VU

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AcronymDefinition
VUVolume Unit
VUView
VUVanuatu (ISO country code, top level domain)
VUVirtual University
VUVrije Universiteit Amsterdam (University of Amsterdam; Netherlands)
VUVery Useful
VUVulnerable (IUCN Red List of Threatened Species category)
VUVincennes University
VUVanderbilt University
VUVelvet Underground (band)
VUVictoria University (Victoria, Australia)
VUVilnius University (Lithuania)
VUValparaiso University
VUVanguard University (Southern California)
VUVillanova University
VUVivendi Universal (media and telecommunications company)
VUVéhicules Utilitaires (French: Commercial Vehicles)
VUVideo Update (Video Store)
VUVHF/UHF
VUVehicle Unit
VUVenstres Ungdom (Denmark)
VUVolksunie (Flemish Political Party)
VUVaterländische Union (German: Fatherland Union, Liechtenstein)
VUVector Units
VUViribus Unitis (battleship)
VUUtility Squadron (US Navy aviation unit designation used from 1946 to 1965)
VUVisitor Use (various organizations)
VUVukovar, Croatia (license plate)
VUVoice Unit
VUVehicle Utility
VUUtility Speed
VUVeeder Units (nuclear control rod position)
VUVersorgungs-Unteroffizier
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By the time of the Korean War cease-fire on 27 July 1953, the utility squadron community had more than quadrupled in men and flying machines, especially those most vital to the war effort supplying tow target and drone services to the fleet.
Unique in the Korean War history of utility squadron efforts was VU-3K's connection in the assault drone attacks flown from Boxer (CV 21) between 28 August and 2 September 1952 against power plants, bridges and railroad tunnels in North Korea.
Realizing the need for a multipurpose squadron to handle target towing and a variety of other important fleet tasks outside of the realm of other units, the Navy established the first utility squadron (VJ-l) at NAS San Diego, Calif., led by an officer in charge.
During the Korean War, utility squadrons reinforced their commitment to serve the fleet by continuing to prepare Naval Aviation personnel for war.
On the eve of the outbreak of the Korean War, the Navy had only a few utility squadrons (now designated VU) and detachments: VU-4, NAF Chincoteague, Va., with Det 1, U.S.
Assault drone development and combat deployment by utility squadrons was not new.
Also, Navy helicopter utility squadrons provided pilots and crews to British and Australian carriers operating in the Yellow Sea until May 1952.
The first HC-2 traces its lineage back to 1 April 1948 when the Navy's first operational helicopter squadrons--Helicopter Utility Squadrons (HU) 1 and 2--were established at NAS Lakehurst, N.J., to provide utility services to ships of both the Atlantic and Pacific fleets.