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Here is later patch VT21 det HUP! wish I knew the background to this one

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Training Squadron Nine (VT-9) Tigers - On August 2, 1971, the second and current Training Squadron NINE was established as Training Squadron NINETEEN (VT-19) "Frogs" when it was split out of the first Training Squadron NINE forming two "sister" squadrons, the original Training Squadron NINE and the new Training Squadron NINETEEN. Both squadrons then assumed the intermediate jet training role at Meridian in the T-2C Buckeye. The first Training Squadron NINE was disestablished in July 1987 and its aircraft and personnel were consolidated into VT-19.

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HT-8 HELTRARON EIGHT "The Eightballers" - Trains USN, USMC & USCG Helicopter pilots. Helicopter Training Squadron EIGHT is the oldest currently active helicopter squadron in the U. S. Navy.


Still has the 1960's buck and a half Navy exchange price tag

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VT-21 REDHAWKS - Training Squadron Twenty One, NAS Kingsville, Texas https://www.cnic.navy.mil/regions/cnrse/installations/nas_kingsville/about/tenant_commands/training_air_wing_two/vt_21.html

 

Check out this video of VT-21 pilots making Carrier Quals in 2010 https://player.vimeo.com/video/31549908?autoplay=1

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VT-24 Bobcats - July 1, 1954 - Advanced Training Unit 203 (ATU-203) established. May 1, 1960 - ATU 203 was re-designated as Training Squadron 24 (VT-24)

Component of Training Air Wing Three Tail Code "C" at the former NAS Chase Field, Texas: Disestablished 31 Aug 1992

 

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ATU-611 RANGERS 1958-1960 (Later VT-28)

 

VT-28 was initially established as Advanced Training Unit 611 (ATU-611). The Rangers began as an advanced multi-engine training squadron flying the S2F-1T, a training variant of the Grumman S-2 Tracker. On May 1, 1960 ATU-611 was redesignated VT-28 and in September 1962 its aircraft was redesignated the TS-2A in accordance with the 1962 United States Tri-Service aircraft designation system.

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HT-8 HELTRARON EIGHT "The Eightballers" - Trains USN, USMC & USCG Helicopter pilots. Helicopter Training Squadron EIGHT is the oldest currently active helicopter squadron in the U. S. Navy.
Still has the 1960's buck and a half Navy exchange price tag

 

 

HT-8 HELTRARON EIGHT "The Eightballers" - Velcro backed for flight suit use

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HELTRARON EIGHTEEN (HT-18) "Vigilant Eagles" - Established in 1972 at NAS WHITING FIELD, Milton Fl., for advanced helicopter training student who have completed primary training with HT-8.

 

HELTRARON EIGHTEEN (HT-18) "Vigilant Eagles" - Velcro backed for flight suit usage

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T-28 TROJAN DRIVER

 

North American Aviation T-28 Trojan - Piston-engined military trainer aircraft used by the United States Air Force and United States Navy beginning in the 1950s. Besides its use as a trainer, the T-28 was successfully employed as a counter-insurgency aircraft, primarily during the Vietnam War. It has continued in civilian use as an aerobatics and Warbird performer.

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