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Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369 and Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, fly to Ie Shima Island for a combined training event with various III Marine Expeditionary Force units on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, Feb. 13, 2020. The combined training event took place on Ie Shima Island off the coast of Okinawa, Japan. Combined training events reinforce the shared commitment of combat readiness, operational flexibility and lethality throughout III MEF.
UH-1Y helicopter lands onto a temporary landing zone created by the Marines of Marine Air Control Squadron 4 for their Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE).The purpose of the MCCRE is to evaluate the units efficiency on creating a fully operational runway, suitable for landing a KC-130, along with creating a landing zone for helicopters.
U.S. Air Force Col. Geoffrey Lohmiller (left), greets Dr. Ng Eng Hen, the Minister of Defence of Singapore at Changi Air Base (East), Republic of Singapore. Feb, 7, 2020. The U.S. is honored to participate in Singapore Airshow 2020 and remains committed to its partnership with Singapore.
A CH-53E helicopter with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, supplies fuel to Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 171, 1st MAW, setting up a Forward Arming and Refueling Point in preparation for Field Carrier Landing Practices on Ie Shima island, Jan. 7, 2020. The ability to set up a FARP in austere locations significantly improves the operational flexibility, survivability, and lethality of 1st MAW.
Leaders of 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force visit Marine Wing Support Squadron 171, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, during a Field Carrier Landing Practice on Ie Shima island, Jan. 8, 2020. The visit allowed MWSS-171 to showcase their operational abilities and versatility. FCLP exercises significantly improve the operational flexibility, survivability, and lethality of the Marines and aircraft of 1st MAW.
1st MAW News
PRESS RELEASE: MASA 2019 Kicks Off
July 14, 2019
— Marine Aviation Support Activity (MASA) 19.2, a semiannual U.S.-Philippine military exercise focused on mutual defense, counterterrorism and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, is scheduled to take place in the Philippines from July 15 - 25, 2019.
1st MAW Changes Command
June 27, 2019
— U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Thomas D. Weidley relinquished his duties as commander for 1st Marine Aircraft Wing to Brig. Gen. Christopher A. McPhillips at a change of command ceremony on Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, June 25, 2019.
Never Forgotten: Brig. Gen. William Forney
January 15, 2019
— Retired Brig. Gen. William A. Forney served honorably as the commanding general of 1st Marine Aircraft Wing from 1992 to 1994. On Dec. 25, 2018, he passed away at the age of 76 in Panama City, Florida.
PRESS RELEASE: MARINE CORPS IDENTIFIES NAME OF DECEASED MARINE IN F/A-18 and KC-130 MISHAP
December 11, 2018
— The Marine Corps identifies Captain Jahmar F. Resilard, 28, as the Marine who was pronounced deceased after he was found during search and rescue operations off the coast of Kochi, Japan on Dec. 6.
Innovation in Marine Corps: 3D printing in aviation
October 2, 2018
— U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Peter Jacobson, an aviation ordnance technician with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121, noticed a problem with corrosion of a bucket housing cover on the F35B Lightning II jet. He used additive manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing, to make an infrared countermeasure bucket housing cover preventing corrosion in the bucket housing while in Japan, where humidity is high during summer months.
MAG-12 cleans Agat beach where Marines landed 74 years ago
September 25, 2018
— U.S. Marines and Sailors with Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 12 cleaned up Agat beach during exercise Valiant Shield 18 September 17.
Marines strive for perfection in Marine Corps standards
September 18, 2018
— U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Michael Lowery, an F/A-18D pilot and Sgt. Austin Jagodzinski, an ordnance technician with Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 533, maintain a perfect score of 300 for their Physical Fitness Test (PFT) and Combat Fitness Test (CFT), at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan.
Striking out suicide one pitch at a time
September 17, 2018
— The annual softball game is held to enhance suicide prevention awareness, build camaraderie and strengthen bonds within the unit.
One of the last living WWII Marine fighter pilots
August 16, 2018
— Sam Folsom, born July 24, 1920 in Quincy, Massachusetts, was one of the first echelon of 17 Marine fighter pilots with Marine Fighter Squadron (VMF) 121 tasked with defending Guadalcanal. He is also one of the last living Marine Corps WWII combat pilot.
Marines, Sailors volunteer at Okinawa senior citizen home
August 16, 2018
— Approximately 20 Marines and Sailors with 1st Marine Aircraft Wing spent the morning volunteering at the Ai-no-Mura Senior Citizens Home in Okinawa, Japan, June 9, 2018.
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1st MAW Historical Videos
Marine Corps News
Newest MV-22B Osprey Squadron, The “Ugly Angels,” Are Ready
March 30, 2020
A Marine's Best Friend
March 27, 2020
March 26, 2020
Walk The Plank | U.S. Marines better their Maritime Prepositioning Force skills
March 25, 2020
MARFORCYBER Hosts Digital Relief and Appointment Ceremony: Bids Sgt. Maj. Krause Farewell, Welcomes Sgt. Maj. Williamson Through Video Conference
March 24, 2020