Rufadora Helo Plaques

This archive of helicopter squadron and detachment plaques adorned the walls of the Rufadora Helo Bar in Olongapo, Republic of Philippines. These important mementos of the naval helicopter history have been donated to the Naval Helicopter Association Historical Society (NHAHS) by the owner of the bar.

NHAHS thanks Mr. Rufino (Pop) Ramos and his family, who loyally served the U.S. Military, particularly the helicopter community, during the Vietnam War and many years after. Former members of West Coast helicopter squadrons and detachments will particularly enjoy these memories, since the “Ruf” was their home away during WESTPACs.

Click Here to scroll down to view the various helicopter squadron plaques that are a part of our gallery.

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The following are USN helicopter squadrons that had plaques at the Ruforda Helo Bar. Click on each squadron below to view their gallery.