MCAS Beaufort

Location

Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, home of the Marine Corps’ Atlantic Coast fixed-wing, fighter-attack aircraft assets, is located in the heart of the South Carolina Lowcountry and is among the United States military’s most important and most historically colorful installations. Consisting of some 6,900 acres 70 miles southwest of Charleston, South Carolina on Highway 21.


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History

In 1779, during the Revolutionary War, British troops landed at what is now the Laurel Bay Housing area and battled American revolutionary troops at Gray’s Hill.

The Beaufort area was also a staging area for both Confederate and Union troops during the civil war and elaborate plantation homes still line Bay Street, overlooking the Beaufort River. By June 15, 1943, the Civil Aeronautics Authority established Naval Air Station Beaufort as an auxiliary air station which supported advanced training of anti-submarine patrol squadrons which ensured the security of shipping along the Eastern seaboard.

Mission
The Mission of Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort is to continue supporting establishment operations in support of 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.

Population Served

Today Currently, the Fightertown family consists of more than 700 Marines and Sailors along with 600 civilian personnel who ensure approximately 3,40 0 personnel of Marine Air Group 31 and its component squadrons and tenant units are readily deployable.

Base Transportation

Currently there is no base transportation.

 

Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort
Post Office Box 55001
Beaufort, SC 29904-5001

Commercial: 843-228-7121
DSN: 832-7100

MAG-31 Personnel: All military personnel with orders to MAG-31 should check in with the MAG-31 S-1, located in Building 1252.Squadrons that fall under MAG-31 include MALS-31, VMFA-115, VMFA-122, VMFA(AW)-224, VMFA-251, VMFA-312 and VFMA(AW)-533.
For more information, call (843)228-7312, DSN 335-7312.

H&HS Personnel: All military personnel with orders to Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron should check in with the Station S-1, located in building 601, Room 125B. For more information, call (843)228-7121, DSN 335-7121.

MWSS-273 Personnel: All military personnel with orders to Marine Wing Support Squadron 273 should check in with the Station S-1, located in building 601, Room 125B. For more information, call (843)228-7121, DSN 335-7121.

CLC-23 Personnel: All military personnel with orders to Combat Logistics Company 23 should check in with their respective units in Building 614. For more information, call (843)228-8511.

MACS-2, Det. A Personnel: All military personnel with orders to Marine Air Control Squadron 2, Det. A, should check in with their respective units in Building 662. For more information, call (843)228-6798, DSN 335-6798.