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HMA-269


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HML/A-269


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"Lawman"
Iraq 2009

Marine Light/Attack Helicopter Squadron 269
HML/A-269
"Gunrunners"

Organized as the first USMC Attack Helicopter squadron, HML/A-269 has served in the Mediterranean, Lebanon and the Gulf War (ashore and afloat). During Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003), the squadron flew missions in support of I MEF. Detachments have deployed with MEUs to the Balkans. Like sister squadron HML/A-167, HML/A-269 persists in using the "Light/Attack" designation.


LINEAGE

Activated 1 July 1971 at New River, NC, as MARINE ATTACK HELICOPTER SQUADRON 269 (HMA-269).

Redesignated 1986 as MARINE LIGHT ATTACK HELICOPTER SQUADRON 269 (HML/A-269).


UNIT HONORS

PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION
Iraq
2003

NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION STREAMER with 1 bronze star

MERITORIOUS UNIT COMMENDATION STREAMER with 2 bronze stars

NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE STREAMER with 2 bronze stars

SOUTHWEST ASIA SERVICE STREAMER with 3? bronze stars

GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM EXPEDITIONARY STREAMER

GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM SERVICE STREAMER