Adopted US Marine Corps Squadrons

In May 2016, a Council subcommittee researched squadrons with ties to Marine Corps Air Station Tustin. The subcommittee traveled to Camp Pendleton to meet and interview multiple squadrons.

After careful consideration, the Council subcommittee formally recommended the adoption of the United States Marine Corps Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364 (VMM-364) and the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 267 (HMLA-267).

On August 16, 2016, the Tustin City Council unanimously voted to sign Resolution No. 16-49, which formally adopted both squadrons. 

VMM-364 provides utility helicopter support, close-in fire support, fire support coordination, and aerial reconnaissance. VMM 364 was originally commissioned as Marine Light Helicopter Squadron 364 on September 1, 1961 at Marine Corps Air Facility Santa Ana (which was later annexed by Tustin in 1976).

HMLA-267 maintains a ready-to-deploy, light-lift, attack helicopter squadron, capable of fighting battles anytime, anywhere. HMLA-267, while not physically stationed in Tustin, utilized and deployed units from MCAS Tustin on numerous occasions.

The City of Tustin will support these two squadrons and their families on an ongoing basis, both when the unit is at Camp Pendleton and when it is deployed. In return, the military units will provide community event support. 

The goal is to encourage mutually beneficial interaction between the community and the Marines and their families to create strong and lasting ties between the units, residents, and the City. 

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