Marine Air Group 42 Det. C originated in 1946 at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport under the name of Marine Air Detachment (MAD) and supported Marine Fighter Squadron 143. MAD was redesignated as Marine Air Reserve Training Detachment (MARTD) in September 1953 and in November 1957, MARTD relocated from New Orleans Lakefront Airport to its present location at NAS JRB New Orleans. MARTD was awarded the Fourth Marine Aircraft Wing (4th MAW) Commanding General’s Proficiency Award in 1969, 1971, 1974 and was runner up in 1973.
MARTD New Orleans was redesignated as Marine Aircraft Group 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 HML-767 from Jan. 1 to May 14, 1991 while the squadron was deployed in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm.
MAG-46, Det. B was redesignated as Marine Aircraft Group 42, Det. C in June 1992 and then re-designated to MAG-49 Det. C on June 20, 2008. MAG-42 in Atlanta, Georgia was officially decommissioned on Sept. 30, 2008 as part of the 4th Marine Aircraft Wing's realignment of its force structure.
MAG-49 Det. C actively supports the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 773 Det A, Fleet Readiness Center. Mid-Atlantic and Fourth Marine Aircraft Wing, Military Police Det.
Since January 2003 MAG-49 Det. C has been actively involved in the Global War on Terrorism. In January 2003, 4th MAW MP Det. activated, split and deployed to Kuwait for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and to Djibouti for Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). Additionally, MALS-42 Det. C activated and deployed to Camp Pendleton, Calif., in support of units deployed to OIF. During October 2003, HMLA-773 Det A activated in support of OEF and deployed to Afghanistan on three separate occasions during its two-year activation through October 2005.
In September of 2005, following Hurricane Katrina’s devastation of New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, MAG-42 Det. C, with helicopters from HMLA-773 Det A, along with HMLA-773 from Atlanta, comprised part of the Aviation Combat Element for Special MAGTF Katrina as part of the overall Joint Task Force Katrina. During this time, they participated in rescue and relief efforts in New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Throughout 2006 the unit supported multiple training events throughout the region. The Military Police Det conducted its annual training in Pheodosia, Ukraine in support of Operation Sea Breeze. In September of 2007 HMLA 773 Det. A deployed to Al Asad, Iraq, for a seven month deployment in support of OIF.
MAG-49 Det. C and its component detachments continue to train ensure they are ready to meet future commitments in the Global War on Terrorism.
|Department||Phone Number (All area codes 504)|
|Administration||678-3115 / 16 / 17|
|AIMD/Ask Chief||678-4622 Fax 678-3288|
|Family Readiness Officer||678-7455|
|Fiscal (S-4) Supply||678-3819|
|Ground Supply (S-4)||678-3636/37|
|Maintenance Control Chief||678-3388|
|Tool Room/ IMRL||678-3638|