BRAVO ZULU

Date Signed: 6/15/2007
ALMARS Active Number: 032/99


R 071322Z MAY 03
FM CMC WASHINGTON DC(uc)
TO AL MARADMIN(uc)
MARADMIN
BT
UNCLASSIFIED
MARADMIN 218/03
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC/AVN//
SUBJ/BRAVO ZULU//
RMKS/1. I WANT TO EXTEND MY CONGRATULATIONS AND GRATITUDE
TO THE MARINES, SAILORS, AND FAMILIES OF VMA-223 ON THEIR
EXTRAORDINARY ACHIEVEMENT IN BECOMING THE FIRST MARINE
CORPS AV-8B HARRIER SQUADRON TO REACH THE 50,000 MISHAP
FREE FLIGHT HOUR MILESTONE.
2. NOT ONLY DID THE BULLDOGS ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THEIR
MARINES AND SAILORS, BUT THEY ONCE AGAIN HAVE DEMONSTRATED
TO THE NATION THAT THE MARINES CORPS IS CAPABLE AND READY
TO RESPOND TO ANY CRISIS AT ANYTIME IN ANYPLACE. THE BULLDOGS
CONTRIBUTED MEASURABLY TO OUR OBJECTIVE OF ATTAINING THE
HIGHEST POSSIBLE COMBAT READINESS TO SUPPORT EXPEDITIONARY
MANEUVER WARFARE WHILE AT THE SAME TIME PRESERVING AND CONSERVING
OUR MOST PRECIOUS ASSETS-OUR MARINES, SAILORS, AND EQUIPMENT.
3. BULLDOGS OF VMA-223-BRAVO ZULU ON A JOB WELL DONE!
4. SEMPER FIDELIS. M. A. HOUGH, LIEUTENANT GENERAL,
U.S. MARINE CORPS, DEPUTY COMMANDANT FOR AVIATION.//