MACS-8 was formed in 1952 at MCAS Miami, Florida and disbanded in June 1971 after the return from the Far East(MCAF Futenma, Okinawa). Most members attending our reunions served with the Squadron during the 1961-1965 tour in New River, North Carolina with cruises to Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico by LST. In April 1964, we took a MATS flight to Japan and road transport to our new headquarters at NAS, Atsugi. We were shipped In January 1965 to Camp Schwab, Okinawa, then to the islands northern jungles for training and operational duties. In May 1965, MACS-8 came back to the U.S. with many getting orders at MCAS, El Toro, California or being discharged.
During Korea, the USMC had outfits called Ground Controlled Intercept Squadrons. These were the predecessors of all Marine Air Control Squadrons.
MCAS Miami, FL.. 1956-1958
Page Field, Parris Island, SC.. Prior to Dec1959 to Feb1960
NAS Atsugi, Japan.. May1964 to Jan1965
Camp Schwab, Okinawa.. Jan1965 to May1965
MCAS Cherry Point, NC.. May1965 to Oct1966