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Marine Aircraft Group 29
MAG-29 Unit Logo
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 Russell D. Boley
MAG-29 Sergeant Major

Sergeant Major Boley is a native of Monroe, Louisiana. He enlisted in the Marine Corps on 26 June 1999, where he attended boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego. He later attended his Marine Occupational School (MOS) in Fort Leonardwood, Missouri where he earned the MilitaryOccupational Specialty of 3531 (Motor Transport Operator)

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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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Voting Assistance Officer

CWO2 Jerald Scandrett III
(910) 449-6567


DRC:  Darlene Rogers
Office: (910) 449-6180

URC: GySgt Nadine Sasse
Office: (910) 449-6189

MAG-29 Family Hotline:
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Marine Aircraft Group 29