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How does a Marine officer become a naval aviator? It all starts with Marine Aviation Training Support Group (MATSG) 21, which has been the “Gateway to Marine Aviation” since 1969. After graduating from The Basic School at Quantico, Va., Marine student pilots and flight officers begin their path to...
According to General Charles A. Horner, USAF (Ret), commander of all U.S. and allied air assets during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, the first daylight raid of the war was “a ‘lynchpin’ in the air campaign. … We put up a ‘wall of Eagles’ out in front of the main force with the...

Today in History

May 7


Eagle, Globe, and Anchor1873 - 200 Marines and seamen from steamers USS Pensacola and Tuscaroraland at Bay of Panama, Colombia to protect Americans.
1965 - MAG-12 (Forward Echelon) arrives at Chu Lai, Vietnam, to construct a camp, aircraft maintenance facilities and support systems for the SATS Expeditionary Airfield.
Related Article: The Vietnam War: To Each His Zone By Tom Bartlett Leatherneck Magazine (June 1966)