VRC-30 DET 4 PURE HORSEPOWER VRC-30 DET 4 PURE HORSEPOWER VRC-30 DET 4 PURE HORSEPOWER
 VRC-30 DET 4  STAND AND DELIVER VRC-30 DET 4 PURE HORSEPOWER PURE HORSEPOWER 
USS NIMITZ 1995 - 1996   STAND AND DELIVER    
         
 
RHINOS DETACHMENT PURE HORSEPOWER COD LIVE IT'S A BEACH   2018-2019 WORLD TOUR   
USS CARL VINSON 2005  2007 USS JOHN C STENNIS 2011-2012  USS JOHN C STENNIS   

 

 

YEAR DATE AIRCRAFT CARRIER C-2A BuNo
(Modex/Side Number)
OPERATION C-2A CREW

1995

27 NOV 1995 - 20 MAY 1996 USS NIMITZ (CVN-68) 162175 (NG-35) (NG 36) CVW-9
WESTPAC / IO / P-GULF
Inspired Alert
Southern Watch
LT J Alves, LT R Baron, LT C Grant, LT B Wysocki, LTJG R Budge
1997 1 SEP 1997 - 1 MAR 1998 USS NIMITZ (CVN-68)  (22) / (33)   LCDR Joseph F Demarco, LT Barry A Rutberg, LT J English, LT W Mitts, LT R Ross, LT C Ulses, LTJG F Estrada 
2002   USS JOHN C STENNIS (CVN-74)     FIRST C-2A landing on French Carrier Charles D. Gaule
2003 13  Jan 2003 - 19 SEP 2003 USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) (24) (33)   LCDR Ross S Budge OIC, LT Jason K Bartholomew, LT James W Bender, LT John D Capwell, LT Noah S Collins AOIC (33), LT Doug E Ramsey, LT Harry A Strother
2005
2005 USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70)  (NG 24) / 162165 (NG 30) 
NG 24 had the first full Providers Sun Tail 
CVW-9  OIC LCDR Mark "KIKO" Kekeisen, LT Joshua G. Martin (AOIC); LT Joshua G. Martin (AOIC) LT Jason K Bartholomew, LT Benjamin J Becker, LT Andrew M Meginlly, LT Tyson M Stephenson, LTJG Kevin M Carter
2007
16 JAN 2007 - 31 AUG 2007 USS JOHN C STENNIS (CVN-74)    162169 (27) / 162161 (35)    
2009 13 JAN 2009 - 10 JUL 2009  USS JOHN C STENNIS (CVN-74)  (26) (36) JTFEX
Foal Eagle Tandem Thrust
2003 Ulchi Focus Lens 
 

2011

25 JUL 2011 - 2 MAR 2012 USS JOHN C STENNIS (CVN-74) (32) / 162175 (33)

CSG-9
Enduring Freedom
New Dawn

Password 33 with extra logo 100Y NAVAL AVIATION
2016 15 JAN 2016 - 14 AUG 2016 USS JOHN C STENNIS (CVN-74)  with the GREEN logo (21) CVW-9
Key Resolve/Foal Eagle 2016 Malabar 2016 RIMPAC 2016
OIC Eric "PONSI" Ponsart 
2018 15 OCT 2018 - 17 May 2019 USS JOHN C STENNIS (CVN-74) 162152 (32) / 162178 (36) CSG-9
Homeport change Freedom’s Sentinel Inherent Resolve Intrepid Sentinel
LCDR Brett "BERT" Leaner (OIC), LT Lou "PUNUS" Henry (AOIC)

 

Grumman C2-A(R) Greyhound BuNo 162178 assigned to VRC 30 DET 4, deployed aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier John C. Stennis (CVN 64) taxis from the runway onboard Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti. US NAVY Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Joseph Rullo.

 

VRC-30 DET 4 Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound 162165

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound BuNo 162165 from the VRC-30 DET 4 "Pure Horsepower" at NAS North Island 2005. OIC during this deployment was LCDR Mark "KIKO" Kekeisen. Ted Carlson Photo, Boerries Burkhardt Collection.

 

COMING UP THIS YEAR - 25th ANNIVERSARY

 

Forward deployed in MCAS Iwakuni Japan, the “Providers” of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Three Zero, Detachment Five are the long-range critical logistics support element to the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group. Detachment Five’s mission includes the transport of high-priority cargo, mail, duty passengers, and Distinguished Visitors between the USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) and shore bases throughout the Western Pacific and Southeast Asia theaters.

 

VRC-30 DET 5 VRC-30 DET 5 VRC-30 DET 5 VRC-30 DET 5
    United Parts $ People Delivery Service FAR EAST COD   
    JAPAN ROUTE 98     
    Joseph Saldivar Collection NAF ATSUGI, JAPAN    

VRC-30 DET 5    
STILL DELIVERING
20 Years in the WESTPAC
 SAYONARA ATSUGI IWAKUNI  25TH ANNIVERSARY
VRC-30 DET 5 
 C-2A GREYHOUND COVID-19 
1994-2014  1994 - 2017  2017  2019  2021  
        USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76) 

 

 

 

 

YEAR DATE AIRCRAFT CARRIER C-2A BuNo
(Modex/Side Number)
OPERATION C-2A CREW
1994         LCDR James H Hubbard, LT Laslo, LT Light, LT Warren, LT Beckley, LT Mitchell, LTJG Taylor
1995 19 AUG 1995 - 18 NOV 1995 USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62) NF Southern Watch CDR Shaffer-Vanaria
1996 5 MAR 1996 - 24 MAR 1996 USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62) NF CHINA / TAIWAN  
1996 11 OCT 1996 - 11 APR 1997 USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63)   Southern Watch  
1998 23 JAN 1998 - 5 JUN 1998 USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62)   Southern Watch last CV-62 Tour
1999 2 MAR 1999 - 25 AUG 1999 USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63)  (431) Tandem Thrust Southern Watch LCDR A Alford (CO), LT M Kekeisen (XO), LT J Goldberger, LT D Inman, LT S Lippincott
2000 11 APR 2000 - 5 JUN 2000 USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63)   Cobra Gold 2000 TSTA I/II  
2000 26 SEP 2000 - 20 NOV 2000 USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63)   Foal Eagle ANNUALEX 12G  
2001 2 MAR 2001 - 11 JUN 2001 USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63)   TSTA III/FEP Tandem Thrust  
2001 21 SEP 2001 - 23 DEC 2001 USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63)   Enduring Freedom  
2002 15 APR 2002 - 5 JUN 2002  USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63)      
2002 25 OCT 2002 - 13 DEC 2002  USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63)   CVW-5
WESTPAC/GULF
Keen Sword '03 ANNUALEX 14G
 
2003 20 JAN 2003 - 6 MAY 2003 USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63)   Enduring Freedom Southern Watch Iraqi Freedom
2003 1 NOV 2003 - 12 DEC 2003 USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63)   ANNUALEX 15G  
2004 18 FEB 2004 - 24 MAY 2004 USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63)   WEST PAC
TSTA I/II Foal Eagle '04
 
2004 19 JUL 2004 - 7 SEP 2004  USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63) (27) CVW-5
WEST PAC
Summer Pulse 2004 TSTA III/FEP JASEX 2004
LT Jason Hammond (OIC), LT Arun Armmugaswamy, LT Christopher Brenner, LT Kirstopher Carter, LT Bobby Dempsey, LTJG Charles Daniel
2005 10 FEB 2005 - 28 MAR 2005 USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63)   WEST PAC
Foal Eagle 2005
 
2005 23 MAY 2005 - 20 AUG 2005 USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63)   Talisman Sabre '05 Orange Crush JASEX '05 LCDR Mark A. Nicholoson, LT Christopher R. Brenner, LT Samuel C. Bryant, LT Kristopher A. Carter, LT Charles J. Daniel, LTJG David R. Lupo, LTJG Jeremy K. Mundy
2005 24 OCT 2005 - 12 DEC 2005  USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63) (30) / (43) CVW-5
ANNUALEX 17G
LCDR Mark A. Nicholoson, LT Christopher R. Brenner, LT Samuel C. Bryant, LT Kristopher A. Carter, LT Charles J. Daniel, LTJG David R. Lupo, LTJG Jeremy K. Mundy
2006 8 JUN 2006 - 15 SEP 2006 USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63) 162148 (NF-31) / 162159 (NF-30)  JASEX 2006  Valiant Shield 2006  
2006 17 OCT 2006 - 10 DEC 2006 USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63) 162148 (NF-31)  ANNUALEX 18G  
2007 23 MAY 2007 - 21 SEP 2007 USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63) 162148 (NF-31)  Talisman Sabre 2007 Valiant Shield 2007 Malabar 07-2  
2007  21 OCT 2007 - 27 NOV 2007 USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63) 162148 (NF-31) / 162152 (NF-32) CVW-5
ANNUALEX 19G
 
2008 15 APR 2008 - 12 MAY 2008 USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63) 162148 (NF-31)     
2008 28 MAY 2008 - 2 SEP 2008  USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63) 162148 (NF-31) / (26) 

CVW-5
Homeport Change
RIMPAC 2008

LCDR Mark A. Nicholoson, LT Caleb Rorex, LT Charles Daniel, LT Robert J. Deneau, LT Georgy G. Jenic, LT Jeremy K. Mundy, LT David R. Lupo
2008   USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73)  162169 (NF-27)    
2009 10 JUN 2009 - 3 SEP 2009  USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73)    Talisman Sabre '09  
2009  6 OCT 2009 - 23 NOV 2009 USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) 162169 (NF-27) ANNUALEX '09 LCDR Chad White (OIC), LCDR Greg Jonic, LT William Callahan, LT Cody Dowd, LT James Hawke, LT Caleb Rorex
2010 14 JUN 2010 - 1 NOV 2010  USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) (20)  USWEX Invincible Spirit Valiant Shield 2010 LCDR Gregory Jonic (OIC), LT James Hawke, LT Adam Heil, LT Matthew Ostrye, LT Ronnie Stahl Jr.
2011 12 JUN 2011 - 25 AUG 2011 USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73)   Talisman Sabre '11 June 10, 2009 - September 3, 2009
2011 19 SEP 2012 - 22 NOV 2011  USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) (22)  / (30) ANNUALEX '11 LCDR Gregory Jonic (OIC), LCDR Adam Heil, LT William Callaham, LT Brett Cameron, LT James Hawke, LT Matthew Ostry, LT Ronnie Stahl  Jr.
2012 26 MAY 2012 - 26 JUL 2012 USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73)      
2012 20 AUG 2012 - 20 NOV 2012  USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73)  (32) Valiant Shield 2012 ANNUALEX 24G/Keen Sword LT Matt "SPLISH" Ostrye, AWF2 Tyson Hockstaff
2013 26 JUN 2013 - 23 AUG 2013 USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73)   Talisman Sabre 2013  
2013 13 SEP 2013 - 5 DEC 2013  USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) 162175 (33) (27) (32)  Damayan ANNUALEX 25G  LCDR Kristopher Carter (OIC), LCDR William Chard, LT William Caldwell, LT Brett Camerson, LT Gordon "CHARLIE BROWN" Mohl, LT Glen Premo
2014 24 MAY 2014 - 8 AUG 2014 USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73)   Malabar 2014  
2014  2 SEP 2014 - 25 NOV 2014 USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73)  (27) (35) Valiant Shield 2014 ANNUALEX 26G/Keen Sword 2015 LCDR Kristopher Carter (OIC), LT Joseph Reardon, LCDR Christopher Leffakis, LT Glen Premo, LT Gordon "CHARLIE BROWN" Mohl, LT Marty "PEACOCK" Sheehan (32), LT William Caldwell 
2015 15 OCT 2015 - 3 DEC 2015  USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76) 

162173 (24) / (32) / 162175 (NF-33) (35)

ANNUALEX 27G  LCDR Steve "SPARKY" Parente (35), LT Gordon "CHARLIE BROWN" Mohl, LT Marty "PEACOCK" Sheehan (32), LT Joel "STILTZ" Chase (24), LT Joe "WOODY" Reardon, LT Steve "DEET BAG" Combs
2016 4 JUN 2016 - 26 JUL 2016 USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76)      
2016 3 SEP 2016 - 21 NOV 2016  USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76)  (24) / (32) Valiant Shield 2016 Invincible Spirit ANNUALEX 28G/Keen Sword LCDR Steve "SPARKY" Parente, LT Gordon "CHARLIE BROWN" Mohl, LT Amanda "PUDDLES" Serfass, LT Joel "STILTZ" Chase
2017 16 MAY 2017 - 9 AUG 2017 USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76)   Talisman Sabre 2017  
2017 8 DEP 2017 - 4 DEC 2017  USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76) 162175 (33) ANNUALEX 29G LCDR Steve "SPARKY" Parente, LCDR Andrew Dumm, LT Amanda "PUDDLES" Serfass, LT Steve Combs, LT Mitch Stephens, LT Dan Sanchez
2018 29 MAY 2018 - 24 JUL 2018 USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76)   Malabar 2018  
2018  14 AUG 2018 - 5 DEC 2018 USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76) 162154 (30) 162165 (31)
162152 (32) returned
 Valiant Shield 2018 ANNUALEX 30G/Keen Sword LCDR Andrew Dumm (OIC), LT Dan Sanchez; LT Kevin "BENDER" Cordell; AWF1 Craig Dondey
2019 22 MAY 2019 - 24 AUG 2019 USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76)   Talisman Sabre 2019  
2019 14 SEP 2019 - 2 NOV 2019 USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76)      
2020 8 JUN 2020 - 14 NOV 2020 USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76)   Valiant Shield 2020 Keen Sword 21 LCDR Glen "SWEET PREEMS" Premo (OIC)
2021   USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76) 162154 (30)  Arabic Sea  LCDR Glen "SWEET PREEMS" Premo (OIC), LCDR Jim "BABY BIRD" Caldwell (AOIC)

 

 

 

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhoiund BuNo 162175 VRC-30 DET 5   Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhoiund BuNo 162175 VRC-30 DET 5   VRC-30 DET 5 - Password 33 - Never Forget
162175 C-2A(R) VRC-30 DET 5 Password 33   162175 C-2A(R) VRC-30 DET 5 Password 33   November 22, 2017
         

 

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Three Zero Detachment Five (VRC-30 Det 5) traces its ancestry back to Air Transport Squadron Five (VR-5), which was commissioned on 24 June 1943 at Naval Air Station (NAS) Sand Point, Seattle, Washington. This squadron flew Douglas R4D Skytrain, Douglas R5D Skymaster, Beechcraft SNB Expeditor, and Noorduyn JA-1 Norseman aircraft in regular air service from Seattle to Oakland, San Francisco, the Aleutian Islands, and Fairbanks and Point Barrow on the Alaskan mainland.

In 1950, a VR-5 detachment was established at NAS North Island in San Diego, California. VR-5 was decommissioned on 15 July 1957 and replaced by Fleet Tactical Support Squadron Twenty One (VR-21). VR-21 was headquartered at NAS Barbers Point, Hawaii, and detachments were established at North Island, NAS Alameda, California, and Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan. VR-21 operated the Navy’s first dedicated Carrier Onboard Delivery (COD) aircraft, the Grumman TBM-3R Avenger, and the newer Grumman C-1A Trader, in regular COD service to Pacific Fleet aircraft carriers. VR-21 also operated Convair C-131 Samaritan aircraft, among others, in support of west coast and Pacific Fleet shore transport missions.

On 1 October 1966, VR-21’s California and Japan detachments were reorganized as Fleet Tactical Support Squadron Thirty (VR-30) in Alameda and Fleet Tactical Support Squadron Fifty (VRC-50) in Atsugi. This reorganization coincided with the fleet introduction of a new COD aircraft, Grumman’s C-2A Greyhound. The Greyhound offered VR and VRC squadrons a drastically improved logistics capability over the C-1A Trader, enabling more than 8,500 pounds of cargo or up to 26 passengers to be carried to or from the ship at faster speeds, higher altitudes, and longer ranges than its predecessors. The ceremonial introduction of the Greyhound into fleet service took place on 4 October 1966 at Alameda, when bureau number 152786 was received by VR-30.

This aircraft and two others were promptly deployed aboard USS Enterprise (CVN-65) in November 1966 and transferred to VRC-50 at their detachment site in NAS Cubi Point, Subic Bay, Philippines. Due to the relatively small number of new C-2A aircraft (only 17 were originally built), the Greyhounds were primarily dedicated to forward-deployed operations in the Western Pacific (by VRC-50) and the Mediterranean (by Fleet Tactical Support Squadron Twenty Four, or VR-24). VR-30 continued to meet Pacific Fleet shore and COD transport requirements using the Samaritan and the Trader.

The next few years were extremely busy for the “Foo Dogs” of VRC-50, who saw two homeport changes and the addition of two new airframes between 1966 and 1972. After establishing a permanent detachment at Cubi Point in 1968, the squadron moved its headquarters from Japan to North Island in 1971. After establishing another permanent detachment site in Danang, Vietnam in December of 1971, the squadron changed its homeport again, this time moving headquarters to Cubi Point in July 1972.

The Foo Dogs received the North American CT-39E Sabreliner in July 1967 and the Lockheed C-130F Hercules in June 1969, and employed both in the role of Western Pacific shore logistics and executive transport, while continuing to fly Traders and Greyhounds in performance of the COD mission. Meanwhile, the “Providers” of VR-30 continued to support west coast fleet operations and carrier deployments to the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans. From 1968 to 1973, VR-30 COD detachments operated aboard various carriers in support of recovery operations for Apollo missions X, XI, XII, and XVI. Both VR-30 and VRC-50 supported aircraft carriers operating at Yankee Station during the Vietnam War, operating C-1A and C-2A aircraft from Danang and Cubi Point.

In 1971, VR-30 received the Saberliner, followed by its first McDonnell Douglas C-9B Skytrain II aircraft in May 1973, thereby greatly increasing the shore transport capabilities of the Providers. In 1976 VRC-50 was redesignated as Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Five Zero. On 1 October 1978, shortly after relocating from Alameda to its present-day home at NAS North Island, VR-30 was redesignated Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Three Zero (VRC-30).

In 1980, VRC-30 received its first UC-12 Huron and was designated the Fleet Replacement Squadron for the Navy’s UC-12 community. Another aircraft variant was welcomed into VRC-50 in the early 1980s, the Lockheed US-3B Viking, which was operated as a Foo Dog COD aircraft for more than a decade. VRC-30 welcomed the newly reprocured C-2A in 1985, and finally retired the venerable C-1A the following year, after 28 years of service. The Providers flew their last two Traders, bureau numbers 136786 and 146024, to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona, and inducted them into the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center for permanent preservation on 5 June 1986.

In 1992, following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo just north of Cubi Point and as part of the general withdrawal of United States Armed Forces from the Philippines, VRC-50 relocated to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. In the summer of 1994, VRC-50’s aircraft began to be transferred to other units in preparation for the disestablishment of the squadron. VRC-30 absorbed many former Foo Dog personnel and aircraft, and used three Greyhounds and approximately forty personnel to man and equip a brand new permanent detachment at Atsugi, Japan.

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Three Zero Detachment Five was officially established on 7 August 1994 under the charge of CDR Linda C. Shaffer-Vanaria; the detachment was placed under the operational control of Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) in support of the Independence Carrier Battle Group. Between 18 August and 18 September 1994, Detachment Five received C-2A aircraft bureau numbers 162141, 162147, and 162150 from VRC-50.

On 30 September 1994, VRC-50 was decommissioned at Guam. On 1 December 1994, LCDR James A. Hubbard relieved CDR Shaffer-Vanaria during a “change of charge” ceremony at Atsugi and became the first permanently assigned Detachment FIVE Officer in Charge. In 1998, USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) replaced USS Independence (CV-62) as the flagship of Task Force Seventy (CTF-70). VRC-30 Det 5 continued to support CTF-70 with COD service to USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63), including October 2001 deployment to the Northern Arabian Sea in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and January 2003 deployment to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In the summer of 2008, Detachment Five “cross-decked” with the rest of CVW-5 onto the new flagship of CTF-70, USS George Washington (CVN-73).

Today VRC-30 Detachment Five remains the world’s only permanently forward-deployed COD detachment. With their parent squadron headquartered in San Diego, the Providers of Detachment Five operate from their home station in Atsugi, Japan, whence they regularly deploy their two C-2A Greyhounds to shore bases throughout the Western Pacific, South Asian, Indian Ocean, and Middle Eastern theaters, providing incomparably reliable transport of high-priority cargo, U.S. Mail, duty passengers, and distinguished visitors to and from USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76) in support of the entirety of Battle Force Seventh Fleet.

VRC-30 DET 5 during operation IRAQI FREEDOM 2003. 

 

 

 

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In 2015, VRC-30 Detachment ONE successfully completed an unparalleled nine and a half month deployment that provided the USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70)/CVW-17/CSG-1 team with combat logistics support throughout the FIFTH and SEVENTH Fleets Area of Responsibilities and supported FS CHARLES DE GAULLE (R91) for three months of joint carrier operations across the North Arabian Gulf. Missions were planned and executed into and out of Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, UAE, Sri Lanka, India, the Maldives, Malaysia, Brunei, Australia, and Guam. Throughout 2015, Detachment ONE successfully moved 5,581 passengers, 754 DVs, 116,100 pounds of mail, and 858,030 pounds of cargo, while executing 22 life-saving medical evacuations. The "Hustlers" of Detachment ONE were awarded the 2015 CVW-17 Golden Wrench Award for Maintenance Excellence for achieving a 96 percent sortie completion rate while operating at a high operational tempo. In theater, Detachment ONE received well above average marks during their mid-cruise Material Condition Inspection (MCI) to include several accolades for maintenance personnel. Over the course of the deployment, the detachment executed an unprecedented swap of six pilots without interrupting or impeding operations. Detachment ONE closed the deployment with yet another successful MCI where each aircraft had a 50 percent reduction in maintenance discrepancies from the previous inspection, demonstrating Detachment ONE's commitment to maintaining professionalism. While returning to San Diego, Detachment ONE personnel operated forward logistics sites out of Royal Australian Air Force Base Pearce, Perth, Western Australia, and Hickam Air Force Base, Honolulu, Hawaii. (Source: COMACCLOGWING VRC-30 WebSite)

 
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YEAR DATE AIRCRAFT CARRIER C-2A BuNo
(Modex/Side Number)
OPERATION C-2A CREW
1995 21 AUG 1995 - 13 SEPT 1995 USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) NK HAWAII AERA  
1996 11 MAY 1996 - 14 NOV 1996 USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) (NK 30) / (NK 31) CVW-14
WESTPAC / IO / P-GULF

LCDR W. S. Petrie, LT B F Valencia, LT C L Jendryski, LT W R Mitts, LT F J Estrada (small VRC-30 DET 1 sticker on engine)

1997         LCDR Doug "SNOOP" Carsten, LT SCHAFFLER, LT FROHNE, LT FAUCHEAY, LT KINSELLA, LT MULLOY
1998 11 JUN 1998 - 11 DEC 1998 USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72)   (NK-27) / 162146 (NK-34) CVW-14 LCDR Doug "SNOOP" Carsten, LT K.E. Schaffler, LT P.I. Faucheux, LT K.S. Kinsella, LT S.C. Lippencott, LT M.D. Mulloy, LT L.P. Goncalves 
1999     162146 (NK-34)    
2000          
2001          
2002 20 JUL 2002 - 6 MAY 2003  USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) 162148 (NK 31) / 162165 (NK 30) WESTPAC  
2003          
2004  24 MAY 2004 - 1 NOV 2004 USS JOHN C STENNIS (CVN-74) 162149 (NK 33) / (NK 36) CVW-14 LCDR Roderick M. "HOTROD" Hoyle (OIC 33), LT Gregory G Jonic, LT Mike Miller, LT Michale G "NEWT" Newton, LT Robert J Wackerman
2006  4 JAN 2006 - 6 JUL 2006 USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76) 162140 (NK-34) / 162172 (NK-22)    
2011 2 FEB 2011- 9 SEP 2011 USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76) 162163 (NK 26) / (NK 39) CVW-14
"NK"
LCDR J Buckley
2014
2015
 22 AUG 2014 - 4 JUN 2015 USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) 23 / 162175 (33) CSG-1 / CVW-2 LCDR Trevor "PEE WE" Herman, LT Jonathan Mason, LT Logan Sullivan, LT Joseph Swindel, LTJG Victor Canuscio, LT Garvin "FLANDERS" Kurey, LT Ben "BEAN BAG" Ruth
2016          
2017          
2018     162140 (22) / 162173 (24)    
2020 27 APR 2020 -  MAR 2021 USS NIMITZ (CVN-68)  162152 (32) / 162147 (20)   LT Alex "PHROG" Vogel, LT Zachary Zatorski, LT Kelly "SEABASS" Fielder

 

The "Hustlers" of Detachment ONE were awarded the 2015 CVW-17 Golden Wrench Award for Maintenance Excellence for achieving a 96 percent sortie completion rate while operating at a high operational tempo.

VRC-30 DET 1

AWF 2nd Class Muirhead lubricates the tailhook of a Grumman C-2A Greyhound, assigned to the Hustlers of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron VRC-30 DET 1, in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). (U.S. Navy photo ID4338093 by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Michael Colemanberry)

 

 

 

VRC-30 DET 3 CRUSADERS

 
VRC-30 DET 3 VRC-30 DET 3 VRC-30 DET 3 VRC-30 DET 3  VRC-30 DET 3
      DAY/NIGHT TRASH HAULER
USS CONSTELLATION (CV-64)
July 2009 - January 2010
the MIKE WHISKEY World Tour  
         
   
 VRC-30 DET 3  VRC-30 DET 3     VRC-30 DEPLOYMENTS
2020  2021 (CVN-71)       

 

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) / 162149 (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) 162164(NH-20) / 162165(NH30) 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) 162164(20) / 162168 (36)

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) / 162176 (21)   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) 162168 (30) / 162152 (32) CVW-11 LCDR David SARGE Ellis, LT Joe JOSE Dominguez
2010          
2011 15 JUN 2011 -30 AUG 2011 USS NIMITZ (CVN-68)  162158 (34) / 162170 (35)  RIMPAC  
2012    USS NIMITZ (CVN-68)  162173 (34) with a sticker for senior chief Donny Miller RIMPAC LCDR K. HEINE Heyen OIC 
2013 APR 2013 - DEC 2013  USS NIMITZ (CVN-68)      
2014          
2015 22 AUG 2014 - 4 JUN 2015  USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) 162147 (21) CVW-11  
2016          
2017   USS Nimitz (CVN-68)       
2019 17 JAN 2020 - 09 JUL 2020 USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) 162177 (NH 23) / 162173 (NH 24) CVW-11  
2020  23 DEC 2020 -  USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)  162178 (NH 36) / 162141 (NH 37)  CVW-11 LCDR Joe "FACE PUNCH" Swindel (OIC), LT Bradley "MR FAB" Wilkin (37) 

 

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 forwarding Logistics Sites in Hawaii, Japan, Singapore, Bahrain, and Italy and provided support from South Korea, Qatar, Oman, United Arab Emirates, and Greece. 

 

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

 

 

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound BuNo 162173 of the VRC-30 DET 3 at NAS North Island on a rainy day. Boerries Burkhardt photo March 2020

 

VRC-30 DET 2 ROUGHNECKS

 

   
 VRC-30 DET 2 ROUGNECKS DET 2  South America Deployment 2015    
         

 

 

YEAR DATE AIRCRAFT CARRIER C-2A BuNo
(Modex/Side Number)
OPERATION C-2A CREW
1994 10 NOV 1994 - 5 MAY 1995  USS CONSTELLATION (CV-64)  (RW36) (RW20)  Beachcrest '95 Southern Watch LT Joseph R. Petersen, LT M. Whiteaker (36)
1996 11 APR 1996 - 9 OCT 1996 USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63) NH CVW-11
WESTPAC
 
1999 6 NOV 1998 - 6 MAY 1999 USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) 31 (162150) / 37 (162171) CVW-11 LCDR Brad W Margeson (OIC), LT K Dirnke, LT G F Glaze, LT D M Hubert LT M C Leslie, LT D W Reynolds, LT B W White 
2001 16 MAR 2001 - 14 SEP 2001 USS CONSTELLATION (CV-64)  162163 (25) / 162167 (34) Enduring Freedom
CVW-2
CDR David Bentley, LT Rico Harris, LT Stacey Justesen, LT Lauren Lanier, LT Magnus Leslie, LT David Reynolds, LT Leo Asman
2002 2 NOV 2002 - 2 JUN 2003

USS CONSTELLATION (CV-64)
last and final cuise

162162 (NE-22) / 162176 (NE-21) CVW-2 LCDR Jeffrey M. "CREATURE" Alves (OIC), LT Stacey E. Justesen (AOIC), LT Dedan Langston, LT Mitchel "MOOSE" Johnston, LT Lauren Lanier, LT Leo Asman, LTJG Thurman Antinora 
2004 15 OCT 2004 - 4 MAR 2005 USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72)  52   LCDR Jon C. "BUNKY" Marlar (OIC)
2006 27 FEB 2006 - 8 AUG 2006 USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72)  20    
2009   USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72)  162172 (22) CVW-2  
2010 7 SEP 2010 - 24 MAR 2011 USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72)  162166 (22) (31) CSG 9 LCDR William Kluttz, LT Jessica Caldwell, LCDR Brian "EL DIRT" Hirte, LT Andrew Hrynkiw, LT Danielle Schlegel
2011 7 DEC 2011 - 7 AUG 2012  USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72)  (37) / (42) CSG 9

LCDR Christopher "BONK" Brenner (OIC), LT Bryan Delong, LT Andrew Hrynkiw, LT Matthew Kohlmann, LT Karl Popejoy, LT Mark Tomlinson

2015 8 SEP 2015 - 17 DEC 2015  USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) 162140 (22) /  

CVW-2
CSG 9
UNITAS 2015
South America

 
2021 JUN 2021 -  USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) 162145 (25) /     

 

 

VRC-30 DET 2 Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound 162163

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound BuNo 162163 of the VRC-30 DET 2, which was assigned to the USS CONSTELLATION (CV-64) during its deployment in 2001.

 

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound BuNo 162162 from the VRC-30 DET 2 during landing on NAS North Island in November 2002. Boerries Burkhardt Collection.

 

Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound BuNo 162176 with the VRC-30 DET 2 on the final cruise of the USS CONSTELLATION (CV-64) 2002 to 2003

 

 

LCDR Jeffrey M. "CREATURE" Alves (OIC), LT Stacey E. Justesen (AOIC), LT Dedan Langston, LT Mitchel "MOOSE" Johnston, LT Lauren Lanier, LT Leo Asman, LTJG Thurman Antinora

  LT Ricco Harris, AM1(AW) David Sequira, AE1(AW) Dave Clark, AE1 Kathis Carmack, AD1(AW) Reynaldo Camarillo, AO1(AW/NAC) Edward Tamburro, AD1 John Summers, AM1 Pedro Law, AW1(AW) Phillip Stevens Jr., AK2 Frolian Revilla, AM2(AW/PJ) Bryant Johnson, AME2 Rory Driskell, PR2 Thiwa Thipkhosihkun, AE2 Edward Resse, AME2 Kevin Knaus, AM3 Chris Johnston, AM3 Johnatan Miller, Az3 Shanisha Dillard, AT3 Garrett Eachus, AE3 Shwan Dickens, AD1 Phili Le, AM3 Brock Feeheley, AT3 Ronnie Rose, AD3 Michael Wilson, AM3 Daniel Veshinski, ADAN Paul Spriggs, AKAN Danilo Landas, AMAN Akinyemi Laleye, AN Arnold Martinez, ADAN Samanta Brogger, AMAN Frank Sosa, AMAN Thomas Vandeklundert, ADAN Ivan Paulino, AN Christoper Robinson
     

 

VRC-30 DET with USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) 

LCDR Christopher "BONK" Brenner (OIC), LT Bryan Delong, LT Andrew Hrynkiw, LT Matthew Kohlmann, LT Karl Popejoy, LT Mark Tomlinson