The DET 5 is the last of 5 detachement of the VRC-30 squadron. It is based at NAF Atzugi in Japan but will move to MCAS Iwakuni in 2017. Their nick name is "WE DELIVER"

VRC-30 DET 5 VRC-30 DET 5 VRC-30 DET 5 VRC-30 DET 5 SAYONARA ATSUGI
FLELOGSUPPRON 30 DET 5 (1997) JAPAN SPRING PATCH DET 5 DET FIVE  1994-2017 VRC-30 DET 5

 

NOTE: Gray (b/w) patches are not in my collection and I'm looking for an original patch. If you have some extra, please contact me. This would be much appreciated. Thanks!

 

YEAR AIRCRAFT CARRIER C-2A BuNo (Modex/Side Number) OPERATION REMARKS
1994 USS     FIRST YEAR AS VRC-30 DET 5
1995 USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62)  162141 (430), 162150 (431), 162147 (432)    
1996 USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62) ( 3 ) (430)   LCDR Kennedy; LT Weidman; LCDR Hubbard; LT Light; LTJG Kekeisen; LTJG Taylor
1997   (NF-430)    
1998 USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62) ( 4 ) (NF-430)   LCDR Alford; LT Kekeisen; LT Goldberger; LT Inman; LT Pippincott  
1999 USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63) ( 5 ) (431)    
2000 USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63)      
2001 USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63)      
2002 USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63) (NF-430) WESTPAC  
2003 USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63) (NF-430) WESTPAC / IRAQI FREEDOM  
2004 USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63) ( 6 ) (NF-430) / (26) WESTPAC LCDR Hammond; LT Arumgaswarny; LT Brenner; LT Carter; LT Dempsey; LTJG Daniel
2005 USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63) ( 7 ) (30)   LCDR Nickolson; LT Brenner; LT Bryant; LT Carter; LT Daniel; LTJG Lupo; LTJG Mundy
2006 USS 162148 (31)    
2007 USS      
2008 USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63) ( 8 ) 162145 (25) / 162169 (27) ( (26)   LCDR Nickolson; LT Rorex; LT Daniel; LT Demeau; LT Jonie; LT Mundy; LT Lupo
2009 USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) ( 9 ) 162150 (20) / 162169 (27)   LCDR White; LCDR Jonic; LT Callahan; LT Dowd; LT Hawke; LT Rorex  
2010 USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) ( 13 )  162150 (20) / 162159 (22)   LCDR Jonic; LT Hawke; LT Heil; LT Ostrye; LT Stahl Jr.
2011 USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) ( 10 )  162150 (20) / 162159 (22) / 162156 (31) / 162166 (33)  TOMODACHI LCDR Jonic; LCDR Heil; LT Callahan; LT Cameron; LT Hawke; LT Ostrye; LT Stahl  
2012 USS  162152 (32)    
2013 USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) ( 11 )  162152 (32) / 162170 (35) / 162175 (33)   LCDR Carter "JUNK"; LCDR Chard; LT Caldwell; LT Cameron; LT Mohl; LT Premo  
2014 USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) ( 12 )  162169 (27) / 162170 (35)   LCDR Carter "JUNK"; LT Reardon; LT Leffakis; LT Premo; LT Mohl; LT Sheehan; LT Caldwell
2015 USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) ( 16 )     LCDR Kris Carter JUNK / LCDR Steve Parente SPARKY
2016 USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76) ( 17 )  162170 (35) CSG-5 LCDR Steve Parente SPARKY
2017 USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76) ( 15 ) 162154 (30) ( 14 ) / (32)   LCDR Steve Parente SPARKY
The VRC-30 DET 5 will leave the Naval Air Facility Atsugi in 2017 and move to their new home at MCAS Iwakuni with the CVW-50

 

 

GREYHOUND 162150 with the VRC-30 DET 5 (430) fly along the Fujiyama in Japan. Ted Carlson Photo, Boerries Burkhardt Collection

 

Detachment FIVE continued its tradition of excellence as VRC-30's permanently forward-deployed detachment in 2016. Detachment FIVE provided combat logistics support to the USS RONALD REAGAN (CVN-76), and Commander, Task Force SEVEN ZERO during normal operations and two exercises, VALIANT SHIELD and KEEN SWORD. Over the course of five deployed months, Detachment FIVE's aircraft carried over 330,000 pounds of mail and cargo, transported 2,968 passengers and 392 DVs, all while accruing 445 mishap-free flight hours over 278 sorties. Detachment personnel worked from seven Forward Logistics Sites including Okinawa, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, South Korea, and Guam. These milestones were accomplished while simultaneously troubleshooting complex maintenance issues including a center console pedestal change, which required countless hours of troubleshooting and replacement of nearly every component of the NP2K system. The detachment completed a successful Commander Airborne Command Control and Logistics Wing Aviation Maintenance Program assist (AMP), MCI, and a Command Safety Assessment (CSA). During non-deployed operations, Detachment FIVE received a new aircraft from a home guard TRANSPAC crew. Detachment FIVE continues to be an unrivalled fleet support detachment and is the quarterdeck of the SEVENTH Fleet Carrier Task Force. ( 1 )

Previous information: (Archive)

Detachment FIVE continued to operate at the "Tip of the Spear", permanently forward deployed with Commander Task Force SEVENTY to the Western Pacific Ocean. Their homeport is Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan and they deployed with Carrier Air Wing FIVE aboard USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73). In 2010, VRC-30 Det FIVE flew 940.7 hours and transported 515,600 pounds of cargo, 190,700 pounds of mail, 3,488 passengers and 660 distinguished visitors between ship and shore.

Detachment FIVE is America’s only permanent forward-deployed C-2A detachment and flies in support of Carrier Air Wing 5 and the USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63) Strike Group. Based at NAF Atsugi, Japan, the men and women of Detachment FIVE have demonstrated exceptional logistics professionalism, unwavering dedication towards community mission accomplishment, and unmatched resilience while conducting logistics operations from the Western Pacific to the Arabian Gulf. Winner of two CVW-5 Golden Wrench Awards in 2004, Detachment FIVE maintainers have continually surpassed all expectations. Detachment FIVE recently worked with USS Abraham Lincoln in support of Operation Unified Assistance, providing critical supplies to the tsunami devastated regions of Indonesia and Thailand. Always ready and willing to go to sea, Detachment FIVE is truly at the tip of the spear. ( 2 )

 

VRC-30 DET 5 VRC-30 DET 5 (since 2012)  STILL DELIVERING DET 5 DET 5
FAR EAST COD DET FIVE 20 Years 1994-2014
(my Patch was lost in the mail)
 Color like Superman Desert Colors

 

 

     
STILL DELIVERING 20 YEARS WE DELIVER VRC-30 DET 5      
IN THE WESTPAC DESSERT Colors      

 

 DET 5 Pictures...

162141 C-2A(R) 162150 C-2A(R) 162152 C-2A(R) 162170 C-2A(R) 162173 C-2A(R) 

 

Reference ( Source ):

1 = 2017-03 http://www.cacclw.navy.mil/vrc30/dets.html
2 = 2015 http://www.cacclw.navy.mil/vrc30/dets.html
3 = USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62) cruise book 1996 page 428-431
4 = USS INDEPENDENCE (CV 62) cruise book 1998 page 552-557
5 = USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63) curise book 1999 page 276-277
6 = USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63) curise book 2004 page 360-365
7 = USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63) curise book 2005 page 364-369
8 = USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63) curise book 2008 page 324-329
9 = USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) cruise book 2009 page 393-499
10 = USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) cruise book 2009 page 314-321
11 = USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) cruise book 2013 page 386-391
12 = USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) cruise book 2014 page 386-389
13 = USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) cruise book 2010 page 374-379
14 = C-2A(R) BuNo and Modex confirmed at the Spring Festival at Atsugi April 29, 2017
15= From Task Force 70 Public Affairs / Posted May 16, 2017
16 = Air Power Yearbook 2015 / Air Power Review page 70/71
17 = Air Power Yearbook 2016 / Air Power Review page 69