The old brick school at the now-closed Marine Corps Air Station El Toro is a haunted reminder of the deaths tied to toxins that affected Marines and their families for generations, including the reporter from Salem-News.com who produced this: Tim King
I was stationed at El Toro USMC airbase for all my stateside duty, except Avionics School in Jax Florida, and my overseas tours to Japan, Vietnam, Korea, Philippines, Hong Kong, and Okinawa. El Toro was like home. I miss it. It was quite the place. Here see some old pictures, some newer ones, and a Landing of an F-18 on the old runways of today, a fly by over the near by LTA blimp/Helicopter station and a Landing at the Orange County John Wayne Airport, also nearby. Semper Fi to all those who served and let me know if you ever were stationed there. Thanks kindly. I have other Marine Corps videos on my channel if you search USMC playlist. Dave Herbert Retired MSgt, USMC Avionics
Tim King's report about the toxic soup that affects Marines and others who served aboard and live near MCAS El Toro, the closed-down Marine air base in Irvine, California. Visit Salem-News.com and enter 'El Toro' as a key word to read and view hundreds of related reports.
I explored the barracks on the north end of the base, 20 years after closure. Watch Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmBGHLeCsaY
A quick edit of the abandoned military base in El Toro. Shot with a Canon 7D and 24-70 2.8L. Edited in Premiere Pro and After Effects. Color grading done with Magic Bullet Looks. Watch Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBz61-Hf4mk
A final look at what will soon be just memories. MCAS El Toro is being demolished to make way for the new Orange County Great Park. Relive History.
Former M.C.A.S. El Toro & The Orange County Great Park on July 10, 2010.
Vid of my 2002 Toyota Tacoma on the El Toro marine base. My taco has an AEM intake, and is otherwise stock. I tried to see if I could actually get on the old runways, and once i did, i put the pedal to the floor. I figured since I was out there I might as well have a little fun. By the way before you consider doing this, consider the possible consequences as I probably was trespassing. There were other cars driving out there, but I'm sure they were doing it legally.
This was the site of the West Coast Phantom Country of the 1980s, Marine Corps F-4 Phantom Squadrons, VMFA-314, VMFA-323, VMFA-531 and VMFP-3
El Toro Marine Base in Irvine, California next to the Irvine Great Park.