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As of April 2012, HMLA-267 transitioned completely from the AH-1W to the AH-1Z Viper, ending their decades long usage of the Whiskey. HMLA-267 was the first HMLA to completely transition to the AH-1Z and the UH-1Y. In March 2017, HMLA-267 was presented the John P. Giguere Award for the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron of the Year for 2017. UH-1Y from HMLA-367 first combat deployment, 13-Nov-09 : CAMP BASTION, Helmand province, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan by Lance Cpl. Samuel A. Nasso, Marine Aircraft Group 40 - The sound of four blade rotors echoes across the Helmand sky, as the UH-1Y Huey helicopter made its first combat deployment with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Dec 19, 2009 · Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269 hold an end-of-mission ceremony at their headquarters building aboard Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Dec. 15, 2009. After six years in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, HMLA-269 was the last Marine offensive air support asset in Iraq. Apr 07, 2017 · HMLA-269 (-), MAG-26 27Mar05–17Aug05 HMLA-369 03Oct05–05Feb06 HMLA-775, MAG-46, 4th MAW 27Mar05–03Oct05 Jun 16, 2016 · In the days to come, most of the Marines and sailors will work only a short drive from where their hangar once was, down the road at HMLA-167 and HMLA-269. “Every Marine is an essential part of the team,” Moore said. “Innovation and adaptability played a huge part in this squadron’s success.” While assigned to POE, LtCol Payne was selected to Command HMLA-367 SCARFACE. May 21, 2020 LtCol Payne assumed command of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367, Marine Corps Base Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

During this time, he held the billets of Schedule Writer, S-4b Officer, Quality Assurance Officer, and Future Operations Officer/Pilot Training Officer. During this time he also deployed to OIF from September 2007-March 2008 (deployed with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 773, Marine Aircraft Group 42, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Naval Air

From that day, HMLA-269 has not surrendered the lead in developing a wide range of new anti-armor tactics. During the 1980's, HML/A-269 deployed to the Mediterranean and the northern flank of NATO. HMLA-169 deployed again in the summer of 2004 to support the second iteration of OIF. During this deployment they provided close air support during the Battle of Najaf and Operation Phantom Fury in Fallujah. The squadron is presently configured with 18 AH-1W SuperCobras and 9 UH-1Y SuperHueys. Hmla-269. 383 likes · 1 talking about this. Helicopter Marine Light Attack HMLA-269 In June 2007, Col Pavelko reported to MAG-29 as the Future Operations Officer where he deployed to Iraq in support of OIF 07.2-08.1. Returning from Iraq in February 2008, he transferred to HMLA-269 Gunrunners as the Operations Officer. In August 2008, he deployed to Iraq with HMLA-269 for OIF 08.2-09.1, returning in February of 2009.

HMLA-169 deployed again in the summer of 2004 to support the second iteration of OIF. During this deployment they provided close air support during the Battle of Najaf and Operation Phantom Fury in Fallujah. The squadron is configured with 18 AH-1W SuperCobras and 9 UH-1Y SuperHueys.

The CH-53E's aerial refueled, then ground refueled AH-1 helicopters of HMLA-269 enroute to and from Puerto Rico. HMH-464 externally lifted a UH-1N from a 10,000 foot mountain landing zone in the HMLA-267 Squadron Patch History of HMLA-267. Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 267 was activated 15 February, 1944 at Quantico, VA as Marine Observation Squadron 5. The operational aircraft at the time was the OY-1 “Grasshopper.” This was the scene when Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269, Marine Aircraft Group 29, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, landed to conduct cold weather training operations aboard Fort