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Marine Aircraft Group 49 Detachment C (MAG-49 Det.C), originated in 1946 at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport under the name Marine Air Detachment (MAD) and actively supported Marine Fighter Squadron 143.

MAD was redesignated as Marine Air Reserve Training Detachment (MARTD) in September 1953; in November 1957, MARTD relocated from New Orleans Lakefront Airport to its present location at NAS JRB New Orleans. MARTD was awarded the 4th Marine Aircraft Wing (4th MAW) Commanding General’s Proficiency Award in 1969, 1971 and 1974.

MARTD New Orleans was redesignated as MAG-46 Det. B in October 1979 and was awarded the 4th MAW Commanding General’s Proficiency Award in 1989. MAG-46 Det. B provided detachment support for Marine Light Helicopter Squadron 767 (HML-767) from Jan. 1 to May 14, 1991. During this period, HML-767 deployed in support of Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.

MAG-46 Det. B was redesignated as MAG-42 Det. C in June 1992 and was subsequently redesignated as MAG-49 Det. C on June 20, 2008, as a part of 4th MAW’s force structure realignment. During this timeframe, the MAG Det. provided direct support for Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 773 Detachment A (HMLA-773 Det. A), Fleet Readiness Center (FRC) Mid-Atlantic, and the 4th MAW Military Police Detachment (MP Det.). As a result, these component detachments were enabled to conduct operations at home and abroad, as is illustrated by the following:

In 2003, the 4th MAW MP Det. was activated and deployed to Kuwait and Djibouti to support Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).

From October 2003 to October 2005, HMLA-773 Det. A was activated in support of OEF, resulting in three separate deployments to Afghanistan during this two-year activation period.

Following Hurricane Katrina’s devastation in September 2005, helicopters from HMLA-773 Det. A were employed throughout New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, where they participated in search, rescue and relief missions in support of Joint Task Force Katrina.

In 2006, the 4th MAW MP Det. deployed to Pheodosia, Ukraine, to conduct annual training in support of Operation Sea Breeze.

In 2007, HMLA-773 Det. A deployed to Al Asad, Iraq, for a seven-month deployment in support of OIF.

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, helicopters and personnel from HMLA-773 Det. A were deployed in 2017 to Lake Charles, Louisiana, to support disaster relief operations in Port Arthur and Beaumont, Texas.

MAG-49 Det. C and its component detachments will continue to meet all assigned missions, embrace a training plan that prepares the Marines and Sailors for future endeavors, and improve the readiness posture for future deployments at home or overseas.


Department Phone Number (All area codes 504)
Administration 678-3115
Admin Officer 678-7409
Airframes 678-3171
Armory 678-9578
Avionics Shop 678-3170
 CO 678-7410 
Executive Officer 678-7411
Family Readiness Officer 678-7455
Fiscal (S-4) Supply 678-3622
Flight Equipment 678-3595
Flight Line 678-3163
FRC SNCO 678-4533
Ground Supply (S-4) 678-3135
Hazmat/Airframes 678-3313
Intelligence (S-2) 678-3636
Maintenance Control 678-3481/3397
Maintenance Officer 678-3712
Maintenance Control Chief 678-3388
Operations (S-3) 678-3636
Operations Officer 678-3129
Quality Assurance 678-3345
Safety  678-3622
Sergeant Major 678-7412
Supply Chief 678-3132
S-4 678-3622
Tool Room/ IMRL 678-3638

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