Marine Aviation Training Support Group 21-The Crossroads of Marine Aviation
Tourists may know the Emerald Coast as a vacation destination with sugary white sands and turquoise waters. But the Marines based at Marine Aviation Training Support Group (MATSG) 21 in Pensacola. Fla., aren't looking toward the beach. They have their sights locked in on the sky.
The seaside city is the historic gateway for U.S. Marine Corps aviation. Whether it's newly minted privates first class learning the interworking of an F/A-18 engine or student naval aviators flying jet trainers, all Marine aviation training intersects in Pensacola - the "cradle of naval aviation."
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