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National Aviation Day 2017

U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Jessica Etheridge
III Marine Expeditionary Force   
Date Taken: 08.18.2017 | Date Posted: 08.18.2017 00:33

President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed August 19, 1939, National Aviation Day to celebrate the development of aeronautics. However, Marine Corps aviation began on May 22, 1912, when 1st Lt. Alfred A. Cunningham reported to the aviation camp at the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland.

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