Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 29

Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 29 The official page for MALS-29, MCAS New River, N.C. WE DO NOT ALLOW PROFANITY OR ANY SORT OF FOUL LANGUAGE. Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 29 (MALS-29) provides support to all of the squadrons of Marine Aircraft Group 29 (MAG-29).

The Wolverines continue to provide sustained superior aviation logistics support to seven flying squadrons, 116 aircraft, and 13 separate detachments deployed throughout the continental United States, various parts of the Middle East and Japan. This page will be used to provide resources and information. No official communication on behalf of the Command will be passed through this means. All official communication will be passed through emails from the Family Readiness Officer, eMarine and the Family Readiness Hotline. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the Command Social Media Guidance Statement which can be located under the notes tab of this page.

Operating as usual

MCCS Lejeune-New River
10/29/2020

MCCS Lejeune-New River

Daylight Saving Time happens this Sunday, November 1st. Don't forget to turn your clocks BACK one hour before going to bed Saturday night!

This is also a good time to test and replace your batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

MAG-29 War Eagles
09/30/2020

MAG-29 War Eagles

Family Care Plan Training Day is October 5, 2020.
Here is your opportunity to prepare or update your Family Care Plan.
Please follow the link to register.

Camp Lejeune
09/02/2020

Camp Lejeune

National Suicide Prevention Month
Help is a call, text or chat away. Reach out for assistance and share these resources with those in need.
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DSTRESS: 877-476-7734
https://www.usmc-mccs.org/services/support/dstress-line/

Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255, option 1
https://www.veteranscrisisline.net
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The Marine Corps DSTRESS Line is an anonymous Marine-to-Marine phone and chat support service that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week as does the Veterans Crisis Line that answers calls from veterans, service members and those concerned for them. (U.S. Marine Corps photo illustration by Lance Cpl. Trey Q. Michael)

08/14/2020

Change of Command 14 August 2020

MCCS Lejeune-New River
07/23/2020

MCCS Lejeune-New River

NOW VIRTUAL!

The USAA Grand Prix Series Marine Corps Half Marathon scheduled for Saturday, September 12, 2020 aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina will be offered as virtual-only race, due to ongoing health concerns and the guidelines of local governments pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We understand this may be disappointing for many, but with a race of this size we were unable to assure social distancing, and the health and safety of our runners is our first priority.

The Marine Corps Half Marathon Virtual Run will include a 13.1 and 5 mile option. Runners will have until September 12, 2020 to register for the virtual Marine Corps Half Marathon.

All participants will receive a race package - including a commemorative t-shirt, bib, and finisher medal. Runners will receive a 4 inch finisher medal for the half marathon and a 3 inch finisher medal for the 5 miler. Race packages will be available for pick-up at Wallace Creek Fitness Center or mailed 2-4 weeks after registration ends on September 12, 2020.

mccslejeune-newriver.com/grandprix/mchm
Register at https://register.chronotrack.com/r/58835

Sponsored by USAA, Jacksonville Tourism Development Authority, Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated, and First Command. MCCS Sponsor. No Federal or DoD endorsement implied.

Timeline Photos
07/04/2020

Timeline Photos

Camp Lejeune
07/01/2020

Camp Lejeune

Are you headed to Onslow Beach this Fourth of July weekend? Here are a few tips to help with your visit. Please take extra precautions to protect yourself and others from potential spread of COVID-19 and be aware of parking restrictions that will be in place. Follow Onslow Beach, Camp Lejeune and MCCS Lejeune-New River for additional details and guidance. Stay safe and enjoy the long weekend celebrating the birth of our great nation.

Marine Corps Air Station New River
06/29/2020

Marine Corps Air Station New River

Do you know the difference between the three types of tropical storm systems? We are almost one full month into hurricane season and have already checked Arthur, Bertha, Cristobal and Dolly off the list of named storms for 2020. And don't forget, now is the time to prepare. Don't wait for a storm to be named to start your prep. Need help? Visit www.ready.marines.mil for checklists and more information.

Federal Voting Assistance Program - FVAP
06/29/2020

Federal Voting Assistance Program - FVAP

Calling all UOCAVA voters: It's #ArmedForcesVotersWeek and #OverseasCitizensVotersWeek! Check out our Facebook and Instagram Story as we share absentee voting tips and resources for military members, their families, and U.S. citizens living abroad all week long.

Marine Corps Air Station New River
06/24/2020

Marine Corps Air Station New River

Do you have your NC Real ID yet? The Real ID RV on MCB Camp Lejeune has a few appointments left for next month and openings in August, September and October. The enforcement of Real ID has moved to Oct. 1, 2021, but don't wait until the last minute. Visit https://www.lejeune.marines.mil/realid/ for requirements or to schedule an appointment.

Marine Corps Air Station New River
06/23/2020

Marine Corps Air Station New River

Hurricanes are common along the Atlantic coast and the past few years have been active for Eastern North Carolina. If you are new to the area this hurricane season, or just need a reminder, the time to plan is now. Are you ready in case you need to evacuate your home? Here are a few tips and more information can be found at Ready Marine Corps or online at https://www.ready.marines.mil/.

Marine Corps Air Station New River
06/23/2020

Marine Corps Air Station New River

#DYK: This year we celebrate the ten year anniversary of the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”. Each June, the U.S. Marine Corps takes the opportunity to celebrate the successes of our LGBT service members and recognize the contributions they have brought to our Corps. Read more at ➡️ https://go.usa.gov/xwfC2.

Camp Lejeune
06/21/2020

Camp Lejeune

The Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) will be hosting a blood drive at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Exchange on Monday, June 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Blood types O+, O-, AB+ and AB- are needed, but all types are welcome to donate. #SaveALife #MissionCritical

MALS-29 would like to wish everyone a Happy Father’s Day.
06/21/2020

MALS-29 would like to wish everyone a Happy Father’s Day.

Marine Corps Air Station New River
06/15/2020

Marine Corps Air Station New River

📢 Are you ready for hurricane season?
This week MCAS New River will be conducting their annual destructive weather exercise preparing our staff to support the the safety of our people and property. Are you ready for hurricane season? Start by preparing your emergency supply kit with water, non-perishable food, medicine, hand sanitizer, batteries and flashlights. For a full list of necessary suppy items, visit www.ready.marines.mil/Build-a-Kit/Basic-Emergency-Kit/.

MALS-29 honors  Female Veterans on this Women's Veterans Day.
06/12/2020

MALS-29 honors Female Veterans on this Women's Veterans Day.

Join #usoofnc as we take part in celebrating our Female Veterans on this Women's Veterans Day. Women veterans serve as single service members and in dual-military homes. Apart from their male counterparts, they face their own set of challenges during their time in. They push themselves physically, carry and birth children, and come home after working to care for and nurture their families. All while staying true to their commitment to our country and ultimately being willing to sacrifice themselves to protect our freedom. #ThankYou #womenveteransday #servicemembers

Timeline Photos
05/25/2020

Timeline Photos

In HONOR OF ARMED FORCES WEEK, Mission BBQ has a gift for you. Enjoy!!!
05/11/2020

In HONOR OF ARMED FORCES WEEK, Mission BBQ has a gift for you. Enjoy!!!

Timeline Photos
05/10/2020

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos
05/08/2020

Timeline Photos

MALS-29 would like to wish our families and friends a Happy Easter. May your day be filled with love.
04/12/2020

MALS-29 would like to wish our families and friends a Happy Easter. May your day be filled with love.

04/10/2020
Marine Corps Air Station New River

Marine Corps Air Station New River

Marine Corps Air Station New River Commanding Officer Col. Curtis Ebitz addresses the air station community about the new face covering order and continuing actions to stop the spread of COVID-19.

04/06/2020
U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Marine Corps

Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David H. Berger and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Troy E. Black deliver a message about COVID-19.

04/01/2020
Marine Corps Air Station New River

Marine Corps Air Station New River

Today is Census Day and #YouCountHere. Filling out the Census is quick, easy and makes an important impact on our community. The Census can be completed from the comfort of your own home. If you have not received your Census card, you can still be counted by visiting www.2020census.gov and entering your address.

04/01/2020
U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

Service members and their families are invited to listen to a conference call with President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Secretary of Defense tomorrow, April 1st, at 2:30pm EDT. The President and SecDef will address our military community on the status of #COVID19. RSVP here: https://rsvp.att.com/?ConfID=321280030

Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune
03/31/2020

Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune

** COVID-19 UPDATE **

Please be aware of two major operational changes will go into effect on Monday, March 30 at NMCCL.

> All pediatrics appointments will be seen at Family Medicine in the main Medical Center.
This includes well visits, routine visits, and newborn care.
Patients will check in at the Blue & Gold Desk.
All immunizations, including pediatrics, will be handled at the main Medical Center Immunizations Clinic.
Pediatrics patients are allowed ONE healthy visitor who is a parent or guardian.
There will be no more pediatrics appointments at the NH-200 Clinic Annex building.
If you have questions about your appointment, please call the Appointment Line at (910) 450-4357 (Option 1).

* Family Medicine will continue to see routine well appointments such as physicals, OBGYN, immunizations, etc. *

> Also going into effect March 30, building NH-200 will transition to our temporary Acute Respiratory Clinic.
We are currently screening patients for flu and COVID-19 at NH-200 already.
Starting Monday, any patient with respiratory symptoms (fever, cough, congestion, ear pain) will be seen at building NH-200 in a clinic setting.
That building will serve as a way for medical staff to treat those with respiratory illness symptoms AWAY from well patients.
The Acute Respiratory Clinic will be open from 0800-1600, Monday through Friday.
Patients with respiratory symptoms should call the COVID-19 Help Line - (910) 450-2956 - and speak with a nurse prior to arrival.
You may still call the Appointment Line for same-day appointments; you will be directed to the appropriate location when your appointment is made.

—> Patients with urgent, emergent symptoms (trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse, bluish lips or face) will go straight to the Emergency Department.

Onslow Beach Update:
03/30/2020

Onslow Beach Update:

The recreational portion of Onslow Beach is closed until further notice.

03/27/2020
Marine Corps Air Station New River

Marine Corps Air Station New River

U.S. Navy Commander Wayne R. Smith, Public Health Emergency Officer for Marine Corps Installations East and Director of Medical Services for Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune, shares important information on Health Protection Condition Charlie and the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) on bases and stations across MCIEAST, March 26, 2020. Cmdr. Smith discusses what Health Protection Condition Charlie is, what you should know and how to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For more information, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.

Camp Lejeune
03/26/2020

Camp Lejeune

Mess halls across Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River encourage social distancing by limiting tables to no more than two patrons and having meals to go packaged for quick pick up. Effective tomorrow, March 27, mess halls will extend each meal period by 30 minutes to account for longer wait times. The extension applies to walk-up windows and drive-thru lanes where available. (U.S. Marine Corps photos by Lance Cpl. Isaiah Gomez)

03/26/2020
U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Marine Corps

Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly, Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David H. Berger and Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Troy E. Black brief the media at the Pentagon.

03/25/2020
MCCS Lejeune-New River

Update:

All MCCS services, with the exception of vending, will be going cashless effective Tue, March 24.

Note: Franchised eateries may still accept cash as they are independent businesses.

Marine Corps Air Station New River
03/21/2020

Marine Corps Air Station New River

Please find below a message regarding COVID-19 from Maj. Gen. J. D. Alford, commanding general, Marine Corps Installations East-Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.

03/21/2020
2nd Marine Aircraft Wing

2nd Marine Aircraft Wing

An update on “what we are doing and why” from Maj. Gen. Karsten S. Heckl and Sgt. Maj. Jacob M. Reiff about actions being taken at 2nd MAW in response to COVID-19.
(U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Paige Stade)

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General information

The Squadron was activated as Headquarters and Maintenance Squadron (H&MS) 29 at Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina and assigned to Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 29 on 1 May 1972. During the years from 1972 through 1976, H&MS-29 operated the MAG-29 Aerial Observer School and performed its primary mission as an Intermediate Maintenance and Supply support activity. During that time frame, the Squadron deployed Marines to support numerous operations at Yuma, Arizona; Camp Drum, New York; the Caribbean, and in both land and sea-borne operations in and around the Mediterranean and the Middle East. The Supply Department implemented the Operational Logistics Concept (OLC) in 1976. From 1977 through 1984, Squadron detachments distinguished themselves by simultaneously augmenting shipboard Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Departments (AIMD) while optimizing aircraft availability in joint exercises such as Northern Wedding, Bold Guard, Teamwork, Display Determination, ANORAK Express, and in operations with the Multinational Forces in Beirut, Lebanon. From 1985 through 1989, H&MS-29 supported over 200 deployments in support of MAG-29 operations, which included Combined Arms Exercises, Weapons and Tactics Instructor Courses, Cold Weather Operations, Landing Force Sixth Fleet deployments, Drug Operations, and Joint Operations spanning from the Persian Gulf and Okinawa to Norway and South America. Throughout its history, H&MS-29 averaged an induction rate of over 1200 repairable items each month, and held an inventory of 35,000 line items of repairable and consumable materials with a value in excess of $110 million. Through intermediate maintenance and supply, the Squadron supported 13 different type model series aircraft. On 1 October 1988, H&MS-29 was re-designated as Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron (MALS) 29 as a result of the implementation of the Marine Aviation Logistics Support Package concept. During 1989, the Basic Warrior Training Program was instituted and the Squadron provided simultaneous aviation logistical support to three composite squadrons. In August 1990, MALS-29 commenced its support of Operation DESERT SHIELD by deploying four detachments aboard L-Class ships in direct support of MAG-40, 4th MEB. Additionally, during December 1990, MALS-29, under the operational control of MAG-26, deployed to Southwest Asia. Prior to departing from Saudi Arabia in May 1991, MALS-29 was a participant in Operation DESERT STORM and distinguished itself with several first-time aviation logistics actions, including operating a fully functional rotary wing Intermediate Maintenance Activity aboard the SS WRIGHT, (TAVB-3), while continuously supporting MAG-26 during the ground war. On 22 May 1991, the Squadron recalled its personnel, who were disbursed throughout the Kuwaiti theater of operations, and during June 1991, redeployed itself at MCAS New River, NC. The reconstitution of the Intermediate Maintenance Activity in support of MAG-29 was completed on 1 August 1991. From 1992 through 1999, MALS-29 continued to excel in the support of MAG-29 tactical aircraft operations. Squadron detachments distinguished themselves on land and sea, continuously supporting Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Forces (SPMAGTF) and major land-based and Landing Force Sixth Fleet deployments. Over this period, the Squadron underwent extensive changes in personnel and logistical support with the decommissioning of VMO-1 (OV-10 aircraft) and the transfer of HMT-302 (CH-53/MH-53) to MAG-29. Operation ASSURED RESPONSE in Liberia, Operation SILVER WAKE in Albania, and tactical operations in Zaire demonstrated MALS-29's ability to provide expeditionary support around the globe. In 1999, participation in Operations ALLIED FORCE, ALLIED HARBOR, NOBLE ANVIL, and JOINT GUARDIAN placed the MALS-29 detachment within the Aviation Combat Element of the 26th MEU (SOC) in support of the Ground Combat Elements peacekeeping mission surrounding the Kosovo Conflict. This detachment also participated as the Marine Component of Joint Task Force SHINING HOPE. Before returning home, the MEU (SOC) was called to Turkey for Disaster Relief from the tragic earthquakes for Operation AVID RESPONSE. Operational tempo remained high as MALS-29 entered the new millennium. A modified Air Contingency Marine Air Ground Task Force (ACM), with a MALS-29 Detachment, was executed to the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico to assist U.S. Marshals in removing American Citizens from the last naval live ordnance bombing range. Additionally, Second Marine Aircraft Wing designated MALS-29 as the Host MALS for Exercise CAROLINA PATRIOT, the activation of the Aviation Logistics Support Ship (T-AVB). Compositing personnel and equipment from all four Marine Aircraft Wings, MALS-29 (-) (Rein) deployed as an Intermediate Maintenance Activity (IMA) afloat in support of a MAGTF Aviation Combat Element (ACE) for a contingency operation. The 295 Marines and Sailors, and 147 Mobile Maintenance Facilities (MMF), was the largest unit ever to marshal, embark aboard the SS Wright, operate as an Aviation Logistics Element, then retrograde to their respective parent MALS. In January 2003, MALS-29 received orders to deploy the squadron in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and a possible larger scale conflict in Iraq. In the unprecedented time of less than three weeks, MALS-29 developed a unique and flexible concept of logistics support while embarking personnel, equipment, and supplies aboard four L-class ships as part of Task Force Tarawa. Innovatively adapting current aviation logistics doctrine, utilizing Sea Based Logistics Concepts, MALS-29 integrated Marines into the Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) of the supporting L-class ships to create a sustainable, scaleable, and highly capable sea-based support structure for the four flying squadrons of MAG-29. From multiple sites throughout the theatre and deep into Iraq, MALS-29 supported more than 6,000 flight hours and over 3,700 combat sorties during Operation Iraqi Freedom, giving MAG-29 over 400 miles of reach inland and the flexibility to leapfrog great distances in pursuit of operational objectives. Throughout the duration of combat operations, MAG-29 squadrons maintained a combined average 81 percent Mission Capable rate and a 60 percent Full Mission Capable rate, the highest readiness rates of any Rotary Wing MAG in theatre. By the end of June 2003, MALS-29 had accomplished its mission and had begun the extensive maintenance required after six months of flying combat missions in the austere desert environment. While accomplishing this reconstitution phase, MALS-29 stood ready for the next mission, which was not long in coming. In August, MALS-29 began planning to support HMH-464 as they took over the Heavy Lift Mission in Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa (CJTF HOA). Rejecting the status quo logistics support plan in place, MALS-29 pioneered a support plan to leverage global logistics and shorten the existing gap between the point of entry for supplies and the supported aircraft by 6,000 miles. MALS-29 FWD was stood up in October, embedding skilled personnel, a robust support equipment cache, and a carefully tailored support package with supported aircraft. Aircraft readiness has risen by nearly 50% since MAG-29 took over the mission, providing another example of the effect of Wolverine Logistics Support. In March 2004 Wolverine Logistical Support was called upon via the activation of the Air Contingency MAGTF in support of security operations with MAGTF-8 in Haiti. In January 2007, MALS-29 received orders to deploy again in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. From multiple sites throughout the Al Anbar Province of Iraq, MALS-29 supported more than 108,100 flight hours and over 71,216 combat sorties during OIF 06-08. Giving MAG-29 the capability to support the more than 30,000 square miles of Al Anbar Province, utilizing a total of 32 different squadrons and the flexibility to establish multiple forward operating bases in pursuit of the operational objectives. Throughout the duration of combat operations, MAG-29 squadrons maintained a combined average 85.3 percent Mission Capable rate and a 71.6 percent Full Mission Capable rate. Using the tools and methodologies of AIRSpeed, MALS-29 was able to better support the ongoing combat support mission in Iraq. MALS-29 Marines successfully implemented an AIRSpeed philosophy of Continuous Process Improvement by conducting Lean 5S events in every work space occupied by MALS-29 at Al Asad Air Base and Camp Al Taqaddum. As a result, MALS-29 was able to dramatically improve the ability to support air operations in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. By the end of January 2008, MALS-29 had completed 13 months in theater and one of the most successful and productive deployments of any MALS in history. MALS-29 Marines have and will continue to provide exceptional aviation logistical support in keeping with the legacy established 1 May 1972.

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