VRC-50 Detachment Locations and Countries Visited by Squadron Aircraft



Here are the locations of the many dets that VRC-50 provided. This includes shipboard and land based
dets. Also all of the countries visited. Please help us in determining the locations not listed.


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NAF Atsugi, Japan:
was probably the most visited det site for the Foo Dogs. Supporting the USS Midway and USS Constellation, the Midway's replacement. Was a NAS when VRC-50 was established

NAS Agana, Guam:
was another popular detachment location, supporting carriers enroute from the United States into the Westpac area.

NAF Kadena, Okinawa:
Yet another location for C-2A dets supporting carrier battle groups. Good place to buy china and get a nice Kobe Beef steak dinner.

Palau:
A stopover for the C-2A and CT-39E to refuel enroute to NAS Agana.

Yap:
C-130F crews made it here a few times. Also C-2's, once for a heart attack person !!!

Truk and Phonpei, FSM:
The CT-39E made an extended trip to these small islands while providing transportation for COMNAVMARIANAS. C-130's for post typhoon support with water and generator -- for the people on Truk

Iwo Jima:
Another refueling stop in between mainland Japan and Guam.

Clark AB, RP:
Squadron dets were here when the runway at NAS Cubi was being repaired. Lots of great times had by all.

Osan AB, ROK:
Favorite RON spot. Great for buying tennis shoes, leather goods and baseball gloves.

Taegu AB, ROK:
Took VC-5 here many times as well as EOD teams.

K-16 in ROK:
A location for drop off and pick up of VIPs going to Soeul

Yokota AB, Japan:

Misawa AB, Japan:
C-130F crews took that stupid COMVAN up there too many times

Iwakuni MCAS, Japan:
One of many stop while flying in the Westpac area. There was a Wendy's here

Futenma MCAS, Japan:
Located close to Kadena AB. There were Marine C-130s here and a good place
to get parts for a broken Herk

Kadena AB, Okinawa:
The big Air Force base on Okinawa. It was always prefered to fuel and eat on this side of the base, vice NAF Kadena

Wallace Air Station, RP:
Took VC-5 and their targets up here.

Hong Kong:
Many a T-39 trip here, mainly for VIPs, but the C-2A crews went here when the carrier was visiting
and the C-130 went to pick up fresh milk once because the RP govt would not allow the regular 747 from Australia to land at Cubi

Singapore:
One of my favorite places, made many trips in C-130s and CT-39E. Spent over a week while picking up a CT-39E that was at a SAMCO.
Good shopping and great places to eat. Visited the original Raffles Hotel as well as the remodeled and updated hotel.

U-Tapoa AB, Thailand:
Near Pattaya Beach, another great place for liberty and buying things. Made many trips in support
of Cobra Gold. A favorite place for the C-130 to break down or run out of crew day.

Sung Shan Air Force Base, ROC (Taiwan):
The C-1A crews made stops here on the way/back to/from Okinawa. Great place to buy glass menagere, pool cues, tapes and books
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Australia:
The C-130 guys made a 2 week trip to Darwin, Hobart, Brisbane, and Sydney -- all to take the 7th fleet band around. Not a bad per diem trip

Malaysia:
Made frequent stops at Kota Kinabalu and Kuantan. We provided services to VC-5 and their A-4s as pathfinders.

Philippines:
Off course we flew numerous hops to Baguio, Manila, Cebu, etc etc.

Danang Air Base, RVN:
Fuel stop for the C-1's enroute to and from Yankee Station.

NAF Cahm Rahn Bay, RVN:
fuel stop for T-39 enroute for Singapore (early days)

Saigon, RVN:
Mostly a T-39 stop to pick up or return VIP's

UDorn, Thailand:
T-39 stop

Bangkok, Thailand:
a favorite stop for all flight crews

Chu Lai, RVN:
Yet another C-1A refueling stop enroute Yankee Station

Binh Thuy, RVN:
A C-130 destination.

Vung Tau, RVN:
A C-130 destination.

An Thuy, RVN:
Yet another C-130 destination.

Sri Lanka:
the great elephant escapade. A C-130 flew a 7 year old tusker, a gift from Thailand to Sri Lanka!! Pachyderm Diplomacy Flight.

NSF or NAF Diego Garcia:
The base of US-3A flights in the Indian Ocean.

Shemya Station (in the 60s...now Shemya AB:
The C-130s used to take off today, arrive at Shemya yesterday, and get back to NAS Atsugi tommorow
all in about a 12 hour trip. Drove the disbursing clerks nuts.