VRC-30 DET 3 CRUSADERS

   
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VRC-30 DEPLOYMENTS

 

YEAR DATE AIRCRAFT CARRIER C-2A BuNo
(Modex/Side Number)
OPERATION C-2A CREW
1995 11 Apr 1995 - 9 Oct 1995 USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72)  162149 (NH 21) CVW-2
WestPac
LT Bruce R McFadden, LT Wayne A Hollister, LT W P Donmelly, LT J P Horn, LT M M Stephan, LT M J Thurson
1997 1 Ap 1997 - 1 Oct 1997
Iraqi War
USS CONSTELLATION (CV-64)  162154 (NE 36) / (NE 37)

WestPac
Arabian Sea
CVW-2

LCDR Scott Redford, LT Sean Baron, LT Ross Budge, LT Chris Duffy, LT Scott Warner, LTJG Julie Dietrich
1999 18 Jun 1999 - 17 Dec 1999 USS CONSTELLATION (CV-64) 162167 (NE 32) / (NE 33) CVW-2 LCDR Wayne Holcomb, LT Chris Duffy, LT Russell Crow, LT Rod Malcolm. LT Julie Dietrich, LT John Marlar
2002 23 JUL2001 - 19 JAN 2002 USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) 162141 (NH-23) / 162165 (NH-30) CVW-11 LCDR Sue Keck, LT Rob W. Gamble "FIRESTONE" AOIC (30), LT David C "SARGE" Ellis, LT Russell Crow, LT John Fischer, LT Jon Marlar
2003 3 MAR 2003 - 5 NOV 2003  USS Nimitz (CVN-68) (35) / (21 - 22)

CVW-2

Iraqi Freedom

LCDR Erik Franzen, LT Bernard F Calamug, LT Gregory R Cooke, LT David C Ellis, LT Robert W Gamble, LT Joshua G Martin, LT Joseph B Shipp
2005 7 MAY 2005 - 8 NOV 2005 USS Nimitz (CVN-68) 162141 (23)   LCDR Michael Biemiller, LT Keith Heyen, LT Kendra Kaufman, LT Robert Wackerman, LTJG Danny Abad, LTJG Mark David 
2009  31 JUL 2009 - 26 MAR 2010  USS Nimitz (CVN-68) 1621XX (30) / 162152 (32)  CVW-11 LCDR David SARGE Ellis 
2010          
2011          
2012          
2013          
2014          
2015 22 AUG 2014 - 4 JUN 2015  USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) 162147 (21) CVW-11  
2016          
2017   USS Nimitz (CVN-68)       

 

Detachment THREE relentlessly excelled throughout their COMPTUEX, SUSTEX, and WESTPAC/OEF/MED deployment with Carrier Air Wing ELEVEN onboard USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) from APR-DEC 2013. The detachment served through two deployment extensions and flew over 1,023 hours. They safely transported an impressive 1,591 Distinguished Visitors, 4,425 passengers, 831,268 pounds of cargo, 75,405 pounds of mail, and 19 MEDEVACS. While deployed, Detachment THREE spent five months in the FIFTH Fleet AOR in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and conducted Red Sea Operations. Detachment THREE operated from Forward Logistics Sites in Hawaii, Japan, Singapore, Bahrain, and Italy and provided support from South Korea, Qatar, Oman, United Arab Emirates, and Greece. Detachment THREE will be stood up once again for deployment in 2017. 

 

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound BuNo 162147 with the USS CARL VISNON. Boerries Burkhardt Collection.