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HMR-772


HMM-772

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Via "Mule" Holmberg


HMH-772

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Detachments

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HMH-772 Det A

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HMH-772 Det B

Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 772
HMH-772

"Hustlers"

HMH-772 was activated in 1958 as the last of the original 12 USMC Reserve helicopter squadrons. During the Gulf War, HMH-772 and its two detachments were mobilized and deployed to Saudi Arabia and the Philippines. In February 2002, the squadron was mobilized again, and deployed to MCAS New River, where it was attached to HMM-263.

During 2009 HMH-772 was deployed again to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

During 2008, Marine Reserve HMH squadrons were reorganized. HMH-769 was deactivated and on 30 September 2008, HMH-772 was reduced to a detachment-sized unit and redesignated HMH-772(-).


LINEAGE

1958 - 1990

Activated 1 April 1958 at the Marine Air Reserve Training Command, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, as Marine Helicopter Transport Squadron 772, United States Marine Corps Reserve.

Redesignated 1 April 1962 as Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 772.

Reassigned during February 1965 to Marine Aircraft Group 46, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing.

Relocated during September 1970 to Lakehurst, New Jersey.

Redesignated 1 September 1971 as Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 772.

Relocated during September 1972 to Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, and reassigned to Marine Aircraft Group 49.

1991 - 2004

Mobilized during February 1991 and deployed to New River, North Carolina.

Element participated in Operation Desert Storm, Southwest Asia, March - April 1991.

Participated in Operation Sea Angel, Bangladesh, May 1991.

Element participated in support of Operation Fiery Vigil, Philippines, June 1991.

Demobilized during October 1991 and returned to Willow Grove, Pennsylvania.

Mobilized during February 2002 and deployed to New River, North Carolina. Attached to Marine Aircraft Group 29.

Redesignated 30 September 2008 as HMH-772(-)


UNIT HONORS

JOINT MERITORIOUS UNIT AWARD STREAMER
Bangladesh
1991

NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION STREAMER
2002-2003

MERITORIOUS UNIT COMMENDATION STREAMER
1994 - 1995

NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE STREAMER