Military


Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron-366 [HMH-366]

Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron-366 [HMH-366] was activated on 30 September 1994 at MCAS Kaneohe Bay. It is the only Hawaiian home-grown helicopter squadron in active service in the Marine Corps. The squadron's callsign is "Hammerhead," and the unit patch features a hammerhead shark leaping over an airborne CH-53D. The callsign and insignia were inspired by the fact that nearby Kaneohe Bay is home to the world's largest hammerhead shark population.

Since activation, the squadron has deployed to Pacific Missile Range Facility, Barking Sands (on the island of Kauai), the Pohokolua Training Area of the Big Island, and completed a successful mainland deployment in support of Combined Arms Exercises 9 and 10-98, and supported WTI class 2-00. The squadron completed a four aircraft deployment to Dhaka, Bangladesh for presidential support of the Honorable Mr. Clinton's visit to the country.

HMH-366's mission is to provide assault helicopter transport of heavy weapons, equipment and supplies during amphibious operations and subsequent operations ashore.




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