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4th Marine Aircraft Wing

 

4th Marine Aircraft Wing

U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve

2000 Opelousas Ave., New Orleans, LA 70114
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The 4th Marine Aircraft Wing color guard team march on the colors at a change of command ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, April 29, 2016. Maj. Gen. William T. Collins relinquished command of 4th MAW to Brig. Gen. Bradley S. James, the previous assistant wing commander of 4th MAW.
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The 4th Marine Aircraft Wing color guard team march on the colors at a change of command ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, April 29, 2016. Maj. Gen. William T. Collins relinquished command of 4th MAW to Brig. Gen. Bradley S. James, the previous assistant wing commander of 4th MAW.
Members of the Department of Defense and Marines with the Marine Air Control Group 48, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, pose for a photo at the 2016 Reserve Family Readiness Award ceremony at the Hall of Heroes in the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., March 24, 2017. The Family Readiness Award recognizes the National Guard and Reserve Units with the best programs to support their military families. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Paul A. Ochoa)
2016 Reserve Family Readiness Award Ceremony 24 March 2017
Members of the Department of Defense and Marines with the Marine Air Control Group 48, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, pose for a photo at the 2016 Reserve Family Readiness Award ceremony at the Hall of Heroes in the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., March 24, 2017. The Family Readiness Award recognizes the National Guard and Reserve Units with the best programs to support their military families. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Paul A. Ochoa)
Two CH-53E helicopters from SPMAGTF-SC make the flight from Honduras to Haiti as part of the Hurricane Matthew response bypassing a lonely island on the otherwise empty route over the Caribbean Sea, October 4, 2016. The helicopters, crew and maintainers, along with other SPMAGTF-SC Marines, supported humanitarian assistance operations in Haiti for two weeks until follow-on forces arrived. A detachment from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 772, Marine Aircraft Group 49, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, formed the task force's aviation element. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SSgt Derek Torrellas)
HMH 772 Haitian Hurricane Response
Two CH-53E helicopters from SPMAGTF-SC make the flight from Honduras to Haiti as part of the Hurricane Matthew response bypassing a lonely island on the otherwise empty route over the Caribbean Sea, October 4, 2016. The helicopters, crew and maintainers, along with other SPMAGTF-SC Marines, supported humanitarian assistance operations in Haiti for two weeks until follow-on forces arrived. A detachment from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 772, Marine Aircraft Group 49, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, formed the task force's aviation element. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SSgt Derek Torrellas)
An F-5N Tiger II takes off on a training exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Jan. 26. Marine Fighter Training Squadron 401 worked with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One to conduct the Marine Division Tactics Course
 at the air station. VMFT-401 provided the adversary air while the MAWTS-1 instructor pilots taught and evaluated MCAS Beaufort F/A-18 pilots during the course. The pilot is an instructor pilot with VMFT-401. Both VMFT-401 and MAWTS-1 are stationed
 aboard MCAS Yuma, Ariz.
4th MAW's VMFT 401
An F-5N Tiger II takes off on a training exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Jan. 26. Marine Fighter Training Squadron 401 worked with Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One to conduct the Marine Division Tactics Course at the air station. VMFT-401 provided the adversary air while the MAWTS-1 instructor pilots taught and evaluated MCAS Beaufort F/A-18 pilots during the course. The pilot is an instructor pilot with VMFT-401. Both VMFT-401 and MAWTS-1 are stationed aboard MCAS Yuma, Ariz.
Brig. Gen. Bradley S. James speaks at a change of command ceremony where he assumed his position of commanding general of 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve from Brig. Gen. Bradley S. James at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., April 29, 2016. James served as the previous assistant wing commander of 4th MAW.
Final Flight
Brig. Gen. Bradley S. James speaks at a change of command ceremony where he assumed his position of commanding general of 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve from Brig. Gen. Bradley S. James at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., April 29, 2016. James served as the previous assistant wing commander of 4th MAW.
Marines from Marine Fighter Training Squadron 401 pose for a group photo beside an F-5N Tiger II aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, AZ, October 7, 2016. VMFT-401 is the first and only reserve squadron in the Marine Corps tasked to act as the opposing force in simulated air combat. The “Snipers” study and mimic the tactics of enemy forces to accurately reproduce what the pilots will face in a warfare environment. Now, the Snipers are training the pilots of the Marine Corps’ newest aircraft, the F-35. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Capt. Samuel L. Baumer)
VMFT 401's Snipers Train F-35 Pilots
Marines from Marine Fighter Training Squadron 401 pose for a group photo beside an F-5N Tiger II aboard Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, AZ, October 7, 2016. VMFT-401 is the first and only reserve squadron in the Marine Corps tasked to act as the opposing force in simulated air combat. The “Snipers” study and mimic the tactics of enemy forces to accurately reproduce what the pilots will face in a warfare environment. Now, the Snipers are training the pilots of the Marine Corps’ newest aircraft, the F-35. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Capt. Samuel L. Baumer)
MARINE GROUND AIR COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, CALIF., -- Marine Aircraft Group 41 Marines and sailors and Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 234 pose for a group photo outside a C-130 after a morale flight aboard Marine Ground Air Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 21, 2016. The morale flight was an invitation extended to MAG-41 to view an aerial refueling of two F/A-18 jets.
VMGR 234 Refueling Mission
MARINE GROUND AIR COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, CALIF., -- Marine Aircraft Group 41 Marines and sailors and Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 234 pose for a group photo outside a C-130 after a morale flight aboard Marine Ground Air Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 21, 2016. The morale flight was an invitation extended to MAG-41 to view an aerial refueling of two F/A-18 jets.
Several CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 772, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command, standby on the flight line aboard Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina, before departing for Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, June 8, 2016. SPMAGTF-SC is a temporary deployment of Marines and sailors throughout Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Belize with a focus on building and maintaining partnership capacity with each country through shared values, challenges, and responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Adwin Esters/Released)
HMH 772 Standby for SPMAGTF-SC
Several CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 772, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force - Southern Command, standby on the flight line aboard Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina, before departing for Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, June 8, 2016. SPMAGTF-SC is a temporary deployment of Marines and sailors throughout Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Belize with a focus on building and maintaining partnership capacity with each country through shared values, challenges, and responsibility. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Adwin Esters/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Kathryn K. Bynum, a videographer with 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Combat Camera, documents the final flight of two CH-46E Sea Knights assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 774 at the Fleet Readiness Center East, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., on Aug. 5, 2015. The CH-46E Sea Knights were decommissioned by the U.S. Marine Corps and replaced by the MV-22 Osprey. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Orlando Perez/Released)
Last of the Frogs
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Kathryn K. Bynum, a videographer with 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Combat Camera, documents the final flight of two CH-46E Sea Knights assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 774 at the Fleet Readiness Center East, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., on Aug. 5, 2015. The CH-46E Sea Knights were decommissioned by the U.S. Marine Corps and replaced by the MV-22 Osprey. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Orlando Perez/Released)
An MV-22B Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 764, 4th Marine Air Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, lands to disembark partner nations onboard during UNITAS Amphibious 2015 at Ilha do Governador, Brazil, Nov. 17, 2015. This exercise demonstrates the commitment of partner nations to ensure their Marine Corps/Naval infantries are postured to provide ready and relevant forces to respond to emergencies anywhere in the Western Hemisphere. (Photo taken by U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Ricardo Davila/ Released)
MV-22B Osprey on-off drills during UNITAS Amphibious 2015
An MV-22B Osprey from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 764, 4th Marine Air Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, lands to disembark partner nations onboard during UNITAS Amphibious 2015 at Ilha do Governador, Brazil, Nov. 17, 2015. This exercise demonstrates the commitment of partner nations to ensure their Marine Corps/Naval infantries are postured to provide ready and relevant forces to respond to emergencies anywhere in the Western Hemisphere. (Photo taken by U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Ricardo Davila/ Released)
U.S. Marines load an Air Traffic Control Navigation and Interrogation System into a KC-130T aircraft during Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course (WTI) 2-15 in Yuma, Ariz., April 11, 2015. WTI is a seven-week event hosted by Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) cadre. MAWTS-1 provides standardized tactical training and certification of unit instructor qualifications to support Marine aviation Training and Readiness and assists in developing and employing aviation weapons and tactics. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jodson B. Graves, 2d MAW Combat Camera/Released)
VMGR 452 at WTI Yuma
U.S. Marines load an Air Traffic Control Navigation and Interrogation System into a KC-130T aircraft during Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course (WTI) 2-15 in Yuma, Ariz., April 11, 2015. WTI is a seven-week event hosted by Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) cadre. MAWTS-1 provides standardized tactical training and certification of unit instructor qualifications to support Marine aviation Training and Readiness and assists in developing and employing aviation weapons and tactics. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jodson B. Graves, 2d MAW Combat Camera/Released)
Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 773 traveled from the 4th Marine Aircraft Wing in New Orleans to Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina, in support of 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division during routine training on Oct. 5, 2016. The two units worked in conjunction with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 167 and Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269 to provide air support for 10th Marines. HMLA-773 is the only Reserve Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron in the Marine Corps.
HMLA 773 Supports 10th Marines
Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 773 traveled from the 4th Marine Aircraft Wing in New Orleans to Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina, in support of 10th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division during routine training on Oct. 5, 2016. The two units worked in conjunction with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 167 and Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269 to provide air support for 10th Marines. HMLA-773 is the only Reserve Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron in the Marine Corps.
Maj. Gen. William T. Collins, commanding general of 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, conducts his final flight with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 764 (HMM-764), Marine Aircraft Group 41, 4th MAW, before they officially reached full operational capability at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., April 27, 2016. His final flight signified his trust and confidence with the Marines of HMM-764 as they reach their last major milestone to become completely combat ready and deployable.
Final Flight
Maj. Gen. William T. Collins, commanding general of 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, conducts his final flight with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 764 (HMM-764), Marine Aircraft Group 41, 4th MAW, before they officially reached full operational capability at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., April 27, 2016. His final flight signified his trust and confidence with the Marines of HMM-764 as they reach their last major milestone to become completely combat ready and deployable.
U.S. Marines from Marine Wing Support Squadron 471 Airfield Rescue and Fire Fighting platoon put out a simulated aircraft fire during Integrated Training Exercise 4-14 aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 14, 2014. Marines from MWSS 471 are training to be part of a Marine Air Ground Task Force.
MWS 471 Firefighting at Twenty-Nine Palms
U.S. Marines from Marine Wing Support Squadron 471 Airfield Rescue and Fire Fighting platoon put out a simulated aircraft fire during Integrated Training Exercise 4-14 aboard the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., June 14, 2014. Marines from MWSS 471 are training to be part of a Marine Air Ground Task Force.
Maj. Gen. William T. Collins, commanding general of 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, prepares for takeoff in a MV-22 Osprey before he conducts his final flight with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 764 (HMM-764), Marine Aircraft Group 41, 4th MAW, before they officially reached full operational capability at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., April 27, 2016. His final flight signified his trust and confidence with the Marines of HMM-764 as they reach their last major milestone to become completely combat ready and deployable.
Final Flight
Maj. Gen. William T. Collins, commanding general of 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve, prepares for takeoff in a MV-22 Osprey before he conducts his final flight with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 764 (HMM-764), Marine Aircraft Group 41, 4th MAW, before they officially reached full operational capability at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., April 27, 2016. His final flight signified his trust and confidence with the Marines of HMM-764 as they reach their last major milestone to become completely combat ready and deployable.
Leaders

Commanding General, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing
Brigadier General Bradley S. James
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Assistant Wing Commander, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing
Colonel Timothy L. Adams
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Chief of Staff, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing
Colonel William B. Johnson
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Wing Sergeant Major, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing
Sergeant Major Lane
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Command Master Chief, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing
Command Master Chief Jeffrey B. Pritchett
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