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Marine Aircraft Group 39

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April 16, 1968
Headquarters: MCAS Camp Pendleton, California

3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (3rd MAW)

Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169 / HMLA-169
Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 267 / HMLA-267
Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369 / HMLA-369
Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469 / HMLA-469
Marine Light Attack Helicopter Training Squadron 303 / HMLAT-303
Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164 / VMM-164



MAG-39 was activated at Quang Tri Combat Base, Republic of Vietnam, amongst the chaos of war. Originally assigned to the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, MAG-39 participated in the Vietnam war until October 1969 when it was deactivated.

Temporarily reactivated to participate in the Operation Frequent Wind from April 1975, until the operation was complete in May 1975.

In September 1976 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, MAG-39 was reactivated for the last time under the command of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing.

Elements have participated in: Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm from August 1990 til April 1991, Operation Restore Hope, Somalia from December 1992-April 1993, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan from December 2001-June 2002, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Kuwait from January-October 2003.

source: wikipedia


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