USA VRC 30 C 2A 162165 309th AMARG H Castillo 640C-2A delivered to 309th AMARG

On 23 March 2022, a team of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 30 Providers ('RW-xx') based at NAS North Island (CA) delivered Grumman C-2A Greyhound BuNo 162165/RW-31 to the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG), also known as the Boneyard, near Tucson (AZ).

With the introduction of the CMV-22B Osprey in the Fleet Logistics Support Squadrons, the days are numbered for the Greyhound. According to the Scramble database, this is the third 1984 ordered Greyhound delivered to the 309th AMARG.

Prototype C-2 Greyhounds first flew in 1964, and production followed the next year. The initial Greyhound aircraft were overhauled in 1973. In 1984, more C-2As were ordered under designation Reprocured C-2A or C-2A(R). In 2010, all C-2A(R) aircraft received updated propellers (from four to eight blades) and navigational updates (glass cockpit). Starting in 2020, the US Navy started to replace the remaining 27 C-2As with 38 CMV-22Bs, expecting to fully replace the C-2 fleet by 2024.

Photo by H. Castillo

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