Patrol Squadron 62 Story Archive

90-year-old Parachute Rigger Flies with Broadarrows  (11 August 2013)
Parachute Rigger 1st Class (ret) Bob Boles celebrated his 90th birthday July 13, visiting Patrol Squadron (VP) Six Two at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla.
VR-62 'Nomads' End Year in Record Territory  (25 September 2013)
With more than 3,100 flight hours logged, the 'Nomads' of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 62 will have a record-breaking fiscal year ending Sept. 30.
VR-61 'Islanders' Deliver Thanksgiving to Tunisia  (4 December 2013)
A crew from Fleet Logistic Support Squadron 61 (VR-61) on detachment to U.S. European Command, was able to bring some holiday cheer to the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia.
VP-62 'Broadarrows' Return Home from WESTPAC Deployment  (10 December 2013)
Members of Patrol Squadron (VP) 62 "Broadarrows" returned home to Naval Air Station Jacksonville Dec. 4 concluding a six-month deployment to Kadena Airbase in Okinawa, Japan, with Commander, Task Group (CTG) 72.2 as part of the Navy's first mobilization of a Reserve P-3C Orion squadron.
VAQ-209 'Star Warriors' Head into Future with New Home, New Planes and New Skipper  (13 December 2013)
Electronic Attack Squadron 209 (VAQ-209), 'Star Warriors," held an airborne change of command Dec. 7.
Last Cold Warrior Going Ashore  (13 December 2013)
The last Navy sensor operator to track a Soviet submarine from a P-3C Orion, retired after 32 years of service and 6,000 flight hours, at a ceremony Dec. 7.
VR-62 'Nomads' returned from PACOM detachment just in time for Christmas  (13 January 2014)
A crew of 'Nomads' from Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 62 (VR-62) recently returned from a Pacific deployment that included support of Operation Damayan in the Phillipines.
VR-58 'Sunseekers' Hold Change of Command  (28 January 2014)
Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Five Eight (VR-58) held a change of command ceremony Jan. 25, at Naval Air Station Jacksonville.
VR-62 'Nomads' Move Underwater Construction Team to Timor Leste.  (24 February 2014)
The 'Nomads' of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 62 (VR-62) transported a Seabee underwater construction team to and from Timor Leste where they were involved in a humanitarian assistance project.
HSL-60 'Jaguars' Hold Change of Command  (25 February 2014)
Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 60 (HSL-60) held a change of command ceremony Feb. 21.
VR-62 Nomads Welcome New Skipper  (15 March 2014)
Cmdr. Bryon T. Smith relieved Cmdr. Anthony F. Scarpino as commanding officer of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Six Two (VR-62) in a ceremony March 15.
VR-62 'Nomads' Depart for CENTCOM  (1 April 2014)
The VR-62 Nomads departed March 21 for its annual rotation in the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility.
VR-62 'Nomads' Win Golden Anchor  (12 May 2014)
Commander Naval Reserve announced Apr. 14 that Fleet Logistics Support Squadron Six Two (VR-62) won the Reserve Component Personnel Programs Excellence Award for exceeding retention goals for fiscal year 2013.
VR-62 'Nomads' Return from CENTCOM Deployment  (11 June 2014)
A detachment from Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 62(VR-62) returned home May 27, from a 51-day mission supporting U.S. Central Command.
VR-62 'Nomads' Depart for European Command  (26 June 2014)
Nine days after returning from a U.S. Central Command detachment, the Nomads of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 62 left for detachment with U.S. European Command (EUCOM), June 5.

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