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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From football to flying aircraft: A career of friendship
Story by LCpl Jake McClung on 10/14/2016

These two lieutenant colonels' relationship didn't begin in the Marine Corps, like you see at many other change-of-commands. Their journey began in 1988 on a football field in Canyon Country, California.

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Air, ground Marines prepare to deploy, conduct MAGTF integration training
Story by Sgt Lillian Stephens on 10/07/2016

During the training, reconnaissance Marines slid down a rope attached to a UH-1Y Huey while it hovered approximately 20 feet above the ground. This training was one portion of a larger training evolution called a Marine Air-Ground Task Force integration exercise.

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MCAS Miramar kicks off military air show
Story by Cpl Alissa Schuning on 09/23/2016

The annual event allows the service members of 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and MCAS Miramar to open the gates to the public to showcase military and civilian aviation while giving them an opportunity to interact with hundreds of Marines, Sailors, soldiers and airmen.

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