MCAS MIRAMAR

It's as easy as 1-2-3: MCAS Miramar vehicles need to be registered

Story by Sgt Kimberlyn Adams on 04/20/2017 Marine Administrative Message (MARADMIN) 245/16 states Marine Corps bases no longer require vehicles to have a decal on their windshield. Since the MARADMIN, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, has noticed a problem with Marines, Sailors and civilian employees failing to register their
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Silicon Valley Air National Guard Unit Conducts Overwater Rescue for 1,016th Life Saved

Story by Capt. Roderick Bersamina on 04/19/2017 Early Tuesday morning the 129th Rescue Wing flew two HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters, one MC-130P Combat Shadow aircraft, and one 4-man Guardian Angel Pararescue team approximately 600 miles off the California coast to the GUTSY LADY 4. Once the 129th RQW personnel reached
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Defusing the situation: Miramar EOD trains to respond

Story by LCpl Liah Kitchen on 04/18/2017 Explosive Ordnance Disposal can be traced back to World War II. The U.S. needed to train personnel to properly disarm unexploded explosive ordnance as a result of heavy bombing runs that took place in the European theater of operations. Today, the Marine Corps
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Camp Pendleton Tightens Up Finances

Story by LCpl Keely Dyer on 04/07/2017 CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. Over the past week, Independent Public Accountants, or IPAs, conducted an audit aboard Camp Pendleton in order to get a better understanding of how Camp Pendleton controls their finances. As the first branch to go through a full financial audit,
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Leatherneck legacy lives on through aviation

Story by Sgt David Bickel on 04/07/2017 As an organization, the Marine Corps culture is based on rigid tradition with a rich historical path paved by the Marines of bygone eras. Part of that legacy is Marine aviation, preserved by a hidden gem containing historically significant equipment, aircraft and stories,
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Australian exchange officer gains experience, shares culture

Story by LCpl Liah Kitchen on 03/30/2017 Exchanging different cultures and operating procedures between coalition partners provides a unique opportunity to strengthen military-to-military relations and improve coordination for future cooperation. Royal Australian Air Force Flight Lt. Daniel Lee, an air traffic controller and a battlefield air space controller, is in
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The circle of reenlistment

Sgt. Maj. Alfred R. Broadus, Recruiting Station sergeant major, RS Orlando, Fla., a Macon, Ga. Native, reenlisted for the final time at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 22, 2017. The reenlistment will bring Broadus to 30 years in the Marine Corps. Col. Roberta Shea, commanding officer, I Marine
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Red Devils arrive at MCAS Iwakuni

Story by LCpl Gabriela Garcia-Herrera on 03/27/2017 Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232 "Red Devils" left Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, March 11, 2017, and arrived at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, March 15. The squadron is in Iwakuni for a six month rotation under the Unit Deployment Program helping provide
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Fighter Attack Starts Here: Sharpshooters' make Marine aviators

Story by LCpl Liah Kitchen on 03/24/2017 "Fighter Attack Starts Here," a bold maxim that can be seen on the side of Hanger 3, which is the home to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron (VMFAT) 101 "Sharpshooters," 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California. VMFAT-101 is
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Training together: Marines dogfight with the Air Force

Story by LCpl Jake McClung on 03/23/2017 The Air Force's 310th Fighter Squadron with 56th Operations Group based at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, trained in basic fighter maneuvers (BFM) with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 314 at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, March 16 through March 24. This
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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
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