4TH MARINE AIRCRAFT WING ANNIVERSARY MESSAGE

Date Signed: 6/01/2008
ALMARS Active Number: 040/05

R 181000Z AUG 05
FM CMC WASHINGTON DC(UC)
UNCLASSIFIED//
ALMAR 040/05
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC CMC//
SUBJ/4TH MARINE AIRCRAFT WING ANNIVERSARY MESSAGE//
POC/SGT K. PTAK/ADMIN CHIEF/CMC STAFF GROUP/-/TEL:(703) 614-2326
/EMAIL:PTAKKK@HQMC.USMC.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. ON BEHALF OF ALL MARINES, IT IS AN HONOR TO
SALUTE THE MARINES AND SAILORS OF THE 4TH MARINE AIRCRAFT WING AS
YOU CELEBRATE YOUR ANNIVERSARY. ACTIVATED IN THE MIDST OF WORLD WAR
II, THE 4TH MARINE BASE DEFENSE AIRCRAFT WING, SOON RENAMED THE 4TH
MARINE AIRCRAFT WING, WAS COMMISSIONED ON 22 AUGUST, 1942 ABOARD
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION EWA, HAWAII.
2. IN THE DECADES SINCE ITS INCEPTION, THE 4TH MARINE AIRCRAFT
WING'S READINESS AND WARFIGHTING EXCELLENCE FORGED AN ILLUSTRIOUS
LEGACY THAT HAS STOOD THE TEST OF TIME. AFTER PLAYING A CRITICAL
ROLE IN THE PACIFIC CAMPAIGN OF WORLD WAR II, THE RESERVISTS OF 4TH
MAW CEMENTED THE WING'S ALREADY STELLAR REPUTATION IN THE POST-WAR
PERIOD BY RAPIDLY DEPLOYING THREE FIGHTER SQUADRONS TO THE KOREAN
THEATER AND FLYING COMBAT MISSIONS LESS THAN TWO WEEKS AFTER
MOBILIZATION. TODAY, WITH PORTIONS OF THE WING AGAIN SERVING WITH
DISTINCTION IN HARM'S WAY, THE 4TH MARINE AIRCRAFT WING'S STALWART
CONTRIBUTIONS ARE AN IRREPLACEABLE ELEMENT OF OUR CORPS' WARFIGHTING
EFFORT.
3. ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF YOUR ACTIVATION, AS WE STAND
SHOULDER-TO-SHOULDER IN THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR, IT IS FITTING THAT
WE CELEBRATE YOUR LONG LIST OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND REDEDICATE OUR
COMMITMENT TO PRESERVING OUR NATION'S SECURITY. SEMPER FIDELIS AND
KEEP ATTACKING! M. W. HAGEE. GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS,
COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//