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VMM 165 PHOTOS
Four U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Vipers with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadrons (HMLA) 169 and 469, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), hover during exercise Viper Storm at El Centro, Calif., Dec. 11, 2019. The AH-1Z Viper gives MAG-39, the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force and the joint force the ability to deter potential adversaries and provide combat-ready units the capability to engage from the sea and over long distances against a near-peer threat. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Juan Anaya)
A U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Viper with Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), prepares for landing during exercise Viper Storm at El Centro, Calif., Dec. 11, 2019. The AH-1Z Viper gives MAG-39, the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force and the joint force the ability to deter potential adversaries and provide combat-ready units the capability to engage from the sea and over long distances against a near-peer threat. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Juan Anaya)
Four U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Vipers with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadrons (HMLA) 169 and 469, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), stage during exercise Viper Storm at El Centro, Calif., Dec. 11, 2019. The AH-1Z Viper gives MAG-39, the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force and the joint force the ability to deter potential adversaries and provide combat-ready units the capability to engage from the sea and over long distances against a near-peer threat. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Juan Anaya)
Eight U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Vipers with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 369, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), take flight to participate in exercise Viper Storm at Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, Calif., Dec.11, 2019. The AH-1Z Viper gives MAG-39, the Marine expeditionary force and the joint force the ability to deter potential adversaries and provide combat-ready units the capability to engage from the sea and over long distances against a near-peer threat. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Victor Mackson)
Three U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Vipers with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 369, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), prepare to take flight to participate in exercise Viper Storm at Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, Calif., Dec. 11, 2019. The AH-1Z Viper gives MAG-39, the Marine expeditionary force and the joint force the ability to deter potential adversaries and provide combat-ready units the capability to engage from the sea and over long distances against a near-peer threat. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Victor Mackson)
Four U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Vipers with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 369, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), take flight over a beach to participate in exercise Viper Storm at Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, Calif., Dec. 11, 2019. The AH-1Z Viper gives MAG-39, the Marine expeditionary force and the joint force the ability to deter potential adversaries and provide combat-ready units the capability to engage from the sea and over long distances against a near-peer threat. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Victor Mackson
Mission Statement Under 3rd MAW

Provide aviation logistics support, guidance and direction to Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) squadrons as well as Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) and Marine Air Control Squadron (MACS).

 

VMM-165 Leaders

Lieutenant Colonel Thomas W. Kershul
Commanding Officer, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 165
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Sergeant Major Gerardo C. Ybarra Sr.
Sergeant Major, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 165
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