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Outlaw Logo
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Anderson
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Anderson and Crew

Anderson and Crew
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Day Operations

Day Operations
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Day Operations
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Day Operations

Day Operations
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Slicks in LZ
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Maverick Lead

Maverick Lead
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Bergquist Gunner Injured

Bergquist Gunner Injured
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Mavericks Return

Mavericks Return
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Protecting Vinh Long

Protecting Vinh Long
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Protecting Vinh Long
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Vinh Long base
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Mavericks at Sadec
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Mavericks become Bushwhackers
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Former Maverick & Outlaw Lead

Former Maverick & Outlaw Lead
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Memorial to Outlaws

Memorial to Outlaws
Latest News

THE REUNION DATES ARE SET!!!!

THE REUNION DATES ARE SET!!!!

 

The reunion dates have been decided by the Steering Committee as March 14th-18th, 2019.  The reunion will be held at the North Charleston Marriott, same itinerary and same pricing.  If you did not sign up for the last reunion and wish to attend in March please check the Gatherings Plus website at www.gatheringsplus.comfor the new registration form which should be up in the next few days. 

 

As soon as we lock in the activities/events we will post a copy of the itinerary on the website.  Activities are planned to include a tour of the Boon Plantation, city bus tour with stop, tour of Patriots point, dinner cruise and show aboard a river boat, welcome dinner and farewell banquet.  Of course, the hospitality room will be open with drinks and snacks so you can hang-out with old friend and meet new ones when we are not out and about.  The weather should be great with highs in the upper 60’s to low 70’s and a bit cooler at night.  The chances of rain are historically low also.

 

If you signed up for the last reunion you should have spoken to me on the phone on October 17th or at least gotten a message instructing you how to confirm your registration Gatherings Plus or receive a refund if you are unable to attend.  If any of that was not clear email me at vinhlongoutlaw18@gmail.com of call me 757-481-6196. 

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JOIN THE VINH LONG OUTLAWS ASSOCIATION!

The Vinh Long Outlaws Association (a 501(c)19 nonprofit, tax-exempt organization) was formed from personnel previously assigned to aviation units with lineage to the original and all succeeding Outlaws, Mavericks (later called Bushwhackers), and Roadrunners that deployed to and operated out of Vinh Long, Vietnam, and to a more recent unit that bore the same Outlaw call sign and fought in Iraq.

The 62nd Aviation Company Outlaws was formed on 6 August 1964 from assets assigned to the 11th Air Assault Division (Airmobile) at Fort Benning, Georgia, and was truly the vanguard of the huge U.S military buildup in Southeast Asia.  After arriving at Vinh Long in September 1964, the Outlaws and its armed platoon Mavericks immediately conducted 30 days of in-country training prior to release for full combat operations through the IV Corps Tactical Zone, essentially responding to request throughout the Vietnam’s Delta Region.  The 150th Transportation Detachment Roadrunners provided aircraft maintenance and technical supply support.  The 28th Signal Detachment provided maintenance on communications equipment, and the 25th Infantry Division attached infantrymen to the Outlaws/Mavericks/Roadrunners as doorgunners.  In December 1964, the 62nd was redesignated as A Company 502nd Aviation Battalion, and retained all equipment, personnel, and call signs previously assigned to the 62nd.

A Company 502nd Aviation Battalion was deactivated in September 1966 and the 175th Aviation Company activated in its place, from personnel and equipment formerly assigned to A/502nd and retained their call signs.  On 2 November 1967, the 175th Aviation Company was redesignated as the 175th Assault Helicopter Company and retained that designation until deactivation in February 1972 in Vietnam, but the armed platoon Mavericks were designated as the Bushwhackers in January 1971 on deployment of AH-1G Cobra helicopters.  The 175th Outlaws were reactivated in May 1972 at Fort Knox, KY, operated there for two years, and then deployed to Germany for operations until their deactivation in December 1977.

In September 1987, the Outlaws were reactivated as B Company 1st Battalion 158th Aviation Regiment from Fort Hood assets, and redesignated as B Troop 1st Battalion 158th Avn Rgmt Outlaws in 1996.   In 2001, the Outlaws were deployed for Iraqi Freedom II in Iraq, and continued the call sign Outlaws, thereby continuing the name and tradition of Outlaws combat aviation begun in August 1964.  Please visit our History Tab for more details on the history of the Outlaws, Mavericks, Bushwhackers, and Roadrunners or to join click here.

 

Sincerely,

Jim Donnelly
National Director