No single aircraft provides a better blend of all six Marine Aviation functions than the Marine UH-1. A case study in Offensive Air Support, Assault Support, Command and Control, and Aerial Reconnaissance, the Marine utility helicopter of choice is truly a microcosm of Marine Aviation. With low-flying AH-1s aimed in on the hostile street ahead and hovering UH-1s covering adjacent rooftops, combat Marines can engage under the watchful eye of close air support.
When outfitted with door-mounted .50 caliber and 7.62 machine guns and teamed alongside AH-1s, Marine UH-1s arm MAGTF commanders with unprecedented response, situational awareness and a 360-degree field of fire support for advancing ground forces. Currently, all Marine UH-1N Hueys are being replaced with four-bladed UH-1Y Venoms featuring upgraded glass cockpit avionics, a new satellite data link network, a 125% boost in payload and 50% increase in range and speed. Now, with the power to keep up with the larger helicopters they escort, utility helicopters will continue to support Marines for decades to come.
Just a few of the enlisted roles include:
- Helicopter Crew Chief, UH-1
- Helicopter Airframe Mechanic, UH/AH-1
- Helicopter Mechanic, UH/AH-1
View a list of roles in the Marine Corps.