4TH MARINE AIRCRAFT WING 74TH ANNIVERSARY
Date Signed: 8/22/2016
ALMARS Number: 027/16
R 221317Z Aug 16
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS//
SUBJ/4TH MARINE AIRCRAFT WING 74TH ANNIVERSARY//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. On behalf of all Marines, I take great pleasure in congratulating the Marines and Sailors of the 4th Marine Aircraft Wing on their 74th anniversary.
2. Activated as the 4th Marine Base Defense Aircraft Wing on 22 August 1942 in Hawaii, the Marines of this unit first demonstrated their warfighting prowess in combat operations over the Marshall and Mariana islands. From the Pacific campaign of World War II to operations in the mountains and deserts of Afghanistan, 4th MAW has built a legacy of combat excellence. As the Aircraft Wing to our Marine Corps Reserve, 4th MAW is an invaluable part of our warfighting effort and crisis response capability.
3. As you celebrate the anniversary of 4th MAW’s activation, take the opportunity to reflect on this unit’s storied history and all those who have gone before us.
4. Happy anniversary and Semper Fidelis, Robert B. Neller, General, U.S. Marine Corps, Commandant of the Marine Corps.//