Marine Wing Support Group 37

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Marine Wing Support Group 37
MWSG-37 insignia.png
MWSG-37 insignia
Active 1953 - 2012
Country United States
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
Commanders
Current
commander
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.

Mission[edit]

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.

Subordinate units[edit]

History[edit]

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.

The Group has participated in Operation Desert Storm, Operation Restore Hope

The unit relocated during October 1998 to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, through the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process .

They have participated in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom from March 2003 to present.

Marine Wing Support Group 37 deactivated on June 15, 2012.

Unit awards[edit]

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:

Ribbon Unit Award
Navy Unit Commendation ribbon.svg
Navy Unit Commendation
Meritorious Unit Commendation.jpg
Meritorious Unit Commendation
National Defense Service Medal ribbon.svg
National Defense Service Medal with two Bronze Stars
Southwest Asia Service ribbon.svg
Southwest Asia Service Medal with three Bronze Stars
Iraq Campaign ribbon.svg
Iraq Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary ribbon.svg
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global war terrorism service ribbon.gif
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

See also[edit]

External links[edit]