Change of Command - VR-61
The Band of the 15th Field Artillery Regiment RCA was requested to assist in the change of command ceremony at Whidbey island for the Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 61, better known as the VR-61 Islanders. This squadron flies four DC-9 transport jets capable of carrying 100 passengers or 20,000 pounds of cargo, or several combinations of both. VR-61's mission is to provide worldwide, around-the-clock air transport of Naval personnel and cargo -- moving people and cargo in support of the fleet, year round, around the world. VR-61 provides worldwide logistics support to Navy, other Department of Defense and State Department activities around the world.