ALMARS : 041/17
R 082105Z NOV 17
MSGID/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS//
SUBJ/3D MARINE AIRCRAFT WING ANNIVERSARY//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. On behalf of all Marines, I am pleased to congratulate the Marines and Sailors of 3d Marine Aircraft Wing on 75 years of warfighting excellence. This is an important anniversary and a great time to reflect on the illustrious legacy of 3d MAW.
2. Since its activation on 10 November 1942, the 167th birthday of our Corps, 3d MAW has provided exceptional combat ready expeditionary aviation forces throughout the Pacific, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and countless other locations. Most recently, you provided invaluable assistance following Hurricane Maria. Whether flying combat operations, conducting training in preparation for the battles of tomorrow, or providing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, the Marines and Sailors of 3d MAW epitomize the professionalism and dedication of our Sea Services.
3. As you celebrate your impressive history and continue to carry your legacy into the future, pause to remember those who have gone before and know that all Marines are grateful for your service and dedication.
4. Semper Fidelis, Robert B. Neller, General, U.S. Marine Corps, Commandant of the Marine Corps.//