MCAS Miramar


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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Miramar Air Show Cancelled Due To Government Shutdown (Video)

The Miramar Air Show has been cancelled because of the government shutdown, according to a base news release:

"The shutdown of the U.S. government has necessitated this decision by the United States Marine Corps and we apologize for any inconvenience this cancellation has on our sponsors and the local San Diego Community.

Guidance from the Deputy Secretary of Defense mandates that non-excepted activities, including outreach events, are not authorized ...

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Defense Secretary Orders Security Review Of Military Bases (Video)

In the wake of Monday's deadly shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has ordered a review of security on U.S. military bases around the world.

According to USA Today:

The review will consider physical security and access to military bases.

Earlier Tuesday, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus released a statement saying he had ordered a "rapid review" of security procedures at Navy and ...

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MCAS Miramar Osprey Involved In Nevada Crash Can't Be Fixed

An MV- 22B Osprey attached to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing out of MCAS Miramar made a hard landing near Creech Air Force Base in Nevada on August 26, according to a 3rd MAW news release. While all crew members were able to escape safely, the subsequent fire on the Osprey made the aircraft unrepairable, and a total loss costing $2 million.

Stars and Stripes reports the Marine Corps classified ...

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Miramar Marine Veteran Cleared To Play College Football (Video)

The NCAA has cleared MCAS Miramar Marine veteran Steven Rhodes to play football for his college team. The decision reverses an earlier ruling that banned him from playing ball because of a handful of loosely organized games he took part in while stationed in San Diego.

The appeals process for an NCAA decision usually takes weeks. But the overwhelming amount of traditional and social media coverage of Rhodes' plight helped ...

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Miramar Marine Veteran Fights For Right To Play NCAA Football (Video)

Steven Rhodes served five years as an active-duty Marine at MCAS Miramar, where he played about a dozen football games with fellow Marines. Now a freshman at Middle Tennessee State University, an obscure NCAA rule is keeping Rhodes from playing for his college team.

Rhodes, 24, expressed his disappointment to The Daily News Journal:

“This is extremely frustrating. I think it’s unfair, highly unfair. I just got out of ...

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