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  • Canceled air show causes deficit

    10/04/2013 1:57:29 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 3 replies
    UTSanDiego.com ^ | 3 Oct 2013 | Gretel Kovach
    The Miramar Air Show was canceled Thursday — one day before its scheduled start — because of the government shutdown. The last-minute action turned a potential money-maker for community programs at the Marine base into another loss. A truncated, two-day version of the popular annual show had been planned months ago after the Defense Department barred military aircraft from performing, citing sequestration budget cuts. Then when the government shutdown began this week, Miramar officials decided to host the air show without using appropriated tax dollars or furloughed employees. Staffing and other overhead costs would be paid from money generated by...
  • FBI Report: Florida Family Had Ties to People Linked to 9/11 Attacks

    04/16/2013 8:14:49 AM PDT · by kristinn · 13 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | Dan Christensen and Anthony Summers, BrowardBulldog.org
    A Saudi family who “fled” their Sarasota area home weeks before 9/11 had “many connections” to “individuals associated with the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001,” according to newly released FBI records. One partially declassified document, marked “secret,” lists three of those individuals and ties them to the Venice, Fla., flight school where suicide hijackers Mohamed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi trained. Accomplice Ziad Jarrah took flying lessons at another school a block away. Atta and al-Shehhi were at the controls of the jetliners that slammed into the twin towers of New York’s World Trade Center, killing nearly 3,000 people. Jarrah was the...
  • 38 DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD

    07/11/2010 2:43:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 3+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.justice.gov/usao/mow/news2010/harrison.ind.htm JULY 9, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLACK MARKET TRAVEL AGENTS 38 DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD LOCAL INVESTIGATION EXPOSES NATIONWIDE NETWORK THAT USED STOLEN IDENTITIES, CREDIT CARDS TO PURCHASE AIRLINE TICKETS KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 38 defendants from across the United States have been charged in a series of indictments that allege an extensive network of black market travel agents who used the stolen identities of thousands of victims as part of a multi-million dollar fraud scheme...
  • Marine Cobra helicopter crash kills two in East County

    05/06/2009 7:28:04 PM PDT · by pfflier · 16 replies · 858+ views
    A Miramar based AH-1 Cobra went down near Pine Valley, between San Diego and El Centro. Both crewmembers have died. Recovery is hampered by exploding ordnance and the remote terrain.
  • Secret List of U.S. Military Bases to Replace Gitmo

    01/17/2009 5:23:13 AM PST · by markomalley · 74 replies · 2,051+ views
    ABC News ^ | 1/16/2009 | BRIAN ROSS and LUIS MARTINEZ
    The U.S. military has prepared a list of U.S. military bases that could be used to house as many as 250 detainees currently being held at the U.S. Naval base in Guantanamo Bay, military officials tell ABCNews.com. The list -- which includes Camp Pendleton in California, Fort Leavenworth in Kansas; the Marine Air Station in Miramar, California; and the U.S. Naval Consolidated Brig in South Carolina -- has been circulated in a classified brief to members of Congress and was prepared by the Pentagon's Joint Staff. President-elect Barack Obama is expected to order that the Guantanamo Bay detainee facility be...
  • MARINE CORPS PLAN TO COURT-MARTIAL SERGEANT-MAJOR AT MIRAMAR

    12/27/2008 7:21:17 PM PST · by river rat · 40 replies · 2,306+ views
    MilitaryCorruption.com ^ | Dec 2008 | Unknown
    MARINE CORPS PLAN TO COURT-MARTIAL SERGEANT-MAJOR AT MIRAMAR. MARK KELLISON PICKED UP FOR D.U.I. - ALSO CHARGED WITH UNAUTHORIZED LEAVE, MAKING FALSE OFFICIAL STATEMENTS AND FOUR VIOLATIONS OF ORDERS. TOP-RANKING ENLISTED MAN HAS 28 YEARS SERVICE - COULD FACE BUST TO JUNIOR NCO For nearly 30 years, everything Mark Kellison did in the Corps smelled like roses. Fast promotions, doting officers, the Massena, N. Y. native was at one time, senior drill instructor at the Parris Island MCRD. A sergeant-major in MilitaryCorruption.com's favorite branch of the military, the lanky top-ranking non-com had it made as the most powerful enlisted man...
  • For Mr. Yoon - Father of Familiy Killed in F-18 Crash

    12/11/2008 4:15:07 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 31 replies · 2,021+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 12/11/2008 | Loud Mime
    Several Freepers have asked where they could send donations, cards and flowers to Mr. Don Yoon. After asking a reporter covering the story, I received this reply: angelica.martinez@uniontrib.com Dear Steven, Thanks for the feedback. The Korean United Methodist Church of San Diego is accepting donations on Mr. Yoon’s behalf. 3520 Mount Alfani Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92111, Attention: Don Yoon 858-569-4069. Hope this helps. Best regards, Angelica The devastated man lost his wife, his two children and his mother-in-law when the empty F-18 crashed into his house; the pilot, who ejected, landed safely. Mr. Yoon bore the tragedy without blaming...
  • 'I don't blame pilot', says San Diego jet crash father

    12/10/2008 12:05:41 PM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 67 replies · 1,723+ views
    The Register (UK) ^ | December 10, 2008 | Lester Haines
    The man who on Monday lost his wife, two daughters and mother-in-law in the San Diego jet fighter crash says he doesn't blame the pilot, who "did everything he could" to avoid the disaster. Don Yoon, 37, yesterday visited the remains of his home in the suburb of University City. His Cather Avenue house was completely destroyed when a F/A-18D Hornet lost power in both engines while trying to land at nearby Miramar Marine Corps Air Station. The pilot - named as Lt Dan Neubauer of Marine Corps Fighter Attack Training Squadron 101 - ejected safely, suffering only minor injuries...
  • 2 Dead After FA-18 Crashes Into Neighborhood

    12/08/2008 3:30:06 PM PST · by scottinoc · 55 replies · 2,309+ views
    SAN DIEGO -- An FA-18 Hornet fighter jet crashed in a University City neighborhood near I-805 and Genessee shortly before noon Monday, destroying two homes in a blaze that sent a thick black plume of smoke into the sky. The pilot was able to eject from the aircraft before the crash and has been transported to a local hospital in "mild" condition.
  • F-18 Crashes In San Diego Residential Area

    12/08/2008 1:11:28 PM PST · by Rick Deckard · 37 replies · 1,534+ views
    (CBS/AP) An F-18 military jet crashed in a San Diego neighborhood on Monday, sparking at least one house fire. It wasn't immediately clear whether anyone was injured, said Maurice Luque, a spokesman for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. Television news footage showed one house and two cars on fire. Fire crews were at the scene of the crash, which occurred near Interstate 805, reports CBS affiliate KFMB in San Diego. The plane crashed shortly before noon Monday as it prepared to land at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, said Ian Gregor, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman. The crash occurred two...
  • F-18 Crashes into home near San Diego

    12/08/2008 12:22:04 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 228 replies · 14,446+ views
    KFI ^ | 12/8/08
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  • Ospreys come to MCAS Miramar(HELLO, San Diego)

    08/18/2007 7:41:39 AM PDT · by radar101 · 8 replies · 685+ views
    San Diego Union ^ | 17 AUG 2007 | Debbi Farr Baker
    A squadron of MV-22 Ospreys will be operating out of Miramar Marine Corps Air Station starting today. The Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron will be training at the base until Sept. 8. People in the area can expect to see the aircraft flying around the area. The Osprey is the military's first tilt-rotor production aircraft. It can go from flying horizontally at 200 mph to landing vertically like a helicopter in 45 seconds, carrying up to 24 people at a time.
  • CA: 9 workers arrested on immigration violations in San Diego (MCAS Miramar)

    04/19/2007 9:14:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 547+ views
    Nine employees of a party supplies rental company were arrested Thursday on immigration violations as part of a crackdown on illegal hiring at military bases and other high-security workplaces. The five women and four men were arrested at Classic Party Rentals Inc.'s San Diego offices and were to be returned to Mexico, their home country, said Lauren Mack, a spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The company performs work at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, where immigration authorities recently began reviewing contractors' employee records, Mack said. An audit of Classic Party Rentals found 30 of 105...
  • F-18 just crashed near my home. Just east of the airfield. (Miramar)

    11/30/2006 12:44:17 PM PST · by Pukin Dog · 172 replies · 10,440+ views
    Pilot ejected, and has been located.
  • Marines defend their space - Military says Miramar won't fly as joint-use airport

    06/03/2006 5:15:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 571+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 6/3/06 | Jeff Ristine
    In a public relations push punctuated by a continual stream of roaring jet aircraft, the Marine Corps opened Miramar Air Station yesterday to bolster its campaign against the notion of a civilian airfield. “Joint use is fundamentally incompatible with what we do,” said Maj. Gen. Michael R. Lehnert, commander of Marine Corps Installations West. “It's simply a function of physics, and you cannot repeal the laws of physics.” The air base conducted a guided tour for reporters three days before the expected vote by the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority board on a future replacement for Lindbergh Field. Despite...
  • HMM-161 returns home to Miramar

    03/10/2006 4:58:19 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 266+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Scott McAdam
    MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. (March 6, 2006) -- It was an emotionally charged evening when more than 150 Marines and sailors from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 161, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, touched down on the flight line here and were greeted by their friends and families. HMM-161 returned from a seven-month long deployment to the Al Anbar Province of Iraq. The squadron arrived at Al Asad, Iraq, Aug. 5 and immediately went to work putting their aircraft together. In three weeks all of their aircraft were ready for operations. HMM-161 started flying missions in...
  • Miramar air group heads for Iraq

    01/27/2006 7:45:24 PM PST · by Dubya · 5 replies · 385+ views
    N C TIMES ^ | January 27 2006 | MARK WALKER
    MIRAMAR ---- Gunnery Sgt. Gail Saylor returned home from a Middle East deployment 10 days ago. On Thursday, she and 10-year-old daughter were saying goodbye to her husband, Gunnery Sgt. Stuart Saylor, who left Miramar Marine Corps Air Station for Iraq, his seventh deployment since 9/11. "The life of a Marine," Gail Saylor said. "This is my last trip," Stuart Saylor said as he and about 300 other troops attached to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station queued up outside a base armory to retrieve their sidearms and rifles, do a final check on their...
  • Marine Fatally Shot at Miramar Barracks

    01/20/2006 5:42:15 PM PST · by cgk · 100 replies · 4,438+ views
    San Diego UT ^ | 1-19-06
    Marine fatally shot at Miramar barracks SIGNONSANDIEGO NEWS SERVICES 10:37 a.m. January 19, 2006 MIRAMAR – A Marine was found dead of a gunshot wound Tuesday in his barracks at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.Sgt. Francisco D. Aquino, 25, of Hidalgo, N.M., was declared dead in his room at 8:32 a.m. Tuesday, according Sgt. Nathan LaForte.The Naval Criminal Investigative Service was handling the probe, LaForte said.Aquino was an auto mechanic assigned to Marine Air Control Squadron 1, Marine Air Control Group 38, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, he said.Aquino was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from February to March...
  • DID WIFE KILL MIRAMAR-BASED MARINE SERGEANT

    01/10/2006 3:47:53 PM PST · by NWO Slave · 1 replies · 234+ views
    MilitaryCorruption.com ^ | December, 2005 | MAJ Glenn MacDonald, USAR (Ret)
    MILITARYCORRUPTION.COMTMFighting for the truth . . . exposing the corrupt   DID WIFE KILL MIRAMAR-BASED MARINE SERGEANT TO GET HIS SGLI LIFE INSURANCE? - COPS ARREST "BLACK WIDOW" IN ARSENIC-POISONING DEATH - SEEK CYNTHIA SOMMER'S EXTRADITION FROM FLORIDA - TWO WEEKS AFTER NCO DIED, WIFE "PARTIED," GOT "BOOB JOB" AND NEW  BOYFRIEND - FAULTY AUTOPSY BY MILITARY PATHOLOGIST IN 2002 HAD HUSBAND DYING FROM "HEART ATTACK" - NEW TESTS SHOW ARSENIC ACTUAL CAUSE OF DEATH - WIDOW COULD FACE MURDER RAPIt's happened again.  That SGLI (Serviceman's Group Life Insurance) sure is tempting, apparently, for some service wives.  A few, who...
  • San Diego Support the Troops Rally 10-28-05

    10/25/2005 6:00:32 PM PDT · by CAluvdubya · 39 replies · 1,436+ views
    San Diego Protest Warriors ^ | 10-25-05 | Mad Mikey-
    Some in our country are putting on their party hats and breaking out the Kool-Aid so they can celebrate the death of our brave soldiers. If this sort of joy disgusts you, then now is the time for you to join us in conjuction with the San Diego Protest Warriors in "Operation Thank You" Who: Anyone who supports the military. What: A demonstration of gratitude for our military and their families. When: Friday, October 28th, 4:30 – 6pm. Where: The North Gate of Miramar Marine Corps Air Station. How: With American flags, and signs that simply read “Thank You.” Why:...
  • Miramar Marines return home, reunite with family, friends (WELCOME HOME HEROS)

    09/02/2005 4:38:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 994+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Sep 2, 2005 | Sgt. Maria C. Villanueva
    MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. (Aug. 28, 2005) -- About 80 Marines debarked a plane and ran into the open arms of loved ones here Aug. 28, following a seven-month deployment to Iraq. The Marines, from A Company, Marine Wing Communications Squadron 38, Marine Air Control Group 38, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, were deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. “(The separation) was really hard,” said Tricia Noel, wife of Sgt. Nicholas B. Noel, company guide. “It’s great to have him home." Other squadron members were also on hand to welcome the Marines home, including the group...
  • SHARK ATTACK Surfer had to fight off shark to rescue girl, punching the animal

    06/27/2005 8:39:11 AM PDT · by ppaul · 83 replies · 9,000+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 6/26/05 | MONICA HATCHER
    A Florida surfer said he acted as ''bait'' to try to distract the shark while he wrestled the 14-year-old girl onto his surfboard: ''I've never been so scared in my life.'' The teen later died. Off Miramar Beach on the Gulf Coast of Florida's Panhandle, longtime surfer Tim Dicus has seen the dark, lithe shadows dart beneath the water -- the glistening gray fins split the waves. He was once even bumped by a shark, he said. But Saturday was different. Dicus tussled in the water with what experts say was most likely an 8-foot-long hungry bull shark hellbent on...
  • California designates 'Semper Fi Highway' [God bless our Marines and God bless America]

    07/11/2004 11:46:41 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies · 540+ views
    Marinelink ^ | 7-11-04 | Cpl. Paul Leicht
    Brig. Gen. Carl B. Jensen (left), California Assemblyman Ja La Suer and Congressman Duncan Hunter unveil the Semper Fi Highway at a formal dedication ceremony here at the Miramar Officers' Club July 2, 2004. Photo by: Cpl. Paul Leicht MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif.(July 8, 2004) -- Marines past and present now have a stretch of American highway that they can call their own that honors their sacrifices and commemorates the contributions of the Marine Corps. In a formal dedication ceremony at the Miramar Officers' Club July 2, Brig. Gen. Carl B. Jensen, commanding general MCAS Miramar, and dozens...
  • HMM-161 fights for lives in Iraq

    04/11/2004 12:55:54 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 16 replies · 1,192+ views
    Marine Link ^ | April 11, 2004 | Sgt. Nathan K. LaForte
     HMM-161 fights for lives in IraqSubmitted by: 3d Marine Aircraft WingStory Identification Number: 20044107552Story by Sgt. Nathan K. LaForte AL TAQADDUM AIR BASE, Iraq (April 10, 2004) -- The two weary but light-hearted crew chiefs lounged around in the CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter that is referred to as a "Phrog." They were in "alert 30" status - meaning that if a call came, the helicopter would be in the air in under 30 minutes. One of the chiefs casually looked out the window to see their other pilot beating feet towards the chopper at breakneck speed. They just got...
  • Scout Cookies Bring Boxer Crew A Step Closer to Home

    03/27/2004 7:01:53 PM PST · by BykrBayb · 7 replies · 520+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | 3/25/2004 9:40:00 AM | Journalist 1st Class Todd Macdonald, Logistics Group Western Pacific Public Affairs
    Story Number: NNS040324-08 Release Date: 3/25/2004 9:40:00 AM By Journalist 1st Class Todd Macdonald, Logistics Group Western Pacific Public Affairs SINGAPORE (NNS) -- While nothing can replace family and friends on the pier for Sailors and Marines returning from deployments, the crew of the San Diego-based USS Boxer (LHD 4) had arguably the next best thing waiting for them pierside March 21 - pallets of Girl Scout cookies —enough for everyone aboard. Local Girl Scouts, acting on behalf of their counterparts from the San Diego-Imperial chapter and its Operation Thin Mint (OTM) initiative, delivered 310 cases of cookies, along with...
  • Military Plane Crashes Off I-15 (Miramar/San Diego, CA)

    03/10/2004 11:33:46 PM PST · by Drago · 28 replies · 769+ views
    NBCSanDiego.com ^ | 03/10/2004 | NBCSanDiego.com
    Military Plane Crashes Off I-15 Search Hampered By Fog, Officials Say POSTED: 10:03 pm PST March 10, 2004 UPDATED: 10:28 pm PST March 10, 2004 MIRAMAR, Calif. -- Officials reported Wednesday that a plane crashed east of Interstate 15, one mile east of the Miramar Marine Station.
  • Say it aint so! Rumsfeld is closing the MIRAMAR Air Base!

    10/14/2003 11:50:37 AM PDT · by Pukin Dog · 29 replies · 1,708+ views
    The future of Marine Aviation is grim. The Corps plans to eliminate 36% of its fighter-attack aircraft (F/A-18s and AV-8 Harriers) as part of the Navy-Marine TacAir Plan. The V-22 tilt-rotor remains "in development" and soaring costs allow only half the number desired to be funded each year. Meanwhile, the Corps will buy new engines to extend the life of its ancient CH-46Es, yet again. This has delayed plans to overhaul and upgrade 111 of the Corps 165 CH-53Es. Now there is talk of buying new CH-53Ks, since the ageing Echos may be too costly to rebuild. However, there will...
  • Scottsdale(AZ) City Council Member: Military Jets aren't welcome here

    09/22/2003 3:24:03 PM PDT · by jmcclain19 · 43 replies · 410+ views
    <p>The ear-blasting takeoffs of military fighter jets at suburban Scottsdale Airport have residents buzzing and city officials flying off.</p> <p>Six fighter jets in three formations of two and another pair of fighters have roared into the general aviation airport in recent weeks for refueling stops.</p>
  • Bush: 'We're Winning' War on Terrorism

    08/14/2003 8:26:08 PM PDT · by CrazyBillyJack · 2 replies · 237+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | Friday August 15, 2003 3:19 AM | SCOTT LINDLAW
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - President Bush declared Thursday that ``we're winning'' the war against terrorism as he carefully kept his distance from the California gubernatorial recall campaign that has overshadowed his own re-election bid. Bush has called the effort to recall Democratic Gov. Gray Davis ``a fascinating bit of political drama,'' yet he all but ignored it after arriving here from his Texas ranch. Bush kept his emphasis on fighting terrorism and on his role as commander in chief - his political strong suits - on a day he also was raising $1 million for his campaign. Bush indirectly devoted...
  • Amber Alert-Lorena and Moises Montano-Miramar FL

    06/30/2003 9:48:12 AM PDT · by trussell · 1 replies · 203+ views
    Code Amber ^ | Monday June 30, 2003 | Code Amber
    Amber Alert Issued Monday June 30. Lorena and Moises Montano were abducted from their grandmother's home in Miramar FL early Monday morning June 30. Lorena is 4 yrs., 35 lbs. with blond hair and brown eyes. Moises is 2 yrs., about 25 lbs. with blond hair and hazel eyes. Both were last seen wearing sleep wear. Police are looking for Nora Montano last seen driving a 1993 dark blue Infiniti with a partial license tag number of J30. Nora Montano is described as a Latin female with brown hair and eyes 5' 4" 140 lbs. Anyone with information is asked...
  • FBI sees terror; family sees good son Ex-resident of Miramar being sought in terror case

    03/30/2003 11:11:40 PM PST · by miltonim · 19 replies · 1,410+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | 03/31/2003 | BY DAVID KIDWELL AND LARRY LEBOWITZ (Natalie McNeal contributed)
    He is now among the most hunted men in America.But to his family in South Forida, Adnan Gulshair El'Shukri-jumah is the son who -- at the age of 8 -- took over as head of his home in Saudi Arabia in the absence of his missionary father.They describe him as a brother who loved to picnic in the desert outside Medina and enjoyed American movies but not America's permissive customs.Though the subject of a global manhunt for his suspected involvement in possible terrorist activities, family members say he was just a normal, good-natured young man who dreamed of a family...
  • WOW! SUPPORT THE TROOPS RALLY AT MIRAMAR IN SAN DIEGO WAS INCREDIBLE!

    03/23/2003 3:36:30 PM PST · by ladyesk · 51 replies · 507+ views
    3/23/03 | me
    The news on KOGO is saying there were at least 3000 people. My daughter, my son and I were on the sidewalk for a while waving our flags. Then we kept cirlcing around in the van while waving our flags and playing Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA" loud and clear. People started singing along with us. We finally left after 2 and half hours. Its still going on now as of 3:30pm PST. Some people have been there for over 4 hours. WHAT A GREAT COUNTRY. GOD BLESS THE USA AND OUR BRAVE TROOPS!