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3RD MAW CURRENT PHOTOS
Capt. Meleah Martin, a pilot with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 323, prepares an F/A-18C Hornet for flight at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif. Marines like Martin keep 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing ready to “Fix, Fly and Fight” as the Corps’ largest aircraft wing. 3rd MAW continues to answer the call of this nation whenever and wherever it is needed.
U.S. Marines pilots with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 fly new F-35B 's out of Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma to be delivered to Forward Deployed Naval Forces, Japan on March 26, 2020. The delivery began from MCAS Yuma to MCAS Iwakuni where they will be transferred to the Marine Air Group 12. This action by 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing assures that the newest and most capable jets in the world are forward deployed to support the Marine Air Ground Task Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl John Hall)
U.S. Marines pilots with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 fly new F-35B 's out of Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma to be delivered to Forward Deployed Naval Forces, Japan on March 26, 2020. The delivery began from MCAS Yuma to MCAS Iwakuni where they will be transferred to the Marine Air Group 12. This action by 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing assures that the newest and most capable jets in the world are forward deployed to support the Marine Air Ground Task Force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl John Hall)
A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, takes off at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., March 26, 2020. 3rd MAW continues its daily operations and mission essential tasks while enforcing precautionary measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Julian Elliott-Drouin)
A U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18 assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, takes off at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., March 26, 2020. 3rd MAW continues its daily operations and mission essential tasks while enforcing precautionary measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Julian Elliott-Drouin)
A U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J Super Hercules assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, takes off at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., March 26, 2020. 3rd MAW continues its daily operations and mission essential tasks while enforcing precautionary measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Julian Elliott-Drouin)
A U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J Super Hercules assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, takes off at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., March 26, 2020. 3rd MAW continues its daily operations and mission essential tasks while enforcing precautionary measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Julian Elliott-Drouin)
U.S. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, set up a perimeter for a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personel (TRAP) on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 14,2020. The training was held to ensure consistent operational capability as 3rd MAW remains ready to support short notice, world-wide deployments while following necessary precautions to protect the health of the force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jaime Reyes)
A CH-53E Super Stallion assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, extracts Marines with 4th Marine Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Division, from a landing zone during a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel training mission at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 14, 2020. The training was held to ensure consistent operational capability as 3rd MAW remains ready to support short notice world-wide deployments while following necessary precautions to protect the health of the force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Julian Elliott-Drouin)
U.S. Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 165, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), and 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, prepare to load a MV-22 Osprey for a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel (TRAP) on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 14,2020. The training was held to ensure consistent operational capability, as 3rd MAW remains ready to support short notice, worldwide deployments while following necessary precautions to protect the health of the force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jaime Reyes)
U.S. Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 165, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), and 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, load a MV-22 Osprey for a Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel (TRAP) on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 14,2020. The training was held to ensure consistent operational capability, as 3rd MAW remains ready to support short notice, worldwide deployments while following necessary precautions to protect the health of the force. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jaime Reyes)
A U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Viper assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Training Squadron 303, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, takes off at Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 31, 2020. 3rd MAW continues its daily operations and mission essential tasks while enforcing precautionary measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Juan Anaya)
A U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y Venom assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Training Squadron 303, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, takes off at Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 31, 2020. 3rd MAW continues its daily operations and mission essential tasks while enforcing precautionary measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Juan Anaya)
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Kyle Fackrell, a UH-1Y Huey crew chief with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), fires at a simulated target during a sustainment mission flight over San Clemente Island, Calif., April 22, 2019. The training mission was held amid the COVID-19 crisis as a means of maintaining operational capabilities and assuring 3rd MAW remains ready for the mission. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jaime Reyes)
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Eric Landin, a UH-1Y Huey crew chief with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW), observes a AH- 1Z SuperCobra during a sustainment mission on Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 22, 2019. The training mission was held amid the COVID-19 crisis as a means of maintaining operational capabilities and assuring 3rd MAW remains ready for the mission. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jaime Reyes)
Mission Statement
To support the Marine air-ground task force (MAGTF) commander by providing assault support transport of combat troops, supplies and equipment-day and night-under all weather conditions during expeditionary, joint, or combined operations.
VMA-214 Leaders

Lieutenant Colonel Michael Cassidy
Commanding Officer, Marine Attack Squadron 214
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Major Kevin T. Smalley
Executive Officer, Marine Attack Squadron 214
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Sergeant Major Nelson J. Hammer III
Sergeant Major, Marine Attack Squadron 214
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