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Pentagon Reclassifies Death Of Miramar Marine Cpl. Jordan Spears

The Department of Defense announced Tuesday it has reclassified the death of Marine Corps Cpl. Jordan L. Spears, 21, as in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

The Pentagon initially classified Spears's death on Oct. 1 as "a non-global war on terrorism casualty."

Spears was assigned to Marine Tiltrotor Squadron 163, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.

He ...

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Marine Cpl. Jordan Spears, Lost At Sea, 1st US Death In ISIS Campaign (Video)

Media outlets like the Los Angeles Times, UPI, and The Hill are calling MCAS Miramar-based Marine Corps Cpl. Jordan L. Spears, 21, the first casualty of the U.S. military's campaign against ISIS (also called ISIL and the Islamic State).

As Home Post reported last week, Spears was lost at sea Oct. 1 after he bailed out of a MV-22B Osprey after the aircraft appeared to lose power after ...

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Miramar Air Show Kicks Off Friday

One year after being canceled at the last minute due to the federal budget cuts known as sequestration, the popular 58th annual Miramar Air Show returns this weekend with heavy fanfare, KPBS media partner 10News reports.



Dubbed the largest in the nation, the popular air show begins Friday and runs through Sunday and is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of people. It will feature a slew of military and ...

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Miramar Air Show To Feature Final Flight Of Sea Knight 'Phrog' (Video)

The Vietnam-era aircraft CH-46 Sea Knight will fly its final time in an airshow at the 2014 Miramar Air Show, according to MCAS Miramar public affairs:

Several Sea Knights, commonly known to Marines as “Phrogs,” are scheduled to fly each day in a segment dubbed, the “Phinal Phrog Phlyover,” with a narration about the aircraft and its history.

This year's air show, which takes place Oct. 3-5, will also ...

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Female MCAS Miramar Marine Named To 2015 Blue Angels Team

Women are breaking new ground — in the air — making history on the newly chosen 2015 Blue Angels team.

Blue Angels Public Affairs Officer Navy Lt. j.g. Amber Lynn Daniel, 33, of Ramona, Calif., told the Baltimore Sun that for the first time in the team's storied past, two female Marine Corps officers have been selected to be members of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron at the ...

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Former Chargers Drew Brees, Darren Sproles To Play With Miramar Marines

Former Chargers Drew Brees and Darren Sproles, along with other National Football stars, are headed to MCAS Miramar on Tuesday.

Drew Brees was the Chargers' quarterback from 2001 until 2005.

Darren Spoles played running back for the Chargers from 2005-2010.

The Marines, sailors, and families of Miramar can practice pass-and-throw drills with the NFL pros. Less sporty types can still get their photo taken with the players, and get some ...

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Recent Medal Of Honor Recipient Honored Monday At MCAS Miramar

Retired U.S Marine Corps Cpl. William “Kyle” Carpenter, a Medal of Honor recipient, will be honored Monday at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, military officials said Friday.

The 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing is scheduled to recognize the recipient of the nation's highest military honor during an Evening Colors Ceremony at 6 p.m. Monday, according to base officials. He will briefly grant media interviews in a group setting ...

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U.S. Marine Harrier Jet Crashes In Arizona, Pilot Safe (Video)

A nose laceration was the only injury to a pilot whose Marine Corps Harrier jet crashed about 40 miles south of Phoenix on Friday afternoon.

KFVS-TV reports the pilot able to eject before the jet slammed into the ground on the on the Gila River Indian Reservation.

A Gila River Indian Community spokesman told The Associated Press the pilot was sole crew member aboard the jet and "suffered only a ...

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Blue Angels Visit MCAS Miramar To Plan For Air Show (Video)

Pilots from the U.S. Navy Blue Angels visited Marine Corps Air Station Miramar on Wednesday to discuss their role in the 2014 Miramar Air Show.

The Blue Angels will headline this year's show, which is scheduled for Oct. 4-5. According to a Miramar news release...

Other notable attractions include the Marine Air Ground Task Force demonstration, the F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter and the Patriots Jet Team ...

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Miramar Marine Injured In Hit And Run, Police Seeking Info On Driver (Video)

Marine Staff Sgt. John Mihelich was just miles from his house in Temecula on Feb. 7 when he became the victim of a hit-and-run.

NBC Southern California reports Mihelich was on his motorcycle, riding home from his job at MCAS Miramar on I-15, when a pickup truck struck him from behind. Mihelich was thrown from his bike onto the freeway.

Fortunately for Mihelich, a sharp-eyed driver named Ryka Milo pulled ...

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MCAS Miramar Band Cover Of 'Thrift Shop' Goes Viral (Video)

The Third Marine Aircraft Wing Band, based at MCAS Miramar in San Diego, covered two Macklemore & Ryan Lewis songs at their recent Marine Corps Ball.

Video of the performance of "Thrift Shop" and "Can't Hold Us" is going viral on YouTube, with more than 184,000 views so far.

The 3rd MAW Band gave some background about their mini-concert:

So this is our 3rd year doing these knock-down/drag-out ...

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San Diego Marine Wife Rolls Out Welcome Mat For Other Spouses

From Marine Corps Air Station Miramar / 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing:

First impressions are often the ones that last.

Stephanie Milroy, a family readiness program volunteer with Marine Light Attack Training Squadron 303 Atlas, makes sure that initial contact with the unit is a happy and positive experience.

“I hope to help the new spouses have an easier adjustment to the Marine Corps life, which will ultimately help the Marines focus ...

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Blue Angels To Return To The Skies For Full 2014 Schedule (Video)

The Blue Angels' 2014 schedule is a go! The first stop for the team will be the air show at Naval Air Facility El Centro in the Imperial Valley next March.

All in all, the Blue Angels are slated to perform 65 shows in 34 locations - including the Miramar Air Show in October 2014.

Sequestration prompted the cancellation of the Blue Angels' 2013 season. That was tough for the team ...

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See Smoke In The Air Over MCAS Miramar? Don't Worry — It's Just Training

That dark smoke you see rising in the San Diego sky may look scary, but it's just the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting unit conducting training fires on the airfield until noon Saturday.

A news release from MCAS Miramar warns that "flames and smoke may be visible from nearby roadways."

However, I live all the way in North Park, and I can see the fire ...

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Committed And Engaged Spouse: The Marine Team Essential In 3rd MAW

From Marine Corps Air Station Miramar / 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing:

They may not be turning the wrench or putting fuel in the tank themselves, but Marine spouses have a mission to accomplish nonetheless. Those steadfast wives and husbands who support the Marines of 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing receive well-deserved recognition for the strength and perseverance it takes to be married to the Corps.

The commanding general of 3rd MAW, Maj ...

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