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RUN, SWIM, RUN: H&HS hosts “Aquathon”
RUN, SWIM, RUN: H&HS hosts “Aquathon”
Sgt. Philip M. West with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, completes the 500 meter swim portion of the “Aquathon” at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., June 29. Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron hosted the Aquathon as June’s Warrior Challenge, a run-swim-run team competition between active duty service members at MCAS Miramar. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Becky Cleveland)
Changing of the guard: MWCS-48
Changing of the guard: MWCS-48
Lt. Col. Michael E. Sheridan former commanding officer of Marine Wing Communications Squadron (MWCS) 48, passes the command’s colors to Lt. Col. Brian C. Pate, commanding officer of MWCS-48, during their change of command ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., June 13. Pate assumed command of MWCS-48 from Sheridan, who was in command for approximately two years and received a Meritorious Service Medal for his time with MWCS-48. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Becky Cleveland/Released)
Changing of the guard: MWCS-48
Changing of the guard: MWCS-48
Col. Scott A. Gondek, commanding officer of Marine Air Control Group 48, salutes the American flag as “Star Spangled Banner” plays during Marine Wing Communications Squadron (MWCS) 48’s change of command ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., June 13. Lt. Col. Brian C. Pate assumed command of MWCS-48 from Lt. Col. Michael E. Sheridan who received a Meritorious Service Medal for his time as MWCS-48’s commanding officer. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Becky Cleveland/Released)
Into the danger zone: MCAS Miramar ARFF conducts HAZMAT exercise
Into the danger zone: MCAS Miramar ARFF conducts HAZMAT exercise
Lance Cpl. Luis Da Luz, a hazardous material (HAZMAT) entry team technician with Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF), passes HAZMAT samples to Lance Cpl. Alex Herrero, a HAZMAT entry team technician with ARFF, during an exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., May 17. The exercise simulated a bioterrorism attack and required several MCAS Miramar units to coordinate an effective response. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jake M.T. McClung/Released)
MCAS Miramar vs San Diego Padres Alumni
MCAS Miramar vs San Diego Padres Alumni
Col. Jason G. Woodworth, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, speaks to the Marines of MCAS Miramar and the San Diego Padres Alumni prior to their softball game at MCAS Miramar, Calif., May 10. The Padres Alumni came to demonstrate their support for the military with spirited competition and to thank service members of MCAS Miramar for their service. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Daniel Auvert/Released)
MCAS Miramar stomps out sexual assault, holds annual SAPR walk
MCAS Miramar stomps out sexual assault, holds annual SAPR walk
Marines, Sailors and civilians observe posters made by event attendees following “Forward March,” an annual Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) walk at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., April 26. SAPR staff and unit leaders at MCAS Miramar recognized Sexual Assault Awareness Month by hosting a series of events and organizing displays to raise awareness about sexual assault and highlight available resources. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Becky Calhoun/Released)
H&HS Marines duel off in a "Warrior Challenge"
H&HS Marines duel off in a "Warrior Challenge"
From left, Sgt. Maj. Alfred R. Broadus, sergeant major of Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron (H&HS), Cpl. Jake R. Musser, Cpl. Anthony Bartelmie, Lt. Col. Michael A. Spears, commanding officer of H&HS, pose with the trophy after winning the H&HS “Warrior Challenge” at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., April 26. The “Warrior Challenge” is a monthly competition between all of the sections in H&HS to promote camaraderie and a healthy competitive spirit. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Daniel Auvert/Released)
H&HS Marines duel off in a "Warrior Challenge"
H&HS Marines duel off in a "Warrior Challenge"
Marines with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron (H&HS) participate in a pistol marksmanship competition as part of the “Warrior Challenge” at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., April 26. The “Warrior Challenge” is a monthly competition between all of the sections in H&HS to promote camaraderie and a healthy competitive spirit. (Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Daniel Auvert/released)
President of the United States visits MCAS Miramar
President of the United States visits MCAS Miramar
President of the United States Donald J. Trump salutes military leaders after landing at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., March 13, 2018. President Trump visited MCAS Miramar to speak with service members and their families. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Becky Calhoun/Released)
A morning on the MCAS Miramar flight line
A morning on the MCAS Miramar flight line
An AH-1Z Viper assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 166 (Reinforced), Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, rests on the flight line at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., April 12. Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 361, Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 469 and VMM-166 consolidated to become VMM-166 (Rein) for an upcoming combat deployment with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit. MCAS Miramar is home to 3rd MAW and 19 of its squadrons. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Becky Calhoun/Released)
Strong and Silent: 8th & I performs at MCAS Miramar
Strong and Silent: 8th & I performs at MCAS Miramar
The Battle Color Detachment performed during a ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., March 16. The detachment is a ceremonial unit featuring the Silent Drill Platoon, United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps and Marine Corps Official Color Guard. The Battle Color Detachment is based out of Marine Barracks, Washington D.C., also known as "8th and I." (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jake McClung/Released)
MCAS Miramar Commanding Officer speaks to San Diego city managers
MCAS Miramar Commanding Officer speaks to San Diego city managers
Col. Jason Woodworth, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., speaks to San Diego city managers, Dec. 7, at the Doubletree Hotel in San Diego. Col. Woodworth spoke about the capabilities and importance of MCAS Miramar in the local San Diego community. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Brytani Wheeler)
Hornets and Harriers support ground troops during Winter Fury
Hornets and Harriers support ground troops during Winter Fury
Marines with Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 214 prepare several AV-8B Harriers for support missions during Exercise Winter Fury 2017 at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Nov. 28. The Exercise spans several locations including Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., and MCAS Miramar. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Nadia J. Stark/Released)
Marines make a difference in Houston
Marines make a difference in Houston
Sgt. Col. Hunsberger, Sgt. Brandon Werth, Lance Cpl. Dominic Phifer, Lance Cpl. Nicolas Larsen and Lance Cpl. Zachary Walter, with Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., volunteered with Team Rubicon in Houston, Texas, to support operation "Hard Hustle" Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, Oct. 6 to 14. The five ARFF Marines logged more than 240 volunteer hours and took 10 of their own leave days to make a difference in support of the cause. (Courtesy Photo)
Lending Air: VMFA(AW) offers expeditionary support
Lending Air: VMFA(AW) offers expeditionary support
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif. – Marines with Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron [VMFA(AW)] 225 prepare an F/A-18D Hornet to support missions for Exercise Winter Fury 18 on Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Nov. 30. Winter Fury is an opportunity for 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing to exercise the skills needed as the aviation combat element of a Marine Air Ground Task Force during a combat deployment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Nadia J. Stark/Released)
MCAS Miramar breaks ground for new microgrid
MCAS Miramar breaks ground for new microgrid
From left to right, Mick Wasco, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar energy program manager; Richard Johnston, Naval Facilities operations and maintenance officer; Lt. Cmdr. Travis Brinkman, MCAS Miramar public works officer; Dave Guebert, San Diego Gas and Electric federal account representative; Scott Kinner, Black & Veatch vice president; Col. Jason Woodworth, MCAS Miramar commanding officer; Andy Haun, Schneider Electric chief technology microgrids officer; and Howard Ou, Congressional Office general services fellow; break ground at the new microgrid project at MCAS Miramar, Calif., Sept. 28. MCAS Miramar and Naval Facilities Engineering Command have awarded an installation microgrid project to Schneider Electric and Black and Veatch as a joint venture. The project will utilize renewable energy to provide redundant power in the event of a local grid failure. “Having the ability to fully operate ensures we’re all about mission and making sure the young men and women who decided to serve their country can do what they came to do, and thats to train,” said Col. Jason Woodworth. Once fully operational, the microgrid will provide energy resiliency to the air station and allow operations at mission-critical facilities to continue if the utility San Diego area power grid is compromised or damaged. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Brytani Wheeler)
2017 MCAS Miramar Air Show
2017 MCAS Miramar Air Show
The 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band marches through the crowd during the 2017 Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Air Show at MCAS Miramar, Calif., Sept. 22. The band performed for the crowd while walking the flight line and during the opening ceremony. The theme for the air show is “A Salute to Vietnam Veterans” and features world-class civilian performers and displays recognizing the sacrifices of Vietnam veterans and celebrates our longstanding relationship with our neighbors in the local San Diego community. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Brytani Wheeler/Released)
2017 MCAS Miramar Air Show
2017 MCAS Miramar Air Show
Marines with 1st Marine Division greet spectators at the 2017 Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Air Show at MCAS Miramar, Calif., Sept. 23. The theme for the air show is “A Salute to Vietnam Veterans” and features several performances and displays recognizing the sacrifices of Vietnam veterans. The air show also showcases world-class civilian performers, military flight demonstration teams, capabilities of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force and celebrates our longstanding relationship with our neighbors in the local San Diego community. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Nathaniel McAllister/Released)
2017 MCAS Miramar Air Show
2017 MCAS Miramar Air Show
The 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band performs during the opening ceremony of the 2017 Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Air Show at MCAS Miramar, Calif., Sept. 22. The theme for the air show is “A Salute to Vietnam Veterans” and features several performances and displays recognizing the sacrifices of Vietnam veterans. The air show also showcases world-class civilian performers, military flight demonstration teams, capabilities of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force and celebrates our longstanding relationship with our neighbors in the local San Diego community. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Andi Talbot/Released)
Cpl. Kristopher Trautz, an Air traffic controller with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron (H&HS), waits in the prone position to start the maneuver under fire portion of the Warrior Challenge at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Aug 22.  This monthly challenge gives sections within H&HS the opportunity to work as a team and compete in several training events. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Andrianna Talbot/Released)
MCAS Miramar Warrior Challenge Aug. 2017
Cpl. Kristopher Trautz, an Air traffic controller with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron (H&HS), waits in the prone position to start the maneuver under fire portion of the Warrior Challenge at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Aug 22. This monthly challenge gives sections within H&HS the opportunity to work as a team and compete in several training events. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Andrianna Talbot/Released)
Three F-35B Lightning II and three F/A-18 Hornets line up before taking off during the Marine Division Tactics Course at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., June 16. This course gives pilots air-to-air combat experience and the tools to train Marines in their squadrons on the latest tactics. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kimberlyn Adams/Released)
Marine Division Tactics Course: to win, to kill, to survive
Three F-35B Lightning II and three F/A-18 Hornets line up before taking off during the Marine Division Tactics Course at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., June 16. This course gives pilots air-to-air combat experience and the tools to train Marines in their squadrons on the latest tactics. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kimberlyn Adams/Released)
Lance Cpl. Alexander Roldan, a clerk with Marine Aircraft Logistics Squadron (MALS) 11, donates blood during a blood drive at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Aug. 10. The Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) is the official military blood program of the United States and directly supports military service members and their families. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Shakima Deprince/Released)
MCAS Miramar Armed Service Blood Drive
Lance Cpl. Alexander Roldan, a clerk with Marine Aircraft Logistics Squadron (MALS) 11, donates blood during a blood drive at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Aug. 10. The Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) is the official military blood program of the United States and directly supports military service members and their families. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Shakima Deprince/Released)
Robert Cramsie, left, a restoration volunteer with the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum and a board member of the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation, displays his award while shaking hands with Col. Jason Woodworth, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., at the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum Restoration Facility at MCAS Miramar, Calif., April 21. 
Cramsie received the Northrop Grumman Excellence in Volunteerism Award for volunteering more than 2,500 hours to restore a last-of-its-kind Douglas SBD-1 Dauntless dive bomber, reconstructed using blueprints, salvaged and self-fabricated parts. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Liah Kitchen/Released)
Preserving history: Miramar volunteer restores last-of-its-kind plane
Robert Cramsie, left, a restoration volunteer with the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum and a board member of the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation, displays his award while shaking hands with Col. Jason Woodworth, commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., at the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum Restoration Facility at MCAS Miramar, Calif., April 21. Cramsie received the Northrop Grumman Excellence in Volunteerism Award for volunteering more than 2,500 hours to restore a last-of-its-kind Douglas SBD-1 Dauntless dive bomber, reconstructed using blueprints, salvaged and self-fabricated parts. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Liah Kitchen/Released)
Two F-35B Lightning II with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 taxi to the runway during the Marine Division Tactics Course at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., June 16. This course gives pilots air-to-air combat experience and the tools to train Marines in their squadrons on the latest tactics. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kimberlyn Adams/Released)
Marine Division Tactics Course: to win, to kill, to survive
Two F-35B Lightning II with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 taxi to the runway during the Marine Division Tactics Course at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., June 16. This course gives pilots air-to-air combat experience and the tools to train Marines in their squadrons on the latest tactics. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Kimberlyn Adams/Released)
Capt. Christopher Lavergne, a KC-130J Super Hercules pilot with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352, proudly displays the 2017 Marine Corps Aviation Association Henry Wildfang award in front of a KC-130J at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., March 27. VMGR-352 received the Henry Wildfang award for successful mission accomplishments and the most mishap free hours. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jake M.T. McClung/Released)
MCAA: Marine aviators make history
Capt. Christopher Lavergne, a KC-130J Super Hercules pilot with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 352, proudly displays the 2017 Marine Corps Aviation Association Henry Wildfang award in front of a KC-130J at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., March 27. VMGR-352 received the Henry Wildfang award for successful mission accomplishments and the most mishap free hours. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jake M.T. McClung/Released)
Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Marines with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron (HHS) and Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 473 conduct a controlled burn exercise at the ARFF training pit at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., March 4. Marines with ARFF are responsible for any fire or hazardous material mishap that involves an aircraft. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Liah Kitchen/Released)
Miramar ARFF trains to stand the heat
Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Marines with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron (HHS) and Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 473 conduct a controlled burn exercise at the ARFF training pit at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., March 4. Marines with ARFF are responsible for any fire or hazardous material mishap that involves an aircraft. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Liah Kitchen/Released)
Officers with the Provost Marshal's Office at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., demonstrates how a military working dog is trained to attack a suspect during a K-9 showcase at the Miramar Youth and Teen Center on MCAS Miramar, Feb. 17. Military working dog handlers train their dogs to assist in neutralizing a threat to aid in base security. (U. S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Liah Kitchen/Released)
A watchdog’s purpose: Miramar K-9 unit has your six
Officers with the Provost Marshal's Office at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., demonstrates how a military working dog is trained to attack a suspect during a K-9 showcase at the Miramar Youth and Teen Center on MCAS Miramar, Feb. 17. Military working dog handlers train their dogs to assist in neutralizing a threat to aid in base security. (U. S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Liah Kitchen/Released)
Marines with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron swim in a “dragon boat” formation at the combat training tank during the Grizzly Challenge at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Feb. 14. The challenge is held quarterly to bring the Marines in the unit together for team building. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Liah Kitchen/Released)
Not your typical Valentine’s Day
Marines with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron swim in a “dragon boat” formation at the combat training tank during the Grizzly Challenge at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Feb. 14. The challenge is held quarterly to bring the Marines in the unit together for team building. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Liah Kitchen/Released)
Lance Cpl. Anthony Bartelmie, left, the Hathcock Range armorer, examines a shooter’s possible weapon malfunction during rifle qualifications at the Carlos Hathcock Range Complex at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., March 1. As the range armorer, Bartelmie is responsible for assisting with weapons malfunctions while Marines are on the range. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Liah Kitchen/Released)
Tap, rack, bang: Armorers maintain weapons’ function
Lance Cpl. Anthony Bartelmie, left, the Hathcock Range armorer, examines a shooter’s possible weapon malfunction during rifle qualifications at the Carlos Hathcock Range Complex at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., March 1. As the range armorer, Bartelmie is responsible for assisting with weapons malfunctions while Marines are on the range. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Liah Kitchen/Released)
MCAS Miramar News
Surgeons drop scrubs, take on simulators March 16, 2017
Another one: Pinnell awarded his second Athlete of the Year March 9, 2017
Miramar ARFF trains to stand the heat March 7, 2017
Tap, rack, bang: Armorers maintain weapons’ function March 6, 2017
It’s not always sunny in Miramar March 2, 2017
A watchdog’s purpose: Miramar K-9 unit has your six February 28, 2017
Caught on Camera: MPs enhance safety procedures with body cameras February 21, 2017
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2018 Miramar Air Show Welcome
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar invites guests to attend the 2018 MCAS Miramar Air Show and honoring 100 years of Women serving in the Marine Corps. (U.S. Marine Corps Video by Lance Cpl. Mark A. Lowe II/Released)
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