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  • usa MCAS Miramar

    San Diego, California



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    2.6006 Flying Leathernecks Aviation Museum, California
    5.8178KMYF Montgomery Field, California
    15.6196KSAN San Diego, California
    16.5106KSEE Gillespie Field, California
    17.4190 USS Midway Museum, California
    19.5198KNZY NAS North Island, California

    1917 to present

    32° 52' 4'' N - 117° 8' 30'' W
    10 miles N San Diego, Ca
    Elevation: 478 feet

    History of this Location

    Formely known as NAS Miramar and famous worldwide due the Top Gun movie, was renamed MCAS Miramar in 1999 after the closure of nearby bases MCAS El Toro and MCAS Tustin and the establishment here of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing.

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    List of units at MCAS Miramar

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    YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
    normal: Unit no longer at this base
    2014/    VMM-268V-22 Osprey 2014/   
    2013/    VMM-764V-22 Osprey 2013/   
    2012/    VMM-363V-22 Osprey 2012/   
    2011/    VMM-163V-22 Osprey 2011/   
    2011/    VMM-165V-22 Osprey 2011/   
    2010/12VMM-561V-22 Osprey 2010/12
    2010/    VMM-166V-22 Osprey 2010/   
    2009/    VMM-161V-22 Osprey 2009/   
    1999/    HMH-361S-80 H-53E 1990/   
    1999/10HMM-166107M H-46 Sea Knight 1986/10
    1999/11HMM-165107M H-46 Sea Knight 1965/11
    1999/11HMM-163107M H-46 Sea Knight 1968/11
    1999/09HMM-161107M H-46 Sea Knight 1966/09
    1998/    HMH-462S-80 H-53E 1992/   
    1984/    HMH-466S-80 H-53E 1984/   
    1981/    HMH-465S-80 H-53E 1981/   
    1948/51HC-1S-55 H-19 1951/60
    PV-18 1948/64

    MCAS Miramar News

    Marine Vipers Tests Strike Capabilities, 22-Dec-19 : #Vipers Twelve Bell AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadrons 169 and 469 conducted training exercise in South ern California employing AGM-114 Hellfire air-to-ground and AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missiles

    VMM-363 Supports CLB-5 in External Lift Training, 21-Dec-15 : Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron VMM-363 supported Combat Logistics Battalion CLB-5 during daytime external lift training aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California

    HMH-361 Prepare for Land and Sea Operations, 04-Dec-15 : US Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron HMH-361 “Flying Tigers” conducted section Confined Area Landings (section CALs) and Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLPs) drills

    VMM-166 Practice Night External Lifts, 15-Oct-15 : Marines with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron VMM-166 (Reinforced) CH-53E Super Stallion practiced external lift training at night aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

    CH-46E Sea Knight final air show flight, 01-Oct-14 : MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, CA by Cpl. Owen Kimbrel - For decades, the CH-46E Sea Knight has served our country with honor, reliability and time tested dependability.

    05-Jun-14 - VMM-363 62nd anniversary and unveils new insignia
    28-Apr-14 - HMH-462 squadron celebrates 70 years of service

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