3D MARINE AIRCRAFT WING ANNIVERSARY

Date Signed: 11/01/2013
ALMARS Active Number: 038/13

R 011922Z NOV 13
UNCLASSIFIED/
ALMAR 038/13
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS(UC)/F002//
SUBJ/3D MARINE AIRCRAFT WING ANNIVERSARY//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  IT IS MY DISTINCT PLEASURE TO CONGRATULATE THE MARINES AND SAILORS OF 3D MARINE AIRCRAFT WING ON THE OCCASION OF YOUR 71ST BIRTHDAY.
2.  SINCE YOUR ACTIVATION ON 10 NOVEMBER 1942, IN THE MIDST OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 3D MAW HAS COMMANDED THE SKIES OVER MANY BATTLEFIELDS AND PROVIDED VITAL AIR SUPPORT TO MARINES ON THE GROUND.  YOU HAVE MET EVERY CHALLENGE AND DEFEATED EVERY ENEMY WITH SKILL, PROFESSIONALISM, AND DETERMINATION.  THIS YEAR IS ESPECIALLY NOTABLE SINCE IT IS THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE "MARCH UP" TO BAGHDAD.
3.  TODAY, YOU CONTINUE TO PROUDLY ANSWER OUR NATION'S CALL IN EVERY CLIME AND PLACE.  AS YOU CELEBRATE THIS HISTORIC BIRTHDAY, PAUSE TO HONOR YOUR FELLOW WARRIORS WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE IN DEFENSE OF OUR GREAT NATION.  WHILE THERE ARE CHALLENGES AHEAD, THERE IS NO ENEMY THAT CAN WITHSTAND US IF WE REMAIN FAITHFUL TO OUR NATION, OUR CONSTITUTION AND EACH OTHER.
4.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND SEMPER FIDELIS.  JAMES F. AMOS, GENERAL, U.S. MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS.//