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Marine aviation support unit cases its colors amid push for a ‘lighter and faster’ Corps

A 3rd Marine Air Wing support unit – once based at the now-shuttered Marine Corps Air Station El Toro – was deactivated on Friday, July 17, at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.

The unit, the Marine Wing Support Group 37, was responsible for synchronizing the efforts of four squadrons and how they provided ground support.

Deactivating the unit frees up time and resources toward a redesign of the Marine Corps as ordered by Commandant Gen. David Berger, who emphasized in his 2019 plan the importance of the military branch becoming “lighter and faster” across the Pacific.

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