MCAS Miramar is home to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and the Marines and Navy personnel who support this highly operational command. The 3rd MAW is the aviation element of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force. MCAS Miramar is best known for the TOPGUN training program (formally entitled Naval Fighter Weapons School) immortalized in the film Top Gun, starring Tom Cruise. During its heyday of TOPGUN, Miramar was nicknamed "Fighter Town U.S.A."
CTC is a two-year, open admissions college dedicated to providing accessible educational opportunities to students both locally at the central campus in Killeen, TX and globally. CTC serves military personnel and their families at more than 150 sites worldwide. We are ranked first in the state of Texas and 20th in the nation among the top 100 community college associate degree producers. CTC is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is also a Serviceman’s Opportunity College (SOC) school.
Our degree and certificate programs are available in the classroom, online or through CD-Rom. These multimedia course offerings provide the military community with an easily accessible, reliable and cost-efficient means of pursuing their educational goals.