It had its beginnings on 20 April 1967 as Replacement Airborne Early Warning Squadron 110 (RVAW-110), which had been formed when VAW-11 was broken into six separate squadrons. In spite of its primary role in training, RVAW-110 acquired operational skills through deployments aboard the aircraft carriers USS Oriskany (CVA-34), USS Franklin D. Roosevelt (CVA-42), and USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) during the Vietnam War.

1960s

In July 1966, VAW-12 received the first E-2A Hawkeye, and was supplying detachments utilizing two different aircraft aboard ten Atlantic Fleet aircraft carriers in addition to training personnel for those detachments. With over 200 officers and 800 enlisted personnel, VAW -12 was reorganized as an Air Wing, and on 1 April 1967, Admiral T.E. Moore, Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, commissioned Carrier Airborne Early Warning Wing Twelve with six operating squadrons.

1970s

The squadron received the second generation E-2B Hawkeye aircraft in 1970, followed by the arrival of the E-2C on 31 May 1980. With the delivery of the first Advanced Radar Processing System (ARPS) aircraft in 1978, RVAW 120 trained Naval Flight Officers (NFOs), Flight Technicians and maintenance personnel in both the APS-120 and APS-125 radars. This continued until 1980 when all east coast VAW squadrons completed transition to the APS-125.

1980s

In May 1980, the 2F110 Operational Flight Trainer (OFT) was delivered and ready for use in early May 1981. The OFT is designed to simulate actual in-flight emergencies and train Replacement Pilots handle such emergencies prior to receiving E-2C training flights. The 15F8B Weapon System Trainer (WST) arrived in October 1984 and was accepted for training on 19 November 1984. This latest arrival provided staff and Replacement NFOs with the latest technology for the Grumman Hawkeye. A VAW-110 E-2C in 1989. In late 1987, VAW-110 began training personnel for the Grumman C-2 Greyhound carrier onboard delivery aircraft. Later it also trained crews for new variants of the E-2C Hawkeye.

1990s

After more than 27 years of service under two designations, VAW-110 was disestablished on 30 September 1994. Its duties were assumed by VAW-120.

 

   
NAVAL AIR TEST CENTER
FORCE WARFARE AIRCRAFT TEST
FORCE AIRCRAFT TEST
VX-20
FORCE AIRCRAFT TEST
VX-20
   

 

VX-20, Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Twenty, (AIRTEVRON TWO ZERO) is a United States Navy air test and evaluation squadron based at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland.

Naval Test Wing Atlantic (NTWL) is the most technically diverse Air Wing in Naval Aviation. Organizationally aligned under NAWCAD, and in turn Naval Air Systems Command, NTWL is composed of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Zero (VX-20), Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two One (HX-21), Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Three (VX-23), Unmanned Aerial Systems Test Directorate (UASTD) and U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS).

Squadron Name Insignia Detachment Insignia Description Location    
VAW-110 (Firebirds) Firebirds     Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 110 (VAW-110)  Miramar, CA    
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    
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    

 

 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
 
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 
         
   
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        
         

 

Subcategories

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.