usa Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 161

US Marine Corps


HMM-161 : Greyhawks

1951 to 2009    






Helicopters

  • Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 161 US Marine Corps
  • Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 161 US Marine Corps

Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 161
Tail Codes
HR 1951/56 HMR-161
YR 1956/62 HMR-161
YR 1962/09 HMM-161
Greyhawks established January 15, 1961

1951 - Marine Helicopter Transport Squadron 161 (HMR-161)
1956 - Marine Helicopter Transport Squadron (Light) 161
1962 - Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 161 (HMM-161)

On 2009 with the transition to the MV-22 Osprey became VMM-161



This unit was located at MCAS Santa Ana/Tustin until moving to MCAS El Toro in 1995 not 1997. They were the first unit to transition to El Toro from Tustin after their 94/95 west pac deployment aboard the USS Essex (LHD2)


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HMM-161 Transforms into VMM-161, 08-Oct-09 : After 58 years, Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron HMM-161 redesignated VMM-161 after its transition to the MV-22B Osprey



Locations


YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1999/09MCAS Miramar KNKX
1995/99MCAS El ToroKNZJ
1970/95MCAS Santa Ana / Tustin KNTK
1966/68MCAS New RiverKNCA
1966JP MCAS FutenmaROTM
1955/66MCAS Kaneohe Bay PHNG
1951/55MCAS El ToroKNZJ
1951MCAS Santa Ana / Tustin KNTK


Models

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YearsModels
1966/09107M H-46 Sea Knight
1960/66S-58 H-34
1951/60S-55 H-19










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