1ST MARINE AIRCRAFT WING ANNIVERSARY
Date Signed: 6/29/2015
ALMARS Number: 012/15
R 291940Z JUN 15
From: CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS(UC)
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS(UC)/F002//
SUBJ/1ST MARINE AIRCRAFT WING ANNIVERSARY//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. It is my distinct pleasure to recognize the Marines and Sailors of the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing on the occasion of your 74th Anniversary.
2. 1st MAW aircraft have commanded the skies since its activation on 7 July 1941. World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan blazen your battle colors as a testament to your unrelenting determination and selfless service in War. Just as professionally, you have responded with compassion when the Nation called on you to aid those in need by providing humanitarian assistance throughout the Pacific.
3. As you celebrate this historic anniversary, remember those before you who have built the proud legacy you carry forward today and pause to remember those of 1st MAW who gave their lives in defense of our Nation.
4. Semper Fidelis, and Happy Anniversary. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., General, U.S. Marine Corps, Commandant of the Marine Corps.//