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Training Squadron Twenty Eight
VT-28 Logo
Active 1 May 1960 - present
Country  United States of America
Branch United States Navy Seal United States Navy
Type Training
Part of Training Wing Four
Garrison/HQ NAS Corpus Christi
Nickname(s) Rangers
Motto "The Foundation Builders"
Commander Jason R. Stumpf
Aircraft flown
Trainer T-34C Turbo Mentor T-6B Texan II

The VT-28 "Rangers" is a U.S. Navy primary flight training squadron based at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas.


Patch of VT-28 as an Advanced Multi-engine Training Squadron
Grumman TS-2A Tracker of VT-28 at Miami in 1976

Prior to its commissioning on May 1, 1960, VT-28 operated as Advanced Training Unit 611.[1] The Rangers began as an advanced multi-engine training squadron flying a training variant of the Grumman S-2 Tracker.

After 19 years and thousands of Naval Aviators being designated, the T-44A twin-engine turboprop aircraft replaced the TS-2F Tracker.[2] VT-28 continued training advanced multi-engine aviators until 1990 when the Chief of Naval Air Training reassigned the squadron to be responsible for training instructors and updating training syllabus for the T-44A and T-34C Turbo Mentor. Three years later, CNATRA again reassigned VT-28 to be the Navy's fifth primary training squadron.[3]