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Enlisted Recognition Luncheon
Comedian and guest speaker Heather Marie Zagon performs for service members during an enlisted recognition luncheon held at SeaWorld in San Diego, Nov. 6, 2019. FWSD 2019 is an opportunity for Marines, sailors and coast guardsmen to show the people of San Diego who the Marine, Navy and Coast Guard team are, what they do, and how committed they are to serving their community and country. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jaime Reyes)
Enlisted Recognition Luncheon
U.S. service members attend an enlisted recognition luncheon held at SeaWorld in San Diego, Nov. 6, 2019. The luncheon was one of the events held during Fleet Week San Diego (FWSD) 2019. FWSD 2019 is an opportunity for Marines, sailors and coast guardsmen to show the people of San Diego who the Marine, Navy and Coast Guard team are, what they do, and how committed they are to serving their community and country. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Julian Elliott-Drouin)
Enlisted Recognition Luncheon
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Kevin Kurz, a Marine with Marine Ariel Refueler Squadron (VMGR) 352, talks about his community service with Bridget Naso during an enlisted recognition luncheon held at SeaWorld in San Diego, Nov. 6, 2019. FWSD 2019 is an opportunity for Marines, sailors and coast guardsmen to show the people of San Diego who the Marine, Navy and Coast Guard team are, what they do, and how committed they are to serving their community and country. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jaime Reyes)
Enlisted Recognition Luncheon
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Kevin Kurz, a Marine with Marine Aerial Refueler Squadron (VMGR) 352, talks about his community service with Bridget Naso during an enlisted recognition luncheon held at SeaWorld in San Diego, Nov. 6, 2019. The luncheon was one of the events held during Fleet Week San Diego (FWSD) 2019.FWSD 2019 is an opportunity for Marines, sailors and coast guardsmen to show the people of San Diego who the Marine, Navy and Coast Guard team are, what they do, and how committed they are to serving their community and country. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Julian Elliott-Drouin)
Never Give Up: MCAS Miramar hosts tour for Jose Velasquez
Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352 hosted a tour of their hangar for Jose Velasquez Jr., a patient being treated for cancer at the Rady’s Children's Hospital, at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Oct. 21. MCAS Miramar extended an invite to Velasquez and his father Jose Velasquez to learn about the capabilities and mission of the KC-130J Super Hercules. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Sgt. Jake McClung)
Never Give Up: MCAS Miramar hosts tour for Jose Velasquez
Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352 hosted a tour of their hangar for Jose Velasquez Jr., a patient being treated for cancer at the Rady’s Children's Hospital, at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Oct. 21. MCAS Miramar extended an invite to Velasquez and his father Jose Velasquez to learn about the capabilities and mission of the KC-130J Super Hercules. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Sgt. Jake McClung)
Never Give Up: MCAS Miramar hosts tour for Jose Velasquez
Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352 hosted a tour of their hangar for Jose Velasquez Jr., a patient being treated for cancer at the Rady’s Children's Hospital, at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Oct. 21. MCAS Miramar extended an invite to Velasquez and his father Jose Velasquez to learn about the capabilities and mission of the KC-130J Super Hercules. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Sgt. Jake McClung)
Never Give Up: MCAS Miramar hosts tour for Jose Velasquez
Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352 hosted a tour of their hangar for Jose Velasquez Jr., a patient being treated for cancer at the Rady’s Children's Hospital, at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Oct. 21. MCAS Miramar extended an invite to Velasquez and his father Jose Velasquez to learn about the capabilities and mission of the KC-130J Super Hercules. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Sgt. Jake McClung)
5/11 and VMGR-352 Marines load HIMARS onto KC-130J
U.S. Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, land a KC-130J aircraft on the runway during a strategic lift drill at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Camp Pendleton, California, May 3, 2019. MCAS Camp Pendleton supports a variety of training and mission necessities for not only its tenant squadrons, but squadrons across the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dylan Chagnon)
VMGR-352 75th Anniversary
Three KC-130J Super Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, conduct a ceremonial formation flight for the VMGR-352 75th anniversary at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., March 30. The squadron held a battle color ceremony, which consisted of a reading of the unit’s citations and awards, a color guard, performance by the 3rd MAW band, and a ceremonial formation flight. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Clare J. McIntire/released)
5/11 and VMGR-352 Marines load HIMARS onto KC-130J
U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. Keil Silva, a KC-130J co-pilot with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, operates a KC-130J aircraft during a strategic lift drill at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Camp Pendleton, California, May 3, 2019. MCAS Camp Pendleton supports a variety of training and mission necessities for not only its tenant squadrons, but squadrons across the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dylan Chagnon)
VMGR-352 75th Anniversary
Cpl. John Elie and Cpl. James Eckardt, both crew masters for Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, observe a KC-130J Super Hercules ceremonial formation flight for the VMGR-352 75th anniversary at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., March 30. The squadron held a battle color ceremony, which consisted of a reading of the unit’s citations and awards, a color guard, a performance by the 3rd MAW band, and a ceremonial formation flight. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Clare J. McIntire/released)
Summer Fury 2018
U.S. Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, help support a forward arming and refueling point (FARP) during exercise Summer Fury at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., July 31. Summer Fury is designed to increase the functionality and effectiveness of 3rd MAW while also enhancing Marine Air-Ground Task Force and naval integration with participating I Marine Expeditionary Force and naval units. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Becky Cleveland)
Raiders Successfully transport HIMARS
Cpl. Nathion Apodaca, a crew master with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, secures a High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System to a KC-130J Super Hercules at the Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, June 22. The mission demonstrates a proof of concept that HIMARS can be effectively and rapidly inserted anywhere across the globe. (U.S. Marine Corps photograph by Cpl. Joshua S. McAlpine/Released)
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Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, provide air-delivered ground refuel services for F-35B Lightning II aircraft at Naval Air Facility El Centro, Calif., June 9. VMGR-352 is currently conducting their deployment for training at various bases in Southern California and at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, N.M., to give Marines real-time preparation for potential missions their squadron might perform in a forward-deployed scenario. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. David Bickel/Released)
VMGR-352 conducts heavy equipment drops
Crewmasters with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352 confirm a succesful heavy equipment drop over Yuma, Ariz., June 6. VMGR-352's training at Kirtland AFB gives Marines real time preperation for missions their squadron might perform in a forward deployed scenario. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. David Bickel/Released)
2018 MCAS Miramar Air Show: Marine Air-Ground Task Force Demo
U.S. Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352 (VMGR-352), Marine Aircraft Group 11 (MAG-11), 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, prepare for take off during the 2018 Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Air Show at MCAS Miramar, Calif., Sept. 28. This year's air show honors "100 years of women in the Marine Corps" by featuring several performances and displays that highlight the accomplishments and milestones women have made since the first female enlistee, Opha May Johnson, who joined the service in 1918. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jesula Jeanlois)
2018 MCAS Miramar Air Show: Marine Air-Ground Task Force Demo
A KC-130J Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, rests on the flight line prior flying in the 2018 Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Air Show on MCAS Miramar, Calif., Sept. 28. This year's air show honors "100 years of women in the Marine Corps" by featuring several performances and displays that highlights the accomplishments and milestones women have made since the first female enlistee, Opha May Johnson, who joined the service in 1918. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jesula Jeanlois)
Summer Fury 2018
U.S. Marines with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, help support a forward arming and refueling point (FARP) during exercise Summer Fury at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., July 31. Summer Fury is designed to increase the functionality and effectiveness of 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing while also enhancing Marine Air-Ground Task Force and naval integration with participating I Marine Expeditionary Force and naval units. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Becky Cleveland)
VMGR-352 75th Anniversary
Two KC-130J Super Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, conduct a ceremonial formation flight for the VMGR-352 75th anniversary at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., March 30. The squadron held a battle color ceremony, which consisted of a reading of the unit’s citations and awards, a color guard, performance by the 3rd MAW band, and a ceremonial formation flight. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Clare J. McIntire/released)
VMGR-352 75th Anniversary
Three KC-130J Super Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, conduct a ceremonial formation flight for the VMGR-352 75th anniversary at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., March 30. The squadron held a battle color ceremony, which consisted of a reading of the unit’s citations and awards, a color guard, performance by the 3rd MAW band, and a ceremonial formation flight. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Clare J. McIntire/released)
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U.S. Marine corporals Reid Geyer and Michael Womack, crewmasters with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), prepare to refuel an F/A-18 Hornet with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 323, MAG-11, over the W-291 training area in southern California, March 6. VMGR-352 enhances 3rd MAW’s ability generate lethality by increasing the range and flight time of the aircraft flying in support of a Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF). (U.S Marine Corps photo by Sgt. David Bickel)
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A KC-130J Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), prepares to refuel an F/A-18 Hornet, over the W-291 training area in southern California, March 6. VMGR-352 enhances 3rd MAW’s ability generate lethality by increasing the range and flight time of the aircraft flying in support of a Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF). (U.S Marine Corps photo by Sgt. David Bickel)
VMGR-352 75th Anniversary
A KC-130J Super Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, conduct a ceremonial formation flight for the VMGR-352 75th anniversary at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., March 30. The squadron held a battle color ceremony, which consisted of a reading of the unit’s citations and awards, a color guard, performance by the 3rd MAW band, and a ceremonial formation flight. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Clare J. McIntire/released)
VMGR-352 75th Anniversary
Two KC-130J Super Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, conduct a ceremonial formation flight for the VMGR-352 75th anniversary at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., March 30. The squadron held a battle color ceremony, which consisted of a reading of the unit’s citations and awards, a color guard, performance by the 3rd MAW band, and a ceremonial formation flight. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Clare J. McIntire/released)
VMGR-352 75th Anniversary
Two KC-130J Super Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, conduct a ceremonial formation flight for the VMGR-352 75th anniversary at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., March 30. The squadron held a battle color ceremony, which consisted of a reading of the unit’s citations and awards, a color guard, performance by the 3rd MAW band, and a ceremonial formation flight. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Clare J. McIntire/released)
VMGR-352 75th Anniversary
Three KC-130J Super Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, conduct a ceremonial formation flight for the VMGR-352 75th anniversary at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., March 30. The squadron held a battle color ceremony, which consisted of a reading of the unit’s citations and awards, a color guard, performance by the 3rd MAW band, and a ceremonial formation flight. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Clare J. McIntire/released)
MAG-11 Mission Statement

Marine Aircraft Group 11 generates, embarks, and integrates relevant, combat ready aviation forces capable of providing Offensive Air Support, Anti-Aircraft Warfare, Assault Support, Aerial Reconnaissance, and terminal area Control of Aircraft; generates critical aviation logistics support; provides 12 of the functions of Aviation Ground Support; supports the generation of squadrons assigned to Navy Carrier Airwings; trains to standard Marine Fighter/Attack Pilots and Weapons Systems Officers and Navy Strike Fighter Pilots; and prepares to deploy the Marine Aircraft Group Headquarters as a Site Command capable of generating sorties to service standard for the Marine Tactical Air Commander; all in order to ensure success in combat in support of the MAGTF and Combatant Commanders.


VMGR-352 Leaders

Lieutenant Colonel Mark L. Montgomery
Commanding Officer, Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352
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Sergeant Major Kevin A. Fontenot
Sergeant Major, Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352
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