Through exceptional leadership and unwavering commitment to excellence, the Marines and Sailors of Marine Wing Support Squadron 371 pursued numerous initiatives to improve the Command's operational proficiency and readiness for combat.
As a result of their untiring efforts to accomplish all of their demanding missions with greater efficiency and effectiveness, the Marines and Sailors of Marine Wing Support Squadron 371 reflected great credit upon themselves and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Thanks to Marine Wing Support Squadron
(MWSS) 373, fourteen Warhawks sailors earned their High-Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle licenses.
The mission of MALS- 14 is "To provide aviation logistics support, guidance, and direction to Marine Aircraft Group squadrons on behalf of the Commanding Officer; as well as logistics support for Navy-funded equipment in the supporting Marine Wing Support Squadron
, Marine Air Control Squadron, and Marine Aircraft Wing/Mobile Calibration Complex."
Marines from the Marine Wing Support Squadron
473 Gargoyles were deployed to Afghanistan in September 2004 for a seven-month tour in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
A pair of AH-1W Super Cobras, low on fuel, land on a highway near Baghdad on 13 April next to a convoy from Marine Wing Support Squadron
373 on its way to set up a forward arming and refueling point, On 25 March CH-46 Sea Knights and Army UH-60 Blackhawks land on a road near the airstrip at Jalibah to take on additional fuel before continuing their mission.
In addition, Marine Wing Support Squadron
1 R5D Skymasters and R4D Skytrains carried mail, aircraft parts and perso nnel in and out of Korea, and flew occasional combat support missions.
Hatch Marine Wing Support Squadron
of the Year: MWSS-371.
The United States Marine Corps invests in the Marine Wing Support Groups and its subordinate Marine Wing Support Squadrons
(MWSSs) to provide sustained aviation ground support to the aviation combat element (ACE) of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force (MAGTF).
"Conducting the testing at [Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, North Carolina] provides the Marine Corps with a unique opportunity to continue the test and development of the F-35 in the STOVL mode, while simultaneously exercising components of the [Marine Air-Ground Task Force's (MAGTF's)] Air Combat Element, specifically, the Marine Wing Support Squadrons
at Bogue and [Marine Corps Air Station] Cherry Point."