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HMT-303

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HMLA/T-303

hmlat303 (7K)

New patch *

hmlat303_subd (7K)

Subdued version *

hmlat303_des (8K)

Desert version *


* Courtesy of Capt. E.S. Holmberg (USMC Ret.)

Marine Light Attack Helicopter Training Squadron 303
HMLA/T-303
"Atlas"

HMLA/T-303 was activated 30 April 1982 as Marine Helicopter Training Squadron 303 (HMT-303) and assigned the mission of training UH-1/AH1 aircrews. Today the squadron trains new aircrews, as well as Marine aviators transitioning from other aircraft. HMLA/T-303 is the Model Manager for all the Marine Corps' UH/AH-1 aircraft, and is scheduled to receive the UH-1Y during FY 2007; the AH-1Z is scheduled for FY 2009. Since its activation HMLA/T-303 has amassed over 174,000 flight-hours without a Class A accident.

From October 1991 to March 1992, HMT-303 was the OV-10 training squadron a well.

The squadron received its new designation in October 2006 to better reflect its mission of training aircrews for the Light Attack Helicopter squadrons.


LINEAGE

Activated 30 April 1982 at Camp Pendleton, CA, as MARINE HELICOPTER TRAINING SQUADRON 303 (HMT-303).


Redesignated October 2006 as MARINE LIGHT ATTACK HELICOPTER TRAINING SQUADRON 303 (HMLA/T-303)


UNIT HONORS

NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION STREAMER with 1 bronze star

MERITORIOUS UNIT COMMENDATION STREAMER with 2 bronze stars

NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE STREAMER with 1 bronze star