Fighting and winning our nation’s battles since July 7, 1941, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing has distinguished itself from the South Pacific and snow-topped mountains of the Korean Peninsula to Southeast Asia’s tropical rainforest and Afghanistan’s parched deserts. Always a force in readiness, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing stands poised to strike at a moment’s notice to seize the initiative. The fourteen streamers attached to the 1st MAW battle colors are a testament to the organization’s engagement in over seventeen years of combat on many battlefields, and the tenacity of its Marines and Sailors.

1st MAW boasts a broad spectrum of aircraft and equipment that can be configured for any mission requirement or task. We build airfields where none exist; we fly assault and support missions regardless of time or weather; and we control the skies in every clime and place to which we deploy. All our personnel are highly trained, motivated and committed to maintaining the “Tip of the Spear” in Marine aviation. We are the powerful right arm of the MEF.

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