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Video by Staff Sgt. Theodore Bergan, Lance Cpl. David Ornelas-Baeza, Cpl. Rowdy Vanskike
2nd MAW Change of Command Ceremony 2024
2nd Marine Aircraft Wing
May 16, 2024 | 4:39
U.S. Marines with 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) conduct a change of command ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, May 16, 2024. The ceremony represented a transfer of responsibility, authority, and accountability from Maj. Gen. Scott F. Benedict to Maj. Gen. William H. Swan. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. David Ornelas Baeza, Cpl. Rowdy Vanskike, SSgt. Theodore Bergen)

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On May 20, 1942, the facility was commissioned Cunningham Field, named in honor of the Marine Corps' first aviator, Lieutenant Colonel Alfred A. Cunningham. The completed facility was later renamed Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, after a local post office situated among cherry trees.


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