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1st MAW earns aviation awards

Maj. Gen. William G. Beydler presents Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron
262 with the 2011 Edward C. Dyer award for most outstanding Marine medium helicopter squadron in Marine aviation and the 2011 Pete Ross safety award for compiling the best safety record of any Marine aviation unit over the past year during an awards ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma May 23. Beydler is the commanding general of 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force. HMM-262 is a part of Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st MAW, III MEF.



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This work, 1st MAW earns aviation awards [Image 13 of 18], by Cpl Alyssa N. Gunton, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:05.23.2012

Date Posted:06.01.2012 02:10

Photo ID:591919

VIRIN:120524-M-UY849-034

Resolution:4368x2912

Size:11.68 MB

Location:OKINAWA, JPGlobe

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