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Lt. Col. Benedict G. Buerke relinquishes command of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312 to Lt. Col. Steven B. Bowden aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Aug. 10.
During the ceremony, Buerke was awarded the Bronze Star for his service as the commanding officer of the Checkerboards.
The Parris Island Marine Corps Band performs during a change of command ceremony aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Aug. 10. The Parris Island Marine Corps Band’s primary mission is to provide musical support for recruit graduations and other military ceremonies and events.
Lt. Col. Steven B. Bowden speaks to the audience during the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312 change of command ceremony aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Aug. 10. During the ceremony, Lt. Col. Benedict G. Buerke relinquished command of VMFA-312 to Bowden.
Sgt. Jose R. Trujillovargas secures a vehicle into a stable position during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Aug. 2. Trujillovargas is a motor transport operator for Marine Wing Support Detachment (MWSD) 31.
Cpl. Danny L. Clark and Sgt. Jose R. Trujillovargas help to guide a downed F/A-18 Hornet into a secure position during a Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Aug. 2. Clark is an Aircraft Recovery and Firefighting vehicle operator for Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron and Trujillovargas is a motor transport operator for Marine Wing Support Detachment (MWSD) 31.
U.S. Navy AWS1 Joseph Southern flies aboard a MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter during a Search and Rescue (SAR) training exercise in Beaufort S.C., July 27, 2018.  The purpose of the exercise was to practice and hone professional skills to aid to people in immediate danger or distress. The exercise was a full community involvement including participants from the U.S. military, Naval Hospital Beaufort, and first responders within Beaufort County. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Erin R. Ramsay / Released)
An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter assigned to Coast Guard Air Station Savannah deploys a rescue swimmer to rescue a simulated downed pilot during a Search and Rescue (SAR) exercise July 27. The training was the first SAR exercise to involve F-35B Lightning II pilots.
An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 26 approaches a simulated casualty during a Search and Rescue (SAR) exercise conducted in the Beaufort River, S.C. July 27. Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort tenant units worked side by side with the U.S. Navy, Naval Hospital Beaufort, Savannah Coast Guard and local first responders to conduct the exercise. The training was the first SAR exercise involving F-35B Lightning II pilots. It not only increased mission readiness for each unit involved, but also increased interoperability between military and civilian first responders. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Brittney Vella)
The Parris Island Marine Corps Band performs during a change of command ceremony aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort July 19. The Parris Island Marine Corps Band’s primary mission is to provide musical support for recruit graduations and other military ceremonies and events.
Col. Frank N. Latt relinquishes command of Marine Aircraft Group 31 to Col. Matthew H. Phares aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort July 19. Latt commanded MAG-31
for 17 months before passing on the unit colors to Phares. Previously Phares was assigned to the staff of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing.
Col. Frank Latt, the outgoing commanding officer of Marine Aircraft Group 31, addresses the crowd during a change of command ceremony aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort July 19. Latt relinquished command of Marine Aircraft Group 31 to Col. Matthew H. Phares after commanding MAG-31 for 17 months.
Marines and Sailors took part in a dodgeball tournament aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort July 18. The tournament was held in conjunction with the Semper Fit
Summer Challenge. The program promotes camaraderie, teamwork and a healthy lifestyle.
A Marine throws a dodgeball as part of a tournament for the Semper Fit Summer Challenge aboard Marine Corps
Air Station Beaufort July 18. The Summer Challenge is a program that promotes a healthy, active lifestyle and builds
unit cohesion.
A Marine blocks a dodgeball during a tournament for the Semper Fit Summer Challenge aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort July 18. The Summer Challenge is a program that promotes a healthy, active lifestyle and builds unit cohesion.
Capt. Clay Groover trains during a High Intensity Tactical Training class aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort July 12.  The class was led by Sgt. Jared Skelley. Groover is with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron.
Cpl. Parker Golz conducts V-situps during a High Intensity Tactical Training class led by Force Fitness instructor, Sgt. Jared Skelley July 12 aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. Skelley specializes in creating workout routines for individual Marines focusing on functional planes of motion, combat readiness and injury prevention. Golz is a combat videographer with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron.
Marines exercise during a High Intensity Tactical Training session led by Force Fitness instructor, Sgt. Jared Skelley, July 12 aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. Skelley specializes in creating workout routines for individual Marines focusing on functional planes of motion, combat readiness and injury prevention.
Sgt. Jared Skelley is the Force Fitness instructor with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. Skelley specializes in creating workout routines for individual Marines focusing on functional planes of motion, combat readiness and injury prevention.
Staff Sgt. Steve Gomez wires detonation cord during a tool familiarization range aboard MCAS Beaufort July11. The range was conducted to familiarize the technicians with the gear they utilize during operations. Gomez is an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Marine with MCAS Beaufort.
Sgt. Derek Ford fastens a piece of equipment in place during a tool familiarization range aboard MCAS Beaufort July 11. This type of training is conducted regularly to ensure that each Marine is proficient and ready to use the equipment correctly. Ford is an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Marine with Marine Wing Support Detachment 31.