Monday and Tuesday were the first days I've had the opportunity to turn on the radios in about a week. Monday was a slow MilCom day as usual, but Tuesday proved interesting with a lot of activity from MCAS Beaufort F/A-18s and F-35s working with a JTAC (Joint Terminal Attack Controller) at Townsend Range in … Continue reading Townsend Range JTAC Activity; 12 February 2019
Brunswick - The USMC MAG-31 F/A-18 squadrons and the F-35B FRS squadron at MCAS Beaufort have recently undergone a number of air-to-air and Base frequency changes, leading to an update of my Milair page, but I thought I would also make those changes a blog post as well. A basic overview is that VMFA-115 has … Continue reading MCAS Beaufort F/A-18 and F-35 Squadron Frequency Changes
Savannah - It had been a few months since I had the chance to visit the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge's Laurel Hill Wildlife Drive, so with low tides on Saturday morning I figured it was a good opportunity to go back over. For whatever reason it turned out not to be the most fruitful visit, … Continue reading Photos From the Savannah NWR; 10 September 2016
To say the least it has been an interesting couple of days on the radios at the monitoring station. I've been in Savannah, and suffering with a cold and sore throat, wasn't able to talk for a couple of days. It was the perfect excuse to enjoy some monitoring time (while also consuming mass quantities … Continue reading Notes From the Monitoring Station
A few weeks back, I wrote that it seemed that VMFA-312 at MCAS Beaufort were using new Tac (air-to-air) frequencies. After listening for a few weeks, it became obvious that they weren't. Except for that one catch of them using different frequencies, they used their usual frequencies of 301.950 (Tac 1) and 320.300 (Tac 2) … Continue reading VMFA-312 Hasn’t Changed Their Frequencies After All
Yesterday's monitoring seems to indicate that the F/A-18Cs of VMFA-312 at MCAS Beaufort are using some new air-to-air frequencies. Between the thunderstorms yesterday I heard CHECK 63/64, CHECK 61/62, and CHECK 69 returning from Florida to MCAS Beaufort with Jax Center on 285.650, 282.200, and 322.500. During the time I heard them on the ATC … Continue reading New VMFA-312 Frequencies?
Location: Savannah In between doing household chores today, I turned on the radios to see what there would be to hear during this week between holidays. I didn't expect to hear much it has turned out to be a fairly active day, especially in the Warning areas off of the coast. F-15s from the Florida … Continue reading Holiday MilCom Activity
WTOC News reported tonight that VMFA-312 and part of MALS-31 returned to MCAS Beaufort from their deployment aboard the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) today. I didn't hear any VMFA-312 flights return into MCAS Beaufort today (I wasn't around the radios all day) but WTOC's video clearly showed F/A-18s in VMFA-312 markings on the flightline. … Continue reading Welcome Home VMFA-312 and MALS-31!
There is runway maintenance on the runway intersection at MCAS Beaufort which prevents the base's F/A-18 Hornets from flying out of the airfield until repairs are completed. As a result, some of the squadrons are temporarily operating out of Savannah IAP. Aircraft from VMFA-122 (NIKELs), VMFA-251 (TBOLTs), and VMFA-312 (CHECKs) are at Savannah IAP this … Continue reading Runway Maintenance at MCAS Beaufort, Some Squadrons Train out of Savannah
VMFA-312 from MCAS Beaufort has been back in the air for the last several weeks after returning from a recent deployment. They have resumed use of their CHECK 6# callsigns and continue to use their previous base and Tac frequencies:228.200 - VMFA-312 Base301.950 - VMFA-312 Tac 1320.300 - VMFA-312 Tac 2Mac McCormick, KF4LMTkf4lmt@comcast.net