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Aug

2014

VMFA-251 soars through SFARP

Cpl. Brendan Roethel, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 251 conducted Strike Fighter Advanced Readiness Program training at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 4-22. The training both pilots and aircrew personnel receive during the exercise hones the air-to-air skills a squadron needs for a six month carrier battle group deployment. SFARP consists of a




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Aug

2014

VMFA-312, VMFA-533 missile shoot

Cpl. Sarah Cherry, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C.

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312 and Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533 conducted a live missile shoot for training, July 21 through 25.




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Aug

2014

Checkerboards assist first east coast Harrier AIM120 shoot

Cpl. Sarah Cherry, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C.

Pilots with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312 Checkerboards from Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort took to the skies in support of Marine Attack Squadron 223, August 7.




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Aug

2014

Sweathogs tear up Ft. Stewart

Cpl. Brendan Roethel, Ft. Stewart, Ga.

The Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 273 departed July 30, and made their way to Fort Stewart in Hinesville, Ga., for Field Exercise 2-14.  Field Exercise 2-14 is a 10 to 12 day field exercise the squadron conducts in order to get Marines and sailors tactically ready with weapon familiarization, performing land navigation, living in the




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Jun

2014

GANG CG visits Fightertown

Cpl. Sarah Cherry, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C.

Major General Thomas R. Moore, the commanding general of the Georgia Air National Guard, visited Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, June 10.  During the visit, Moore toured the Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 hangar and pilot training center. He was able to walk through the classrooms, sit in the F-35 simulator, and learn about the




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Jun

2014

Parris Island ASF Marines feel the burn at Fightertown

Cpl. Brendan Roethel, MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C.

In the blink of an eye, a blast of oleoresin capsicum spray lands on a Marines face. when the spray ran down their foreheads and settled in their skin and eyes, Marines exhibited uncontrollable tearing, coughing, choking plus an extreme burning sensation on any exposed skin from the OC spray. This is how Marines from Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island’s Auxiliary Security Force began their OC contamination training at the Provost Marshal’s Office aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, June 3.




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Jan

2014

Back in the saddle

Cpl. Brady Wood, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

Marines aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort attended mission-oriented training upon returning to work from the end of the year holidays, Jan. 6-7.  The brief, titled “Back in the Saddle,” allowed units to refocus on mission priorities and complete required annual training on certain subjects.  Subjects covered during the training included




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Nov

2013

Fire in the hole

Cpl. Timothy Norris, MCAS BEAUFORT, S.C.

"Fire in the hole! Fire in the hole! Fire in the hole!" yells an explosive ordnance technician before a deep boom shakes the earth, signaling the detonation of an ammonium nitrate explosive at the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort demolition range, Nov 14.  The Air Station Explosive Ordnance Disposal team trains regularly with live explosives,




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Nov

2013

CBRN reinvents unit team training

Cpl. Brady Wood, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

The Chemical, Biological, Radioactive and Nuclear Training Facility aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort passed a new order requiring 30 Marines from each squadron to be trained on CBRN control, Oct. 1.    Originally the training required 10-25 percent of a squadron’s total manpower, but by training only 30 Marines for each squadron it becomes




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May

2013

101 days of summer begins

Pfc. Brendan Roethel, MCAS BEAUFORT

The 101 Days of Summer Brief showed service members how to enjoy various recreational activities while keeping in mind safety precautions during the 101 critical days of summer safety stand down aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, May 22-23.  Due to all of the activities and fun surrounded by the summer months, the 101 Days of Summer Campaign





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