The DET 1 is the first of 5 detachement of the VRC-30 squadron. It is attached to an aircraft carrier.

VRC-30 DET 1 (YEAR)  VRC-30 DET 1  VRC-30 DET 1    


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1996 USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) ( 3 ) (30) / (31)   LCDR W. S. Petrie; LT B. F. Valencia; LT C. L. Ulses; LT C. L. Jendryski, LT W. R. Mitts; LT F. J. Estrada
1998 USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) ( 7 ) (27) / (30)   LCDR Carsten "SNOOP"; LT Schaffler; LT Faucheux; LT Kinsella; LT Lippeneott; LT Mulloy; LT Goncalves
2002-03 USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) ( 6 ) (30) ENDURING FREEDOM LCDR Basden; LT Lord; LT Bachmore; LT Newton; LT Moursund; LTJG Pinski; LTJG Scovel  
2004 USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74) ( 4 ) 1621XX (33), 1621XX (36) WESTPAC LCDR Rod M. Hoyle; LT G. G. Jonic; LT M. Miller; LT M. G. Newton; LT R. J. Wacherman
2006 USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76) ( 5 ) 1621XX (NK-22), 1621XX (NK-XX) WESTPAC LCDR Mark Nicholson; LT B. Harrison; LT P. Kaheny; LT A. McGinly; LTJG D. Bogako; LTJG D. Cook; LTJG P. Douvier
2010 ( 2 )   RIMPAC  
2015 USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) ( 1+7 ) 162173 (23) / 162175 (33)   LCDR Trevor Hermann (23)
2016 USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN-71) ( 8 ) 1621XX (XX), 1621XX (XX) CSG-9 / PAC  


VRC-30 Detachment ONE Hustlers continued as the standard-bearer for COD logistics operations in 2002. Flying over 600 missions to support the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN Battle Group during COMPTUEX, NORPAC/JTFX, and WESTPAC, the Detachment accomplished a 98.8% sortie completion rate, logging over 950 flight hours. This benchmark performance is a result of their direct and aggressive change in the conduct of standard ops during the transit phase of deployment. Detachment ONE is the first west coast detachment to stand-up beach based detachments off of the carrier during the entire route of transit. For WESTPAC 2002/03, Detachment ONE based out off Hickam AFB (Hawaii), Atsugi NALF (Japan), Kadena AFB (Japan) and Paya Lebar (Singapore) prior to arrival in the Arabian Gulf. Including the logistics support provided during OEF and OSW, for the calendar year 2002 Detachment ONE is responsible for having transported 710,883 lbs. and 284,490 lbs. of cargo and mail respectively, 4,542 passengers and 1,435 distinguished visitors, and flying 276 arrested landings. ( 10 )

In 2015, 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 GUALLE (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 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 maintenance 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. ( 1 )

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Detachment ONE recently completed a very successful five month surge in 2009 deploying with Carrier AIRWING FOURTEEN on USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN 76) in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. This highly regarded detachment flew over 700 hours while safely transporting 2,348 passengers, 303 distinguished visitors, 286,705 pounds of high priority cargo and 53,785 pounds of mail to the RONALD REAGAN Strike Group. The detachment deployed again in 2010 in support of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise in which the detachment transported a remarkable 616 distinguished visitors, 627 passengers, and 87,850 pounds of high priority cargo and mail in only six weeks.

The Detachment ONE HUSTLERS had a history-making deployment both in terms of the broader deployment and the success with which they supported it in 2003. Detachment One flew over 1100 hours and carried over 998,000 pounds of cargo with a 99% sortie completion rate during a 10 month deployment. Despite operating in unfamiliar sites in seven different countries and maintenance support issues, Detachment One successfully supported the USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN strike group during Operations Southern Watch and Enduring Freedom. When recalled to the 5th Fleet Area Of Responsibility, Detachment ONE moved into tight quarters with 2 other detachments and helped to make reliable logistics for three carrier strike groups the daily norm. ( 2 )


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3 = USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) Cruise 1996 book page 418-423
4 = USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74) Cruise 2004 book page 430-433
5 = USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76) Cruise 2006 book page 544-547
6 = USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) Cruise book 2002-03
6 = USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) Cruise book 1998
7 = Air Power Yearbook 2015 / Air Power Review page 70/71
8 = Air Power Yearbook 2016 / Air Power Review page 69
9 = Air Power Yearbook 20176 / Staying the course page 51
10 = VRC-30 Calenar Year 2002 Command History / OPNAVINST 5750.12G

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