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1ST MARINE AIRCRAFT WING ANNIVERSARY

Date Signed: 7/2/2014
ALMARS Number: 024/14

R 021357Z JUL 14
UNCLASSIFIED/
ALMAR 024/14
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS(UC)/F002//
SUBJ/1ST MARINE AIRCRAFT WING ANNIVERSARY//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  ON BEHALF OF ALL MARINES, I TAKE GREAT PLEASURE IN CONGRATULATING 1ST MARINE AIRCRAFT WING ON ITS 73RD ANNIVERSARY.
2.  SINCE THE UNITS ACTIVATION ON 7 JULY 1941, THE MARINES AND SAILORS OF 1ST MAW HAVE CONTINUALLY PROVEN THEMSELVES AS UNFAILING WARRIORS WHILE SIGNIFICANTLY CONTRIBUTING TO THE CORPS' LEGACY. WHETHER PARTICIPATING IN COMBAT OPERATIONS OVER THE ISLANDS OF THE PACIFIC AND SANDS OF IRAQ, OR PROVIDING HUMANITARIAN AID TO TSUNAMI AND TYPHOON VICTIMS, 1ST MAW HAS DELIVERED RAPID AND RESPONSIVE AVIATION SUPPORT IN EVERY CLIME AND PLACE.
3.  AS YOU CELEBRATE THE WING'S ANNIVERSARY, TAKE A FEW MOMENTS TO REFLECT ON THE SIGNIFICANT SUCCESSES OF 1ST MAW AND PAUSE TO REMEMBER THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LAST FULL MEASURE OF DEVOTION TO CORPS AND COUNTRY.
4.  HAPPY ANNIVERSARY AND SEMPER FIDELIS!  JAMES F. AMOS, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//