North San Diego Business Chamber

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Base Overview

Have you ever wondered how to gain exposure for your business and interact with the military at MCAS Miramar? Here's how many local businesses have established customer loyalty on base and have increased sales.

The primary mission of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar is to maintain and operate the facilities, and provide services and material to support the operations of the 3d Marine Aircraft Wing and the other tenant organizations.

There are more than 3,000 civilian employees who are committed to providing services and support to Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar Military Personnel. Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) professionals work as hard toward realizing the same goals, which is to promote and improve the quality of life for Marines and their families.

A city within a city best describes Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar. There are currently about 9,073 active duty military personnel's, 6,565 family members, 3,843 civilian employees, and about 267 reserve military personnel's at MCAS Miramar. Overall there are about 19,000 marines, sailors, and civilian employees strong, although the number varies depending on deployment status. MCAS has the second largest Defense Department contracts and the highest military payroll in the world. The Marine Corps Air Station Miramar has a significant economic impact on San Diego. Since the acquisition of the air station in October of 1997 over 1 billion dollars has been committed to the local San Diego economy by the MCAS Miramar. Thirteen percent of the regional economy revenues are due to military spending.

For a more detailed brief on base opportunities, click here (PDF).

Special Events

Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) offers over 100 free programs and 30+ special events for active duty service members and their families at MCAS Miramar. They provide pre-event publicity, booth space, signage, and PA announcements, based on level of support.


Throughout the year, thousands of Marines will be returning from service in Iraq. During these Homecoming events, refreshments and children's activities are provided for family members waiting for loved ones. Sponsorship of Homecomings is a great way to show support of the military. In return, sponsors receive exposure through signage at the refreshment area.


Opportunities for advertising are also available on theater slides at the 1500 capacity Bob Hope Theater, inclusion in the in-room guest directory at the Miramar Inn, inclusion in the phone directory distributed to all incoming service members to Miramar, and through banner placement on base. This is an excellent opportunity to tap into a powerful demographic with minimal time and staffing investment.

Air Show

The MCAS Miramar Air Show will be held October 12-14, 2007. This year, it will be headlined by the United States Air Force Thunderbirds. Last year, this free public event attracted more than 650,000 attendees and offered over 200 booths for novelties, static and interactive displays, food and beverage, in addition to world-class military and civilian performers. Sponsorship opportunities range from $250.00 to $60,000. 

Our MCCS sponsorship team prides itself on custom packages to meet company goals, provide marketing solutions, and return on objectives.

The opportunity to discuss these effective ways to interact with the military would be welcome. The MCCS marketing team can be reached at 858-577-6365.