Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361

 

 

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A U.S. Marine CH-56E Super Stallion crew chief assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 361, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), makes his way to the ramp while flying over Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 13, 2012. HMH-361 is deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Alejandro Pena)
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A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallions with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 361, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), externally lifts M777 howitzers over Helmand province, Afghanistan, Dec. 29, 2012. HMH-361 provided aerial support by repositioning the howitzers to Camp Dwyer. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo)
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Mission Statement Under 3rd MAW

The 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing's mission is to provide combat ready expeditionary aviation forces capable of short notice world wide deployment to Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF), fleet and unified commanders.

Our mission to provide well trained, organized and equipped combat ready forces remains our number one priority.

The Third Marine Aircraft Wing (3rd MAW) is comprised of Marines, sailors and civilians. We enjoy a climate of trust and cohesiveness that makes our combat organization greater than the sum of its individual parts. As a combat team, we focus on excellence and mission success. We accept nothing less than superior performance, for mediocrity has no place in aviation.

Our high standards of professional excellence are apparent in our conduct and preparation for combat. We are the epitome of professionalism in everything we do: in our work ethic, our grooming standards, in our daily behavior, and while we are enjoying well-earned liberty. We remain combat ready to conduct any mission assigned. We stay fit for duty – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Our posture for success sustains us in combat.

We are representatives of the United States of America, of our service, and of our families. Our personal interaction sets the standard by which 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing is judged. We always maintain the highest standards of professionalism and human dignity.

The action, or inaction, of any one individual plays a critical role in our preparation for combat.

Our leadership is proactive, never abusive. We thrive on challenges, seek solutions, and produce positive, timely results. We are always accountable and accept responsibility for our actions. We know the rules and regulations and abide by them. Integrity is our cornerstone, honesty is our guide, and respect for our fellow man is our creed. We will not waiver in our mission to defeat terrorism and destroy those extremists who threaten our way of life.

Excel, demand excellence, set the example, be responsible, contribute to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing success and we will make a difference as we defeat the enemies of our great country.

HMH-361 Leaders

Lieutenant Colonel B. E. Thoreen
Commanding Officer, Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361

Lieutenant Colonel Thoreen was born and raised in Washington State, graduating from Stanwood High

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Sergeant Major Reginald Daniels
Sergeant Major, Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361

Sergeant Major Daniels reported to Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina in 1998

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