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Maj. Gen. James F. Glynn, the commanding general of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island/Eastern Recruiting Region, smiles at his family during his promotion ceremony aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort on May 5. Glynn was promoted to the rank of major general by Lt. Gen. Brian D. Beaudreault, the commanding general of II Marine Expeditionary Force, while visiting MCAS Beaufort. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aidan Parker)
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Two F/A-18 Hornets assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 (VMFA-251), Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, are positioned outside during a deactivation ceremony for VMFA-251 on April 23. In the future, the Thunderbolts will transition to the F-35C and relocate aboard MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aidan Parker)
VMFA-251 Deactivates, Legacy Continues
Col. Matthew H. Phares, the commanding officer of Marine Aircraft Group 31, reflects on the many accomplishments that VMFA-251 had while active during a deactivation ceremony for VMFA-251 at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C., April 23, 2020. The squadron was active for nearly 80 years, supported various combat operations, and will be stood back up as an F-35C squadron aboard MCAS Cherry Point, N.C. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aidan Parker)
VMFA-251 Deactivates, Legacy Continues
Lt. Col. Roy J. Nicka, the commanding officer of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251, gives thanks to Marines and families during the deactivation ceremony for VMFA-251 at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C., April 23, 2020. The squadron was active for nearly 80 years, supported various combat operations, and will be stood back up as an F-35C squadron aboard MCAS Cherry Point, N.C. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aidan Parker)
VMFA-251 Deactivates, Legacy Continues
Lt. Col. Roy J. Nicka, the commanding officer of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251, gives thanks to Marines and families during the deactivation ceremony for VMFA-251 at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C., April 23, 2020. The squadron was active for nearly 80 years, supported various combat operations, and will be stood back up as an F-35C squadron aboard MCAS Cherry Point, N.C. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aidan Parker)
VMFA-251 Deactivates, Legacy Continues
A Marine assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C. poses for a photo, April 23, 2020. The squadron was active for nearly 80 years, supported various combat operations, and will be stood back up as an F-35C squadron at MCAS Cherry Point, N.C. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aidan Parker)
VMFA-251 Deactivates, Legacy Continues
An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, S.C., is positioned in their hangar during a deactivation ceremony for VMFA-251, April 23, 2020. In the future, the Thunderbolts will transition to the F-35C and relocate aboard MCAS Cherry Point, N.C. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aidan Parker)
Man vs. Machine
Deputy Chief Phil Higgins an instructor from P.L Vulcan Fire Training shows how to properly light and use a torch aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, July 25. P.L. Vulcan Fire Training is a team with combined over 40 years of experience in the fire and emergency services field who travel from Brooklyn, New York to teach different departments these lifesaving skills. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aidan Parker)
MCAS Beaufort Leaders

Colonel Timothy P. Miller
MCAS Beaufort Commanding Officer
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Lt. Col. James H. Banton, Jr.
MCAS Beaufort Executive Officer
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Sergeant Major Derrick N. Mays
MCAS Beaufort Sergeant Major
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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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