Oct 8, 2009

Lt. Col. Evan G. LeBlanc, the first commanding officer of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 161, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, and Sgt. Maj. Thomas M. Herman, the squadron sergeant major, unfurl the squadron's new organizational colors during an activation ceremony aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Oct. 8. The squadron has gone through numerous transformations, first created as Marine Helicopter Transport Squadron 161 in 1951 and later designated as Marine Helicopter Transport Squadron Light 161 in 1956 and then as Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 161 in 1962. (Official U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Christopher O'Quin)(Released)

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