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Flying UH-1E’s for the duration of its tenure in Vietnam, HML-167 achieved distinction with the following awards: Commanding General Third MAF "Outstanding Performance" (1968), Presidential Unit Citation with a Bronze Star, Meritorious Unit Citation with a Bronze Star, National Defense Service Streamer, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with a Palm, and the Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation. In May 1971, HML-167 was the last operating helicopter squadron in the Republic of Vietnam.
On , the squadron held its official stand down in the Republic of Vietnam, concluding over 60,000 combat flight hours.
On , HML-167 was transferred to Marine Aircraft Group 29 at the same Air Station.
The squadron performed the first coast to coast UH-1N flight in 1973.
When Hurricanes David and Frederick hit the Dominican Republic, HML-167 was on the scene to provide disaster relief from 1 to 17 September 1980.
During the same time frame HML/A-167 provided a detachment to Teamwork 88.
On October 1983, HML-167 achieved ten years of mishap free flying, accumulating approximately 65,00 flight hours.
Through the years HML-167 was awarded the following: CNO Aviation Safety Award (1972,76, 78, 81, 92, 93), FMFLANT Aviation Award (1975, 83), National Defense Transportation Award 1981, and Commandant of the Marine Corps Certificate of Commendation 1981.
Under MAG-26 command, the squadron continued to demonstrate its commitment to standards of excellence.
This was evident by HML-167’s role in the peacekeeping force in Lebanon from October 1982 through November 1983.
Beginning in June, detachments from HML/A-167 supported 22d MEU during the largest Noncombatant Evacuation Operation (NEO) since the evacuation of Saigon with the evacuation of over 3,000 American citizens and foreign nationals from the embattled capital in Monrovia, Liberia.