1st Marine Aircraft Wing (1st MAW)

Air Wings: 1st Marine Aircraft Wing

Unit Information

1st Marine Aircraft Wing is the Aviation Combat Element of the III Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF) and supports the 3rd Marine Division. The brunt of the Wing's forces are located on the island of Okinawa, Japan. However, various subordinate commands are located on mainland Japan and Hawaii.

The mission of 1st Marine Aircraft Wing is to conduct air operations in support of the Fleet Marine Forces to include offensive air support, antiair warfare, assault support, aerial reconnaissance including active and passive electronic countermeasures (ECM), and control of aircraft and missiles. As a collateral function, the Wing may participate as an integral component of Naval Aviation in the execution of such other Navy functions as the Fleet Commander may direct.

1st MAW includes the following units/squadrons: MAG 12, MAG 24, MAG 36, MACG 18, MWSG 17, MWHS 1, and Marine Wing Liason at Kadena.

MCAS Futenma, Okinawa

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Family Readiness Information

The primary source of unit/battalion information for spouses AND parents is the Deployment Readiness Coordinator (DRC) and Unit Hotline. The DRC will work with FR Assistants, FR Advisors and FR Volunteers along with the senior command members to make up the new Family Readiness Command Team.

Note: The DRC was formerly known as FRO and in some instances, the USMC Family Readiness Page has not been updated to reflect DRC rather than FRO.

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Frank Fay; Email: frank.w.fay@usmc.mil

From CONUS: 011-81-611-745-2959

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1st Marine Aircraft Wing (1st MAW) Mailing Addresses

1st Marine Aircraft Wing
Marine Forces Pacific
Unit 37101
FPO AP 96603-7101


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1st Marine Aircraft Wing (1st MAW) Postal Facility

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Information on 1st MAW last updated 9/28/2018 2:39:59 PM GMT.

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