Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) was commissioned on 1 July 1960 and is tasked with providing Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD) services to the U.S. Navy's Second, Fifth, and Sixth Fleets. VRC-40, homeported at NS Norfolk, operates the Grumman C-2A Greyhound and reports to Commander, Airborne Early Warning Wing, U.S. Atlantic Fleet.

Squadron Name Insignia Detachment Insignia Description Location    
VAW-110 (Firebirds) Firebirds     Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 110 (VAW-110)  Miramar, CA   decommissioned
VAW-120 (Greyhawks) Greyhawks     Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 120 (VAW-120)  Norfolk FRS active
VR-24 (Lifting Eagles) Lifting Eagles      Fleet Logistic Support Squadron (VR-24)  Sigonella, Italy   decommissioned
VR-30 Providers          NAS Alameda, CA West Coast Squadrons decommissioned
VRC-30 (Providers) Providers     Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) Naval Air Station North Island West Coast Squadrons active
VRC-30 DET 1 (Hustlers) Providers Hustlers Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) CVW-14 West Coast Squadrons active
VRC-30 DET 2 (Roughnecks) Providers Roughnecks Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) CVW-2 West Coast Squadrons active
VRC-30 DET 3 (Crusaders) Providers Crusaders Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) CVW-11 West Coast Squadrons active
VRC-30 DET 4 (Pure Horsepower) Providers Pure Horsepower Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) CVW-9 West Coast Squadrons active
VRC-30 DET 5 (We Deliver) Providers We Deliver Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30 (VRC-30) CVW-5 West Coast Squadrons active
VRC-40 (Rawhides) Rawhides     Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) NS Norfolk East Coast Squadrons active
VRC-40 DET 1 Rawhides     Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) CVW-3 East Coast Squadrons active
VRC-40 DET 2 (Det Deuce / Bushwackers) Rawhides Bushwackers   Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) CVW-1 East Coast Squadrons active
VRC-40 DET 3 Rawhides     Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) CVW-7 East Coast Squadrons active
VRC-40 DET 4 (BATTLEFISH) Rawhides Battelfish   Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) CVW-17 East Coast Squadrons active
VRC-40 DET 5 Rawhides     Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40) CVW-8 East Coast Squadrons active
VRC-40 DET ALPHA, BRAVO, CHARLIE       Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 40 (VRC-40)      
VRC-50 (Foo Dogs) Foo Dogs     Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Fifty (VRC-50)  Cubi Point   non active
VX-20 (Force Aircraft Test) Force     Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Zero (VX-20) Force Warfare Aircraft Test NAX Pax   active
COMACCLOGWING SAU (Reserve)          Norfolk    active

 

 VR-24 C-1A & C-2A COD   FLETACSUPPRON 24   VR-24 DESSERT EAGLES
        2000-2001

 

Deployment

YEAR DATE AIRCRAFT CARRIER C-2A BuNo
(Modex/Side Number)
OPERATION C-2A CREW
 1973  SEP 14, 1973-1974 USS FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT (CVA 42)    MED  
1982 JUN 1982 - DEC 22, 1982 USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62) (JM 31) / (JM 33) CVW-6  
1984-85  OCT 16, 1984 - FEB 19, 1985 USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62) (JM 24) / (JM 25)  CVW-6
MED/GULF/SINGAPORE
LT L R Calisch Jr.
GULF/SINGAPORE with VRC-50
1985 AUG 26, 1985 - APR 16, 1986 USS SARATOGA (CV-60) (JM 26) CVW-17 together with USS AMERICA, USS CORAL SEA - Libya attack and Archile Lauro Story
1987 JUN 5, 1987 - USS SARATOGA (CV-60)   CVW-17  
1991 AUG 7, 1990 - MAR 28, 1991 USS SARATOGA (CV-60) (JM 24) 1621X4 / (JM 27) Desert Storm
CVW-17
 
1992   USS SARATOGA (CV-60) 162169 (JM-23) CVW-17
MED/GULF
 
2011          

 

Grumman C-2A Greyhound

   
148148 C-2A VR-24 JM-20   152787 C-2A VR-24 JM-125    152791 C-2A VR-24 JM-22 
         
   
155123 C-2A VR-24 JM-123 (1973)   155123 C-2A VR-24 JM-123 (1974)   155124 C-2A VR-24 JM-24
         
   
162153 C-2A(R)    162153 C-2A(R)   162172 C-2A(R)

 

Grumman C-1A Trader

     
VR-24 COD   VR-24 COD    
         

 

North American Sabreliner CT-39

     
         
         

 

Sikorsky RH-53D

       
VR-24        
         

 

Lockheed C-130 Hercules - Naval Station Rota, Spain

 

       
149797 C-130 VR-24        
         

VRC-50 Patch VRC-50 Patch
    Mark W. Felhofer  Collection    
         
 
Yoshihisa Sawai Collection  One of the first patches One of the first patches  Russ Breckenridge Collection Russ Breckenridge Collection 

 

VRC-50 was a Fleet Logistics Squadron of the U.S. Navy. The squadron was established as Fleet Tactical Support Squadron 50 (VRC-50) on 1 October 1966, redesignated as Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Fifty (VRC-50) on 1 April 1976 and disestablished on 7 October 1994. 

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VRC-50 was a Fleet Logistics Squadron of the U.S. Navy. The squadron was established as Fleet Tactical Support Squadron 50 (VRC-50) on 1 October 1966, redesignated as Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Fifty (VRC-50) on 1 April 1976 and disestablished on 7 October 1994.