Marine Corps Aviation
THE mission of Marine Corps Aviation is to furnish the necessary air support of the ground forces of the Marine Corps, and to provide a reserve from which the Navy may draw aviation units for service afloat on purely Naval missions. Therefore, examination of the tasks assigned the ground forces will immediately disclose the tasks to be performed by Marine Corps Aviation. They are:
(1) To provide the air support for the capture of advance bases.
(2) To provide the air support for the defense of advance bases until their occupation and defense is assumed by Army Forces.
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