Ball, Kenneth, Sgt

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6413-Aircraft Navigation Systems Technician, IFF/Radar/Tacan, IMA
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Previously Held MOS
6400-Basic A/C Maintenance & Repair Man
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1997-1998, 3rd MAW
Service Years
1993 - 1998
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  1997-1998, 3rd MAW

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 3rd MAW Details

3rd MAW
The 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing was commissioned on the 167th anniversary of the Marine Corps, Nov. 10, 1942, at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C. with a personnel roster of 13 officers, 25 enlisted men and one aircraft - a trainer.

The Wing's combat history began with the World War II deployment of a bomber squadron on Dec. 3, 1943. A little more than a year later, the Wing deployed a night fighter squadron in support of the war effort.

On Apr. 21, 1944, the Wing boarded three carriers for a voyage to Hawaii and arrived May 8, where it assumed the functions of Marine Air, Hawaii Area.

When the Japanese surrendered, 3rd MAW was decommissioned and its personnel were assigned to other units. The Wing had played an important, but behind-the-scenes, role in defeating the Japanese by giving the best training available to Marine pilots and support personnel.

In 1952, as the Corps again fought in the Far East, the Wing was reactivated at Cherry Point for the Korean War. The main portion of the Wing began moving to the new Marine Corps Air Station Miami, the Marine Corps' first "flying field."

In September 1955, the Wing left Miami for Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, Calif., and was rebuilt again, with the addition of Marine Aircraft Group 15, followed by Marine Aircraft Group 36 with its helicopter squadrons at a nearby Air Station in Santa Ana, CA.

Wing squadrons were detached and deployed to Vietnam as combat action in Southeast Asia flared. At the end of the Vietnam War several units were brought back to the United States and deactivated or redesignated, creating the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing of today.

The Wing saw action again as part of the I Marine Expeditionary Force, conducting operations in Iraq and Kuwait during Operation Desert Shield/Storm/Saber. After the end of hostilities, 3rd MAW aircraft provided support in Operations Provide Comfort and Southern Watch over Iraq. The Wing was once more called into service in Somalia for Operation Restore Hope.

The fall of 2001 would reveal a new type of warfare, the War on Terror, and 3rd MAW answered the call again deploying several detachments in support of the ongoing Operation Enduring Freedom.

In the fall of 2002 the Wing began deploying to Kuwait to prepare for combat operations in Iraq. The Third Marine Aircraft Wing supported I MEF and coalition forces in liberating Iraq and toppling Saddam Hussein during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The 3rd MAW has a well-proven, colorful battle history and today's Marines stand ready and prepared to meet the challenges of the ongoing War on Terror.

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Marine Air Wing (MAW)
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Last Updated: Jan 3, 2010
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119 Members Also There at Same Time
3rd MAW

Dake, Terrence, Gen, (1966-2000) General
Hannon, Scott, Capt, (1987-1998) Captain
Leiba, Howard, Capt, (1983-1997) Captain
Castille, Gary, MSgt, (1977-1999) Master Sergeant
Bernhardt, Mark, GySgt, (1980-2000) 8421 Gunnery Sergeant
Baldridge, Philip, GySgt, (1994-2014) Staff Sergeant
Baarstad, Eric, Sgt, (1984-1997) Sergeant
Brandenburg, Justin, Sgt, (1995-2001) Sergeant
Clemons, Shannon, Sgt, (1993-1999) Sergeant
Dennison, Steven, MSgt, (1992-Present) Sergeant
Duane, Erik, CWO4, (1990-Present) Sergeant
Salazar, Alfonso, Sgt, (1997-2006) Sergeant
Astor, Ailbe, Cpl, (1993-1997) Corporal
Stong, Elliott, Cpl, (1998-2003) Corporal
Surface, Adam, Sgt, (1993-2002) Corporal
Davenport, Joshua, GySgt, (1997-Present) Lance Corporal
Lemka, Donald, SSgt, (1996-2005) Lance Corporal
Pastor, Patrice, PO1, (1989-Present) RP-2401 Petty Officer Second Class
Vagnoni, Frank, HMC, (1992-Present) Hospital Corpsman Second Class Petty Officer
Cushing, John, Col, (1973-1999) 75 7523 Colonel
Davis, Donald, Col, (1971-2001) 99 9914 Colonel
Doucette, Bruce, LtCol, (1974-2003) 99 9969 Lieutenant Colonel
Linehan, Mike, LtCol, (1970-2001) 60 6004 Lieutenant Colonel
Stooksbury, Bill, LtCol, (1980-2002) 72 7202 Lieutenant Colonel
Szewczynski, Jerome, LtCol, (1982-2007) 75 7509 Lieutenant Colonel
Williams, Mike, Col, (1970-2001) 75 7565 Lieutenant Colonel
Zurlini, Craig, LtCol, (1990-2006) 66 6602 Lieutenant Colonel
Brevell, James, Maj, (1969-1997) 60 6004 Major
Cunningham, William, Col, (1979-2008) 72 7202 Major
Becker, William, Col, (1982-Present) 75 7557 Captain
Deabs, Scot, LtCol, (1984-2005) 75 7596 Captain
Hobbs, Thomas, Maj, (1990-2004) 2 0202 Captain
Schaefer, John, LtCol, (1993-Present) 60 6002 Captain
McCaffery, Benjamin, Capt, (1993-2002) 2 0207 First Lieutenant
Working, Benjamin, Capt, (1986-2006) 72 7210 First Lieutenant
Lewis, Dwayne, CWO5, (1971-2002) 60 6004 Chief Warrant Officer 5
Fucuals, Ronald H., CWO4, (1975-2004) 55 5502 Chief Warrant Officer 4
McNeil, William, CWO3, (1982-2005) 1 0170 Chief Warrant Officer 3
Harris, Michael, MGySgt, (1971-2001) 1 0193 Master Gunnery Sergeant
BROXTON, JOSEPH, MSgt, (1976-1997) 70 7011 Master Sergeant
Lewis, Steve, MSgt, (1981-2001) 8 0848 Master Sergeant
Mitchell, Herman, MSgt, (1968-1998) 30 3043 Master Sergeant
Rodriguez, Miguel, MGySgt, (1974-2004) 60 6042 Master Sergeant
Bailes, Jason, MSgt, (1992-Present) 61 6152 Gunnery Sergeant
Hawthorne, Patrick, GySgt, (1983-2003) 62 6217 Gunnery Sergeant
Kauffman, John, GySgt, (1984-2000) 64 6492 Gunnery Sergeant
SATTERTHWAITE, JACK, MGySgt, (1976-2004) 1 0193 Gunnery Sergeant
Cohee, Walter, SSgt, (1993-2002) 63 6323 Staff Sergeant
Coleman, Stanville, GySgt, (1989-2007) 35 3531 Staff Sergeant
DePerio, Noel, SSgt, (1983-2003) 11 1169 Staff Sergeant
DeSanno, Rita, MSgt, (1986-2012) 33 3381 Staff Sergeant
Dyess, David, SgtMaj, (1987-Present) 0 8532 Staff Sergeant
Fontaine, Luz, GySgt, (1985-2005) 1 0193 Staff Sergeant
Funt/Jones, Jennifer, SSgt, (1995-2004) 2 0231 Staff Sergeant
Game, Jared, SgtMaj, (1997-Present) 61 6132 Staff Sergeant
Guiffre, John, SSgt, (1983-2003) 60 6047 Staff Sergeant
Hernandez, Hugo, SSgt, (1994-2001) 40 4066 Staff Sergeant
Hernandez, Tony, MGySgt, (1987-Present) 35 3537 Staff Sergeant
Jones, Roderick, MGySgt, (1983-2013) 99 9919 Staff Sergeant

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