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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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MCAS Miramar first responders test HAZMAT skills
Story by Cpl Alissa Schuning on 05/26/2016

The exercise revolved around the responding units identifying and eliminating the threat of a simulated clandestine drug lab.

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VMM-161 commanding officer completes last flight
Story by Sgt Lillian Stephens on 05/20/2016

Lavato marked the symbolic end of his time as VMM-161's commanding officer by completing one last flight with his Marines. Together, they took a section of two MV-22B Ospreys and flew to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Yosemite National Park in Northern California, May 18.

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Relationships, Marriage and Parenting Expo held aboard MCAS Miramar
Story by PFC Liah Kitchen on 05/20/2016

The expo provided Marines, Sailors and their families with resources related to parenting, marriage and relationships from secular and faith-based organizations.

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Story by CPT Russell Gordon on 05/30/2016

Hodges, in remembrance of Memorial Day, began the morning by participating in a wreath laying at the Lychakiv Cemetery with the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, the mayor of L'viv and senior Ukrainian army officials.

Story by Cpl Janessa Pon on 05/30/2016

The U.S. instructors started with an introductory class explaining the hierarchy of care and the appropriate techniques to be administered to different injuries.

Story by CPT Grace Geiger on 05/28/2016

The inscription on the plaque revealed the Soldier's Medal was awarded to Reed in May 1970 for heroic actions in Vietnam. This small plaque is a powerful reminder of the significant contributions he has made to both the Army and the 3rd Cavalry Regiment. As he quietly packed up his office in the unit headquarters building, his love for the regiment made it difficult to leave, said Reed.

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