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Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Five Nine (VR-59)
VR-59 patch.svg
VR-59 Squadron Insignia
Country United States
BranchUnited States Navy
Nickname(s)The Lone Star Express
Aircraft flown
TransportBoeing C-40 Clipper

Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Five Nine / FLELOGSUPPRON FIVE NINE (VR-59), nicknamed The Lone Star Express, is a transport squadron of the Fleet Logistics Support Wing of the United States Navy. It is a reserve unit composed of both active duty and Selected Reserve sailors. The squadron maintains three modified Boeing Next-Generation 737-700C aircraft, designated as the C-40A Clipper.


C-40A Clipper aircraft maintained by VR-59 squadron

The mission statement of VR-59 is "Navy unique fleet essential airlift providing around the clock worldwide logistics support to all military services, flying three C-40A Clippers."[1]

For the month of May 2008 the squadron flew over 350 hours.

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  1. ^ Plan of the Month. VR-59. Jan 2009.

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