MCAS MIRAMAR

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
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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,
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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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HMH-462 conducts external lifts

Story by PFC Liah Kitchen on 09/09/2016 Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 462 "Heavy Haulers" conducted external-lift training using a CH-53E Super Stallion in El Centro, California, Aug. 24. During the training, Marines with a helicopter support team will attach a weighted beam to a CH-53 while the
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Pushing the limits: Marines compete in HITT Tactical Athlete Championship

Story by PFC Liah Kitchen on 08/19/2016 The Marine Corps' High Intensity Tactical Training program held its 2nd Annual Tactical Athlete Championship aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, August 15 through 18. The four-day competition featured male and female Marines from around the Corps who competed in various fitness
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VMM-161 supports 5th Battalion, 11th Marines with CAS EVAC

Story by PFC Jake McClung on 08/19/2016 Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 supported 5th Battalion, 11th Marines, during a casualty evacuation exercise aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Aug. 17. This exercise involved around 40 Marines loading simulated casualties onto an MV-22B Osprey, flying to simulate
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3rd MAW receives new commanding general

Story by Cpl Alissa Schuning on 07/23/2016 Maj. Gen. Michael Rocco relinquished command of 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing to Maj. Gen. Mark Wise during a change of command ceremony aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, July 22. Rocco took command of 3rd MAW on June 17, 2014, and is
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Scout Snipers, Marines with VMM-164 conduct initial fast-rope training

Story by Sgt Lillian Stephens on 07/08/2016 Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 164 "Knightriders" supported initial fast-rope training with scout snipers of 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, June 30. During the training, Marines with 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment secured a
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VMM-165 conducts training to maintain mission readiness

Story by PFC Liah Kitchen on 07/01/2016 Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 165 conducted various forms of training using MV-22B Ospreys in Southern California, June 29. The squadron conducted the training to familiarize new crew chiefs and pilots with missions that they would fly during a deployment. According
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Calling for back up: HMLA-267, 3/7 Marines perform close-air support training

Story by Sgt Lillian Stephens on 06/17/2016 Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 267 "Stingers" conducted a close-air-support training mission in conjunction with Marines from 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, June 10. Marines on the ground refined their
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VMM-165 "White Knights" maintain the basics

Story by Sgt Michael Thorn on 06/10/2016 MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 165 "White Knights" conducted confined area landings (CALs) between Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, June 8. The CAL training ensured that the pilots
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