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Nov. 2, 2000: The NAS Jacksonville Air Terminal Building 278 is dedicated in the name of retired Navy Capt. Roy M. “Butch” Voris, founder and first flight leader of the Blue Angels aboard NAS Jacksonville in 1946. This was the first Navy building named after a Blue Angel.

Dec. 15, 2001: Last C-9 aircraft from VR-58 departs NAS Jacksonville.

Aug. 24, 2002: Dedication ceremony for the new C-40A “Clipper” jet is held. The C-40A replaces the C-9 “Skytrain” flown by VR-58.

June 2, 2006: NAVFAC Southeast is established. (NAVFAC Southern Division, Charleston; Navy Public Works Center Jacksonville and Engineering Field Activity Jacksonville disestablished.)

March 25, 2007: HS-75 and Sea Control Squadron VS-24 is officially disestablished.

Jan. 13, 2009: First MH-60R Seahawk helicopter arrives for duty with new squadron Helicopter Maritime Squadron HSM-70.

Jan. 29, 2009: Last Sea Control squadron, VS-22, is disestablished.

Jan. 30, 2009: Commander Sea Control Wing Atlantic (S-3 Wing) is decommissioned at a ceremony aboard NAS Jax.

Feb. 12, 2009: First HSM helicopter squadron (HSM-70) formal establishment ceremony is held at Hangar 1122.

March 6, 2009: Consolidated Maintenance Organization Eleven (Black Tips), providing maintenance to all VP squadrons, is disestablished.

May 5, 2009: Ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new VP Hangar 511 is held. The $123.5 million hangar will be occupied by patrol squadrons relocating from NAS Brunswick, Maine.

May 15, 2009: VPU-1 arrives from NAS Brunswick and becomes the first squadron to occupy Hangar 511.

May 27, 2009: First P-3 for NAS Brunswick squadron VP-8 arrives.

June 1, 2009: Helicopter squadron HS-3 is redesignated Helicopter Sea Control HSC-9; starts move to NS Norfolk.

June 9, 2009: VP-5 returns from deployment, moves to hangar 511. NAS Jacksonville runway 09/27 redesignated 10/28 due to magnetic variation.

June 10, 2009: VP-8 relocates from NAS Brunswick to NAS Jacksonville and officially transfers to Wing-11.

June 30, 2009: New HS Hangar 1122 ribbon-cutting ceremony held. HSM-70 is the first squadron to move into the $73 million hangar.

July 25, 2009: VR-62 “Nomads” arrive from NAS Brunswick flying C-130T. They are the third NAS Brunswick squadron to transfer to NAS Jacksonville.

Oct. 26, 2009: President Barack Obama visits NAS Jacksonville and addresses military and civilian personnel during a speech in Hangar 1122. National press corps covers the visit.

Nov. 9, 2009: HSL-44 “Swamp Foxes” relocates from Naval Station Mayport to NAS Jacksonville and becomes HSM-74.

March 19, 2010: HSL-42 “Proud Warriors” change homeport from NS Mayport to NAS Jacksonville and becomes HSM-72.


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