Commanding Officer of HMM-265. The Squadron is operating out of Atsugi, Japan

27 March 2011
Atsugi, Japan

Dear Dragon Veterans,

Two weeks ago, HMM-265 commenced flight operations in support of Operation Tomodachi (Relief Ops in Japan).  The squadron launched and headed north in just four hours!  Our Families on Okinawa have proven their resilience; most have seen their Marine for only a few days since the end of January.  You should be extremely proud of your old squadron; I wish everyone could see the combined effort displayed every day and night here on Atsugi.

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