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Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461
HMH-461 Unit Logo
2d Marine Aircraft Wing
MCAS New River, NC


The mission of HMH- 461 is to provide timely and effective CH-53K helicopter combat assault transport of heavy equipment, personnel and supplies, on order to support the Marine Air-Ground Task Force and other units, as directed.




Lieutenant Colonel Thomas L. Nicholson
HMH-461 Commanding Officer

Lieutenant Colonel Thomas L. Nicholson is a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina. He was

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Major Dale E. Metcalf
HMH-461 Executive Officer

A native of Sanford Maine, Major Metcalf entered the civilian work force after high school working

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Sergeant Major Carl J. Jacobsen
HMH-461 Command Senior Enlisted Leader

Sergeant Major Jacobsen reported to MCRD Parris Island SC on 4 September 2002, to 1st Recruit

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Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461
Postal Service Center Box 21013
New River, NC 28545-1013

Commercial: (910) 449-6569
DSN: 752-6569


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Voting Assistance Officer

 Capt Timothy Brown
(910) 449-6640

readiness coordinators

DRC:   Marilyn Steurer
Office: (910) 449-6145

URC:   Capt Russell Thomas
Office: (910) 449-6640


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