1ST MARINE AIRCRAFT WING ANNIVERSARY

Date Signed: 6/28/2013
ALMARS Active Number: 025/13

R 281544Z JUN 13
UNCLASSIFIED/
ALMAR 025/13
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS(UC)/F002//
SUBJ/1ST MARINE AIRCRAFT WING ANNIVERSARY//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  ON BEHALF OF ALL MARINES, IT IS MY PLEASURE TO CONGRATULATE THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE 1ST MARINE AIRCRAFT WING ON YOUR 72ND ANNIVERSARY.
2.  SINCE THE WING'S ACTIVATION ON 7 JULY 1941, 1ST MAW HAS PROVEN CAPABLE AND READY TO DEPLOY ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD WITH LITTLE NOTICE.  FLYING AND FIGHTING IN EVERY MAJOR CONFLICT OUR NATION HAS FACED SINCE THAT TIME, 1ST MAW MARINES CONTINUE TO PROVIDE OUTSTANDING COMBAT AND LOGISTICS SUPPORT TO THEIR FELLOW WARFIGHTERS.  FROM THE PACIFIC THEATER DUIRING WOLRD WAR II TO ONGOING OPERATIONS IN SOUTHERN AFGHANISTAN, 1ST MAW HAS CONSISTENTLY BEEN AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE NATION'S DEFENSE.
3.  AS YOU CELEBRATE YOUR ANNIVERSARY AND PROUD HERITAGE, IT IS FITTING TO PAUSE AND REMEMBER THOSE MARINES WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE, PARTICULARLY THOSE WHO MADE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE IN DEFENSE OF FREEDOM AND OUR GREAT NATION. 
4.  HAPPY ANNIVERSARY AND SEMPER FIDELIS.  JAMES F. AMOS, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//