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Marine Attack Squadron 223
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Marine Aircraft Group 14
MCAS Cherry Point, NC


Marine Attack Squadron (VMA)-223 is one of two AV-8B Harrier squadrons assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 14, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing. Its mission is to provide offensive air support, armed reconnaissance, and air-defense for Marine expeditionary forces. Additionally, VMA-223 provides aircraft for the AV-8B Fleet Replacement Detachment for the training of Naval Aviators to fly the AV-8B Harrier.



Lieutenant Colonel Nathaniel D. Smith
VMA-223 Commanding Officer

Lieutenant Colonel Nathaniel D. Smith is a native of California. He attended the University of

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Major Ross H. Armstrong
VMA-223 Executive Officer

Major Ross H. Armstrong is a native of Connecticut. He attended the University of Connecticut and

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Sergeant Major Winford Morris Jr.
VMA-223 Command Senior Enlisted Leader

Sergeant Major Morris is a native of Mississippi. He enlisted in the Marine Corps March 1998. He

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Marine Attack Squadron 223
Postal Service Center Box 8065
Cherry Point, NC 28533

Commercial: (252) 466-2158
DSN: 582-2158


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VMA-223 Readiness

DRC: Brittany Castro
Office: (252) 466-3560

URC:  Captain Brunner
Office: (252) 466-3728

VMA-223 Family Hotline:
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