Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469

MAG-39 Mission Statement

The mission of Marine Aircraft Group 39 is to provide utility helicopter support, close-in fire support, fire support coordination, aerial reconnaissance, observation and forward air control in aerial and ground escort operations during ship-to-shore movement and subsequent operations ashore.

HMLA-469 Leaders

Lieutenant Colonel Tase E. Bailey III
Commanding Officer, Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469

Lieutenant Colonel Bailey graduated from Texas A&M University in 2000 with a degree in Aerospace Engineering and received a commission through NROTC. After completing flight training as an AH-1W pilot, he reported to the Warriors of HMLA-167 and was soon attached to HMM-266(REIN) for training and deployment with the 22d MEU. 1stLt Bailey served as

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Sergeant Major Alex C. Brown
Sergeant Major, Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469

Alex Brown enlisted in the Marine Corps through the Delayed Entry Program in 1999 and subsequently in July 2000 attended recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island with Lima Company, Third Recruit Training Battalion. Upon graduation, Private Brown reported to the School of Infantry, Camp Geiger, North Carolina for training as a

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