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MAG-39 Mission Statement

The mission of Marine Aircraft Group 39 is to provide combat-ready naval expeditionary forces capable of conducting task organized combat aviation support, aviation ground support, and aviation logistics.

MAG-39 HQ Leaders

Major Anthony L. LaVista II
Commanding Officer, Headquarters Squadron 39, Marine Aircraft Group 39

Major Anthony LaVista was born in San Jose, California. In the summers of 2001 and 2003 he attended Officer Candidate School and graduated in August 2003 as the “E” Company Honor Graduate.  In 2005, he graduated from the University of California, San Diego with Bachelor of Science degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Physics with Specialization in

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Gunnery Sergeant Kyle J. MacDonald
First Sergeant Headquarters Squadron 39, Marine Aircraft Group 39

Gunnery Sergeant. MacDonald was born in LaJolla, California. He enlisted in the Marine Corps and attended Recruit Training in October 2008 at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego. He then attended Marine Combat Training (MCT) at Camp Pendleton, California.  Upon Completion of Marine Combat Training (MCT), Private First Class MacDonald was assigned

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3rd MAW News
Team O'Brien: Husband and Wife Assume Squadron Command on the Same Day  The effortless three-pointers left him in awe.Then-midshipman Michael O’Brien watched the ball sail...
First USMC F-35C squadron deploys  Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 314 of 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) has marked a key...
‘Jack of all trades’: Aces stack the deck in Afghanistan  Earlier this year, the Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 373 “Aces” returned from a six-month...
Yuma F-35B pilots go off-roading  (April 12, 2021) Third Marine Aircraft Wing’s Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 (VMFA-122)...
3rd Marine Aircraft Wing’s “Death Rattlers” return from historic deployment  The Death Rattlers of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 323 return from a 10-month deployment,...
3rd MAW grows as an integrated all-domain naval power  Marines with 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) prepare for the commencement of phase two of Winter...

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