usa Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 265

US Marine Corps


HMM-265 :

1962 to 2012    






Helicopters

Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 265 US Marine Corps

Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 265
Dragons, tail code EP were the first Marine Corps operational helicopter squadron to accept and employ the "Phrog" CH-46.

1962 - 1970 as HMM-265
1977 - Reactivated

2012 - Transitioned to the Osprey and redesignated VMM-265
Deployed to Marble Mountain, South Vietnam with 24 CH-46A in Jun 1966, joining HMM-164.


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HMM-265 redesignated, awaits Ospreys, 07-Sep-12 : OKINAWA, Japan - by Lance Cpl. Nicholas Ranum, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Installations Pacific - Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 265 held a redesignation ceremony here Sept. 7.

HMM 265 Dragons return to Atsugi, one year after Operation Tomodachi, 28-Apr-12 : ATSUGI NAVAL AIR FACILITY, Japan by Sgt. Paul Robbins - One year after rendering assistance to Japanese tsunami victims during Operation Tomadachi from a base of operations in Atsugi, the Dragons of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 265 (Reinforced) returned for an encore.

HMM-265 provides support to boots on ground, 15-Feb-12 : MARINE CORPS AIR STATION FUTENMA, Japan by Lance Cpl. Alyssa Hoffacker - More than 10 aircraft with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 265 filled the skies simultaneously as they took off from Marine Corps Air Station Futenma Feb. 15.

HMM-265 Dragons awarded for safety, 23-Nov-11 : MARINE CORPS AIR STATION FUTENMA, OKINAWA, Japan By Cpl. Aaron Hostutler - Lt. Gen. Kenneth J. Glueck Jr., the III Marine Expeditionary Force commanding general, presented the Marine Corps Achievement in Safety Award to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 265 on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma Nov. 16.

HMM-265 support relief efforts, Operation Tomodachi, 24-Mar-11 : NAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI, Japan - Marines assigned to Marine Wing Communications Squadron 18, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force provided much-needed support to Marines and sailors, as well as Japanese counterparts in Sendai March 23.

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Locations


YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1995/12JP MCAS FutenmaROTM
1977/95MCAS Kaneohe Bay PHNG
1969/70MCAS Santa Ana / Tustin KNTK
1966/69VN Marble Mountain Airfield
1962/66MCAS New RiverKNCA


Models

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YearsModels
1977/12107M H-46 Sea Knight
1962/70107M H-46 Sea Knight






Operations


DatesOperation
mar-11may-11JP Operation Tomodachi - Tohoku Earthquake Relief




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