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Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort
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"The noise you hear is the sound of freedom"
Beaufort, S.C.


Our 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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MAG-31 Change of Command
Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort
June 28, 2024 | 40:09
MAG-31 Change of Command
Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort
June 28, 2024 | 40:09
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MAG-31 Change of Command
MOS Spotlight: Motor Transport
VMFT-402 Arrives At MCAS Beaufort
Marine Monday: Cpl. Loya
The Warlord Games
H&HS Warriors Night
MCAS Beaufort Month of the Military Child
Corporals Course Instructors
Military Appreciation Month
Tri-Command builds oyster castles
Marine Monday: Chris Wilk
Marine Monday
MOS Spotlight: Crew Chief
VMFA-533 Warrior's Night
Marine Monday: Maj. Miles

Air Station News

Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Leaders

MCAS Beaufort Commanding Officer

Colonel Mark D. Bortnem

Colonel Mark Bortnem grew up in Milford, MI, and has been a Marine for over 30 years, first enlisting in the Marine Corps in 1991.As an enlisted Marine, Colonel Bortnem served as a Supply Administration and Operations Specialist in Camp Lejeune, NC, before being selected for the Marine Enlisted...

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MCAS Beaufort Executive Officer

Lieutenant Colonel Robert L. Steinhauser III

Lieutenant Colonel Steinhauser is a native of DeForest, Wisconsin and a 2005 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  Upon graduation from the Basic School in Quantico Virginia, Second Lieutenant Steinhauser reported to Naval Air Station Pensacola for Naval Aviation Training....

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MCAS Beaufort Sergeant Major

Sergeant Major Bryan M. Alfaro

A native of Fullerton, CA, SgtMaj Alfaro enlisted in the Marine Corps and attended Recruit Training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego in October 1995.  Upon completion of recruit training and Marine Combat Training Private First Class Alfaro reported to Military Police School, Ft. McClellan,...

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