Helicopter hangars, shop and support space streamline maintenance and administration operations for Corps squadrons.
Aircraft squadrons maintain operations 24 hours per day, seven days per week. As part of the BRAC move, HMH-772 relocated 11 CH-53E aircraft, while HMLA -775 Detachment A relocated seven AH-1W and four UH-1N aircraft to Fort Dix, NJ. This new consolidated facility for the U.S. Marines HMH-772 Squadron, Marine Aircraft Group Headquarters (MAG-49 HQ) and the U.S. Marines HMLA-775 creates a strong sense of identity for each of the user groups while delivering a highly functional and extremely efficient environment.
The design encloses 119,147 SF and includes both Type I and Type II maintenance helicopter hangars, fulfilling critical maintenance hangar requirements for both squadrons/detachments. This facility not only meets user needs, but establishes an environment that is highly responsive and developed to the government’s standards for facility design.
Central to the project is a two-story shop and administration space. Circulation and access between floors, to adjacent spaces, and to the hangar bays are highly convenient to staff. This increases efficiency, and thus allows for better performance. Additional support spaces, including a warehouse, storage and GSE shops, are attached to the main building, resulting in a compact facility layout as well as apron parking for 16 helicopters and parking for 180 private vehicles.