-48 1980 - 20?? l
VR-50 1970 - 1972 l
VR-51 1970 - 1994
1997 - today
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VR-52 1970 - 2012 l
VR-53 1972 - 1982
1993 - today
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VR-54 1972 - 1981
1991 - today
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VR-55 1976 - today l
VR-56 1976 - today l
VR-57 1977 - today l
VR-58 1977 - today l
VR-59 1982 - today l
VR-60 1982 - 1995 l
VR-61 1982 - today l
VR-62 1985 - today l
VR-64 2004 - today l
VRC- Squadrons 
VRC-30 1978 - today l
VRC-40 1960 - today l
VRC-50 1966 - 1994 l

The VRC designation was established in 1960 to designate "Fleet Tactical Support Squadron". In 1976 the designation was changed to "Fleet Logistics Support Squadron."

There are two Fleet Logistic Support squadrons equipped with the C-2A Greyhound Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD) aircraft one on each coast. VRC-30 is based at NAS North Island, VRC-40 is based at NAS Norfolk. These squadrons send two-plane detachments with each deploying Carrier Air Wing. The C-2A Greyhound, more commonly referred to as a "COD" (short for Carrier onboard delivery), is used to deliver high priority parts, supplies, people, and mail to/from the carrier and shore sites near the carrier operating area.

Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission
VRM- Squadrons 
VRM-30 2018 - today l
VRM-40 planed l
VRM-50 planed l

The development of the VRM designation and adoption of the CMV-22B demonstrates the Navy's intent to utilize the platform as a means of replacing the carrier-based C-2A Greyhound. This shift in direction has coincided with the formation of the Navy's first VRM squadron VRM-30. The medium-lift variant will operate as a carrier on-board delivery (COD) aircraft to meet the logistics support requirements of the Joint Force Maritime Component Commander (JFMCC) during time-critical scenarios. It will replace Northrop Grumman-built C-2A Greyhound cargo aircraft that has been in service with the US Navy since the 1960s. The CMV-22B will be used by the US Navy for transportation of special warfare teams, mail and cargo from shore to its aircraft carriers, as well as for shore or sea-based combat search-and-rescue (CSAR) missions"

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  Air Transport Squadrons Air Transport Squadrons  
 
VRJ- Squadrons 
VRJ-1 19?? - 1946 la
VRJ-2 19?? - 1946 la
VRJ-3 19?? - 1946 la
VRJ-4 19?? - 1946 la
VRU- Squadrons 
VRU-1 1946 - 1948 la
VRU-2 1946 - 1948 la
VRU-3 1946 - 1948 la
VRU-4 1946 - 1948 la
 
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  Air Ferry Squadrons    
 
VRF- Squadrons 
VRF-1 1944 - 1946 la
VRF-2 1944 - 1946 la
VRF-3 1943 - 19?? la
VRF-4 1944 - 19?? la
VRF-31 1948 - 1986 la
VRF-32 1948 - 1946 la
   
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last update 1. September 2019

written 24. April 2005

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