California based HMM-764 is the senior Marine Corps Reserve helicopter squadron, having been activated as Marine Helicopter Transport Squadron 764 (HMR-764) in 1958. In 1962, the squadron received its current designation. During 1968, HMM-764 had grown to the point that it was briefly split into two squadrons, HMM-764 and HMM-773. HMM-773 was later deactivated and the personnel rejoined 764.
HMM-764 relocated to MCAS El Toro, CA during May 1971. During Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, HMM-764 was placed on Active status but did not deploy. When El Toro was closed in 1999 due to Base Realignment and Closure , HMM-764 relocated to Joint Reserve Base, Edwards Air Force Base, CA. In 2004, HMM-764 made its first combat deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Activated 15 April 1958 at Los Alamitos, CA,
as MARINE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SQUADRON 764 (HMR-764).
Redesignated 1 April 1962 as MARINE MEDIUM HELICOPTER SQUADRON 764 (HMM-764).
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