Marines descend during a Marine Air-Ground Task Force demonstration at 2017 Miramar air show. Photo by Chris Stone

Military personnel from the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing took part Thursday in an ongoing large-scale aviation exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.

Exercise Summer Fury 2019 is a two-week military event at MCAS Miramar that will culminate in an air assault exercise that will include Marines and sailors from the 3rd MAW.

The exercise began July 15 and will run through Aug. 2, according to MCAS Miramar officials.

Summer Fury is intended to increase the unit’s effectiveness in combat while keeping Marines and sailors on their toes to be deployed on short notice. The air assault will also be the largest the 3rd MAW has ever conducted during a training exercise.

“Opportunities to train with our adjacent commands from I Marine Expeditionary Force increase our combat effectiveness and make the MAW and our units down-range lethal and successful,” said Maj. Gen. Kevin Iiams, the 3rd MAW’s commanding general.

“Summer Fury tests 3rd MAW and elements from 1st Marine Division and 1st Marine Logistics Group and helps build the capability and strength to success in complex, contested and expeditionary environment.”

— City News Service

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