Marine Wing Communications Squadron 18
MWCS-18 Insignia
Active1 September 1967 – present
CountryUnited States
AllegianceUnited States of America
BranchUnited States Marine Corps
TypeAviation Command & Control
RoleCommunications
Part ofMarine Air Control Group 18
1st Marine Aircraft Wing
Garrison/HQMCB Camp Foster
Nickname(s)MWCS-18
Motto(s)"Warriors from the Ground Up"
EngagementsVietnam War
Operation Enduring Freedom
Commanders
Current
commander
LtCol Gyimah

Marine Wing Communications Squadron 18 (MWCS-18) is a United States Marine Corps communications squadron. The squadron provides expeditionary communications for the aviation combat element of the III Marine Expeditionary Force. They are based at MCB Camp Foster and fall under the command of Marine Air Control Group 18 and the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing. Although a subordinate squadron of MACG-18, MWCS-18 is considered a 1st MAW asset and therefore serves to augment the entire 1st Marine Air Wing with communications support.

Mission

Provide expeditionary communications for the deployed Aviation Combat Element (ACE) and Command Element (CE) of the Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) and its supporting Marine Air Command and Control System (MACCS) including the phased deployment of task-organized elements thereof.

Components

~Det. A

~Headquarters and Support

Tasks

History

Marine Wing Communication Squadron 18 (MWCS-18) was activated 1 September 1967 at Danang, Republic of Vietnam, as Marine Wing Communications Squadron 1 (MWCS-1), Marine Wing Headquarters Group 1, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing..

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References

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