Marine Wing Support Squadron 472

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Marine Wing Support Squadron 472
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MWSS-472's insignia
Country United States
Allegiance United States of America
Branch United States Marine Corps
Type Aviation ground support battalion
Part of Marine Aircraft Group 49
4th Marine Aircraft Wing
Garrison/HQ Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst
Nickname(s) Dragons
Engagements Operation Iraqi Freedom
Commanders
Current
commander
LtCol Erick W. Jilson

Marine Wing Support Squadron 472 (MWSS-472) is a reserve aviation ground support unit of the United States Marine Corps. The Headquarters Element of MWSS 472 (-) is located at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. In addition to serving as the squadron headquarters, it is also the primary site for all of the Airfield Operations specific Military Occupational Specialties (MOSs). Communications MOS’s are also located at the Squadron (-) location. MWSS 472 Detachment A is located at Wyoming, Pennsylvania and serves as the squadron's primary site for motor transport operations and maintenance, as well as food service. Detachment B is located at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee, Massachusetts and serves as the squadron’s primary engineer services Site. The squadron is falls under the command of Marine Aircraft Group 49 and the 4th Marine Aircraft Wing.

Mission[edit]

Provide all essential Aviation Ground Support requirements to a designated fixed-wing component of an Aviation Combat Element (ACE) and all supporting or attached elements of the Marine Air Control Group.

History[edit]

MWSS-472 was activated and deployed in the summer of 2004 to Iraq's Al-Anbar province in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II. The unit returned in the winter of 2005 and deactivated the following summer. In 2009, the unit was again mobilized and sent to the same area of Iraq for its second combat deployment, until its return in the early winter of 2010.

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References[edit]

This article incorporates text in the public domain from the United States Marines Corps.

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