Marine Aircraft Group 29
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2d Marine Aircraft Wing
MCAS New River, NC


The Primary mission of MAG-29 is combat readiness! Simply put, combat readiness equates to having professionally maintained aircraft and properly cared for and trained Marines to employ those aircraft whenever and wherever directed. We can only accomplish this by preserving our people, aircraft and equipment by living, working, and training safely. Enhancing our safety posture is one of the single greatest steps we can take to preserve combat readiness. There is nothing mysterious about safety. Although it must be on our minds at all times, it is itself not the focus of effort - mission accomplishment is the focus of effort. Safety is an attitude and is an automatic by-product when we do things right - the way we've all been trained; THE WAR EAGLE WAY!



Colonel Richard D. Joyce
MAG-29 Commanding Officer

Colonel Richard D. Joyce graduated from Florida State University and was commissioned in December 1995.  After completing The Basic School, he reported for flight training at NAS Pensacola, Florida.  He was designated a Naval Aviator on 7 August 1998 and reported to MCAS Camp Pendleton, California for instruction as an AH-1W attack helicopter pilot

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Lieutenant Colonel Brandon D. Brown
MAG-29 Executive Officer

Lieutenant Colonel Brandon D. Brown graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island in August of 2000 and served for 2 years as a Field Radio Operator in the USMC Reserves until he was accepted for the NROTC scholarship at The Citadel.  He graduated from The Citadel with a Bachelor of Arts in History.  He was then commissioned as a 2ndLt

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Sergeant Major Chad M. Coston
MAG-29 Sergeant Major

Sergeant Major Chad M. Coston is a native of Louisiana, and enlisted in the Marine Corps on 1 June 1994.  Upon completion of Recruit Training at MCRD San Diego California, Private Coston attended Assault Amphibian School in Camp Pendleton, California.  Upon completion, Private First Class Coston was awarded the MOS 1833 Assault Amphibian Vehicle

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Marine Aircraft Group 29
PSC Box 21020
Jacksonville, NC 28545-1020

Commercial: (910) 449-6345
DSN: 752-6345


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