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HMR-775


HMM-775


HMA-775

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HMLA-775

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Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 775
HMLA-775

"Coyotes"

Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 775 was originally activated 2 September 1958, at Niagara Falls, NY, as Marine Transport Helicopter Squadron 775 (HMR-775), and assigned to the Organized Marine Corps Reserve. Original strength at activation was 2 Officers. On 28 February 1959 HMR-775, now with 11 Officers and 14 Enlisted, transferred to Willow Grove, PA. On 1 April 1962, the designation was changed to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 775 (HMM-775). On 30 September 1962 HMM-775 was deactivated.

On 7 December 1987, the squadron was reactivated at Camp Pendleton, CA, as Marine Attack Helicopter Squadron 775. The squadron was equipped with the aging AH-1J "Sea Cobra". During the first Gulf War HMA-775 served afloat and ashore with MAG-26 (Dec 90-Mar 91). One aircraft and two crewmen were lost (non-combat).

In 1987, the squadron was reorganized and re-equippped with AH-1Js and UH-1N "Hueys". This brought about a further redesignation: Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 775 (HMLA-775). HMLA-775 continues to support 4th MAW operations, and has participated in anti-drug operations in the Caribbean area (Operation "Weedeater") during annual training.

HMLA-775 deployed in Iraq in 2004 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II.



HMLA-775 was deactivated 6 September 2008 at MCAS Camp Pendleton, CA.


LINEAGE

Activated 2 Sept 1958 at Niagara Falls, NY as MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQUADRON 775 (HMR-775).

Relocated 28 Feb 1959 to Willow Grove, PA.

Redesignated 1 April 1962 as MARINE MEDIUM HELICOPTER SQUADRON 770 (HMM-775).

Deactivated August 1962.

Reactivated 7 January 1987 at Camp Pendleton, CA as MARINE ATTACK HELICOPTER SQUADRON 775 (HMA-775).

Redesignated during 1995 as MARINE LIGHT ATTACK HELICOPTER SQUADRON 775 (HMLA-775).



Deactivated 6 September 2008 at Camp Pendleton, CA.


UNIT HONORS

NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION STREAMER with 1 bronze star

MERITORIOUS UNIT COMMENDATION STREAMER with 1 bronze star

NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE STREAMER with 1 bronze star

SOUTHWEST ASIA SERVICE STREAMER with three bronze stars

IRAQ CAMPAIGN SERVICE STREAMER

GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM EXPEDITIONARY STREAMER

GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM SERVICE STREAMER