MCAS Miramar

Long overdue: A Salute to Vietnam Veterans

Story by Sgt Lillian Stephens on 09/24/2017 A white picket fence lined one half of a hangar's entrance, channeling people to an open area inside with plants placed beside park benches. Directly across from them, a long, black wall stretched across the area its smooth, dark surface etched with the
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93 years and still fighting: "Red Devils" return home

Story by Cpl Jake McClung on 09/20/2017 Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232 "Red Devils" returned to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, after a six-month deployment at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, Sept. 15. The deployment was part of the unit deployment program (UDP), a system designed to identify
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Time for recognition: a Salute to Vietnam Veterans

Story by Sgt Kimberlyn Adams on 09/19/2017 The year is 1966, the crowds are rejoicing as the University of South Carolina Gamecocks have just won their first football game of the season. As fans are running out onto the field celebrating the victory, a few spectators are burning an America
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LINKS: 20 years of service to the Marine Corps community

Story by Sgt David Bickel on 09/14/2017 MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. Marines and spouses from the San Diego area gathered to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge and Skills (LINKS) program at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, Sept. 8. The LINKS program ha
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States from across the nation launch to Florida to support Task Force 53 of the Florida National Guard

Story by MAJ Colleen Krepstekies on 09/12/2017 Troops from Wisconsin and Indiana arrived in Fort Lauderdale last night, ready to provide the Florida National Guard additional support for Hurricane Irma disaster response. Approximately 690 Soldiers and Airmen will be on the ground for an estimated 30 days to provide extra
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Soldiers Support Shelter Operations during Hurricane Irma

Story by SGT Debra Cook on 09/11/2017 A sense of urgency filled the room in preparation for the morning shift change in the Tactical Operations Center as Florida National Guard Soldiers waited for the latest update on Hurricane Irma at the Ronald O. Harrison National Guard Readiness Center in Miramar.
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Sappers Ready to Clear the Way In advance of Hurricane Irma

Story by MAJ Colleen Krepstekies on 09/10/2017 Armed with bulldozers, axes and chainsaws, 23 members of second platoon of A Company, under the 753rd Engineer Battalion out of Lake City traveled south in a 15-vehicle convoy to Miramar yesterday as part of a unique response package to support the greater
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Bands and bagpipes: 3rd MAW band performs at "152nd Scottish Highland Gathering and Games"

Story by Sgt David Bickel on 09/07/2017 Marines with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) Band attended the 152nd Scottish Highland Festival and Games in Pleasanton, California, Aug. 31 through Sept. 4. The band acted as one of the primary performing groups for the opening and closing ceremonies. "We start
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MACG-38 celebrates 50 years, rededicates battle colors

Story by Sgt Lillian Stephens on 09/01/2017 Marine Air Control Group (MACG) 38 celebrated its 50th anniversary at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California, Sept. 1. During the ceremony, Col. Jeff Vandaveer, commanding officer of MACG-38, recognized the group's 50th anniversary and rededicated its battle colors, commending past achievements and
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MCAS Miramar hosts Marine Corps University PME seminars

Story by Sgt Brytani Wheeler on 08/25/2017 Education plays an important role in promotion, ensuring Marines are prepared for the next rank with leadership skills and increased Marine Corps knowledge. According to Marine Administrative Message 521/14, effective October 1, 2015, promotion requires the completion of both an online MarineNet course
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ITX 3-17: Integration across the MAGTF

Story by Sgt David Bickel on 06/13/2017 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing participated in Integrated Training Exercise (ITX) 3-17, a Marine air-ground task force (MAGTF) training evolution, at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, from April 26 through June 3, 2017. "The main focus of ITX 3-17 i
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