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Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30 Detachment 5


Provide rapid daily air delivery service between ship and shore to maximize the warfighting readiness of deployed Carrier Strike Groups (CSG) and enable CSG commanders to bring maximum lethality to the enemies of the United States, wherever they may be.

About Us

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.

Today VRC-30 Detachment Five remains the world’s only permanently forward deployed COD detachment. With our parent squadron headquartered in San Diego, the Providers of Detachment Five operate from our home station in Japan, regularly deploying our 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.

The C-2A Greyhound we fly provides rapid airborne logistics capability to the carrier strike force across a full range of sea basing military operations. Powered by twin Allison T56-A-425 turboprop engines and Hamilton-Sundstrand constant speed propellers, the C-2A Greyhound can transport cargo between ship and shore in a matter of hours.

As a derivative of the E-2 Hawkeye, the C-2 has a common wing with the Hawkeye but has a widened fuselage and a rear loading ramp. A cargo cage system provides restraint for loads during ship launches and landings. Straight-in rear cargo loading and unloading allows for fast turnaround on the ground or carrier flight-deck.

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