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Fourth Marine Aircraft Wing
Marine Corps Forces Reserve
2000 Opelousas Ave., New Orleans, LA. 70114

2000 Opelousas Avenue
New Orleans, La. 70114


Commanding General  -  4th Marine Aircraft WingCOMMANDING GENERAL

Major General 
John F. Kelliher III

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Assistant Division Commander  -  4th Marine Aircraft WingASSISTANT WING COMMANDER

Josh Izenour

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Chief of Staff  -  4th Marine Aircraft Wingchief of staff

Eric G. Burns

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Command Senior Enlisted Leader  -  4th Marine Aircraft WingCOMMAND SENIOR ENLISTED LEADER

Sergeant Major
Daniel N. Heider

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Command Master Chief  -  4th Marine Aircraft WingCOMMAND MASTER CHIEF

Master Chief Petty Officer
Ebnezer K. Atekwana

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4th Marine Aircraft Wing
Mission Statement

The mission of the 4th Marine Aircraft Wing (4th MAW) is to augment, reinforce, and sustain the Active Component with an operational aircraft wing under a Total Force construct.

4th MAW functions as a fully operational Marine Aircraft Wing integrating three core capabilities in support of the Marine Corps' Total Force: aircraft operations, aviation ground support and aviation command and control. Within all of its groups, 4th MAW deployed units, detachments and individual augments across the range of military operations in support of Overseas Contingency Operations, the Unit Deployment Program, Combatant Commanders' Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) missions, and other joint and service-level operations and training exercises.

Despite the heavy demands on its units over years of conflict, 4th MAW continued to source all requirements in a predictable and sustainable fashion with proficient and combat-ready units while further enhancing enduring and habitual relationships with the Active Component. This was the result of integrated command and staff actions across lines of operation as developed and defined by our Active Component (AC) warfighting commanders.

For the last two decades, 4th MAW served as a Strategic and Total Force Reserve, deploying forces overseas in support of both emerging and planned rotational requirements. As a strategic reserve, 4th MAW works in close coordination with the Commander, Marine Forces Reserve and HQMC Aviation in developing a Reserve aviation integration plan that will support Marine aviation long into the future.

Operationally, to provide support for the current fight, 4th MAW stands ready for real-world emergent and preplanned requirements. In order to do so, HQMC Aviation Plans and Policies, Marine Forces Reserve, Marine Forces Command, and 4th MAW routinely review applicable policies and authorities to determine how 4th MAW capabilities can be most effectively employed to support the Combatant Commanders' operational requirements. As an integral part of the Marine Corps' Force Generation Process, 4th MAW works closely with the Active Component in ensuring a systematic, service-wide approach to selecting, resourcing, and preparing units for deployment. 4th MAW's process consists of pre-deployment scheduling, training plan development, training plan execution, assessments, reporting, trend reversal, and certification. By doing so, 4th MAW is ready and able to fully integrate with Active Component aviation forces engaged in combat operations.

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U.S. Marine Maj. Gen. John F. Kelliher III, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing commanding general, and retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Richard E. “Tex” Brown III pose for a photo during an award ceremony at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., July 12, 2024. Marines assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 49 earned the prestigious James S. Russell Naval Aviation Flight Safety Award, which recognizes military units who have the most effective flight safety accident prevention program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Monica Roybal)
U. S. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron-473, Marine Aircraft Group-41, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, work in partnership with soldiers from the Army Reserve 412th Theater Engineer Command to construct a building at Camp Kamassa in Crystal Springs, Mississippi, July 2, 2024. The construction project at Camp Kamassa is sourced by the Department of Defense’s Innovative Readiness Training, a program established to offer key services to American communities while offering joint training opportunities to increase deployment readiness for U. S. Armed Forces. Camp Kamassa is Mississippi’s only year-round handicap accessible camp facility for children and adults with serious illnesses, physical and mental challenges, and other special needs. (U. S. Marine Corps photo by Capt. Kristin Onofrio)
U.S. Marines with Fox Battery, 2nd Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve and Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 234, Marine Aircraft Group 41, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve begin onloading a M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) onto a C-130J Hercules during a HIMARS Rapid Infiltration, also known as a HIRAIN, during exercise Arctic Edge 2024 (AE24) at Eielson Air Force, Alaska, Feb. 24, 2024. The HIRAIN training demonstrated Marine Forces Reserve’s ability to rapidly deploy the HIMARS to meet and deter any threats in any environment, including harsh arctic environments. AE24 is a U.S. Northern Command-led homeland defense exercise demonstrating the U.S. military’s capabilities in extreme cold weather, joint force readiness, and U.S. military commitment to mutual strategic security interests in the arctic region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Maj. Jeremy A. Wheeler)
U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jairo Echeverry, an aviation ordnance technician management assistant with Headquarters, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, receives a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal at Marine Corps Support Facility New Orleans, Oct. 20, 2023. Echeverry received the Navy Commendation Medal for observing a vehicular collision caused by an intoxicated driver near Belle Chasse, Louisiana. Echeverry immediately pulled over and assessed the situation, he shattered the window of the first vehicle to assess its unconscious driver, while assessing the incapacitated driver. He heard pleas for help from a second vehicle. Echeverry immediately sprang into action and entered the second wrecked vehicle. He unbuckled the unconscious passenger and with the assistance of another witness, pulled a child to safety. Noticing that the child was not breathing and presented a weak pulse. Echeverry instructed nearby pedestrians to clear a path for him to begin cardiopulmonary resuscitation until emergency services arrived. Echeverry is a native of Queens, New York. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Ryan Schmid) The music within the following video production is copyright material used under license with HookSounds contract dated 1 Dec 2022.
Lt.Col. Christopher Baker and Maj. Robert Lundgren, with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 112(VMFA-112) successfully located a downed aircraft that led emergency response personnel to provide medical assistance to the injured.