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March 26, 2020

Post #2 - MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C. – Beaufort is now setting Health Protection Condition Charlie (HPCON-C) to maintain the readiness and protection of base personnel and families.

HPCON-C means there is sustained community transmission.

Personnel are advised to strictly adhere to measures outlined in HPCON-B, such as social distancing, avoid crowded areas, and avoid shaking hands and stay home as much as possible. Routinely clean surfaces, cough into your elbow, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer, and wash hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.

MCAS Beaufort personnel along with Public Health Emergency Officials are working diligently to implement best practices, execute plans and remain prepared should there be a need to increase to the next level of HPCON.

Personnel who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 such as a cough, fever and shortness of breath or have been exposed to the virus should remain home and contact their health care professional for guidance.

All updates involving MCAS Beaufort will be posted here and https://www.beaufort.marines.mil/.

For additional guidance on COVID-19, please visit www.cdc.gov/covid19.

 

Post #1 - MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C. – Starting Friday, Mar. 27, the MCAS Beaufort chow hall will be implementing takeout only. Please follow the instructions of the food service personnel while utilizing the chow hall. These measures are being implemented to help mitigate the risk of exposure to COVID-19. 

Personnel who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 such as a cough, fever, and shortness of breath or have been exposed to the virus should remain home and contact their health care professional for guidance.

As a reminder, personnel are advised to practice social distancing, avoid crowded areas, avoid shaking hands, and stay home as much as possible. Routinely clean surfaces, cough into your elbow, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer, and wash hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.

All updates involving MCAS Beaufort will be posted here and our Facebook page.

For additional guidance on COVID-19, please visit www.cdc.gov/covid19.

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March 23, 2020
 

For questions pertaining to COVID-19 or when and where to receive care, please call Naval Hospital Beaufort’s local COVID-19 information line at 843-228-5175, option 2. NHB’s local COVID-19 information line is available for all Tricare beneficiaries. Nurses are standing by to answer your questions 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For all updates pertaining to Naval Hospital Beaufort make sure to follow NHB’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/navalhospitalbeaufort/ and their website https://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nhbeaufort/Pages/Welcome_Page.aspx.

 You can also call The Tricare nurse advice line 24/7 and speak to a nurse at 1-800-TRICARE (1-800-847-2273), option 1 or visit them online at https://www.mhsnurseadviceline.com/home.

All updates involving MAS Beaufort will be posted here and at https://www.beaufort.marines.mil/.

For additional guidance on COVID-19, please visit www.cdc.gov/covid19.

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March 20, 2020 
 

Post #2 - MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C. – Naval Hospital Beaufort (NHB) has established the COVID-19 Information Line. The NHB COVID-19 Information Line is open 7 days a week from 0800 to 1600. The number is 843-228-5175 option 2. Get your symptoms checked by nurses over the phone. Significant symptoms are fever of 100.4 or higher AND respiratory symptoms such as coughing or shortness of breath.

In addition to the NHB COVID-19 Information Line, please see the below numbers for useful sources:
Nurse Advice Line: 1-800-TRICARE (1-800-874-2273)
Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Care Line:  855-472-3432 

 

Post #1 - MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C. – A U.S. Marine assigned to a command stationed aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort tested positive for COVID-19 at Beaufort Memorial Hospital on March 17, after returning from leave in California.

As directed by healthcare professionals, the Marine is in isolation at their residence and will receive follow-on medical assessment. 

MCAS Beaufort leadership and local Public Health Emergency Officials are taking the necessary precautions to prevent a potential outbreak.
Beaufort is committed to protecting the health of our communities. We will continue to monitor the situation and coordinate with U.S. health agencies and to preserve the wellness of our service members and families.

Anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 such as a cough, fever and shortness of breath or have been exposed to the virus should remain home and contact their healthcare professional for guidance.

All updates involving MCAS Beaufort will be posted here and our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MCASBeaufort/

For additional guidance on COVID-19, please visit www.cdc.gov/covid19.

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March 19, 2020
 

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C. – MCAS Beaufort is currently in Health Protection Condition Bravo (HPCON-B) to maintain the readiness and protection of base personnel and families. MCAS Beaufort military and medical leaders are taking the necessary precautions to prevent a potential outbreak. MCAS Beaufort personnel along with Public Health Emergency Officials are working diligently to review best practices, hone plans and remain prepared should there be a need to increase to the next level of HPCON.

Personnel who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 such as a cough, fever and shortness of breath or have been exposed to the virus should remain home and contact their health care professional for guidance.

In HPCON-B, personnel are advised to practice social distancing, avoid crowded areas, avoid shaking hands and stay home as much as possible. Routinely clean surfaces, cough into your elbow, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer, and wash hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.

All updates involving MCAS Beaufort will be posted here and on our Facebook page. For additional guidance on COVID-19, please visit www.cdc.gov/covid19

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March 16, 2020
 

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C. – MCAS Beaufort will remain at normal operations to continue our mission of supporting MAG-31, this includes all MCCS activities. By direction of the Department of Defense the following measures will be implemented, starting today.

Travel restrictions are in effect from March 16 to May 11.

  • All Marines will stop movement of any Permanent Change of Station (PCS) or Temporary Duty (TDY).
  • All USMC civilian personnel and family members will stop movement of any government funded transportation, including all PCS and TDY.
  • Travel that has already been initiated, meaning the individual(s) are in transit, may continue to their final destination.
  • Individuals whose TDY ends while the travel restriction is in effect are authorized to return to their homes. 

Marine leave and liberty is only authorized locally. For Marines working aboard MCAS Beaufort, this is no greater than an 85 mile radius from MCAS Beaufort.

Exceptions to the guidelines above are granted on a case by case basis and through the individual’s chain of command.

For more details on the information above check out MARADMIN 167/20 at https://www.marines.mil/News/Messages/Messages-Display/Article/2112231/update-3-us-marine-corps-disease-containment-preparedness-planning-guidance-for/.

Additionally, DoDEA Schools on Laurel Bay are closed and will remain closed until further notice.

Further updates will be posted as policies and directives are established and promulgated.

Continue to follow guidance and information pertaining to COVID-19 from The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html.

 

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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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)
Man vs. Machine
Two firemen watch an instructor demonstrate a technique for fire training aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Thursday, July 25. The firefighters from not just the air station but Burton Fire District along with many others conducted hands-on training during the Man vs. Machine course taught by P.L. Vulcan Fire Training Concepts. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aidan Parker)
Man vs. Machine
A firefighter from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Fire and Emergency Services cuts an iron plate using a burning rod of metal aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, July 25. This was taught to the first responders in order to combat full mechanical entrapment of a person. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aidan Parker)
Man vs. Machine
First Responders from multiple departments throughout South Carolina preform a lever technique on a downed aircraft aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, July 25. The lever technique is important for first responders because it doesn’t require many resources to accomplish, training as a team helps keep our interoperability between departments high. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Aidan Parker)
Beaufort celebrates 64th annual Water Festival
Col. Timothy Miller walks during the 64th annual Beaufort Water Festival Grand Parade in downtown Beaufort, July 20. Miller is the commanding officer of Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort.
Beaufort celebrates 64th annual Water Festival
Members of the Parris Island Marine Corps Island Band perform during the opening ceremony of the Beaufort Water Festival, July 12. The Parris Island Marine Band's primary mission is to provide musical support for recruit graduations and other military ceremonies and events.
Beaufort celebrates 64th annual Water Festival
Members of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island color guard take part in the opening ceremony of the Beaufort Water Festival in downtown Beaufort, July 12.
Fightertown Marines rescue lowcountry civilians from drowning
Explosives Ordnance Disposal technicians Gunnery Sgt. Keith Losordo and Sgt. Joshua Alexander pose for a photo aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, July 11. Losordo and Alexander saved two people from drowning in Port Royal, July 4th.

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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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