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VMM-164 Photos
Leadership from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 164, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing salute during pass in review at Sgt. Maj. David White and Sgt. Maj. Jeffery Vandentop’s relief and appointment ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Pendleton, Calif., April 25, 2019. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Charnelle Smith/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Nicholas Attikai, front, flight line crew chief with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 164, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), directs an MV-22 Osprey while being stabilized by Sgt. Carlos Rodriguez, rear, tiltrotor airframe mechanic with VMM-164, MAG-39, 3rd MAW, stabilizes him during a hung gear malfunction drill at Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, California, March 12, 2019. The purpose of the drill was to ensure that in the event of a landing gear malfunction the pilot, air crew and ground crew would be trained to conduct an emergency landing. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Drake Nickels)
U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Simpson, center, airframes division chief, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, briefs his Marines on their responsibilities during an MV-22 Osprey hung gear malfunction drill at Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, California, March 12, 2019. The purpose of the drill was to ensure that in the event of a landing gear malfunction the pilot, air crew and ground crew would be trained to conduct an emergency landing. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Drake Nickels)
UNDISCLOSED LOCATION, MIDDLE EAST – An MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium Tilt-rotor Squadron 164 loaded with Marines attached to 3rd Battalion 7th Marine Regiment prepare to execute a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel (TRAP) exercise July 8, 2018. The exercise simulated the rescue of two downed pilots in a night time environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Gabino Perez)
U.S. Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, stage mattresses on the flight line during an MV-22 Osprey hung gear malfunction drill at Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, California, March 12, 2019. The purpose of the drill was to ensure that in the event of a landing gear malfunction the pilot, air crew and ground crew would be trained to conduct an emergency landing. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Drake Nickels)
UNDISCLOSED LOCATION, SOUTHWEST ASIA – A U.S. Marine with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164 attached to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force, Crisis Response-Central Command provides security from the back of an MV-22 Osprey during a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel exercise August 19, 2018. The training exercise provided Marines the opportunity to enhance combat readiness and crisis response skills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Teagan Fredericks)
UNDISCLOSED LOCATION, MIDDLE EAST – An MV-22 Osprey with Marine Medium Tilt-rotor Squadron 164 prepares to execute a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel (TRAP) exercise July 8, 2018. The exercise simulated the rescue of two downed pilots in a night time environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Gabino Perez)
U.S. Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, stage mattresses on the flight line during an MV-22 Osprey hung gear malfunction drill at Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, California, March 12, 2019. The purpose of the drill was to ensure that in the event of a landing gear malfunction the pilot, air crew and ground crew would be trained to conduct an emergency landing. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Drake Nickels)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Julius Sanchez, tiltrotor airframe mechanic with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, prepare to conduct an MV-22 Osprey hung gear malfunction drill at Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, California, March 12, 2019. The purpose of the drill was to ensure that in the event of a landing gear malfunction the pilot, air crew and ground crew would be trained to conduct an emergency landing. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Drake Nickels)
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.

VMM-164 Leaders

Lieutenant Colonel Joseph R. DiMambro
Commanding Officer, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164
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Major Travis J. Wisniewski
Executive Officer, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164
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Sergeant Major Jeffery J. Vandentop
Sergeant Major, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 164
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