Our Squadron is for all Marines who are or were part of Marine Air Command and Control. The name honors a small team of Marines who created an all weather bombing system in 1949 at Point Magu, California that evolved to become the Air Support Radar Team (ASRT). The equipment was sent to the Korean War as part of the 1st MAW, 1st MTACS. The radio call sign was Devastate Charlie. We are part of the Marine Corps Aviation Association. Click on the MCAA logo below for more information or to join. If you want to post stories or photos send them to craighullinger@gmail.com Semper Fi

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Distinguished Warfare Medal

BREAKING: The Defense Department is creating a new "Distinguished Warfare Medal" 
for pilots of unmanned aircraft, offensive cyber war experts and troops who are directly 
involved in combat operations but not physically in theater. It will rank above the 
Bronze Star with combat V device.


New medal for drone pilots outranks Bronze Star


I have no problem with this medal but I don't think it should outrank the Bronze 
Star.  The flip side it our guys controlled air in the combat zone in Vietnam and 
did the same things these guys did but in a war zone.  And there were very few 
Bronze Stars or above handed out for conducting ASRT strikes or air control.

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