The Aviation Element Within the MAGTF


10/30/17: U.S. Marine Corps 1stLt Geremiah Simoes, Executive Officer Lima Co, 3rd Battalion 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, discusses the integration of maneuver forces with Marine Aviation across the Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) during Weapons and Tactics Instructor course (WTI) 1-18 at Yuma, Az., on Sept. 27, 2017.

WTI is a seven week training event hosted by Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) cadre, which emphasizes the operational integration of the six functions of Marine Aviation in support of a MAGTF.

MAWTS-1 provides standardized advanced tactical training and certification of unit instructor qualifications to support Marine Aviation Training and Readiness and assists in developing and employing aviation weapons and tactics.



Video by Lance Cpl. Benjamin Drake, Sgt. Daniel Kujanpaa and Pfc. Ethan Pumphret

MAWTS-1 Combat Camera