MAG-29 War Eagles
War Eagles, Families, and Friends,
To say the last few months have been unusual would be the understatement of the century. But as Marines we pride ourselves on adaptability with the will to overcome any obstacle. We are far from done with this pandemic but the actions of our Marines, Sailors, and their support system to date has been nothing short of extraordinary. Our goal from the beginning has been to protect the force and preserve unit and individual readiness; I feel confident in saying that we have accomplished that to date but this journey is far from over. There is an understandable eagerness to return to some sort of normalcy both in our daily lives and here on the flight line but I would offer that we must not be complacent and we must continue to vigilantly adhere to Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines with respect to hygiene, social distancing, and sanitization. As we move toward a more normal operational tempo across the MAG, Leadership will continue to closely monitor the situation and I will not hesitate to reinstitute the stricter protection measures that have been in place for the last two month.
Not trying to be doom and gloom here but to compound the challenging environment we find ourselves in, Hurricane season is upon us. Hurricane season alone is difficult enough to deal with but now add in the complexity of an on-going pandemic. I would encourage all of you to take a hard look at both your shelter-in-place plan as well as an evacuation plan. There are a number of resources available to help in this planning but for consideration, this time around you also need to consider WHERE you might go for an evacuation and what type of COVID related impacts there may be based on that location.
I couldn’t be more proud of the professionalism of every member of this MAG over the last two months and I have no doubt we are as prepared today as we have ever been to answer the nation’s call to duty. Commanders have optimized their work force and efficiently groomed their resources and preserved readiness across all pillars. Thanks for what you do in support of the security of our nation.
Colonel Bob “Rider” Finneran
Commanding Officer, MAG-29