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.

 


 
VRC-50 VRC-50 VRC-50 VRC-50 VRC-50
Date unknown Date unknown  Date unknown Date unknown ORIENT EXPRESS (1989-90)

 

 
VRC-50 DET C  VRC-50 VRC-50 VRC-50 DET CHARLIE VRC-50 C-2A (1971)
 100 C-2 TRAPS OP DESSERT STORM 1990-91 FAREAST LOGISTICS (1990-91) DESSERT EXPRESS (1991)  Keep on a Truckin
        (Dean Reynolds Collection)

 

 Thanks to Paul Newman, Bill Miller and Michael Porterfield for share images of their great VRC-50 Foo Dog Patches.

 

 no name  no name  'PO' CITY EXPRESS BARRIO BARETTO BOMBER SPIRIT OF SCUBIC CITY
 RG - 421 RG - 423 RG - 424 RG - 425 RG - 426
162147 C-2A(R)  162149 C-2A(R)  152797 C-2A 152789 C-2A 152795 C-2A

 

 

no name no name  USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65)    
RG-427 RG-404   RG-425    
152792 C-2A 155121  152789 C-2A    

 

 

YEAR AIRCRAFT CARRIER C-2A BuNo (Modex/Side Number) OPERATION REMARKS
1978-79 USS MIDWAY (CVB-41)  RG-423 WestPac LCDR Kane, LTJG Martin
1981 USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63) 34 WestPac  
1982-83 USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) 425 WestPac LCDR D. A. Bufis, LT R. Gracia, LTJP P. Younker
1984 USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63)  427 WestPac  
13 October 1984–24 May 1985 USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70)  152789 (425)    
1986 USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) 152789 (425)   LT Jim Bowman, LT P. E. Edmondson
1986-87 USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70)  426 WestPac LT J.G. O'Kelly, LT K.A. Simpson
1987 USS CONSTELLATION (CV-64)  426 WestPac LT Richard P. Giroux, LT Chad W. Hill
1988 USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70)  152795 (426) WestPac LT R.A. Armstron (OIC), LT D.E. Manley, LT G.A. Quist
1989 USS ENTERPRISE (CVN-65) (RG-420 ) / 162148 (RG-422) WestPac  
1989-90 USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) 422 NorPac and WestPac Cruise LT D. E. Busse, LT T. R. Coates
1990 USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70)      A C-2A Greyhound of VRC-50 Detachment 70 supported the ship as she deployed to the western Pacific and Indian Oceans on 1 February 1990, using NAS Cubi Point as a central base of operations. The detachment also helped U.S. and Filipino relief efforts in July and August when an earthquake struck the Baguio area of Luzon.
1991 USS MIDWAY (CVB-41)  NF-  Gulf  2 Oct 1990-17 Apr 1991 ( CVW-5)
1992        
1993        
1994        

 

NAS Atsugi NAS

North Island

NAS Cubi Point

Anderson Air Force Base

The following base were used by the VRC-50: NAF Atsugi, Japan: was probably the most visited det site for the Foo Dogs. Supporting the USS Midway and later the USS Constellation.

NAF Kadena, Okinawa: Yet another location for C-2A dets supporting carrier battle groups.

Carl Vinson deployed to the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans (13 October 1984–24 May 1985). Aircraft No. 425 (BuNo 152789), a Grumman C-2A Greyhound from Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 50, and an EA-3B of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) 1 Detachment Charlie, also later embarked with CVW-15. Logistics sailors leapfrogged ahead of the ship to Pearl Harbor, Hi., and then to Guam and the Philippines. Utilizing the latter as a base of operations, they also sent detachments to various Japanese facilities and to Diego Garcia.


 

Different C-2A Tails of the VRC-50. At the present time I don't know which one was used in Vietnam or in Kuwait. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks

 

CAPT Dave Gauthier
CDR Joe Keller
LCDR Wall Ables
LCDR O’WIGHT DICKEY
LCDR DOUG WEISS
LCDR DENNY JANKA
LCDR E. L. GOAR
LCDR DON SKIPPER
LCDR BILL PRINCE
LCDR BOB CRANOR
LT ED HAYES
LT JERRY UKENGER
LT KEVIN JACKSON