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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. 



If you would like to contact me, please call DSN 882-4146 or commercial (901) 874-4146.

Aviation Accessions

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 Squadrons

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 Squadrons

HM-14 and HM-15 Norfolk, VA, operate MH-53 conducting Minesweeping operations.

HSC Squadrons

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.

VTP Squadrons

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

VTJ Squadrons

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

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