R 091200Z NOV 22
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC//
SUBJ/3D MARINE AIRCRAFT WING 80TH ANNIVERSARY//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. On behalf of the Marine Corps, it is an honor to congratulate the Marines and Sailors of 3d Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) on 80 years of warfighting excellence. This is an important anniversary and a great time to reflect on your illustrious legacy.
2. Since its activation on 10 November 1942, 3d MAW has provided combat support to U.S. forces on the ground during World War II, the Vietnam War, Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and Inherent Resolve. In between, the wing has provided humanitarian assistance and disaster relief and conducted training in preparation for tomorrow’s battles. The Marines and Sailors of 3d MAW have met every challenge with skill and determination.
3. Today, your professionalism and dedication to be among the best in Marine Coprs Aviation prepare you to respond to the Nation’s call anywhere around the globe. As you celebrate this historic anniversary, and carry your legacy into the future, pause to remember those who have gone before, and know that all Marines and Sailors are grateful for your service and devotion.
4. Semper Fidelis, David H. Berger, General, U.S. Marine Corps, Commandant of the Marine Corps.//