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    A salute to the Stars and Stripes

    A salute to the Stars and Stripes

    MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, NC, UNITED STATES

    04.03.2012

    Photo by Cpl. Tyler J. Bolken 

    II Marine Expeditionary Force

    Contrary to the common five-minute warning dash indoors before morning colors, more than 100 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Marines stood before the brightening morning sky, April 3, to render a salute to Old Glory in front of the 2nd MAW headquarters building at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.
    The 2nd MAW Band performed colors, giving the everyday flag raising added significance, rather than the usual pushing play on a stereo to sound colors through speakers. The formation has become a ritual at the beginning of the month for 2nd MAW, allowing 2nd MAW commanding general Maj. Gen. Jon M. Davis the opportunity to reiterate the value of the wing and his appreciation for what its Marines do. He spoke to the Marines specifically about the recently announced awards from the Marine Corps Aviation Association. “2nd MAW took nearly 70 percent of the awards, individual and unit,” he said. “We’ve got units forward-deployed across the globe, that’s the sign of a good wing.”
    Something to consider next time you look at your watch to beat colors.

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 04.03.2012
    Date Posted: 04.06.2012 14:48
    Photo ID: 555733
    VIRIN: 120403-M-XK427-701
    Resolution: 1500x2100
    Size: 3.46 MB
    Location: MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, NC, US 

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