Winter is coming: 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing prepares for Winter Fury
15 Jan 2021

Marines with 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), 1st Marine Division (MARDIV) and 1st Marine Logistics Group (MLG) are preparing to commence a large-scale distributed exercise known as Winter Fury. The exercise will be conducted from January 19 to February 19, 2021 and will take place at training locations across Southern California, Arizona, and surrounding coastal islands.  

Winter Fury highlights 3rd MAW’s ability to fight a near-peer adversary by employing all of the aircraft in its inventory, to include F-35 Lightning II, AH-1Z Viper, UH-1Y Venom, F/A-18 Hornet, CH-53E Super Stallion, MV-22B Osprey, and KC-130J Super Hercules.

During Winter Fury, 3rd MAW will conduct long-range strikes, deploy and support infantry Marines, assist in the transport of artillery assets, and provide logistical support to Marines on the ground. Additionally, 3rd MAW will work closely with the U.S. Navy to execute expeditionary advanced base operations, including the establishment of forward arming and refueling points.

Media outlets interested in embedding should respond to the 3rd MAW Communication Strategy and Operations Office at no later than 20 January.3rd MAW continues to "Fix, Fly, and Fight" as the Marine Corps' largest aircraft wing and remains combat-ready, deployable on short notice, and lethal when called into action.

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