Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 54 was commissioned as a Naval Reserve Squadron on June 1, 1991 and was the first Navy Reserve squadron to fly the Lockheed C-130T Hercules. The squadron operates four C-130T aircraft with a normal maximum takeoff weight of 165,500 pounds, able to carry any combination of up to 92 passenters and 40,000 pounds of palletized cargo, heavy trucks or light armored vehicles. Due to the diverse capabilities, VR-54's mission includes everything from transporting a deploying carrier air wing to flying supplies to remove corners of the world. Nicknamed the Revelers, the squadron bears the colors purple, green and gold, symbolic of the official colors of Mardi Gras.
The squadron's mission is to operate Navy Unique Fleet Essential Airlift aircraft and to provide responsible, flixible and rapidly deployable air logistics support required to maintain combat operations at sea and meet combatant commanders' logistical requirements. Also the squadron provides peacetime air logistics support for all Navy commands and quality training for all fleet logistics support squadron personnel.
The squadron is comprised of more than 200 active-duty and reserve personnel working together to meet the squadron's mission. The majority of the skilled professionals are on active duty while approximately 40 percent are drilling reservists.
In any given year, VR-54 provides six to eight months of air logistics detachment support for European, Pacific and Central Commands. In fiscal 16 the squadron supported 2,031,546 pounds of cargo and 1,920 passenters while conducting 171 missions and 248 total lifts worldwide.
|Department||Phone Number (DSN Prefix - 678)|
|Command Master Chief||504-678-3702|
|Command Career Counselor||504-678-9959|
|Lockheed Tech Rep||504-394-3523|