MCAS Beaufort Base Guide

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U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Ospreys with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 261, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, land at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Beaufort, Sept. 29, 2023.
U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Ospreys with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 261, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, land at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Beaufort, Sept. 29, 2023. VMM-261 transported Marines with MCAS Beaufort, returning from clean-up efforts at a mishap site. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kyle Baskin)

 

Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort is home to the Marine Corps' Atlantic Coast fixed-wing, fighter-attack aircraft assets.

It's among the United States military's most important and most historically colorful installations.

Consisting of some 6,900 acres, the installation is home to seven Marine Corps F/A- 18 squadrons. Two additional Navy F/A-18 squadrons joined the Fightertown community in March 2000. Three versions of the F/A-18 Hornet are found aboard MCAS Beaufort, the F/A-18 Hornet A/Cs and the F/A-18 D.