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Miramar Air Show

Miramar Air Show is this weekend!  Times are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Gates open at 8 a.m. daily.

Miramar Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar Road, Miramar. Admission, parking and blanket seating are free. Blanket seating is an open paved area where attendees can stand or sit on their own blankets or lawn chairs. Preferred seating areas are available with paid admission. Check the website for details.(888) 695-0888 or

“Celebrating 100 years of the Marine Corps Reserve” is the theme of this year’s Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Air Show, held at the home of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. The largest military show in the nation, the three-day air show takes place Friday through Sunday. “The Reserves are comprised of more than 109,000 men and women who play a vital role in maintaining the Corps’ combat readiness and are critical to the Marine Corps’ ability to provide a balanced and prepared force,” said Col. Jason G. Woodworth, commanding officer of MCAS Miramar. If you’re planning on attending the show, here are some highlights.

Here’s how the Blue Angels looked two weeks ago:

Posted by on Sep 23, 2016 in Military | 0 comments

Veteran’s Day

The USS Carl Vinson returned to its home port of San Diego this summer after a lengthy deployment in the Gulf region.  Here is a great video with interviews of crew members – thank you for your service!

Carl Vinson returned to San Diego on 4 June 2015. Over the course of the deployment, supporting strike operations in Iraq and Syria, CVW-17 successfully flew 12,300 sorties, including 2,382 combat missions and dropped more than half a million pounds (230 tons) of ordnance against ISIS.

On 14 August 2015, Carl Vinson began a planned incremental availability (PIA) period at Naval Air Station North Island. The ship is receiving more than $300 million worth of improvements over the next six months during this modernisation.

Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 in Military | 0 comments

Welcome Home!

Posted June 4, 2015, on Facebook, this Navy-produced time-lapse video shows the carrier Carl Vinson returning to North Island Naval Air Station after nearly 10-month deployment to the North Arabian Sea to launch attacks on ISIS.

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015 in Military | 0 comments


Hat tip to Mr. T!

We all remember Tom Cruise in the Movie “TOP GUN” when he makes a low pass near the control tower and causes an officer to spill coffee down his shirt. Well, here are short clips of the top 10 low pass flybys ever filmed … and of course for nostalgia, let’s see that Top Gun low pass again.

Pay particular attention to the last shown low pass. It is number one. Watch the halo of water around the plane.  It happened during a Blue Angels event over San Francisco several years ago. It was the pilot’s last show with the team and he had nothing to lose.  Many of the boats in the bay lost windows to the sonic blast. It’s a kick to watch. Number 3 was pretty impressive too.

Posted by on Jan 24, 2015 in Military | 3 comments

Thank You Veterans!

Hat tip to Kelly O:

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Military | 1 comment