via E.S. "Mule" Holmberg
HMLA-775 Det A was originally activated during October 1997 as HMLA-773 Detachment A, and based at Willow Grove, PA. In 2000, the detachment relocated to Johnstown, PA. In 2001, the HMLA detachments exchanged parent commands as well as designations, with the Belle Chasse, LA detachment becoming HMLA-773 Det A, and the Johnstown detachment taking its current designation.
Both Detachment A and its parent command have been activated during the present "Global War on Terrorism", and have been deployed to Iraq.
With the deactivation of HMLA-775 on 8 September 2008, HMLA-775 Det A was transferred to HMLA-773, and redesignated HMLA-773 Det B.
Activated October 1987 Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, as MARINE LIGHT ATTACK HELICOPTER SQUADRON 773, Detachment A.
Relocated during March 2000 to Cambria Airport, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and redesignated HMLA-775 Detachment A
Deactivated 8 Sept 2008 (redesignated HMLA-773 Det B).
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