Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 55 (VR-55)
"World Famous Minutemen"
Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 55 operates 24 hours a day; available at very short notice to provide global logistics support for U.S. Naval forces deployed and stationed throughout the world. The C-130 mission is to operate from shore installations to provide intra-theater logistics support for all aspects of naval power projection.
Primary theaters of operation include the Mediterranean and Europe, Southwest Asia and the Middle East, Indian Oceans and Austral-Asia. Flexibility and rapid response to contingencies around the world are fundamental requirements of today's Navy, and is accomplished by the thorough training of active duty, and selective reserve personnel to maintain maximum readiness to perform assigned tasks and logistics support for fleet units as directed by higher authority.
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