Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) Fundamentals - Chapter 126
1. What are the two types of MAGs?
2. What is the mission of each type of MAG?
-MAG VH- Provide assault support
-MAG VF/VA- Conduct AAS and OAS
3. What is the mission of the MAG HQ?
Provide staff support for command of the subordinate squadrons
4. Name three of the five tasks of the MAG HQ.
-1. Perform command and staff functions
-2. Plan and coordinate the deployment/employment of the MAG
-3. Plan and coordinate individual and unit training
-4. Provide supply support for subordinate squadrons
-5. Maintain cognizance over all fiscal functions
5. What is the breakdown of each type of MAG?
-VH: 1 HMLA, 3 HMM, 2HMH, AND MALS rotary.
-VF/VA any combination of VMA’S, VMFA’S, VMFA(AW)’S, VMGRS, UAV’S/VMU’S, VMAQ’S, AND a MALS fixed wing.
6. What is the mission of the MALS?
Provide aviation logistic support
7. Name four of the nine tasks of the MALS.
-1. Provide intermediate level maintenance for aircraft and aeronautical equipment
-2. Provide aviation supply support
-3. Provide class V(A) ammunition logistic support to the MAG
-4. Interpret, implement, audit, inspect, and provide oversight for the MAG commanding officer
-5. Coordinate with the MWSG, MACG, MAW calibration complex to execute the MALSP
-6. Screen and inspect non-serviceable equipment for repair, shipment, or disposal
-7. Maintain capability to deploy and provide MASLP packages as unit or assigned to other MALS/MAG
-8. Conduct individual and unit training Provide data processing support to facilitate execution of aviation supply and financial management function of the MAG
8. What is the mission of the VMGR?
Provide aerial refueling and assault air transport of personnel, equipment, and supplies
9. Name four of the seven tasks of VMGR.
-1. Provide tactical aerial refueling
-2. Provide long-range aerial refueling -3. Provide assault air transport
-4. Provide an aircraft platform for the airborne DASC
-5. Provide ground refueling
-6. Provide air transport service for evacuation of casualties and noncombatants
-7. Operate day and night in all weather flying conditions with or without the assistance of airborne, surface, or ground controllers
10. How many aircraft and what type are in each VMGR squadron?
12; KC-130 Hercules
11. What is the mission of the VMAQ?
Conduct airborne EW in support of the FMF
12. Name four of the seven tasks of the VMAQ.
-1. Conduct airborne EA and EW support operations
-2. Conduct EA in support of training of FMF units
-3. Process and provide mission data and electronic order of battle
-4. Ability to deploy from aircraft carriers, advance bases, and expeditionary airfields
-5. Operate during darkness and under all weather conditions
-6. Conduct extended range operations using aerial refueling
-7. Maintenance on assigned aircraft
13. How many aircraft and what type are in each VMAQ squadron?
14. What is the mission of the VMU?
Provide unmanned aerial reconnaissance
15. Name four of the seven tasks of VMU.
-1. Conduct reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition (RSTA)
-2. Provide real-time target information to the DASC and fire support coordination center
-3. Provide information to assist adjusting indirect fire weapons
-4. Collect battle damage assessments (BDAs)
-5. Support rear security
-6. Conduct individual and unit training
16. How many aircraft and what type are in each VMU squadron?
One pioneer system with 5 UAV’S
17. What is the mission of VMFA?
Intercept and destroy enemy aircraft and attack and destroy surface targets
18. Name four of the eight tasks of VMFA.
-1. Intercept and destroy enemy aircraft.
-2. Maintain the capability to attack and destroy surface targets.
-3. Provide escort of friendly aircraft. -4. Maintain the capability to deploy and operate from aircraft carriers and advance bases.
-5. Conduct day and night CAS under adverse weather conditions.
-6. Maintain the capability to deploy or conduct extended-range ops by using aerial re-fueling.
-7. Maintain the capability to conduct suppression of enemy air defense ops. -8. Perform organizational maintenance on assigned aircraft.
19. How many aircraft and what type are in each VMFA squadron?
20. What is the mission of the VMFA (AW)?
-Attacks and destroys surface targets, day or night, under adverse weather conditions. Multi-sensory imagery recon. Provide supporting arms coordination. Intercept and destroy enemy aircraft under all weather conditions.
21. Name six of the eleven tasks of the VMFA (AW).
-1. Conduct day/night CAS under all weather conditions
-2. Conduct day/night DAS to including armed reconnaissance, radar search/attack, air interdiction, and strikes again enemy installations.