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Welcome Aboard

Welcome to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, home to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. Since Oct. 1, 1997, Marines and Sailors have been living and working aboard the 23,000-acre facility.

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Starting Out

MCAS Miramar is on the northern edge of San Diego. Directions to the air station when using any of the following major freeways heading northbound are as follows:

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Miramar’s military roots began in 1917, when the U.S. Army purchased the Miramar area and established Camp Kearny. The camp was used as a demobilization center after the war, but ceased to function as a military base and languished for 12 years.

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Marines, Sailors complete Basic Brig Escort Course
Story by Sgt Lillian Stephens on 04/25/2016

The brig, a military prison, houses and confines service members who have engaged in criminal activity. Whenever these individuals leave the facility, trained escorts must accompany them to their appointments.

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MCAS Miramar hosts educators during Educators Workshop
Story by Cpl Kimberlyn Adams on 04/08/2016

The Educators Workshop Program is a recruiting initiative that gives educators from across the country the opportunity to see the Marine Corps from the inside.

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VMM-364 "Purple Foxes," VMM-165 "White Knights" take to the skies, conduct confined area landings
Story by Sgt Lillian Stephens on 04/08/2016

As they approached it, the aircraft's rotors tilted upward, slowing their speed just prior to their descent.

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Story by PO3 Stephen Sisler on 04/26/2016

The event tested the battalion's ability to repair runways and other airfield facilities following an attack by an enemy force. A 12-hour standalone project during previous FTXs, this ADR exercise was extended to three days, and involved a majority of the battalion.

Story by Jenny Gordon on 04/26/2016

Finding innovate ways to address these ongoing challenges was the focus of a 2015 Air Force Research Laboratory Commander's Challenge calling for submissions on ways to deal with an active shooter scenario.

Story by Cpl Mark Watola on 04/26/2016

Volunteers, both military and civilian, participated in events such as the Splash for Trash and cleanups at the marinas and Onslow beach, with efforts concentrated on removing trash.

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