Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron with Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, made history by becoming a flying squadron for the first time in the unit’s existence.
The Marines and sailors of H&HS took ownership of a UC-12W Huron aircraft July 31, and took the plane on its first flight with the squadron four days later.
With this addition to MCAS Camp Pendleton, every air station housing aircraft from 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing now has operational support airlift capabilities. The Huron aircraft can increase a unit’s operational readiness significantly.
“This is the first time in known history where OSA aircraft are stationed here on MCAS Camp Pendleton.This is a big win for the Marine Corps overall because that OSA love is spread throughout Camp Pendleton.” Lt. Col. Frank Savarese, the H&HS commanding officer
The aircraft can carry military personnel, equipment and aircraft parts. The aircraft saves the unit money and time when it comes to the…
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