Lowcountry Region

Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

The Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort is the second highest tasked aviation unit in the Marine Corps and projected to increase over time to 106,000 operations per year. MCAS Beaufort supports operations for the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, attached II Marine Expeditionary Force unit, and Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island.

MCAS hosts the only USMC F-18 squadrons and is the sole training installation for training F-35B pilots, including US and foreign squadrons. The F-35 is the nation’s most advanced aviation war fighting aircraft.