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Re: United Stated Marine Corps Unit Deployment Program (UDP)

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UDP Period February-July 2015

Tail code WS Home base MCAS Miramar,CA

164906 400
164709 401
164722 402
164896 403
164720 404
164712 405
164739 406
164638 407
164733 410
164873 411
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F/A-18D VMFA(AW)-225 Vikings

UDP Period March-Septamber 2015

Tail code CE Home base MCAS Miramar,CA

165411 01
165410 02
165412 03
165415 04
165680 05
165532 06
165414 07
165684 08
165530 10
165687 12
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Re: United Stated Marine Corps Unit Deployment Program (UDP)

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F/A-18C ** VMFA-312 Checkerboards

UDP Period October 2015-present

Tail code DR Home base MCAS Beaufort,SC

16**** 200
16**** 201
16**** 203
164970 204
164962 205
164956 206
164959 207
16**** 220 arrival date at Iwakuni: 19 December ** F/A-18A+
163102 225 arrival date at Iwakuni: 09 December ** F/A-18A+
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Home Base MCAS Beaufort, SC

UDP period October 2015 to February 2016

164886 WK-00 06th October 19th February
164957 WK-01 29th October 15th February
164705 WK-02 29th October 19th February
16**** WK-03 07th October 17th February
164670 WK-04 06th October as ED-00 of VMFA(AW)-533 19th February re-coded here
16**** WK-05 06th November 17th February
164656 WK-07 06th October as ED-13 of VMFA(AW)-533 17th February re-coded here in December 2015
164685 WK-10 07th October 15th February
164876 WK-11 06th October 17th February
164699 WK-15 06th October 17th February
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Re: United Stated Marine Corps Unit Deployment Program (UDP)

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Iwakuni...... I will always remember new runway layout. After Aviation Day 2015 that is....:-)
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Alpha Kilo One wrote:Iwakuni...... I will always remember new runway layout. After Aviation Day 2015 that is....:-)

CVW-5 will be at Iwakuni as well within a few years from NAF Atsugi.
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F/A-18A++ VMFA-314 Black Knights

Home Base MCAS Miramar,CA

UDP period January 2016 to June 2016

163129 VW-00
163173 VW-01 arrived Kadena AB 13th January
162438 VW-02
162849 VW-03 arrived Kadena AB 13th January
162451 VW-04 arrived Kadena AB 13th January
163131 VW-07
162467 VW-08
163137 VW-09

F/A-18C

165193 VW-18 arrived Kadena AB 13th January
165196 or 161196 VW-19

Further arrival or departure details unkiown apart from the departing quantities from MCAS Iwakuni,

5x on 26th May
1x on 29th May
4x on 06th June
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F/A-18C VMFA-122 Werewolves

Home base MCAS Beaufort, SC

UDP period March 2016-present (departure can be considered as imminent at this time (15th September)

164270 DC-00 16th March 20th July
164230 DC-01 16th March 20th July
164222 DC-04 25th March 20th July
164271 DC-05 16th March 21st July
164273 DC-06 16th March 21st July
164276 DC-08 25th March 21st July
1642** DC-14 16th March 20th July
163987 DC-20 16th March 20th July
164006 DC-21 16th March 21st July
164029 DC-23 16th March 21st July
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F/A-18A++ and F/A-18C VMFA-115 Silver Eagles

Home base MCAS Beaufort, SC

UDP period August 2016-present

F/A-18A++

16**** VE-203 arrived at MCAS Iwakuni 13th August
163171 VE-204 arrived at MCAS Iwakuni 13th August
162433 VE-205 arrived at MCAS Iwakuni 13th August
16**** VE-206 arrived at MCAS Iwakuni 13th August
163174 VE-210 arrived at MCAS Iwakuni 13th August
1631** VE-211 arrived at MCAS Iwakuni 13th August
163142 VE-212 arrived at MCAS Iwakuni 13th August
163124 un coded arrived at MCAS Iwakuni 13th August

F/A-18C+

163755 VE-201 arrived at MCAS Iwakuni 13th August
163761 NSAWC27 arrived at MCAS Iwakuni 13th August
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Re: United Stated Marine Corps Unit Deployment Program (UDP)

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Per a recent article in DefenseNews as of this year there will only be one F/A-18 UDP rotation to Japan at a time, ostensibly since there are now two permanently forward-deployed squadrons (-121 & -242) at Iwakuni. Perhaps this will change when -242 eventually relocates to Miramar.

VMFA-121 replaced the UDP squadron VMFA-115 in January, and VMFA-232 (now as sole UDP) swapped with VMFA(AW)-225 in March.

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Re: United Stated Marine Corps Unit Deployment Program (UDP)

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Updating this thread, VMFA-251 is returning to CONUS following its six-month UDP rotation to Japan, having been replaced by VMFA(AW)-533. Was being dragged eastbound 22 March 2018 by KC-135R 63-8014 Vinyl21 across US. ('Vinyl' is apparently a relatively new (for me at least) Coronet West tanker callsign.) The tanker is listed in database as belonging to 916ARW but recovered at MacDill so is thought to now be with 6AMW, as 916th is preparing for conversion to KC-46 and is parting with its KC-135s (although 6AMW is controlling wing for active associate unit (GSU) paired with 916th). The 6th AMW recently received additional KC-135Rs. (See also my post under 309th AMARG Movements 2017 (916th KC-135R transfered to 914th).)

Ground personnel arrived at Beaufort (KNBC) earlier on 14 March aboard Omni Air B767-224(ER) N225AX OAE372.

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Re: United Stated Marine Corps Unit Deployment Program (UDP)

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Not sure if this is UDP related, but I will give it a try .....

Last Monday (March 23) JEST 41 and JEST 51 flight departed from CONUS to Hickam AFB with
supporting KC-10s RUMMY 91 (83-0080) and RUMMY 01 (79-1946) departing from Travis AFB.

The fighters were identified as FA-18s, but no further details I am afraid.


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Dutchmil wrote:Not sure if this is UDP related, but I will give it a try .....

Last Monday (March 23) JEST 41 and JEST 51 flight departed from CONUS to Hickam AFB with
supporting KC-10s RUMMY 91 (83-0080) and RUMMY 01 (79-1946) departing from Travis AFB.

The fighters were identified as FA-18s, but no further details I am afraid.


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Hi René,

It is UDP related, and the gonavy site should, in time provide details of this UDP changeover.
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Re: United Stated Marine Corps Unit Deployment Program (UDP)

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Twelve a/c of VMFA-115 already arrived for UDP two weeks ago.

VFA-204 departed with 10 jets last week, so might have been them. Don't think they are UDP related, time will tell.
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The JEST Flights were VAQ-209 Growlers heading for Misawa.

VFA-204 final destination is Guam.
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