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USMC Wings MAGS, MALS, MWSS, MABS, HM&S Aviation Logistics

Started by Salvage Sailor , Aug 02 2017 04:08 PM

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#1 Salvage Sailor

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 04:08 PM

Aloha Everyone,

 

This is another catch all topic for USMC Aviation Logistics units.  A Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) consists of several squadrons that are composed of airplanes, pilots, and mechanics.  Each MAG contains one Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron (MALS) which were established in 1988.  A MALS is a squadron within a MAG that does not have pilots or aircraft assigned, but provides aviation support consisting of maintenance, aircraft parts supply, avionics parts and technicians, ordnance, and ground support equipment to the flying squadrons within the MAG.  Prior to 1988, Maintenance and Supply Officers were assigned to the MAG staff as special staff officers to the MAG commander, but were also administratively assigned to the Headquarters and Maintenance Squadron (H&MS), which was the organization that preceded the MALS.   

 

Each MALS is outfitted and equipped to support only the types of aircraft assigned to the MAG to which the MALS belongs. However, when an Aviation Combat Element (ACE) is formed to support a Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF) it may be made up of any number of aircraft of various types. These task organized ACEs are known as "composite" squadrons or MAGs. In order to support these various aircraft, a MALS must also be task organized and outfitted with the correct parts, equipment, and technicians to support the unique mix of aircraft assembled to form an ACE.
 
Other elements of the USMC Wings were/are Marine Air Base Squadrons (MABS) and Marine Wing Support Squadrons (MWSS)
 
Feel free to post any examples you may have of Wings, MAGs, MALS, MWSS, MABS, H&MS and ACEs or related aviation logistics patches in your collections.
 
 
MAG-29 Marine Aircraft Group 29, established in 1972

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 04:09 PM

MALS-13 BLACK WIDOWS

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 04:11 PM

H&MS-41 (now MALS-41) USMCR

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 04:14 PM

Special Purpose MAG Task Force (SPMAGTF) ACE RIMPAC 2012

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 08:22 AM

Some different ones. Tabs speak for themselves.

 

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 02:32 PM

Nice ones IH,

 

MAG 32 - Marine Air Group 32

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Posted 03 August 2017 - 02:33 PM

and H&MS-32

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 07:30 AM

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 07:31 AM

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 06:49 PM

On a jacket I own

 

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 11:10 AM

MALS-13 BLACK WIDOWS

 

H&MS-13 BLACK WIDOWS - Headquarters and Maintenance Squadron 13 Vietnam Era

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 11:11 AM

H&MS-13 BLACK WIDOWS - Headquarters and Maintenance Squadron 13 1980's

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 08:06 PM

MWFS-3 Marine Wing Facilities Squadron Three, El Toro, California

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 11:24 AM

H&MS-33 - Headquarters and Maintenance Squadron 33, Vietnam Era A-4 SKYHAWKS

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 06:43 PM

A few more for this thread.  First is SOES-2, fully embroidered from the 1950s.  2nd was purchased in 2016 and is the new logo for H&HS Camp Pendleton.  Last one is a Korean made patch for the H&HS Futenma UC-12 Det.

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Posted Today, 10:37 AM

H&MS-14  On 15 February 1954 H&HS-14 was re-designated Headquarters and Maintenance Squadron 14 

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