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MCAS Miramar scheduled to host 2015 MCAS Miramar Air Show

The 2015 MCAS Miramar Air Show is scheduled to be held aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Oct. 2-4.

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. – The 2015 MCAS Miramar Air
Show is scheduled to be held aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar,
California, Oct. 2-4.

This year’s theme, “A Salute to Veterans and Their Families,” highlights
the men and women who fight this country’s battles and the families who
support them.
Spectators from around the world come to enjoy the show, which is the largest military air show in the country.

The MCAS Miramar Air Show is expected to showcase flight demonstration
teams, such as the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, Patriots Jet Team and
Breitling Jet team, as well as world-class civilian performers and the
capabilities of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force.

“The Miramar Air Show is not just a way for us to showcase the amazing
capabilities of the MAGTF, it’s also an opportunity to introduce you to
the young men and women, who gladly serve daily to protect our great
nation,” said Maj. Gen. Michael Rocco, commanding general of the 3rd
Marine Aircraft Wing.

Static displays, various vendors and booths are scheduled to be
available for the public to visit and enjoy at their leisure between
attractions.

“There will be all sorts of vendor booths, from the typical defense
contractors to local authors,” said Col. Jason Woodworth, commanding
officer of MCAS Miramar. “This will give the community a chance to see
all the different things the military and many organizations that are
not affiliated with the military, have to offer.”

New to this year’s show is a performance from the Breitling Jet Team as
part of their first U.S. tour. The Breitling Jet Team hails from France
and is the world’s largest professional civilian flight team performing
in jets.

Also, new to this year’s show is an aerial demonstration from the F-35B
Joint Strike Fighter, which reached initial operating capability in
July.

Rocco and Woodworth join their Marines and Sailors in the excitement of preparing for the upcoming show.

“It’s my first air show as a [commanding officer] and it’s good to be
here,” said Woodworth. “It’s good to get a chance to see everything from
this perspective and how much work goes into it.”

Rocco and Woodworth both continue to prepare their Marines and the installation for the upcoming air show.

“Marines are doing a lot of things, from small tasks such as filling
sand bags, to putting flyers together, putting up signs, getting
everything organized and coordinating all the events,” said Woodworth.

The gates are scheduled to open to the public at 8:15 a.m. For more
information about the 2015 MCAS Miramar Air Show, visit
www.miramarairshow.com

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