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2:02 pm on Thursday February 5, 2015
The first foreign F-35 jet was assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort was flown by the UK Senior National Representative, Pilot Hugh Nichols.
3:11 pm on Friday September 12, 2014
Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 executed the first F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter flight supported entirely by Marine maintenance on September 4.
10:09 am on Monday September 8, 2014
The Marine Corps' only F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter training squadron completed their first F-35B Lightning II takeoff supported entirely by Marine maintainers aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort on September 4.
8:02 am on Saturday August 2, 2014
The F-35B arrived in Beaufort on July 17, and now the craft has completed its first vertical takeoff and landing at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. The Friday landing was executed by Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501’s (VMFAT-501)...
8:10 am on Tuesday March 18, 2014
A public meeting in Beaufort on Thursday is a chance to base your opinion about the impact of the new F-35B fighter jets on fact.
8:28 pm on Tuesday August 20, 2013
F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters fly-by during a debut showcasing the aircraft to Beaufort's community at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort on August 20. The F-35 will replace the Marine Corps' aging legacy tactical fleet. MCAS Beaufort is...
9:43 am on Tuesday May 21, 2013
The F-35B recently completed its first vertical takeoff and Lockheed Martin has shared a video of the take off and landing, check it out up top. While the "B" variant of the plane has completed several short takeoff and vertical landings, this is...
11:43 am on Wednesday April 3, 2013
The Beaufort air station and all or the Marine Corps have been waiting and waiting for the new vertical-takeoff capable F-35B warplane. Popular Mechanics rounds out five major issues holding the state-of-the-art plane back.
4:59 am on Monday March 11, 2013
So far the sequestration's impact has been targeted at general across-the-board cuts, but The New York Times is reporting that President Obama's administration and the Pentagon are looking to transform the general cuts into targeted and deep...
4:48 am on Monday March 11, 2013
The three F-35B squadrons and a training center were a major win for Beaufort's military community, representing some $352 million in upgrades for the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. In all, area military makes for an estimated $1.2 billion...