A Reserve Air Wing (CVWR), a Reserve Helicopter Wing, two Reserve Patrol Wings and a Reserve Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) comprise the bulk of the reserve warfighting capability. One Fleet Logistics Support Wing rounds out the force structure and provides indigenous airlift support for the entire Navy.
The Marine Corps
maintains one reserve air wing - the 4th MAW - whose primary mission is
to augment and reinforce the active component. 4th MAW has 181 combat aircraft
assigned to four Marine Aircraft Groups and six Operational Support Airlift
aircraft assigned to two Air Support Detachments. Additionally, there is
one Wing Support Group and one Marine Air Control Group that round out
the Marine reserve aviation force structure. One of the Marine Reserve
F/A-18A squadrons assigned to 4th MAW is a full participant in the Navy/Marine
Corps tactical aviation integration program and is assigned to CVWR-20
when conducting joint training. Upon mobilization, that squadron would
be assigned to CVWR-20 for combat duty in the Fleet.