Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

 

Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

"The Noise You Hear, is the Sound of FREEDOM."
Inert munitions impact at Townsend Bombing Range, Georgia. June 12. F-16 Falcons with the 157th Fighter Squadron, 169th Fighter Wing from McEntire Joint National Guard Base used the range to rehearse air-to-ground training. Aircraft around the Defense Department regularly use the range to practice strafing and dropping inert munitions.
TBR increases mission readiness throughout DoD
Inert munitions impact at Townsend Bombing Range, Georgia. June 12. F-16 Falcons with the 157th Fighter Squadron, 169th Fighter Wing from McEntire Joint National Guard Base used the range to rehearse air-to-ground training. Aircraft around the Defense Department regularly use the range to practice strafing and dropping inert munitions.
An F-16 Fighting Falcon conducts air-to-ground training at Townsend Bombing Range, Georgia June 12. Aircraft around the Department of Defense regularly use the range to rehearse strafing and dropping inert munitions. The aircraft is with 157th Fighter Squadron, 169th Fighter Wing based out of McEntire Joint National Guard Base, Georgia.
TBR increases mission readiness throughout DoD
An F-16 Fighting Falcon conducts air-to-ground training at Townsend Bombing Range, Georgia June 12. Aircraft around the Department of Defense regularly use the range to rehearse strafing and dropping inert munitions. The aircraft is with 157th Fighter Squadron, 169th Fighter Wing based out of McEntire Joint National Guard Base, Georgia.
An F-16 Fighting Falcon conducts air-to-ground training at Townsend Bombing Range, Georgia June 12. Aircraft around the Department of Defense regularly use the range to rehearse strafing and dropping inert munitions. The aircraft is with 157th Fighter Squadron, 169th Fighter Wing based out of McEntire Joint National Guard Base, Georgia.
TBR increases mission readiness throughout DoD
An F-16 Fighting Falcon conducts air-to-ground training at Townsend Bombing Range, Georgia June 12. Aircraft around the Department of Defense regularly use the range to rehearse strafing and dropping inert munitions. The aircraft is with 157th Fighter Squadron, 169th Fighter Wing based out of McEntire Joint National Guard Base, Georgia.
An F-16 Fighting Falcon conducts air-to-ground training at Townsend Bombing Range, Georgia June 12. Aircraft around the Department of Defense regularly use the range to rehearse strafing and dropping inert munitions. The aircraft is with 157th Fighter Squadron, 169th Fighter Wing based out of McEntire Joint National Guard Base, Georgia.
TBR increases mission readiness throughout DoD
An F-16 Fighting Falcon conducts air-to-ground training at Townsend Bombing Range, Georgia June 12. Aircraft around the Department of Defense regularly use the range to rehearse strafing and dropping inert munitions. The aircraft is with 157th Fighter Squadron, 169th Fighter Wing based out of McEntire Joint National Guard Base, Georgia.
Members of the Military Working Dog section of the Provost Marshal’s Office pose for a photo aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort June13. The MWD section aids the air station in detecting contraband and conducting security checks. The MWD section is attached to Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron.
MWD: not your average devil dog
Members of the Military Working Dog section of the Provost Marshal’s Office pose for a photo aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort June13. The MWD section aids the air station in detecting contraband and conducting security checks. The MWD section is attached to Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron.
Officer Jack Hunt conducts bite training with his dog aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort June 13. The military working dog section aids the air station in detecting contraband and conducting security checks. Hunt is a dog handler with the Provost Marshal’s Office aboard MCAS Beaufort.
MWD: not your average devil dog
Officer Jack Hunt conducts bite training with his dog aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort June 13. The military working dog section aids the air station in detecting contraband and conducting security checks. Hunt is a dog handler with the Provost Marshal’s Office aboard MCAS Beaufort.
Lance Cpl. Hunter Cauthron places a screen over the engine intake of an F/A-18 Hornet aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort June 6.
VMFA-312 Maintainers sustain mission readiness
Lance Cpl. Hunter Cauthron places a screen over the engine intake of an F/A-18 Hornet aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort June 6. The screen over the engine intake is used when Marines who are not pilots start the aircraft’s engines to conduct pre-flight checks. It ensures foreign object debris does not enter the engine. Cauthron is an engine mechanic and plane captain with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312.
Lance Cpl. Hunter Cathron, right, speaks with Maj. Kevin Bowler prior to take off aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort June 6. Cauthron is the plane captain for this particular aircraft and prior to every flight, he signs off on the inspection, certifying that the pilot is flying an aircraft that is mission ready. At just 23 years old, Cauthron holds the responsibility of ensuring the safety of every Marine on the flight deck before, during and after flight operations and missions. Cauthron is an engine mechanic and plane captain with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312.
VMFA-312 Maintainers sustain mission readiness
Lance Cpl. Hunter Cathron, right, speaks with Maj. Kevin Bowler prior to take off aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort June 6. Cauthron is the plane captain for this particular aircraft and prior to every flight, he signs off on the inspection, certifying that the pilot is flying an aircraft that is mission ready. At just 23 years old, Cauthron holds the responsibility of ensuring the safety of every Marine on the flight deck before, during and after flight operations and missions. Cauthron is an engine mechanic and plane captain with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312.
A UK F-35B Lightning II takes off from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort June 6.
First UK F-35s transition home
A UK F-35B Lightning II takes off from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort June 6. Multiple F-35Bs with the Royal Air Force’s 617 Squadron “Dambusters” departed MCAS Beaufort headed for their new home at Royal Air Force Base Marham, England. The aircraft returning to the UK represents the transition from current to next generation air combat power for 617 Squadron.
A UK F-35B Lightning II takes off from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort June 6.
First UK F-35s transition home
A UK F-35B Lightning II takes off from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort June 6. Multiple F-35Bs with the Royal Air Force’s 617 Squadron “Dambusters” departed MCAS Beaufort headed for their new home at Royal Air Force Base Marham, England. The aircraft returning to the UK represents the transition from current to next generation air combat power for 617 Squadron.
UK F-35B Lightning II prepare to take off from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort June 6.
First UK F-35s transition home
UK F-35B Lightning II prepare to take off from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort June 6. Multiple F-35Bs with the Royal Air Force’s 617 Squadron “Dambusters” departed MCAS Beaufort headed for their new home at Royal Air Force Base Marham, England. The aircraft returning to the UK represents the transition from current to next generation air combat power for 617 Squadron.
A UK F-35B Lightning II taxis aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort June 6.
First UK F-35s transition home
A UK F-35B Lightning II taxis aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort June 6. Multiple F-35Bs with the Royal Air Force’s 617 Squadron “Dambusters” departed MCAS Beaufort headed for their new home at Royal Air Force Base Marham, England. The aircraft returning to the UK represents the transition from current to next generation air combat power for 617 Squadron. “617 Squadron has worked tirelessly for the past few weeks and months to prepare the aircraft to bring them to their final home of RAF Marham,” said Ground Capt. Cab Townsend, RAF Marham Station Commander.
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Pit Masters cook off builds camaraderie, sharpens skills
Teams of chefs await the judge’s decision during the quarterly cook off aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort May 16. The theme of this cook off was Pit Masters. Each team prepared a plate of BBQ for the judges. The competition served to foster camaraderie and sharpen the skills of food service Marines and Sodexo workers. The teams are with MCAS Beaufort and Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island.
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MCAS Beaufort Leaders

Sergeant Major Derrick N. Mays
MCAS Beaufort Sergeant Major
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Lieutenant Colonel Matthew W. Stover
MCAS Beaufort Executive Officer
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Colonel Timothy P. Miller
MCAS Beaufort Commanding Officer
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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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