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HMM-161 History

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  • HMM-161 History

    I got this email from Capt. Hoover:

    161 History
    Monday, September 20, 2010 9:09 AM
    From: "David Hoover" <>

    I am a Captain with VMM-161 (formerly HMM-161, HMR(L)-161, HMR-161) at MCAS Miramar in San Diego. I have been with the squadron for close to five years, originally flying the CH-46 before transitioning to the MV-22. Over the last couple years, I have become the squadron's ad hoc historian, due mostly to the fact that I am fascinated with the squadron's past. Our squadron will celebrate it's 60th birthday next January 15th, and I am trying to put together something to commemorate the squadron's illustrious past. I have compiled quite a few photographs (even some old video) of the squadron but am always looking for more. I would like to exchange photos and/or information about the squadron's early days in Korea, SoCal, and Hawaii. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you for your time.

    -Captain David Hoover
    VMM-161 Director of Safety and Standardization
    MCAS Miramar, San Diego, CA
    If you have any photos, videos, info, etc. please contact Capt. Hoover.

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    Lots of history with that squadron and HMM-262 is right behind them from the beginning! Congrats Bros!
    Semper Fi