Units of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar will conduct increased night training this week, according to an announcement from the Public Affairs office.
The increase in night training is due to several squadrons preparing to deploy over the coming weeks either to Afghanistan or with U.S. Navy aircraft carriers as part of carrier air wings. Pilots and aircrews must practice night operations to ensure they are able to conduct them effectively and safely in combat.
Additionally, the lateness of nightfall over the summer months requires squadrons to begin their night training later than typical.
Residents of the surrounding communities may notice the increase in night training. The Marine Corps thanks them for their understanding and support as they work to ensure our pilots and aircrews are prepared to support troops on the ground.
For up-to-date information, follow their Twitter feed @MCASMiramarCA.
Marine Corps Air Station Miramar/ 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing www.3maw.usmc.mil
Public Affairs Office www.miramar.usmc.mil
P.O. Box 452017 www.dvidshub.net/units/MCASM
San Diego, CA 92145-2017
Office: (858) 577-6000 @MCASMiramarCA
Fax: (858) 577-6001
After Hours: (858) 864-3406 MCAS Miramar_3rd MAW