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 Services website: www.mccsmiramar.com. The following chapter offers information about a variety of programs, fitness, entertainment services, restaurants, clubs and other recreational services available aboard the air station. All hours are subject to change.
Marine and Family Programs
Career Resource Center
Career Resource Center offers information and assistance to military service members, retirees, veterans, Department of Defense civilian employees and their family members in their career planning and job search. The center can be reached at 858-577-6035.
Chaplain’s Religions Enrichment Development Operation
CREDO helps participants learn to relate more authentically with themselves and others while developing meaningful, satisfying lives. Personal growth retreats, spiritual growth retreats and marriage enrichment retreats are offered on a regular basis. Call 858-577-1333 for more information.
MCCS Child Develpment Center, in Building 2700, provides weekly care for active-duty military and Department of Defense civilian dependents between 6 weeks and 5 years old. The center is open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Due to a waiting list, advance application filing is required. Requests for full-time care either on base or in a Child Development Home Program are made by creating a profile and selecting the center of one’s choice on www.militarychildcare.com. For more information, call 858-577-4136. There is also a Navy CDC aboard Miramar that provides full-time care. It also uses www.militarychildcare.com for requests and can be reached at 858-577-4144.
Community Counseling Center
The Community Counseling Center (CCC) offers solution focused individual, couples, children and family counseling. Contact the CCC at 858-577-1129.
The Education Center assists air station personnel wishing to reach their educational goals. Community and state colleges and universities conveniently offer a variety of classes aboard the air station. Contact the Education Center at 858-577-1801.
Exceptional Family Member Program
The program assists families with a physical, emotional, developmental or learning-disabled member to ensure adequate care and treatment are available. Call 858-577-4668 for details.
Family Advocacy Program
The Family Advocacy Program provides counseling, education and family violence-prevention services. Call 858-577-6585 for details. The Family Advocacy Program 24/7 response hotline is 858-864-3408. The Sexual Assault Prevention & Response 24/7 hotline is 858-864-2815.
Information and Referral
The Information and Referral office is dedicated to providing information for military personnel, their family members, reservists, civilian employees and retirees. Information and referral services exist for new arrivals, departing service members and families, and everyone in-between. If you have a question about services on Miramar, in San Diego, or at your next duty station, call or stop by the office in the Joint Reception Center: 858-577-1428.
The Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge, Skills (L.I.N.K.S.) program is designed by Marine Corps spouses and provides new spouses with information and insights into the unique Marine Corps lifestyle. Make new friends and fully enjoy being part of the Marine Corps family by calling 858-577-4810/4918.
Marine Corps Family Team Building
Marine Corps Family Team Building (MCFTB) provides training, education and support to Marines, Sailors and their families as they navigate through the Marine Corps lifestyle. The programs within MCFTB include L.I.N.K.S., Readiness and Deployment Support, Life Skills, Family Readiness Program Training and Volunteer Services. Call 858-577-4918 for more information.
New Parent Support Program
The program helps single parents and families expecting a child or who have children 5 years and under with practical education, support, referrals, resources and home visits. Call 858-577-9812 for more information.
Personal Financial Management
A financial advisor provides budget planning, debt management, banking skills, car buying, financial planning, investing, home buying and retirement planning to all active duty service members and their families. Call 858-577-9802 for details.
Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program
Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program teaches skills focused on building strong and healthy marriages. For more information, contact 858-577-1333.
Retired Assistance Office
Retired Assistance Office assists retirees with policies on entitlements, benefits and privileges. The office can be reached at 858-577-4806.
Substance Abuse Counseling Center
The Substance Abuse Counseling Center provides screening, assessment, treatment and education as it pertains to alcohol and substance use. Call 858-577-1129 for more information.
The library, in Building 5305, is open Monday through Saturday and offers a vast collection of books, magazines, audio books, CDs and more. Computers are available for internet use and word processing. A photocopier and fax machine are available for a small fee. For more information about reading programs or other services, call 858-577-1261.
The Teen Center is in Building 2700 and provides eligible family members and guests ages 12 to 17 years old (18 if still in high school) a place to socialize in a casual environment. Teens can enjoy field trips, computers, movies, billiards, basketball, music and can help plan activities and special events. A monthly calendar of events lists hours and special programs. For more information, call 858-577-4136.
The Volunteer Coordinator provides Marines, Sailors and families with volunteer opportunities both aboard MCAS Miramar and within the San Diego community. The Volunteer Coordinator also provides workshops to further educate patrons on the benefits of volunteering within their community. Call 858-577-1322 for more information.
The Youth Center provides recreational programs for children ages 5 to 12 and is co-located with the Teen Center and MCCS CDC in Building 2700. Activities include: before- and after-school care, holiday-day camps, seasonal sports leagues and instructional classes such as tap, ballet and karate. Call 858-577-4136 for details.
Miramar Marine Corps Exchange
The Miramar Main Exchange Complex is in Building 2660. The exchange complex is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The operator can be reached at 858-695-7288 or customer service at 858-695-7230.
Flight Line Complex
The Flight Line Complex is in Building 8600 and contains a small retail store, open 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; a barbershop, open 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday; vehicle registration service, open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; and food court featuring Subway, Ramones Mexican BBQ and Win Sushi. The retail store can be reached at 858-695-7289, the barbershop can be reached at 858-695-7389 and Cal Auto Vehicle Registration Service can be reached at 858-695-7366.
There are three gas stations on the air station: The East Gate Gas Station, Building 6214 (off of Miramar Way just before departing the East Gate), Annex Gas Station, Building 7498 (on Schilt Avenue) and Gonsalves Gas Station. All gas stations take credit card payments 24/7. The Gonsalves Gas Station takes cash payments during the Marine Mart at Gonsalves hours.
Marine Mart Convenience Stores
Marine Mart at Elrod, in Building 2499, is open 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily and can be reached at 858-695-7293.
Marine Mart at Gonsalves, in Building 2662, features a 24-pump gas station and automatic car wash. It is open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Gas pumps are open 24/7 for credit card sales.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car, in the Main MCX, offers car rentals from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and Sunday. Call 858-348-8252 for reservations.
Coles Fine Flooring
Coles Fine Flooring in Building 2257 is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call 858-695-7286.
This video game retail store, in Building 5638, offers a selection of affordable video games for air station residents and personnel. It is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Contact GameStop at 858-684-3072.
The Barn Center Annex
The Barn is in Building 7115 and offers strength conditioning, cardiovascular machines and free weights for a complete workout. Locker rooms and showers are also provided. The Barn is open 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Contact the Barn at 858-577-6042.
The Great Escape (enlisted recreation center)
The Great Escape, Building 5305, is open every day of the year and offers video games, a big screen television and other entertainment options for active-duty enlisted personnel. A nonalcoholic facility, The Great Escape also plans daily recreational activities and weekend tours to local attractions. Call 858-577-6171 for more information.
Looking for help with your diet, blood pressure or cholesterol issues? Contact the nutrition specialist for class schedules. Unit presentations and classes are also available for smoking-cessation, stress, fitness, sports injury prevention and STD/HIV awareness. For more information, call 858-577-7963.
Located next to the Miramar Inn, the park provides picnic shelters and tables, barbecue grills, softball fields, horseshoe pits, a basketball court and a volleyball court. Mills Park cabanas can be reserved for unit or private events by calling 858-577-4119/4099, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Miramar Sports Complex
The air station’s comprehensive fitness center/gymnasium is in Building 2471. Open daily, the center features a weight room, aerobics rooms, spinning and cardiovascular equipment. Racquetball, volleyball and squash courts are provided, along with locker rooms and a sports equipment checkout area. Outdoor facilities include a running course, a track, softball fields and basketball, volleyball, tennis and racquetball courts. Exercise specialists are available to assess patron fitness levels, provide equipment orientation and offer design programs to achieve fitness goals. Information about upcoming events and intramural sports leagues and court/field reservations are available daily at the front counter. For more information, call 858-577-4128.
Semper Fit Center
Located in Building 2002, this smaller, state-of-the-art facility offers free weights, cardiovascular equipment, an indoor basketball court, aerobics room, physical training room and a full range of fitness services. The center is open Monday through Friday and is closed on holidays. For class schedules and other information, call 858-577-4654.
Single Marine Program
The Single Marine Program was created to improve the quality of life and recreational opportunities for single Marines stationed at MCAS Miramar. Meetings are held every month at the chow hall, Building 5500. Stop by The Great Escape or contact the program’s coordinator at 858-577-6283 for more information.
The air station features a 50-meter, training tank-size, heated outdoor swimming pool that is open to all ranks. Part of Building 2000 near the Bob Hope Theater, the pool offers lap swim, lessons, aqua-aerobics and recreation swimming seasonally. Call 858-577-4137 for details. The officers’ pool is all hands and is behind the Officers’ Club. It is open limited hours during the summer. For more information about operating times and programs, call 858-577-4154/4140.
Recreation, Food and Hospitality
Auto Skills Center
Vehicle repairs of all types can be performed with minimal cost at the Auto Skills Center, Building 6673. Hours are: 12 to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; closed Monday, Tuesday and holidays. The center offers vehicle lifts, stalls, vehicle repair information and a complete assortment of hand tools and equipment. There is also a motorcycle and bicycle repair area. Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)-certified technicians and staff are available for guidance and assistance. For more information, call 858-577-1215.
Big Bear Recreation Facility, Big Bear Lake, California
Air station personnel can make Big Bear cabin, RV and tent site reservations by calling 858-271-7111, ext. 5. Reservations are taken the first business day of the month through the fourth business day of the month, two months prior to the reservation month; i.e., the first business day in March for a priority-one customer to reserve days in May.
The Officers’ Club is in Building 4472. The club, open Monday through Friday, offers a happy hour on Fridays along with weekly beverage specials. For more information, call 858-577-4814.
Rockers Staff NCO Club
The Rockers Staff NCO Club features pool, darts, trivia and dining. Located in Building 3750, the club is open Monday through Friday and can be reached at 858-527-1002.
Legends Sports Bar (Enlisted Club)
Legends Sports Bar, in Building 5305, is open daily for E5 and below. Legends Sports Bar can be reached at 858-577-9339.
Miramar Memorial Golf Course
Next to Building 3750 and open daily, the 18-hole championship golf course beckons service members to enjoy the links or the driving range. The pro shop offers club rentals, lessons, carts and a wide range of accessories. Call 858-577-4155 for reservations.
Information Tickets and Tours (ITT)
Whether air station personnel are interested in a sporting event, movie, amusement park or fishing charter, the first stop for discounted tickets should be the ITT Office, Building 2524. Patrons can also purchase tickets for concerts, theater performances and other events at the office through Ticketmaster. The office is open Monday through Saturday, and closed Sunday and major holidays. For more information, call 858-577-4126/4141. Interested in taking a cruise, tour to Hawaii, Europe or any other exciting locations? The ticket office can assist with your planning through the Cruise & Tour Desk. The desk is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 858-577-6162.
Inns of the Corps-Miramar Inn
The Miramar Inn offers modern rooms in a convenient location. The inn is in Building 2516 and is open 24/7. All rooms, plus 18 family suites, feature private baths, flat-screen televisions, complimentary Wi-Fi and hot breakfast. The Miramar Inn is within walking distance of the exchange, commissary, movie theater and 50-meter swimming pool. Department of Defense personnel, family members, retirees and special guests should contact the inn in advance to make reservations by calling 858-271-7111. Please note that the Miramar Inn is not on the DSN system, so on-base callers must dial 99-271-7111.
PARC (Party, Adventures, Recreation Central)
In Building 2257, PARC rents camping supplies, snow skis, water and sports equipment at minimal prices. It also has rental equipment for all your party needs, from tables and chairs to children’s bouncy houses. The OAC is closed Sunday and holidays. For more information, call 858-577-4150.
Bob Hope Theater
The theater is in Building 2242 and shows movies for a nominal fee starting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Matinees are offered Saturday and Sunday. Call 858-577-4143 for a complete weekly list of movies and show times. The schedule is also listed online at www.mccsmiramar.com/theater.
Serving all of your vehicle storage needs, vehicle storage spots range from 20 to 40 feet. For more information, call 858-577-9940.
There are a variety of food services offered at MCAS Miramar to meet your needs.
Denny’s, at the Miramar Memorial Golf Course, is open 24/7.
Dominos, in The Hub, Building 5305, is open 10 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
Chipotle, in Building 2570, is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
McDonald’s, in Building 2666, is open 5 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday and 24 hours Saturday and Sunday.
The Main Food Court, at the Marine Corps Exchange and Commissary Complex, Building 2660, consists of Panda Express, S
Medical and Dental
Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) operates a group of clinics at area military installations.
These clinics provide routine, emergency and ambulatory care is provided to active-duty personnel of all San Diego-based ship and shore commands. The NMCSD appointment center can be reached at 619-532-8225 to make, cancel or reschedule appointments. It is available 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends and holidays. The NMCSD emergency room is open 24/7 for bona fide emergencies only.
Aboard Miramar, all active-duty personnel are first seen at the Branch Medical Clinic, Building 2496. Sick-call appointments must be made by calling 858-577-4656. Patients must check out their medical record from their respective command or unit prior to an appointment. Military sick call hours are 7:30 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 to 11 a.m. Friday.
Family members and retirees can been seen for pharmacy, optometry, health-promotion classes and Acute Care Area services. All specialty care is referred to NMCSD.
No appointment is necessary for urgent attention at the Acute Care Area, which is also in Building 2496. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 8 a.m. to noon holiday weekends.
After working hours, emergency care can be obtained by dialing 99-911 or by visiting the NMCSD emergency room. For nonemergency care, the Active Duty Primary Care Manager can be reached at 800-453-0491.
Branch Medical Clinics
Branch Medical Clinics are on all San Diego area Naval and Marine Corps installations. A full range of general outpatient health care services is provided to active duty patients. Non-active duty patients are seen on emergency basis only, except for prenatal-midwife programs at the Naval Station San Diego and Naval Amphibious Base Coronado clinics.
Naval Air Station North Island
In Building 601. Hours for routine services are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Emergency ambulance service is available 24/7. Call 619-545-9473.
Naval Amphibious Base Coronado
In Building 506. Hours for sick call and routine appointments are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Emergency ambulance service is available 24/7. Call 619-532-8225, Active Duty Prenatal Clinic 619-437-2376.
Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego
In Building 596. Sick-call hours and routine appointments are 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 to 11 a.m. Friday. Emergency ambulance service is available 24/7.
Sick Call 619-524-4063
Naval Station San Diego
In Building 3300. Hours for sick call and routine appointments are 7:30 to 11 a.m. and 12:30 to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 to 11 a.m. Friday. Emergency ambulance service is available 24/7.
The Miramar Dental Clinic primarily provides care for active-duty military personnel, although family members and retirees may also receive emergency treatment for relief of acute pain and infection. The clinic’s hours of operation are 7 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; and 7 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Friday. Call 858-577-7856 to schedule an appointment. Dental sick call is available on a walk-in basis 7 to 9 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Access to care through TRICARE, the military health care program, is dependent upon the patient’s selected program status. TRICARE Prime enrollees have higher priority for appointments in military treatment facilities than nonenrollees. The order of priority for access to health care services in military treatment facilities is:
- Active-duty personnel.
- Active-duty personnel family members enrolled in Prime.
- Retirees, their family members and survivors of sponsors who died on active duty enrolled in Prime.
- Active-duty personnel family members not enrolled in Prime.
- All other beneficiaries.
Active-duty members are automatically enrolled in Prime and are assigned a primary care manager, usually their ship or shore station sick call or clinic.
Family members of active-duty personnel are not enrolled in Prime automatically, and although they pay no enrollment fee, they must elect to enroll. At the time of enrollment, family members chose their primary care manager where they will receive nonemergency health care. Retirees, their family members and survivors of sponsors who died while on active duty who are enrolled in Prime will also choose a primary care manager that is their entry point for nonemergency health care.
All other eligible beneficiaries who are not enrolled in Prime may access the system by calling a TRICARE Health Care Finder at 888-874-9378. The Health Care Finder will determine the first available appointment for that patient. Primary care walk-in patients will also be directed to a Health Care Finder to access the first available appointment. Call the TRICARE Service Center at 888-874-9378 for more information about Prime.