MCAS MIRAMAR
San Diego, CA 92145, USA

RELOCATION/WELCOME GUIDE

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Information

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. MCAS Miramar contributes more than $654 million annually to the San Diego economy. Miramar’s primary mission is to maintain and

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: From Interstate 15: Take the Miramar Way exit, which leads directly to the East Gate. From Interstate 5: Take the La

History

  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. The Navy’s occupation of the area began

Services and Facilities

  The American Red Cross in San Diego County provides emergency assistance, information on sick or deceased family members and financial assistance. The Red Cross community center at Naval Medical Center San Diego can be reached at 619-542-7400, and the Camp Pendleton center can be reached at 760-725-6877. Contact the

Miramar Commands

  Many U.S. strategic planners envision the 21st century to be one of cultural and ethnic discord, volatile contingencies and many veiled dangers to America’s interests. This era of uncertainty will call for an agile, crisis-response force capable of resolving a host of potential conflicts. MCAS Miramar units have answered

Marine Corps Community Services

  Miramar offers a wide variety of family programs, counseling, recreational activities, including an 18-hole golf course, youth and teen center, three full-service fitness centers and a number of restaurants and clubs for air station personnel. A complete list of updated activities can be accessed at the Marine Corps Community

Local Attractions

  Besides the many recreational offerings, San Diego is a thriving and prosperous community. It is now the eighth-largest city in the United States, with 1.2 million inhabitants. The following is a small sample of the major attractions around the San Diego area. Additional information and tickets for local attractions

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From football to flying aircraft: A career of friendship

Story by LCpl Jake McClung on 10/14/2016 As the American Flag waved in the background and a formation of Marines stood at attention, Lt. Col. Paul Kopacz passed the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 364 colors to his old friend, Lt. Col. Stephen Conley, during a change of command ceremony

Air, ground Marines prepare to deploy, conduct MAGTF integration training

Story by Sgt Lillian Stephens on 10/07/2016 Marines with Company B, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 372, 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGLICO) and Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 369 conducted fast-rope training aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Oct. 3. During the training,

MCAS Miramar kicks off military air show

Story by Cpl Alissa Schuning on 09/23/2016 Thousands of people flooded the flight line as the world's largest military air show kicked off aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, Sept. 23. The annual event allows the service members of 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and MCAS Miramar to open the
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