For those of you wondering what is happening to the Marine Corps Air Station Tustin, it's in shambles! After a weekend visit to LA, I decided to take the family down to see the old stomping grounds. What a shock.
The street signs on Red Hill still say MCAS Tustin, but the MP shack and gate are long gone. So is the "new" base housing (ca. 1990). The hangers are still there, but delapatated. Windows are broken out, the paint on the concrete supports peeling away. There are brand new condo's and townhomes on the old Compass Road. You can have a great view on the hangars for $1 mil.
Most of the barracks and buildings are still in good shape, except for the medical building and the MP/Admin building next door. The chruch is still up, but they don't let visitors on there any more. The city closed access to the site.
The HMT-302 hangar is gone, along with the smaller buildings that were on that side of the base. HMH-465/466 hangars are still there, but the flightline is almost all gone. Just big piles of dirt/concrete. The flightline shacks are still on one piece.
At the main gate, there are new buildins there, that appear to be a college. The ATC tower is still up as is the runway and spots. Covered in weeds, but still there.
I will post the pics in coming days. Here is a memory for all you prior Tustin folks.....