Fleet Replacement Squadron

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A Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS), is a unit of the United States Navy and Marine Corps that trains Naval Aviators and Naval Flight Officers (NFOs) on the specific front-line aircraft they have been assigned to fly. Students, referred to as Replacement Pilots or Replacement Weapon Systems Officers are either newly winged aviators (Category I), aviators transitioning from one type aircraft to another (Category II), or aviators returning to the cockpit after a period of non-flying (Category III). After completing the training regimen, graduates are assigned to fleet squadrons. Additionally, FRSs are responsible for training aircraft mechanics, providing replacement aircraft for fleet squadron attrition, and standardizing maintenance and aircraft operations.

U.S. Navy and Marine personnel (RPs, instructors, maintainers, etc.) are frequently assigned to other services FRSs. The FRSs were formerly known as Replacement Air Groups, and are thus commonly called "Rags".

Active[edit]

US Navy[edit]

Logo Squadron Name Aircraft Trained Station
Airborne Mine Countermeasures Weapon Systems Training School (emblem).jpg
AWSTS
MH-53E Sea Dragon
NS Norfolk, VA
Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 10 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg
HS-10
SH-60F
HH-60H
NAS North Island, CA
Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 2 (United States Navy - insignia).gif
HSC-2
MH-60S
NS Norfolk, VA
Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 3 (United States Navy - insignia).gif
HSC-3
MH-60S
NAS North Island, CA
HSM-40 Logo.gif
HSM-40
SH-60B
MH-60R
NS Mayport, FL
Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 41 (US Navy - Insignia).gif
HSM-41
MH-60R
NAS North Island, CA
TBD
HUQ-1
MQ-8 Firescout
NAS North Island, CA
To be established 1 October 2012[1]
Carrier Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 129 (US Navy) - insignia.gif
VAQ-129
EA-6B Prowler
EA-18G Growler
NAS Whidbey Island, WA
Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 120 (US Navy) - insignia.gif
VAW-120
E-2C Hawkeye
C-2A Greyhound
NAS Norfolk, VA
Fighter Squadron 101 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg
VFA-101
F-35c Lightning II
Eglin Air Force Base, FL
VFA-106 insignia.jpg
VFA-106
F/A-18 Hornet
F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
NAS Oceana, VA
Strike Fighter Squadron 112 (United States Navy - Insignia).gif
VFA-122
F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
NAS Lemoore, CA
Vp30.jpg
VP-30
P-3C Orion
EP-3E Aries II
P-8A Poseidon
NAS Jacksonville, FL
Vq7.jpg
VQ-7
E-6B Mercury
Tinker AFB, OK

US Marine Corps[edit]

Logo Squadron Name Aircraft Trained Station
HMT-302.png
HMHT-302
CH-53 Super Stallion
MCAS New River, NC
HMT-303.png
HMLAT-303
AH-1 SuperCobra
UH-1 Huey
MCAS Camp Pendleton, CA
HMMT164.gif
HMMT-164
CH-46 Sea Knight
MCAS Camp Pendleton, CA
VMMT-204.jpg
VMMT-204
MV-22 Osprey
MCAS New River, NC
Vmat203.jpg
VMAT-203
AV-8 Harrier II
MCAS Cherry Point, NC
VMFAT-101 insignia.png
VMFAT-101
F/A-18 Hornet
MCAS Miramar, CA
Carrier Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 129 (US Navy) - insignia.gif
VAQ-129
EA-6B Prowler
NAS Whidbey Island, WA
VMFAT 501.PNG
VMFAT-501
F-35 Lightning II
Eglin AFB, FL

Inactive[edit]

Logo Squadron Name Aircraft Trained Station
Vf124gun.jpg
VF-124
Deactivated
F-14 Tomcat
NAS Miramar, CA
Fighter Squadron 101 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg
VF-101
Deactivated
F-14 Tomcat
Naval Air Station Oceana, VA
Vfa125.jpg
VFA-125
Merged with VFA-122
F/A-18 Hornet
NAS Lemoore, CA
Heavy Attack Squadron 123 (US Navy - insignia).gif
VAH-123
Deactivated
A-3 Skywarrior
NAS Whidbey Island, WA
Attack Squadron 128 Insignia (US Navy).gif
VA-128
Converted to VAQ-128
attack aircraft
NAS Whidbey Island, WA
Vs41 insig.jpg
VS-41
Deactivated
S-3 Viking
NAS North Island
Vp-31.jpg
VP-31
Deactivated
P-3 Orion
NAS Moffett Field, CA
Carrier Airborne Early Warning Training Squadron 110 (US Navy - Insignia).jpg
VAW-110
Deactivated
E-1 Tracer, E-2 Hawkeye
NAS Miramar, CA
Vmgrt253.jpg
VMGRT-253
Deactivated
KC-130 Hercules
MCAS Cherry Point, NC

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ OPNAV Notice 5400. 14 August 2012