HMLA-369 assumes responsibilities from HMLA-367

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar / 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing
Story by Cpl. Justis Beauregard

Date: 05.11.2010
Posted: 05.11.2010 00:49
News ID: 49453
HMLA-369 Assumes Responsibilities From HMLA-367

CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan — Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367, "Scarface," transferred responsibilities as 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward)'s light attack aviation unit to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369, the "Gunfighters," during a transfer of authority ceremony, May 10.

Lt. Col. Michael A. Moore, the Gunfighter's commanding officer, assumed command from Lt. Col. Michael J. Borgschulte, Scarface's commanding officer.

"We conducted 40 strikes, most in close combat," said Borgschulte. "We dished out, 16 hellfire [missiles], 25,000 50-caliber [rounds], 48,000 20-millimeter [rounds], 120,000 7.62 [millimeter rounds] – those are some impressive statistics."

Scarface will now return home to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., after a year away from their families. As the Marines begin their trip home, the Gunfighters will continue support for I Marine Expeditionary Force's ground combat operations.