4TH MARINE AIRCRAFT WING ANNIVERSARY
Date Signed: 8/10/2015
ALMARS Number: 019/15
R 101837Z AUG 15
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS(UC)/F002//
SUBJ/4TH MARINE AIRCRAFT WING ANNIVERSARY//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. On behalf of all Marines, it is my distinct honor to extend congratulations to the Marines and Sailors of the 4th Marine Aircraft Wing as you celebrate your 73rd anniversary.
2. In the midst of World War II, the 4th Marine Base Defense Aircraft Wing, soon after redesignated the 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, was activated on 22 August 1942, in Hawaii. 4th MAW played a critical role in our victories in the Pacific campaigns of the Marshalls and Marianas. At the outbreak of war in Korea, 4th MAW rapidly deployed multiple squadrons to the Korean theater and began flying combat missions less than two weeks after mobilization.
3. 4th MAW’s readiness and warfighting excellence has created an illustrious legacy that spans the decades since its inception. 4th MAW distinguished itself once again in Operations ENDURING and IRAQI FREEDOM. It is fitting that your fellow Marines celebrate your long list of accomplishments. Take this opportunity to rededicate your commitment to preserving our Nation’s security.
4. Happy Anniversary and Semper Fidelis. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., General, U.S. Marine Corps, Commandant of the Marine Corps.//