Miramar is located on the Southern California coast, in Miramar, San Diego and is about 10 miles north of downtown San Diego.
The base contains 23,116 acres and is bisected by Kearny Villa Road and Interstate 15. There is a undeveloped area east of Kearny Villa Road that is used for military training.
Miramar is a former cattle and citrus ranch that was first acquired by the military back in 1914 for Army Infantry Training under the name Camp Kearny.
The base became an Auxiliary field after Word War I for the Navy and a major air base for the Marine Corps.
When World War II broke out Miramar quickly expanded and was redesigned in 1946 as MCAS Miramar. The Marines soon moved to El Toro in 1947. In 1952, Miramar was then developed as a Master Jet Station of the Pacific Fleet.
In 1960, the eastern-most portion of present day MCAS Miramar was transferred to the Air Force and then later to NASA for missile testing. In 1997, the remaining portions of Camp Elliott and Nasa training sites were transferred back to NAS Miramar in 1997. Later that same year NAS Miramar officially became MCAS Miramar again when MCAS El Toro and Tustin were closed.
Located approximately 20 miles north of San Diego International Airport (Lindbergh Field) and 128 miles south of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
All personnel checking-in to MCAS Miramar will report to the Joint Reception Center (JRC) building 2258.
Marines will report in Service Alphas.
Hours of operation for the JRC are Monday – Friday from 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM.
JRC phone numbers: 858-577-1421, DSN 267-1421
Personnel checking-in after hours, holidays or weekends will report to the Command Duty Officer (CDO) located at building 8630. CDO phone number: 858-577-1141, DSN, 267-1141. Personnel checking-in to the CDO will be required to report to the JRC at 7:30 a.m. the next business day to conduct an audit and travel claim.