Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461
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2d Marine Aircraft Wing
MCAS New River, NC


The mission of HMH- 461 is to provide timely and effective CH-53E 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 Ryan A. Lynch
HMH-461 Commanding Officer

Upon graduation from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy LtCol Lynch was commissioned a 2ndLt in the

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Major Grant R. Covey
HMH-461 Executive Officer

Major Grant Covey attended Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL where he received

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Sergeant Major William S. Abernathy Jr.
HMH-461 Sergeant Major

Sergeant Major William S. Abernathy enlisted in the United States Marine Corps delayed entry program

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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

 1stLt Daniel T. Lillie
(910) 449-6020

readiness coordinators

DRC:  Samantha Miller
Office: (910) 449-5204

URC:  1stLt Jeffrey Stanton
Office: (910) 449-4020

HMH-461 Family Hotline:
Press 6 then 8


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