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Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466
HMH-466

"Wolfpack"


HMH-466 was activated in 1984 and is the last of the West Coast CH-53E squadrons to enter service. During Operation Desert Shield/Storm, the main body of HMH-466 served in Kuwait and Iraq with MAG-16, while a 4-plane detachment was deployed with 13th MEU/ARG Alpha. More recently, HMH-466 has supported Operations Enduring Freedom (Det HMH-466, attached to 11th MEU) in Afghanistan, and Operation Iraqi Freedom II. HMH-466, based at MCAS Miramar, supports I Marine Expeditionary Force and the three West Coast Marine Expeditionary Units.


Lineage

Activated 30 November 1984 at Tustin, California, as Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466, and assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3d Marine Aircraft Wing, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific.

particpated in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Southwest Asia,
August 1990 - March 1991.

Particpated in Operations in Somalia, December 1992 - February 1993.

Detachment served with 11th MEU in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan (2003).

Deployed to Kuwait and Iraq during 2004 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II.


UNIT HONORS

JOINT MERITORIOUS UNIT AWARD STREAMER
Somalia
1992 - 1993

NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION STREAMER
Southwest Asia
1990 - 1991

2003

MERITORIOUS UNIT COMMENDATION STREAMER
1984 - 1986

NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE STREAMER with 1 bronze star

ARMED FORCES EXPEDITIONARY STREAMER

SOUTHWEST ASIA SERVICE STREAMER with three bronze stars

GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM EXPEDITIONARY STREAMER