VMFT-401 “SNIPERs” at MCAS Beuafort

F-5s from the USMC Aggressor Squadron VMFT-401 arrived at MCAS Beaufort yesterday afternoon and have been working in the offshore warning areas with the base’s F/A-18s.  The F-5s have been using their usual callsign SNIPER while the F/A-18s used the callsigns LATCH and SALEM.  I’m not sure which Beaufort squadrons the LATCHes and SALEMs were from but it seemed that they were from VMFA(AW)-533 (normally HAWK) and VMFA(AW)-224 (normally BENGAL).  Whenever the SNIPERs visit, they’re usually here for a couple of weeks so at minimum, they should still be around next week.  If you’ve got a mil-UHF capable scanner, here’s where you can look for them on the radio:

354.400 – Old VFA-86 Base; VMFT-401 Base
261.600 – VMFA-401 air-to-air
277.200 – Old VFA-82 Tac; VMFT-401 air-to-air
308.925 – Old VFA-86 Tac; VMFT-401 air-to-air

290.000 – VMFA-251 Tac; LATCH 11/12 air-to-air
327.475 – VMFA-251 Tac; LATCH 13/14 air-to-air
258.900 – VMFA(AW)-224 Tac; SALEM 25/26 air-to-air
289.275 – VMFA(AW)-533 Tac; LATCH 15/16 air-to-air
376.425 – VMFA-251 Tac; SALEM 22/22 air-to-air

292.125 – MCAS Beaufort Approach/Departure

284.500 – SEALORD North Primary
349.800 – W-157 Discrete
376.900 – W-157 Discrete
385.300 – W-157 Discrete

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