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MAG-25 was provisionally reactivated on 1 February 1950, with VMR-152 and VMR-352 attached, and subsequently served throughout the Korean War, which began with the North Korean invasion of South Korea on 25 June 1950. VMR-152's forward echelon flew missions to the Korean Peninsula out of Itami, Japan. Unlike during World War II, MAG-25's Korean War mission was focused mostly on cargo and personnel transport and involved relatively few casualty evacuation missions. VMR-253 later served Stateside with the group, supporting Marine Corps personnel training operations from El Toro, until deploying to Korea to help with the post-armistice airlift.
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