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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.

Finally, we just held our GOLDEN 50th Anniversary Reunion during September 18-22, 2014 in the Washington D.C. area.  This was the best attended reunion of the seven we have held, with 131 veterans, spouses, widows, and family members attending.  For more reunion results, please click here.  We will hold our 2016 reunion in Branson, MO probably in September.  More information will be posted on the Reunion Page as it becomes available.


Larry Jackson
National Director


A number of requests have been received asking how to obtain one of the elegant, and unique, outlaw commemorative coins provided to each outlaw who attended the recent 50th Golden Anniversary Reunion in Washington D.C.  Because the initial order of coins was used up at the reunion, a second order was placed.  Tom Anderson has received the order.  The cost for the coins will be $15 each.  If you would like to place an order for one or more coins, make a check to "VLOA."  Send your check to Tom Anderson, 7880 Rolling Woods Court #308, Springfield, VA 22152.  DO NOT make out the check to Tom.  For questions, call Tom at 703-451-4015 or email at
Several people have indicated they would like to order two or three additional coins in order to give this unique piece of Outlaw memorabilia to their children.  This may be your last opportunity to obtain the coin.  Coins will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.  When they are gone, they are GONE!  Click here  for a picture of the coin.



We thank the following companies and individuals for their support 
of our 50th Anniversary Reunion during September 18-22, 2014.

Barney Trucking Company, Inc.
In Memory of Craig Barney
235 S. State Road 24  
Salina, UT 84654    

Mathiowetz Construction Co.
30676 County Road 24
Sleepy Eye, MN 56085

Bill & Becky (Bergquist) Quinn
In Memory of Bob Bergquist
48 St. James Square
Huntsville, AL 35801

Lynda Lyle, Specialties, Inc.
2300 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20007-92556

Bob Sharp
In Memory of his son, Joel Sharp
17489 US Highway 65
Albert Lee, MN 56007

Lee's Carpentry Works, Inc
Mr. Lee Morava
406 Landon Road
Hendersonville, NC 28739

Flower Mound Financial
   Services, LLC

2904 Corporate Circle
Flower Mound, TX 75028

American Legion Post #883
Andrew Hoder, Adjutant
PO Box 940
Moreno Valley, CA 92556

@ Udvar Hazy Air  & Space Museum
Dulles Airport
Dulles, Virginia
(MacDonalds does not permit use of their
logo in recognitions such as this.  We thank
 them for their support of the VLOA during
our visit to the Air & Space Museum.)


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