Marine Wing Support Group 37
|Marine Wing Support Group 37|
|Active||1953 - 2012|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Role||Aviation combat service support|
|Part of||3rd Marine Aircraft Wing
I Marine Expeditionary Force
|Garrison/HQ||Marine Corps Air Station Miramar|
|Engagements||Operation Desert Storm
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
* 2003 invasion of Iraq
|Colonel Drew D. Doolin|
Marine Wing Support Group 37 (MWSG-37) was a United States Marine Corps aviation combat service support unit based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar that was composed of 4 squadrons, that provided the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and I Marine Expeditionary Force with complete airfield operation services (less air traffic control), engineer and transportation support, medical assistance, food services, security support, and other direct combat and combat service support to Aviation Combat elements. MWSG-37 was deactivated on June 15, 2012.
Provide the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing with organic and deployable combat support and combat service support which is centralized for economy of personnel and equipment.
- Marine Wing Support Squadron 371
- Marine Wing Support Squadron 372
- Marine Wing Support Squadron 373
- Marine Wing Support Squadron 374
The unit was activated on July 1, 1953 at Marine Corps Air Station Miami, Florida as Marine Wing Service Group 37 and was assigned to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. They relocated during September 1955 to Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, California. On April 1, 1967 they were re-designated as Marine Wing Support Group 37.
Marine Wing Support Group 37 deactivated on June 15, 2012.
A unit citation or commendation is an award bestowed upon an organization for the action cited. Members of the unit who participated in said actions are allowed to wear on their uniforms the awarded unit citation. MWSG-37 has been presented with the following awards:
|Navy Unit Commendation|
|Meritorious Unit Commendation|
|National Defense Service Medal with two Bronze Stars|
|Southwest Asia Service Medal with three Bronze Stars|
|Iraq Campaign Medal|
|Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal|
|Global War on Terrorism Service Medal|
- Organization of the United States Marine Corps
- List of United States Marine Corps wing support groups