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 Current Aircraft Station Notes
Helicopter Mine Countermeasure Squadron 12 (United States Navy - insignia).gif
HM-12(2nd)
MH-53E Sea Dragon
NS Norfolk, VA
Established 1 Oct 2015. Second squadron designated HM-12
Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 2 (US Navy) patch 2015.png
HSC-2
MH-60S Seahawk
NS Norfolk, VA
Established 1 Apr 1987 as second squadron designated HC-2
Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 3 (US Navy) patch 2015.png
HSC-3
MH-60S Seahawk
NAS North Island, CA
Established 1 Sep 1967 as HC-3
Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 40 (US Navy) insignia 2016.png
HSM-40
MH-60R Seahawk
NS Mayport, FL
Established 4 Oct 1985 as HSL-40
Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 41 (US Navy) insignia 2016.png
HSM-41
MH-60R Seahawk
NAS North Island, CA
Established 1 Jan 1983 as HSL-40
Carrier Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 129 (US Navy) - insignia.gif
VAQ-129
EA-18G Growler
NAS Whidbey Island, WA
Established 1 May 1961 as VAH-10
Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 120 (US Navy) - insignia.gif
VAW-120
E-2C Hawkeye
E-2D Advanced Hawkeye
C-2A Greyhound
NAS Norfolk, VA
Established 1 Jul 1967 as RVAW-120
Strike Fighter Squadron 101 (US Navy) patch 2012.png
VFA-101
F-35C Lightning II
Eglin Air Force Base, FL
Established 1 May 1952 as VF-101
Inactive from 30 Sep 2005 to 1 May 2012
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VFA-106
F/A-18C Hornet
F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
NAS Oceana, VA
Established 27 Apr 1984
Strike Fighter Squadron 112 (United States Navy - Insignia).gif
VFA-122
F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
NAS Lemoore, CA
Established 15 Jan 1999
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VFA-125
F-35C Lightning II
NAS Lemoore, CA
Established 13 Nov 1980
Inactive from 1 Oct 2010 to 12 Jan 2017
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VP-30
P-3C Orion
EP-3E Aries II
P-8A Poseidon
NAS Jacksonville, FL
Established 30 Jun 1960
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VQ-7
E-6B Mercury
Naval Air Facility Tinker AFB, OK
Established 1 Nov 1999

US Marine Corps[edit]

Logo Squadron Name Current Aircraft Station
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HMHT-302
CH-53 Super Stallion
MCAS New River, NC
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HMLAT-303
AH-1 SuperCobra
UH-1 Huey
MCAS Camp Pendleton, CA
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VMMT-204
MV-22 Osprey
MCAS New River, NC
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VMAT-203
AV-8 Harrier II
MCAS Cherry Point, NC
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VMFAT-101
F/A-18C/D Hornet
MCAS Miramar, CA
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VMFAT-501
F-35B Lightning II
MCAS Beaufort, SC

Disestablished, Deactivated or Re-designated[edit]

Logo Squadron Name Aircraft Trained Station
Heavy AttackSquadron 3 (US Navy - Insignia).gif
VAH-3/RVAH-3
Distesablished 17 Aug 1979
VAH-3: A3D/A-3 Skywarrior, A3J/A-5 Vigilante
RVAH-3: RA-5C Vigilante
NAS Sanford, FL
NAS Albany, GA
NAS Key West, FL
Heavy Attack Squadron 123 (US Navy - insignia).gif
VAH-123
Disestablished 1 Feb 1971
A3D/A-3 Skywarrior
A-6 Intruder
NAS Whidbey Island, WA
Attack Squadron 42 (VA-42) insignia (US Navy).png
VA-42
Disestablished 30 Sep 1994
AD/A-1 Skyraider
A-6 Intruder
NAS Oceana, Virginia
VA-122
Disestablished 31 May 1991
AD/A-1 Skyraider
A-7 Corsair II
NAS Lemoore, CA
VA-125
Disestablished 1 Oct 1977
A4D/A-4 Skyhawk
A-7 Corsair II
NAS Lemoore, CA
VA-128
Disestablished Sep 1995
A-6 Intruder
NAS Whidbey Island, WA
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VA-174
Disestablished 30 Jun 1988
A-7 Corsair II
NAS Cecil Field, FL
Fighter Squadron 101 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg
VF-101
Deactivated then later Reactivated and Redesignated VFA-101
F4D Skyray, F3H Demon
F-4 Phantom II, F-14 Tomcat
NAS Oceana, VA
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VF-124
Disestablished 30 Sep 1994
F-8 Crusader
F-14 Tomcat
NAS Miramar, CA
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VP-31
Disestablished 1 Nov 1993
P2V/P-2 Neptune, P5M/P-5 Marlin, R5D/C-54 Skymaster
R7V/C-121 Constellation, UF-1/SHU-16 Albatross, P-3 Orion
NAS Moffett Field, CA
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VS-27
Disestablished 30 Sep 1994
S-3A Viking
NAS Cecil Field
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VS-30
Deactivated 20 Apr 2007 (official)
Deactivation ceremony was 9 Dec 2005

FRS from Jun 1960 to Apr 1976
S-2 Tracker
NAS Cecil Field
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VS-41
Deactivated 30 Sep 2006
S-2 Tracker
S-3 Viking
NAS North Island
Carrier Airborne Early Warning Training Squadron 110 (US Navy - Insignia).jpg
VAW-110
Disestablished Sep 1994
E-1 Tracer
E-2 Hawkeye
NAS Miramar, CA
Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 1 (United States Navy - insignia).gif
HS-1
Disestablished 30 Jun 1997
HSS-1 Seabat, SH-3 Sea King
SH-60F Seahawk
NAS Jacksonville, FL
HS-10 insignia.gif
HS-10
Deactivated 12 Jun 2012
HSS-1 Seabat, SH-3 Sea King
SH-60F Seahawk
NAS North Island, CA
Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 30 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg
HSL-30
Disestablished 30 Sep 1993
HH-2, SH-2 Seasprite
NAS Norfolk, VA
Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 31 (United States Navy - insignia).jpg
HSL-31
Disestablished 31 Jul 1992
HH-2, SH-2 Seasprite
NAS North Island, CA
Helicopter Mine Countermeasure Squadron 12 (United States Navy - insignia).gif
HM-12(1st)
Disestablished 30 Sep 1994
RH-53D Sea Stallion
CH-53E Super Stallion, MH-53E Sea Dragon
NAS Norfolk, VA
Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 2 (US Navy) patch 2015.png
HC-2(2nd)
Re-designated HSC-2
UH-3 Sea King
NAS Norfolk, VA
Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 3 (US Navy) patch 2015.png
HC-3
Re-designated HSC-3
H-46 Sea Knight
NAS North Island, CA
Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 16 (United States Navy - insignia).gif
HC-16
Disestablished 1 Apr 1994
H-46 Sea Knight, H-1N Huey
NAS Pensacola, FL
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VMGRT-253
Deactivated 14 Sep 2006
KC-130 Hercules
MCAS Cherry Point, NC
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VMAQT-1
Deactivated Apr 2016
EA-6B Prowler
MCAS Cherry Point, NC
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HMMT-164
Re-designated VMM-164
CH-46 Sea Knight
MCAS Camp Pendleton, CA

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