Welcome to the FTS Aviation Homepage
FTS Aviation Detailer
FTS Aviation Placement Officer
For information on the previous and upcoming FTS Boards, please visit the FTS Transfer/Redesignation web pages at the OCM site.
Navy Personnel Command
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington TN 38055
The most common question for an FTS applicant is “What should I expect after being selected for re-designation?”
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 Support (VR) Provides Navy unique fleet essential airlift worldwide. New VR accessions will normally be detailed to one of the six C-40A squadrons or one of the five C-130T squadrons for their Department Head tour.
| C-130T "Hercules" Squadrons:
||C-40A "Clipper" Squadrons: |
| VR-53 Washington, DC
||VR-51 Kaneohe Bay, HI|
| VR-54 New Orleans, LA
||VR-56 Oceana, VA|
| VR-55 Pt. Mugu, CA
||VR-57 San Diego, CA|
| VR-62 Jacksonville, FL
||VR-58 Jacksonville, FL|
| VR-64 Fort Dix, NJ
||VR-59 Fort Worth, TX |
||VR-61 Whidbey Island, WA|
Executive Transport Provides transportation for senior Navy leaders and typically requires an officer with previous VR experience. Officers detailed to VR-1 or an Executive Transport Detachment (ETD) must be endorsed by their chain of command.
VR-1 Washington, DC, C-37B
ETD Pacific Hawaii, C-37A
ETD Europe Sigonella, Sicily, C-20D
VFA/VFC Squadrons Provides adversary support/training to the fleet.
VFC-12 Norfolk, VA, F/A-18 Hornet
VFC-13 Fallon, NV, F-5 Tiger
VFC-111 Key West, FL, F-5 Tiger
VFA-204 New Orleans, LA, F/A-18 Hornet
VAQ Provides operational support to the fleet.
VAQ-209 Whidbey Island, WA, E/A-18G Growler
VP Squadrons Provides operational support to enable the Fleet Response Plan and overseas contingency operations.
VP-62 Jacksonville, FL, P-3C Orion
VP-69 Whidbey Island, WA, P-3C Orion
HSM Conducts Maritime Support Operations within the Expeditionary and Carrier Strike Group environment.
HSM-60 NAS Jacksonville, FL, MH-60R
HM Squadrons Conducts mine countermeasure operations.
HM-14 and HM-15 Norfolk, VA, MH-53HSC Squadrons Conducts CSAR SOF operations and SCORE Detachment operations.
HSC-85 San Diego, CA, MH-60S
HSC-3 SCORE San Diego, CA, MH-60S
CNATRA The Training Command community is divided into the Propeller (VTP), Helicopter (HT) and Jet (VTJ) communities. 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, T-6 Texan
VT-10 Pensacola, FL, T-6 Texan
VT-27/28 Corpus Christi, TX, T-6 Texan
VT-31 Corpus Christi, TX,T-44 Pegasus
VT-35 Corpus Christi, TX, TC-12 Huron
VT-7/9 Meridian, MS, T-45 Goshawk
VT-21/22 Kingsville, TX, T-45 Goshawk
VT-86 Pensacola, FL, T-45 Goshawk
HT-8 Milton, FL, TH-57 Bell Jet Ranger
HT-18 Milton, FL, TH-57 Bell Jet Ranger
HT-28 Milton, FL, TH-57 Bell Jet Ranger