MCAS Miramar lockdown exercise scheduled Tuesday, May 3


Courtesy of MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR Public Affairs Office:

MiramarPersonnel aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar are scheduled to conduct an exercise designed to rehearse procedures in the case of a base-wide lockdown from 1:30 – 2:30 PM on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

The exercise is an opportunity for Miramar personnel, family members, retirees and visitors to practice lockdown procedures in the case of a potential emergency.

All MCAS Miramar entry and exits gates (such as those on Miramar Road and Kearny Villa Road) are scheduled to be closed for a temporary period during the exercise.

The gates will be closed to all non-emergency vehicles and they will be routed away from the base. MCAS Miramar has coordinated with SDPD and hope to minimize the impact on the community.

Members of the community may experience a slowing of traffic near MCAS Miramar for a temporary time. Military police will monitor and diligently work with local law enforcement to reroute and mitigate traffic related issues outside the gates.

Military police will also restrict traffic flow on the base and personnel will be subject to military checkpoints during the exercise.

Local residents may hear announcements over the MCAS Miramar speaker system during the exercise.

For additional information, please call the Public Affairs Office at 858-577-6000 or follow our Twitter feed @MCASMiramarCA.

For MCAS Miramar and 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing press releases, please visit our Press Release Page

In addition, MCAS Miramar Operations Announcements include evening and weekend aircraft flights: 

– May 3 and May 4, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings – Field Carrier aircraft flight Landing Practice
– May 5 and 6, Thursday and Friday middays – Field Carrier aircraft flight Landing Practice
– May 7, Saturday – midday aircraft flight departures
– May 10, Tuesday through May 20, Friday, Unit Deployment Program (UDP) –large Marine transport aircraft flights arriving and departing
– May 13 and May 15, Friday and Sunday afternoons and evenings – Reserve Unit aircraft flight Training
– May 26 Thursday through May 30 Monday – Airfield closed for Memorial Day weekend
– May 29, Sunday – Veterans Memorial Service 1 PM Miramar National Cemetery
– May 31 Tuesday through June 30 Thursday – Increased training aircraft flight operations

For MCAS Miramar Operations and Contacts, visit

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