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  • usa Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461

    US Marine Corps


    HMH-461 :

    1957 to present    







    hmh-461 ironhorse

    Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461
    Ironhorse, tail code CJ, HMH-461 is under Marine Aircraft Group 29, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing.

    1957 - Helicopter Transport Squadron (Medium) 461 - HMR(M)-461
    1962 - Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461 - HMH-461


    January 24, 2022 - First Marine operational unit to receive the CH-53K King Stallion


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    News of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461


    CH-53K King Stallion’s First Exercise, 16-Sep-22 : #KingStallion US Marines new heavy load helicopter, the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion, assigned to HMH-461 deployed to Mountain Home, Idaho for their first exercise

    First CH-53K Lot 2 LRIP Delivered to Marines, 15-Jul-22 : #Marines Sikorsky delivered the third Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) and first of Lot 2 CH-53K helicopter to the US Marine Corps. Two more scheduled for delivery this year

    Marines Declares IOC of CH-53K, 26-Apr-22 : #IOC The US Marine Corps declared Initial Operational Capability (IOC) for the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion heavy lift helicopter. HMH-461 was the first squadron to receive the new helicopter last January

    HMH-461 is First Operational Unit with CH-53K, 05-Feb-22 : #KingStallion U.S. Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron HMH-461 became the first unit to transition from the CH-53E Super Stallion to the new CH-53K King Stallion with a ceremony held at MCAS New River, NC



    Locations


    YearsLocationICAO/FAA
    1957/    MCAS New RiverKNCA




    Models

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    YearsModels
    2022/    CH-53K King Stallion
    1988/22S-80 H-53E
    1967/88S-65 H-53
    1957/67S-56 H-37




    Operations


    DatesOperation
    05-jan-9106-jan-91SO Operation Eastern Exit
    01-sep-7928-sep-79DO Hurricane David relief operations



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