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MARINE AVIATION LOGISTICS SQUADRON 39
MALS-39
"Hellhounds"

MALS-39 was originally activated in 1968 as (Provisional) Headquarters and Maintenence Squadron 39, and provided administrative and logistical support to the squadrons of (Prov)MAG-39. H&MS-39 was deactivated in 1969.

In 1978 H&MS-39 was reactivated at Camp Pendleton. H&MS-39 was redesignated MALS-39 in 1988. The squadron is tasked with providing Intermediate-level maintenance and administrative support for the squadrons of MAG-39. MALS-39 supports the AH-1W, UH-1N,UH-1Y, and CH-46E.


LINEAGE

Activated 14 April 1968 at Quang Tri, Republic of Vietnam, as (Provisional) Headquarters and Maintenance Squadron 39, (Provisional) Marine Aircraft Group 39, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing.

Relocated during October 1969 to Phu Bai.

Deactivated 31 October 1969.

Reactivated 1 September 1978 at Camp Pendleton, California, as Headquarters and Maintenance Squadron 39, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3d Marine Aircraft Wing.
(redesignation of Detachment, H&MS-16)

Redesignated 1988 as Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 39.

Participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom (Mar-Apr 2003).


HONORS

PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION
Iraq
2003

NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION STREAMER

MERITORIOUS UNIT COMMENDATION STREAMER with one bronze star

NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE STREAMER with 2 bronze stars

VIETNAM SERVICE STREAMER with one silver star

VIETNAM CROSS of GALLANTRY with PALM STREAMER

VIETNAM MERITORIOUS UNIT CITATION CIVIL ACTIONS STREAMER