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3D MARINE AIRCRAFT WING ANNIVERSARY

Date Signed: 11/1/2012
ALMARS Active Number: 042/12

R 011415Z NOV 12
UNCLASSIFIED/
ALMAR 042/12
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS //
SUBJ/3D MARINE AIRCRAFT WING ANNIVERSARY//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. ON BEHALF OF ALL WHO WEAR THE EAGLE, GLOBE AND ANCHOR, I AM PROUD TO SALUTE THE MARINES AND SAILORS OF 3D MARINE AIRCRAFT WING (3D MAW) AS YOU CELEBRATE YOUR 70TH ANNIVERSARY.
2. SINCE 10 NOVEMBER 1942, 3D MAW HAS CONDUCTED SUPERB COMBAT SUPPORT TO U.S. FORCES ON THE GROUND AS WELL AS OUR COALITION PARTNERS AROUND THE GLOBE. IN EVERY CLIME AND PLACE, 3D MAW PROVIDED SUPERIOR COMBAT AND LOGISTIC SUPPORT EXECUTING CRITICAL AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE, PRECISION AIR STRIKES, PERSONNEL AND CARGO TRANSPORT, AND CASUALTY EVACUATION MISSIONS. IN RECENT YEARS, THE WING HAS DIRECTLY CONTRIBUTED TO THE AID OF OUR ASIAN-PACIFIC PARTNERS AS WELL AS OUR CORPS' SUCCESS IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN.
3. 3D MAW MARINES AND SAILORS CONTINUE OUR STORIED LEGACY TODAY, ALWAYS PREPARED TO RESPOND TO THE NATION'S CALL ANYWHERE AROUND THE GLOBE. YOUR RESOLUTE COMMITMENT AND STEADFAST DEVOTION TO CORPS AND COUNTRY REPRESENT THE BEST IN MARINE CORPS AVIATION. WHEN CELEBRATING THIS HISTORIC ANNIVERSARY, PAUSE TO REMEMBER THOSE MEMBERS OF 3D MAW WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE AND MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE FOR OUR GREAT NATION.
4. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY AND SEMPER FIDELIS! JAMES F. AMOS, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//



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