1912-2012: 100 Years of Marine Corps Aviation: An Illustrated History is a commemorative work that offers the reader a snapshot view of the people, aircraft, and events that comprise the first century of Marine aviation. Featuring a forward by John Glenn, Jr., it showcases the achievements of Marine aviation through seldom seen photographs and accounts of pivotal battles and events. It displays the innovation and adaptability of Marine Corps aviation, including its overall importance to the vital posture of the Marine Corps as a balanced air-ground-logistics team. Intended as a "museum in a book," it includes an overview for each time period in Marine aviation, chapter introductions, feature articles, and a running timeline. An oral history CD is included in the back of the book, providing the text and photos with first-hand accounts from select Marine aviators. Additionally, this publication offers several appendices to serve as a reference.