This MAWTS-1 Patch represents the Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One which is a Marine aviation school in Yuma Arizona. The black and silver patch displays an eagle with red eyes and a gold beak with the words ‘MAWTS-1’ at the bottom of the patch.
Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One Patch Features
- Patch measures approximately 4″ in.
- Black, silver, red, yellow eagle
Marine Corps Air Station Yuma
Marine Corps Air Station Yuma (MCAS Yuma), located near Yuma, Arizona, is a prominent United States Marine Corps air station. Founded in 1928 as Fly Field, it was later transformed into Yuma Army Airfield during World War II.
MCAS Yuma is under the control of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and has evolved into a key training and operational base for the USMC. It houses multiple F-35B Lightning II squadrons, Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1 (MAWTS-1), Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 (VMX-1), and Marine Fighter Training Squadron 401 (VMFT-401) of the 4th Marine Aircraft Wing of the Marine Corps Reserve.
Apart from its USMC role, MCAS Yuma also serves a dual function as a joint-use civilian-military airport, sharing facilities with Yuma International Airport.
Currently, MCAS Yuma is a critical training facility for the US Marine Corps, focusing on air-to-ground operations and hosting essential aviation units. It stands out for its optimal flying conditions and extensive range areas. MCAS Yuma is a significant site for USMC aviation training and operations.