3D MARINE AIRCRAFT WING ANNIVERSARY MESSAGE

Date Signed: 6/15/2007
ALMARS Active Number: 048/06

R 031432Z NOV 06
FM CMC WASHINGTON DC(UC)
TO AL ALMAR(UC)
UNCLASSIFIED//
ALMAR 048/06
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC//
SUBJ/3D MARINE AIRCRAFT WING ANNIVERSARY MESSAGE//
POC/SGT M. BELL/ADMIN CHIEF/CMC STAFF GROUP/-/TEL:(703) 614-2326//
REMARKS/1.  ON BEHALF OF THE ENTIRE MARINE CORPS, IT IS AN HONOR
TO CONGRATULATE THE MARINES AND SAILORS OF THE 3D MARINE AIRCRAFT
WING ON THE 64TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS COMMISSIONING.  FROM THE FIRST
3D MAW BOMBER SQUADRON DEPLOYED DURING WORLD WAR II TO CURRENT
OPERATIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR, THE MARINES AND
SAILORS OF THE WING HAVE UNFAILINGLY DISPLAYED TENACITY, COURAGE,
AND SKILL. 
2.  IN RECENT YEARS, 3D MAW HAS CONSISTENTLY RISEN TO MEET CURRENT
CHALLENGES IN AUSTERE LOCATIONS AROUND THE GLOBE.  THE SUPERB
PERFORMANCE OF 3D MAW UNITS CURRENTLY FORWARD DEPLOYED REFLECTS THE
HIGHEST TRADITIONS AND ETHOS OF OUR CORPS.  YOUR EFFORTS ARE CRITICAL TO
MAINTAINING THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION, AND YOU CONTINUE TO SERVE AS A
STELLAR EXAMPLE OF AMERICAN INNOVATION, RESOLVE, AND CAPABILITY. 
3.  AS YOU CELEBRATE THIS ANNIVERSARY, REFLECT ON THE STORIED HISTORY
AND RICH HERITAGE OF 3D MAW.  HONOR THE MEMORY OF THOSE WHO HAVE GONE
BEFORE YOU BY CONTINUING YOUR DEDICATION TO WARFIGHTING EXCELLENCE AND
OUR CORE VALUES.  SEMPER FIDELIS AND KEEP ATTACKING.
M. W. HAGEE, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE
CORPS.//