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 complete a DD Form 2535 (NEW DD FORM 2535 AS OF JAN 2023)

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

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. Flyover Request-25July2024-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), you must directly communicate that to the aviation liaison at HQMC.COMREL@USMC.MIL. Failure to report any changes to the original request may result in aviation support for your event being 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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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 with point of contact information. 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.

MCAS Public Affairs Offices contact info

MCAS Beaufort - Phone: 843-228-7201, Email: BFRT_JPAO@usmc.mil

MCAS Cherry Point (2nd MAW) - Phone: 252-466-3827, Email: 2ndmaw.commstrat@usmc.mil

MCAS Miramar (3rd MAW) - Phone: 858-603-6304 (M-F 8:00am-4pm PST), Email: 3rdmawmedia@usmc.mil

MCAS Yuma - Phone: 928-269-5505, Email: MCASYuma_Media@usmc.mil


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. Therefore, 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.

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.


For all international Marine Corps asset requests, please contact the Public Affairs office of the Unified Combatant Command in the respective area where the event will take place.

Those requests shall be forwarded through command channels to the ASD(PA) for approval. Approval shall be based on program, sponsor, site, support criteria, and upon any recommendations or requests for an exception to a policy offered by applicable commanders.”

Unified Combatant Command information

United States Central Command (CENTCOM) Community Relations

-Phone: 813-529-0402,

-Email: CENTCOMCommunityRelations.mil@mail.mil


United States European Command (EUCOM) Public Affairs

-Phone: (Commercial) +49-07031-15-3598 (DSN) 314-431-3598

-Email: pao@mfe.usmc.mil


United States Northern Command (NORTHCOM) Public Affairs

-Phone: 719-556-9670

-Email: preston.s.schlachter.civ@mail.mil


United States Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) Public Affairs Communication and Outreach

-Phone: (808) 477-1341

-Email: publicaffairs.pacom@navy.mil


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.


Instructions for submission are located on the last page of the DD Form 2535 (Page 5).  If you have any questions about any part of the form prior to submission, please contact Marine Corps Community Relations Office at 703-614-1034 or at hqmc.comrel@usmc.mil.

This form must be completed by the sponsoring organization, certified by the “owner” of the event site.  Approval by the local Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Standards District office (FSDO) is required for all flyover and aircraft demo requests before submission to the Marine Corps Community Relations Office.