#1312 F/A-18 Hornet
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Squadron Prints Lithograph No. 1312 - Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 12 (MALS-12), Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni. Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 12 (MALS-12) is an aviation logistics support unit of the United States Marine Corps located at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni. MALS-12 was activated as Headquarters and Services Squadron 12 on 1 March 1942 and later re-designated as Headquarters Squadron 12 (HS-12). HS-12 was attached to the 1st and 2nd Marine Aircraft Wings during World War II and participated in numerous campaigns throughout the Northern Solomons, Leyte, Luzon, and the Southern Philippines. HS-12 deployed to China in 1945 to participate in the post-war occupation and redeployed to Korea in 1950 at the outbreak of hostilities. In 1956, HS-12 was re-designated as Headquarters and Maintenance Squadron 12 (H&MS-12) and relocated to its current home base at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan. On 1 October 1988, the squadron was re-designated as Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 12. MALS-12 continues to provide aviation logistics expertise, planning and material to Marine Aircraft Group 12 and the subordinate tactical aircraft squadrons in support of operational contingencies, theater security cooperation plans, and training exercises in the Pacific Command area of responsibility. MALS-12 currently supports F/A-18 Hornets, EA-6B Prowlers, AV-8B Harriers, KC-130J Hercules, and is preparing for the arrival of the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter.