NAF Detroit

Naval Air Facility, Detroit, MI

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Heritage

  • NAF Detroit was established as a tenant activity at Selfridge ANGB in 1969 following the disestablishment of Naval Air Station Grosse Ile, Michigan. NAF Detroit remained operational until 1994, when it was closed and realigned due to BRAC action. An Echelon IV command of Naval Air Force Reserve, NAF Detroit hosted numerous Naval Reserve augmentation units supporting fleet commands and shore activities in the Atlantic and Pacific Fleets, as well as three operational Reserve Force Aviation Squadrons (RESFORONs): Fleet Composite Squadron TWELVE (VC-12) flying the A-4F Skyhawk II, Patrol Squadron NINETY-THREE (VP-93) flying the P-3B Orion, and Fleet Logistics Support Squadron SIXTY-TWO (VR-62) flying the C-9B Skytrain II. NAF Detroit also hosted Marine Wing Support Group FORTY-SEVEN (MWSG-47) of the Marine Air Reserve's 4th Marine Aircraft Wing. On 15 July 2012, Marine Wing Support Group FORTY-SEVEN (MWSG-47) will be deactivating from service. A ceremony was conducted on 15 July 2012 for Col. Hahn's retirement.
    VC-12 was transferred to NAS Oceana, Virginia in 1975 and was redesignated as Fighter Composite Squadron TWELVE (VFC-12) in 1988, where it currently flies the F/A-18 Hornet as a Reserve adversary squadron.
    VP-93 was disestablished on 30 September 1994 due to (1) retirement of the P-3B from the U.S. Navy inventory and a transition to an all P-3C force, (2) a reduction in active and Reserve VP squadrons as part of post-Cold War drawdown, and (3) BRAC action directing the closure of NAF Detroit and its realignment as Naval Air Reserve Center Detroit (NAVAIRESCEN Detroit) with no operational flying units or activities.
    VR-62 was transferred in April 1994 to the former NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts until that base's closure in September 1996 due to BRAC 1995 action. Concurrent with that move, the squadron also transitioned from the C-9B to the C-130T Hercules. Transferring to the former NAS Brunswick, Maine, subsequent BRAC action in 2008 direct NAS Brunswick's closure in May 2011, resulting in VR-62 being transferred again in 2010 to its current home station of NAS Jacksonville, Florida.
    NAF Detroit became NAVAIRESCEN Detroit on 1 October 1994 and remained as a tenant command at Selfridge ANGB. It was renamed Navy Operational Support Center Detroit (NOSC Detroit) in 2006 and downgraded to an Echelon V command.
    From Wiki.


Aircraft

  • 1969: Douglas A4d-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk
  • 1970: Douglas A4d-2N (A-4C) Skyhawk


    Commanding Officers


    Events


    Awards

     

    Sources:

    • David Weber

    1981: BuNo 142761 7Y-0, on static display; drop tank reads "N.A.F. Detroit Fly Navy">


     


    A-4 Skyhawk aircraft assigned to this unit;

    • Douglas A4D-2 (A-4B) Skyhawk
      • 142113 c/n 11367
        • 02 Mar 1970 - NAF - NAF Detroit, MI
        • 10 Mar 1970 - NAS - NAS Los Alamitos, CA
      • 142116 c/n 11370
        • 28 Jan 1970 - NAF - NAF Detroit, MI
        • 09 Jul 1970 - NPRO - Long Beach, CA
      • 142679 c/n 11741
        • 22 Jan 1970 - NAF - NAF Detroit, MI
        • 31 Dec 1970 - Stricken - 3S
      • 142682 c/n 11744
        • 21 Nov 1969 - NAF - NAF Detroit, MI
        • 01 Sep 1970 - NWEF - Kirtland AFB. NM
      • 142715 c/n 11777
        • 06 Jan 1970 - NAF - NAF Detroit, MI
        • 17 Apr 1971 - NAS - NAS Memphis, TN
      • 142722 c/n 11784
        • 10 Jan 1970 - NAF - NAF Detroit, MI
        • 29 Apr 1971 - NAS - NAS Memphis, TN
      • 142761 c/n 11823
        • 10 Feb 1971 - NAF - NAF Detroit, MI
        • 30 Apr 1971 - Stricken - 3S
      • 142783 c/n 11845
        • 21 Nov 1969 - NAF - NAF Detroit, MI
        • 21 Nov 1969 - NAS - NAS Grosse Ile, MI

        • 21 Nov 1969 - NAF - NAF Detroit, MI
        • 01 Deb 1971 - Stricken - 3S
      • 142833 c/n 11895
        • 23 Jan 1970 - NAF - NAF Detroit, MI
        • 01 Sep 1970 - NAS - NAS New York, NY
      • 142897 c/n 11959
        • 22 Jan 1970 - NAF - NAF Detroit, MI
        • 01 Sep 1970 - NAS - NAS New York, NY
      • 142905 c/n 11967
        • 22 Jan 1970 - NAF - NAF Detroit, MI
        • 02 Jul 1970 - NPRO - Long Beach, CA
      • 142940 c/n 12002
        • 01 Feb 1971 - NAF - NAF Detroit, MI
        • 29 Apr 1971 - NAS - NAS Memphis, TN
      • 144989 C/N 12235
        • 21 Nov 1969 - NAF - NAF Detroit, MI
        • 22 Oct 1970 - DCASO - TULSA, OK
      • 145004 C/N 12250
        • 27 Jan 1970 - NAF - NAF Detroit, MI
        • 22 Oct 1970 - DCASO - TULSA, OK
      • 145011 C/N 12257
        • 01 Nov 1970 - NAF - NAF Detroit, MI
        • 15 Jan 1971 - NARTU - NAS Memphis, TN
      • 145050 C/N 12296
        • 22 Jan 1970 - NAF - NAF Detroit, MI
        • 10 Nov 1970 - DCASO - Tulsa, OK

    • Douglas A4D-2N (A-4C) Skyhawk
      • 147669 C/N 12433
        • 25 Feb 1970 - NAS Atsugi A&T - Convert to A-4L

        • 16 Dec 1971 - NAF - NAF Detroit, MI
        • 01 Sep 1973 - VC-12 - NAF Detroit, MI
      • 147706 C/N 12470
        • 10 Feb 1970 - VA-95 - Convert to A-4L

        • 14 May 1973 - NAF - NAF Detroit, MI
        • 01 Sep 1973 - VC-12 - NAF Detroit, MI
    • Douglas A4D-2N (A-4C) Skyhawk (Cont.)
      • 147708 C/N 12472
        • 21 Jan 1970 - VC-7 - Convert to A-4L

        • 16 Dec 1971 - NAF - NAF Detroit, MI
        • 01 Sep 1973 - VC-12 - NAF Detroit, MI
      • 147827 C/N 12591
        • 25 Feb 1970 - VA-95 - Convert to A-4L

        • 19 Dec 1971 - NAF - NAF Detroit, MI
        • 01 Sep 1973 - VC-12 - NAF Detroit, MI
      • 148458 C/N 12651
        • 23 Apr 1971 - NAF - NAF Detroit, MI
        • 09 Sep 1971 - MARTD - NAS Alameda, CA
      • 148552 C/N 12745
        • 21 Apr 1971 - NAF - NAF Detroit, MI
        • 11 May 1971 - MASDC - Davis-Mothan AFB, Tucson, AZ
      • 149508 c/n 12833
        • 17 Feb 1970 - VA-95 - Convert to A-4L

        • 19 Aug 1971 - NAF - NAF Detroit, MI
        • 01 Sep 1973 - VC-12 - NAF Detroit, MI
      • 149516 c/n 12841
        • 12 Feb 1970 - VA-95 - Converted to A-4L

        • 19 Aug 1971 - NAF - NAF Detroit, MI
        • 01 Sep 1973 - VC-12 - NAF Detroit, MI
      • 149518 c/n 12843
        • 05 Mar 1970 - VA-81 - Convert to A-4L

        • 20 Aug 1971 - NAF - NAF Detroit, MI
        • 01 Sep 1973 - VC-12 - NAF Detroit, MI
      • 149591 c/n 12916
        • 28 Jan 1970 - VA-44 - Convert to A-4L

        • 20 Aug 1971 - NAF - NAF Detroit, MI
        • 30 May 1972 - MARTD - MCAS El Toro, CA
      • 149591 c/n 12916
        • 19 Feb 1971 - MARTD Memphis - Convert to A-4L

        • 20 Aug 1971 - NAF - NAF Detroit, MI
        • 30 May 1972 - MARTD - MCAS El Toro, CA
      • 149623 c/n 12948
        • 19 Feb 1971 - MARTD Memphis - Convert to A-4L

        • 19 Jan 1972 - NAF - NAF Detroit, MI
        • 01 Sep 1973 - VC-12 - NAF Detroit, MI
      • 149629 c/n 12954
        • 23 Apr 1971 - NAF - NAF Detroit, MI
        • 16 Sep 1971 - MARTD - NAS South Weymouth, MA
      • 149635 c/n 12960
        • 04 Feb 1971 - VSF-86 - Convert to A-4L

        • 18 Dec 1971 - NAF - NAF Detroit, MI
        • 19 Dec 1971 - NAS - NAS Glenview, IL
      • 150596 c/n 13007
        • 22 Apr 1971 - NAF - NAF Detroit, MI
        • 04 Oct 1971 - MARTD - NAS Willow Grove, PA

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