Aviation Support Requests
Thank you for your interest in a Marine Corps aviation asset at your event. The Marine Corps can provide aerial support such as fixed wing (jets, planes) or rotary (helicopters) in support community relations events. In order to get started, follow the directions below.

1) Download and print a DD Form 2535 (NEW DD FORM 2535 AS OF DEC 2016)

2) Send the Form to your local Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) for approval by the FAA

3) Make sure the form is completely filled out then send it to
HQMC.COMREL@USMC.MIL with the date and location of the
event in the subject line
(i.e. Color Guard Request-25July2019-Southampton, New York)

Please do not mail or fax your completed DD Form 2535 since doing this will significantly increase processing time.

If you have any changes regarding the request after it has been submitted/deemed eligible (event dates, points of contact, emails, telephone numbers) by HQMC COMREL you must directly communicate that to the aviation liaison at HQMC.COMREL@USMC.MIL. Failure to report any changes from the original request to the Marine Corp's aviation liaison may result in aviation support for your event canceled.

If you need any additional assistance please call 703-614-1034

Sponsor Requirements

AV-8B Harrier and MV-22 Osprey

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The AV-8B Harrier and the MV-22 Osprey flight demonstration is one of the most sought-after aerial demonstrations offered by the U.S. military. Demonstrations are performed by the same aircraft and Marines who train and deploy in support of
real-world contingencies. For this reason, Headquarters Marine Corps selects a handful of events to receive the coveted demonstration during the annual AV-8B Harrier and MV-22 Osprey Flight Demonstration Board.

Alternate airshows will be given consideration if the Marine Corps is unable to support one of the 8 selected events. To reach the unit who was tasked with supporting your from Marine Corps Forces, Pacific please contact Mr. Timothy McGuire
at 808-477-8847. To reach the unit who is tasked with supporting your event from Marine Corps Forces Command please Contact Master Gunnery Sgt. Garrett (757) 836-1635 .

While the Marine Corps makes every effort to ensure selected sites receive designated aerial support, Marine Corps aviation units may cancel a scheduled appearance at any time due to unforeseen operational, training or safety requirements.

Once we determine eligibility or non-eligibility of a request, we will send you an email notifying you whether your event meets DOD and Marine Corps criteria for eligibility. If eligible, you will be provided with a list of Public Affairs Offices at various
Marine Corps Bases, as well as their phone numbers. Contact these offices to further coordinate support of your request. However, please keep in mind that there is no guarantee a Marine Corps aviation unit can/will support your event, as
participation in public events is secondary to regularly scheduled training and operations. If your event is not eligible for Marine Corps participation, you will also be notified via email and provided a reason.

Please keep in mind that although your event may be eligible for support we may simply not be able to support it. With an increasingly high operations tempo and limited resources to meet our training and operational commitments we are required
to take a hard look at all of our requests. So, understand that if we deny your request even though it may technically be eligible for support, we are not questioning the worthiness of the event, but rather enforcing Department of Defense
and Marine Corps policy to preserve the operational and training requirements of our aerial units and to practice the prudent stewardship of taxpayer-financed resources.

The Marine Corps’ support of aerial events shall normally be at no additional cost to the Government. The Request for Military Aerial Support, DD Form 2535, will be utilized to determine the ability and willingness of the sponsors, military
or civilian, to defray costs of military participation. Expenses incurred by sponsors include the following:

This form must be completed by the sponsoring organization, certified by the “owner” of the event site and approved by the local Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Standards District office (FSDO) before submission to the Marine Corps Public Affairs.


Rhode Island National Guard Open House and Air Show
(North Kingston, RI, 5/20/2017 )

59th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show
(Chicago, IL, 8/18/2017 )

Radio Dubuque/Dubuque JayCee Air Show
(Dubuque, IA, 7/3/2017 )

National Championships Air Races
(Reno, NV, 9/13/2017 )


Miami Beach Air and Sea Show
(Miami Beach, FL, 5/27/2017 )

Ocean City Air Show
(Ocean City, MD, 6/17/2017 )

Wings Over South Texas Air Show
(Corpus Christi Naval Air Station, TX, 4/1/2017 )

Grand Junction Air Show
(Grand Junction, CO, 9/30/2017 )