Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

 

Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

"The Noise You Hear, is the Sound of FREEDOM."
A Marine stands guard during hostage situation training aboard Laurel Bay Feb. 4. The training centered on a single individual barricaded in a house. The simulation was designed to be as realistic as possible to give the Marines a chance to test their skills. The Marine is with the Provost Marshal’s Office aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.
PMO units conduct hostage situation training
A Marine stands guard during hostage situation training aboard Laurel Bay Feb. 4. The training centered on a single individual barricaded in a house. The simulation was designed to be as realistic as possible to give the Marines a chance to test their skills. The Marine is with the Provost Marshal’s Office aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.
Marines conduct hostage scenario training aboard Laurel Bay Feb. 4. Each section had a specific role to play in the field. The Special Response Team physically responded to the situation utilizing their personal protective equipment and tactics. The Marines are with the Provost Marshal’s Office aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.
PMO units conduct hostage situation training
Marines conduct hostage scenario training aboard Laurel Bay Feb. 4. Each section had a specific role to play in the field. The Special Response Team physically responded to the situation utilizing their personal protective equipment and tactics. The Marines are with the Provost Marshal’s Office aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.
Rear Admiral Brent W. Scott speaks to a Marine in the chapel aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Feb. 3. Chaplains are religious and spiritual leaders who speak to their Marines on a personal level. Scott gave time for Marines to ask him direct questions at the end of each talk he gave. This allowed them to relate to him directly and bring up topics they were interested in. Scott is the 19th Chaplain of the United States Marine Corps and the Deputy Chief of Navy Chaplains. The Marine is with Marine Aircraft Group 31.
Chaplain of the Marine Corps visits Fightertown
Rear Admiral Brent W. Scott speaks to a Marine in the chapel aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Feb. 3. Chaplains are religious and spiritual leaders who speak to their Marines on a personal level. Scott gave time for Marines to ask him direct questions at the end of each talk he gave. This allowed them to relate to him directly and bring up topics they were interested in. Scott is the 19th Chaplain of the United States Marine Corps and the Deputy Chief of Navy Chaplains. The Marine is with Marine Aircraft Group 31.
Lance Cpl. DuQuane Randall receives an award from Michael Fleischbein aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Feb. 1. Randall received the award for earning Marine of the Quarter for Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501. Randall was accompanied by his wife Kaylan and son Bryson Randall. Randall is an aviation operations specialist with VMFAT-501 and Fleischbein is a financial advisor for First Command Financial Services Beaufort.
VMFAT-501 Marine of the Quarter recognized
Lance Cpl. DuQuane Randall receives an award from Michael Fleischbein aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Feb. 1. Randall received the award for earning Marine of the Quarter for Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501. Randall was accompanied by his wife Kaylan and son Bryson Randall. Randall is an aviation operations specialist with VMFAT-501 and Fleischbein is a financial advisor for First Command Financial Services Beaufort.
An F-5N Tiger II aircraft rests on the flight line aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Dec. 3, 2015. The Marine Division Tactics Course began aboard the air station Jan. 11. The course provides F/A- 18 Hornet aircrew and Marine air intercept controllers with groundside and airborne instruction in doctrine, tactics and weapons considerations for the successful use of Marine fighter attack aircraft in combat. Marine Fighter Training Squadron 401 brought eight F-5N Tiger II aircraft to support red air for the course. Red air is the adversary forces for air-to-air training.The aircraft is with VMFT-401, Marine Aircraft Group 41.
Pilots, maintainers train during MDTC
An F-5N Tiger II aircraft rests on the flight line aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Dec. 3, 2015. The Marine Division Tactics Course began aboard the air station Jan. 11. The course provides F/A- 18 Hornet aircrew and Marine air intercept controllers with groundside and airborne instruction in doctrine, tactics and weapons considerations for the successful use of Marine fighter attack aircraft in combat. Marine Fighter Training Squadron 401 brought eight F-5N Tiger II aircraft to support red air for the course. Red air is the adversary forces for air-to-air training.The aircraft is with VMFT-401, Marine Aircraft Group 41.
A Marine embraces his wife aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Jan. 12. The Marine is returning from a six-month deployment in the Western Pacific as part of the Unit Deployment Program. Marines deployed to Japan and Guam for six months to improve unit operability. The Marine is with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312, Marine Aircraft Group 31.
VMFA-312 Homecoming
A Marine embraces his wife aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Jan. 12. The Marine is returning from a six-month deployment in the Western Pacific as part of the Unit Deployment Program. Marines deployed to Japan and Guam for six months to improve unit operability. The Marine is with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312, Marine Aircraft Group 31.
Squadron Ldr. Jonathan Smith, left, is greeted by Squadron Ldr. Hugh Nichols after his first flight on an F-35B Lightning II aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Jan. 11. Smith, from the United Kingdom, will be the first international pilot to complete the entire F-35B training syllabus aboard the air station. Nichols flew alongside Smith on this flight. Both Smith and Nichols are with the U.K. Royal Air Force detachment attached to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501, Marine Aircraft Group 31.
U.K. pilots begin training at VMFAT-501
Squadron Ldr. Jonathan Smith, left, is greeted by Squadron Ldr. Hugh Nichols after his first flight on an F-35B Lightning II aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Jan. 11. Smith, from the United Kingdom, will be the first international pilot to complete the entire F-35B training syllabus aboard the air station. Nichols flew alongside Smith on this flight. Both Smith and Nichols are with the U.K. Royal Air Force detachment attached to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501, Marine Aircraft Group 31.
A Marine signals Squadron Ldr. Jonathan Smith after his first flight in an F-35B Lightning II aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Jan. 11. Smith, from the United Kingdom, will be the first international pilot to complete the entire F-35B training syllabus aboard the air station. Smith is a pilot with the U.K. Royal Air Force detachment attached to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501, Marine Aircraft Group 31. The Marine is also with the squadron.
U.K. pilots begin training at VMFAT-501
A Marine signals Squadron Ldr. Jonathan Smith after his first flight in an F-35B Lightning II aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Jan. 11. Smith, from the United Kingdom, will be the first international pilot to complete the entire F-35B training syllabus aboard the air station. Smith is a pilot with the U.K. Royal Air Force detachment attached to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501, Marine Aircraft Group 31. The Marine is also with the squadron.
An F-5N Tiger II aircraft rests on the flight line aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Dec. 3. The aircraft arrived at the air station to support Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 in air-to-air training from Dec. 2-Dec. 11. Marine Fighter Training Squadron 401 brought five F-5N Tiger II aircraft to support red air for VMFAT-501.  Red air is the adversary forces for air-to-air training.
VMFT-401 arrives in Fightertown, trains with Warlords
An F-5N Tiger II aircraft rests on the flight line aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Dec. 3. The aircraft arrived at the air station to support Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 in air-to-air training from Dec. 2-Dec. 11. Marine Fighter Training Squadron 401 brought five F-5N Tiger II aircraft to support red air for VMFAT-501. Red air is the adversary forces for air-to-air training.
Notification

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Elliot Drive, the road that provides access to Elliot Elementary, will be closed from the intersection of Albacore St and E/W Althea St to the SE corner of the Elliot Elementary School parking lot from 27 Jan - 10 Feb to accommodate construction across Elliot Drive. Click HERE for more info or image for a full view of the map.
Mission
The Mission of Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort is to continue supporting establishment operations for 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, attached II MEF units, and Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island/Eastern Recruiting Region in order to set the conditions for the enduring success of our supported commands and their missions.

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Air Station News
PMO units conduct hostage situation training

By Lance Cpl. Jonah Lovy | February 9, 2016

Marines with the Provost Marshal’s Office conducted hostage scenario training aboard Laurel Bay Feb. 4. Elements from the Criminal Investigations Division and the Special Reaction Team stationed aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort participated in the exercise. MORE
Chaplain of the Marine Corps visits Fightertown

By Lance Cpl. Jonah Lovy | February 5, 2016

Rear Admiral Brent W. Scott visited Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Feb. 3. Scott is the 19th Chaplain of the United States Marine Corps and the Deputy Chief of Navy Chaplains. MORE
South Carolina law makers pass military retirement income tax exemption bill

By Lance Cpl. Jonah Lovy | February 5, 2016

The South Carolina State Senate passed a bill that exempts military retirement pay from state income taxes Jan. 26. This bill allows local veterans to receive the full benefit of their retirement. MORE
LEADERS
 


Colonel
Peter D. Buck
Commanding Officer
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Lieutenant Colonel
Sean D. Henrickson
Executive Officer
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Sergeant Major
KeCia A. Jordan
Command Sergeant Major
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