Marine Air Control Group 38 Patch


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This Marine Air Control Group 38 Patch represents the Marine Air Control Group 38 which is a United States Marine Corps aviation command and control unit based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar that is currently composed of five squadrons and one battalion that provide the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing’s tactical headquarters, procedural control to aircraft, and air defense support for the I Marine Expeditionary Force.

The white, red and gold triangular patch displays a vertical sword piercing golden wings. Two lightning bolts can be seen coming from the tip of the sword. The words Marine Air Control Group 38 is embroidered near the top of the patch.

MACG 38 USMC Patch Features

  • Iron-on Adhesive Backing so that you can either sew or iron on the patch to your uniform, pack, or any other type of material.
  • Patch measures approximately 3″ in.

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar (MCAS Miramar) is located in Miramar, San Diego, California. It’s a crucial installation of the United States Marine Corps. Originally established as Naval Auxiliary Air Station (NAAS) Miramar, it later became Naval Air Station (NAS) Miramar before transitioning to USMC control. Currently, it is home to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, part of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force.

MCAS Miramar is renowned as the world’s largest Master Jet Air Station. The airfield, named Mitscher Field since 1955 in honor of Admiral M.A. Mitscher, a World War II commander, has a rich history of military aviation. It is notably the former site of the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School’s TOPGUN training program, which relocated to Naval Air Station Fallon in Nevada in 1996.

During World War I, Camp Kearny was established for infantry training. In World War II, the site transitioned to a Marine Corps and Navy air station, with significant runway expansions and operational changes.

Post-World War II, the Marines relocated to MCAS El Toro, and Miramar was redesignated NAS Miramar. The base experienced significant growth during the Vietnam War, developing into a Master Jet Station. The transition back to Marine Corps control occurred in 1997, following the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) recommendations in 1993.

Today, MCAS Miramar is a vital training and operational base for the USMC, accommodating numerous Marine aircraft and units. It focuses on providing advanced aviation training and support for various Marine Corps air operations. Despite its evolution over the decades, MCAS Miramar remains a significant and dynamic component of the USMC’s aviation capabilities.

Additional information

Weight .02 lbs
Dimensions 3.25 × 4.25 × .125 in