MCAS Miramar Air Show celebrates 100 years of reservists

SAN DIEGO – The annual MCAS Miramar Air Show will be celebrating 100 years of the Marine Corps Reserve when it kicks off Friday.

The Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar will host a lineup of military and civilians Friday, September 23 through Sunday, September 25 as they perform in the skies over San Diego County. Performers include US Navy Blue Angels, Civilian Breitling L-39 Jet Team, US Navy Leap Frogs, US Army Golden Nights and the Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF).

More than 109,000 men and women make up the USMC reserves and keep the Corps ready for combat.

Tickets for preferred seating at the air show are available online. General admission is free and attendees are encouraged to bring their own seat. A list of approved items, such as blankets and lawn chairs, can be found online. Attendees should know new security measures were implemented for the 2016 air show -- most notably is the clear bag requirement.

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, is located about 15 miles north of downtown San Diego, between Interstate Highways 805 and 15.

Drivers must show a valid drivers license, current registration and proof of insurance to bring a vehicle onto a military base. If driving a rental car, valid drivers license, proof of insurance & car rental agreement will be required.

Gates open to the public at 8 a.m. and the last performance of the day starts at 3 p.m. The full schedule can be found online.

Doing the weather @mcasmiramar3rdmaw for the air show this weekend on @fox5sandiego at 1pm, 4pm and 5pm #flybreitling

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