2D MARINE AIRCRAFT WING ANNIVERSARY

Date Signed: 7/01/2013
ALMARS Active Number: 026/13

R 011905Z JUL 13
UNCLASSIFIED/
ALMAR 026/13
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS(UC)/F002//
SUBJ/2D MARINE AIRCRAFT WING ANNIVERSARY//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  IT IS MY PRIVILEGE TO CONGRATULATE THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE 2D MARINE AIRCRAFT WING ON YOUR 72ND ANNIVERSARY.
2.  ACTIVATED ON 10 JULY 1941 AT SAN DIEGO, JUST MONTHS BEFORE THE NATIONS'S ENTRY INTO WORLD WAR II, 2D MAW PLAYED A MAJOR ROLE IN THE ISLAND HOPPING CAMPAIGN OF THE PACIFIC THEATER.  IN THE YEARS SINCE, FROM THE JUNGLES OF VIETNAM TO THE DESERTS OF IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN, 2D MAW HAS CONTINUED TO PROJECT AMERICAN AIRPOWER IN EVERY CLIME AND PLACE, SUPPORTING THE WARFIGHTERS ON THE GROUND WITH COURAGE AND PROFESSIONALISM.  WITHOUT FAIL, 2D MAW HAS CONTRIBUTED COMBAT READY UNITS TO OUR NATION'S CONFLICTS AND ESTABLISHED AN OUTSTANDING LEGACY OF READINESS AND SUPPORT.
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.//