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.
|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)|
|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)|
Aug 25'-Nov 25'
|USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63)||426||WestPac
|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)|
NAS Atsugi NAS
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