Welcome to the FTS Aviation Homepage
For information on the previous and upcoming FTS Boards, please visit the FTS Transfer web pages at the OCM site.
FTS AVIATION CAREER PATH
OFFICER RECORD MANAGEMENT
If you would like to contact me, please call DSN 882-4146 or commercial (901) 874-4146.
The most common question for an FTS applicant is “What should I expect after being selected for re-designation?”
First, you will receive notification from PERS 9 on the specific community that you were selected for and given an opportunity to either accept or decline the re-designation.
After all officers have accepted/declined, you will be contacted by the FTS Aviation detailer who will provide possible squadron options with a request for your preferences.
"Which squadrons are available to FTS officers?"
Fleet Logistics (VR) New VR accessions will normally be detailed to one of the five C40 squadrons or one of the five C130 squadrons for their Department Head tour.
| C-130T Hercules Squadrons:
|| C-40A Clipper Squadrons: |
| VR-53 Washington, DC
|| VR-56 Oceana, VA|
| VR-54 New Orleans, LA
|| VR-57 San Diego, CA|
| VR-55 Pt Mugu, CA
|| VR-58 Jacksonville, FL|
| VR-62 Jacksonville, FL
|| VR-59 Fort Worth, TX |
| VR-64 Fort Dix, NJ
|| VR-61 Whidbey Island, WA|
In addition, VR-51 is located in Hawaii and operates the C-20G.
Executive Transport Detachment (ETD) Transportation of Flag officers (ETD or VR-1) requires an officer with previous VR experience. Officers detailed into these squadrons must be endorsed by their command leadership.
ETD Hawaii C-37A
ETD Sigonella C-20D
VR-1 Washington DC C-37B
VFA/VFC Squadrons Provide adversary support/training to the fleet.
VFC-12 Norfolk, VA, operates F-18 Hornets
VFC-13 Fallon, NV, operates F-5 Tigers
VFC-111 Key West, FL, operates F-5 Tigers
VFA-204 New Orleans, LA, operates F-18 Hornets
VAQ-209 Whidbey Island, WA operates F/A-18G "Prowlers"
VP-62 Jacksonville, FL, operates P-3 Orions
VP-69 Whidbey Island, operates P-3 Orions
HSM Conducts counter drug ops, Airborne Use of Force (AUF), FIRESCOUT UAVs
HSM-60 Mayport, FL, operates MH-60R
HM-14 and HM-15 Norfolk, VA, operate MH-53 conducting Minesweeping operations.
HSC-21 San Diego, CA, operates SH-40S conducting SCORE operations
HSC-84 Norfolk, VA, operates H60H conducting CSAR SOF operations
HSC-85 San Diego, CA, operates H60H conducting CSAR SOF operations
CNATRA The Training Command community is divided into Propeller (VTP) and Jet (VTJ) communities. The helicopter training (HT) squadrons fall into the VTP community for Aviation Command opportunity. The squadrons are mainly comprised of active component officers but there are FTS specific billets spread across each Training Wing.
VT-2/3/6 Milton, FL, operating T-6 Texans
VT-10 Pensacola, FL, operating T-6 Texans
HT-8/18/28 Milton, FL operating TH-57 Bell Jet Rangers
VT-27/28 Corpus Christi, TX, operating T-6 Texans
VT-31 Corpus Christi, TX operating T-44 Pegasus
VT-35 Corpus Christi, TX operating TC-12 Huron
VT-7/9 Meridian, MS, operating T-45 Goshawk
VT-21/22 Kingsville, TX, operating T-45 Goshawk
VT-86 Pensacola, FL operating T-45 Goshawk