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.
In 1982, HML-167 was reorganized and transferred back to MAG-26 at the same Air Station.
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As 1989 came to a close, HML/A-167 took delivery of its first three AH-1W Super Cobras during a ceremony at the National Helicopter Association’s annual convention.
While the main body of HML/A-167 participated in CAX 3/4-90, a detachment of UH-1N’s participated in COMMARFORCARIB 1-90 in support of Operation "Topkick," providing presidential support during President Bush’s visit to Colombia for a drug summit.
HML-167 received its first AH-1T Cobras on 17 January 1984, and became HML/A-167 on 1 April 1986.
It was the first unit to be officially designated as a Light/Attack Squadron with a permanent composite mix of UH-1N and AH-1T Helicopters.
While squadron detachments continued to support operations in southwest Asia, HML/A-167 continued to train and prepare crews for Landing Force Sixth Fleet commitments while continuing to accept deliveries of AH-1W helicopters and training maintenance personnel on maintaining the new fleet of Cobras.
CAX 3/4-92 ushered in the new year marking the beginning of a busy year that would see the squadron support three detachments in response to growing global crises.Detachments from the squadron would eventually begin participating in operation "Provide Promise" in the Adriatic Sea during the Balkans crisis.As these commitments rolled into 1993, HML/A -167 participated in CAX 3-93.Awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation in 1979, HML-167’s dedication and professionalism was evident throughout 1980 as well.From 11 to 22 August 1980 personnel and equipment from the squadron deployed throughout Haiti to provide disaster relief after the effects of Hurricane Allen.MAGTF 2-88 conducted an assault on the Sassan Gas/Oil separation platform complex in response to the Iranian mine attack on the USS Samuel B. HML/A-167 also escorted eleven "Earnest Will" oil tanker convoys as well as ten minesweeper transits during its deployment in the Persian Gulf and was subsequently awarded the Joint Meritorious Unit Commendation.