The United States Marines Corps (USMC) deployed approximately 186 fixed wing combat aircraft to the Gulf, including 78 F/A-18A/C/D Hornets and 20 A-6E Intruders
with Marine Aircraft Group 11 (MAG-11), which became the biggest Marine Fixed Wing Aircraft Group in history, based at Sheikh Isa Amari AB, Bahrain. MAG-11 ultimately flew over 7,500 combat sorties and 16,400 hours without loss of life or aircraft.
The 84 AV-8Bs of MAG-13 were based at King Abdul Aziz Naval Base, Saudi Arabia. They flew over 2,000 sorties and 3,000 flight hours, expending over 750,000 lbs of ordnance in support
of the 45,000 marines deployed to the Gulf as the Marine Expeditionary Force.
In addition a number of support and utility aircraft were deployed, including KC-130 Hercules,
EA-6B Prowlers and OV-10 Broncos.