C-2A(R) BuNo 162173 of the VRC-30 DET 2 on board a carrier in the year 1995. Paul Newman Collection

 

C-2A(R) BuNo 162173 of the VRC-30 DET 2 after their deployment back home. Touch and Go at El Centro in 1995. Boerries Burkhardt Collection

 

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. When the photo of Grumman C-2A(R) Greyhound BuNo 162173 was taken, they were still based at NAS Atsugi and operating for the USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63). LCDR Margeson "MARGE" was flying the PASSWORD 431. Please note the US Postal Service sticker on the right side of the door.

 

C-2A(R) BuNo 162173 of the VRC-30 DET 5 from Atsugi Japan on the USS Kitty Hawk at June 2, 2008. Rodger Kelly Photo.

 

C-2A(R) BuNo 162173 VRC-30 DET 5landing at Atsugi 2in 015. Copilot LCDR Joe "WOODY" Reardon. Leroy Simpson Photo.

 

C-2A(R) BuNo 162173 VRC-30 DET 5 inside the original Japan hangar at Atsugi 2015. Copilot LCDR Joe "WOODY" Reardon. Leroy Simpson Photo.