3D MARINE AIRCRAFT WING ANNIVERSARY

Date Signed: 11/08/2011
ALMARS Active Number: 045/11

R 072038Z NOV 11
UNCLASSIFIED//
ALMAR 045/11
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC//
SUBJ/3D MARINE AIRCRAFT WING ANNIVERSARY//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. ON BEHALF OF THE MARINE CORPS, IT IS AN HONOR TO CONGRATULATE THE MARINES AND SAILORS OF THE 3D MARINE AIRCRAFT WING (3D MAW) ON THE OCCASION OF YOUR 69TH ANNIVERSARY.
2. ORIGINALLY ACTIVATED ON 10 NOVEMBER 1942 AT CHERRY POINT, NORTH CAROLINA, 3D MAW SQUADRONS LED THE AVIATION FIGHT IN THE SKIES OVER ISLAND BATTLEFIELDS OF THE PACIFIC, THE JUNGLES OF VIETNAM, URBAN AREAS OF IRAQ AND THE MOUNTAINS OF AFGHANISTAN WITH FORTITUDE AND PROFESSIONALISM. WHEN CALLED UPON, 3D MAW CONSISTENTLY PROVIDES EXPERT POWER PROJECTION SUPPORT TO MARINE, JOINT AND COMBINED FORCES.
3. 3D MAW'S WARRIOR SKILL AND DEDICATION TO FELLOW MARINES SIGNIFICANTLY CONTRIBUTE TO THE VALIDATION OF THE MARINE AIR-GROUND-LOGISTICS TEAM CONCEPT. AS YOU CELEBRATE YOUR ANNIVERSARY, TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN YOUR MANY ACCOMPLISHMENTS, BUT ALSO PAUSE TO HONOR THOSE MARINES WHO PROUDLY SERVED WITHIN YOUR RANKS IN THE PAST, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE.
4. SEMPER FIDELIS, JAMES F. AMOS, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//