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Twenty seven MV-22B Ospreys and 16 CH-53E Super Stallions with Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), line up as part of the mass flight at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., June 6, 2019. In a dynamic display of strength, the aircraft showcased the tactical capabilities and combat power the MAG-16 uses to defend the nation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Juan Anaya)
MAG-16 Stands Ready
U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Ospreys with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadrons (VMM) 161, 165 and 166, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), take off from the flight line during a mass flight exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., June 6, 2019. MAG-16’s commitment of operational excellence and lethality was demonstrated in a mass flight, which featured more than 40 aircraft. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Julian Elliott-Drouin)
MAG-16 Stands Ready
U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Ospreys with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadrons (VMM) 161, 165 and 166, along with CH-53E Super Stallions with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadrons (HMH) 361, 465 and 466, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), stage on the flight line during MAG-16’s mass flight exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., June 6, 2019. The training exercise set the standard for operational excellence with an epic coordinated flight, which featured more than 40 aircraft. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Emely Gonzalez)
MAG-16 Stands Ready
U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Ospreys with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadrons (VMM) 161, 165 and 166, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), taxi down the flight line during MAG-16’s mass flight exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., June 6, 2019. The training exercise set the standard for operational excellence with an epic coordinated flight, which featured more than 40 aircraft. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Emely Gonzalez)
MAG-16 Stands Ready
Twenty seven MV-22B Ospreys and 16 CH-53E Super Stallions with Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), are lined up as part of the mass flight at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., June 6, 2019. In a dynamic display of strength, the aircraft showcased the tactical capabilities and combat power the MAG-16 uses to defend the nation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Juan Anaya)
MAG-16 Stands Ready
A U.S. Marine with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), prepares for MAG-16’s mass flight exercise during a flight brief at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., June 6, 2019. MAG-16’s commitment to operational excellence and lethality was displayed in a mass flight, which featured more than 40 aircraft. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Ian M. Simmons)
MAG-16 Stands Ready
U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadrons (HMH) 361, 465 and 465, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), stage on the flight line during a mass flight exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., June 6, 2019. In a dynamic display of strength, the aircraft showcased the tactical capabilities and power the 3rd MAW uses to defend the nation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Julian Elliott-Drouin)
MAG-16 Stands Ready
A U.S. Marine with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 166, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), performs maintenance on the propellers of an MV-22B Osprey at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., June 6, 2019. 3rd MAW maintainers continue to serve as the driving force behind aviation operations through ruthless and diligent behind-the-scenes efforts to ensure operational excellence of Marines, equipment and aircraft. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Victor Mackson)
MAG-16 Stands Ready
A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion with Marine Aircraft Group 16 (MAG), 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), stages on the flight line during a mass flight exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., June 6, 2019. In a dynamic display of strength, the aircraft showcased the tactical capabilities and power the 3rd MAW uses to defend the nation. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Julian Elliott-Drouin)
MAG-16 Stands Ready
A U.S. Marine Corps maintainer with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), conducts maintenance in stride during the MAG-16 mass flight exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., June 6, 2019. 3rd MAW maintainers continue to serve as the driving force behind aviation operations through ruthless and diligent behind-the-scenes efforts to ensure operational excellence of Marines, equipment and aircraft. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Ian M. Simmons)
MAG-16 Stands Ready
Two U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallions with Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), take off from the flight line during a mass flight exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., June 6, 2019. MAG-16’s commitment of operational excellence and lethality was demonstrated in a mass flight, which featured more than 40 aircraft. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Julian Elliott-Drouin)
MAG-16 Stands Ready
U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallions with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadrons (HMH) 361, 465 and 466, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), stage on the flight line prior to a mass flight exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., June 6, 2019. The training exercise set the standard for operational excellence with an epic mass flight, which featured more than 40 aircraft. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc.Emely Gonzalez)
MAG-16 Stands Ready
U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallions with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadrons (HMH) 361, 465 and 466, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), take off from the flight line during a mass flight exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., June 6, 2019. The training exercise set the standard for operational excellence with a mass flight, which featured more than 40 aircraft. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Julian Elliott-Drouin)
3rd MAW News
MAG-16 Stands Ready By 1st Lt. Zachary Bodner | June 10, 2019
Once A Marine Always A Marine By Cpl. Jacob Pruitt | June 5, 2019
Ready in peace and war: MALS-39 Marine recognized for contributions to maintenance readiness By 1st Lt. Fredrick Walker | May 16, 2019
Catalina Island Airport ribbon cutting ceremony By Lance Cpl. Juan Anaya | May 9, 2019
Black Knights Prepare To Fight By Lance Cpl. Juan Anaya | April 19, 2019
3rd LAAD: Masters of the skies By Cpl. Jacob Pruitt | April 17, 2019
Once a Marine, Always part of a Family By Master Sgt. Christine Polvorosa | February 28, 2019
Fix, Fly, Fight: MAG-13 & 39 flex muscle By Maj. Josef Patterson | February 22, 2019
MAG-11 Marines take to the sky in massive aircraft launch By Maj. Josef Patterson and Sgt. David Bickel | February 6, 2019
“Devilfish” celebrate 97th birthday By Courtesy Story | December 20, 2018
MAG-16 Stands Ready
MAG-16 Stands Ready
Twenty six MV-22B Ospreys and 15 CH-53E Super Stallions with Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), line up as part of the mass flight at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., June 6, 2019. In a dynamic display of strength, the aircraft showcased the tactical capabilities and combat power the MAG-16 uses to defend the nation. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Levi J. Guerra)
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