MCAS Beaufort F/A-18 and F-35 Squadron Frequency Changes

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

Weekend Radio – 20/21 August 2016

Savannah - I haven't had the opportunity to play radio recently, but this weekend I had a lot of fun receiving and transmitting. On the scanning side, it was a fairly active MilAir weekend and on the amateur radio side of things, it was International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend (ILLW) so the airwaves were a target … Continue reading Weekend Radio – 20/21 August 2016

Exercise Palmetto Fire in Coastal Georgia

Savannah - Over the last couple of days, I've heard a good bit of activity from MCAS Beaufort jets operating over Fort Stewart. A little bit of listening and research indicates that it is an exercise named "Palmetto Fire" that began on 27 July and will last to 7 August. According to the DVIDS article … Continue reading Exercise Palmetto Fire in Coastal Georgia

VMFA(AW)-224 F/A-18D Crashes Offshore of SC

http://www2.wsav.com/sav/news/local/article/south_carolina_marines_recovering_after_fighter_jet_crash/105146/I caught the tail end of the SAR after eating dinner and before going to Church this evening. At the time I wasn't sure if it was a fighter, but I knew that it was not a drill. 282.800, SAR Common was being used and 413.000, CG 410 was being used. There were also related … Continue reading VMFA(AW)-224 F/A-18D Crashes Offshore of SC

VMFA(AW)-224 Back at MCAS Beaufort

VMFA(AW)-224 is back at MCAS Beaufort after a deployment. They are back in the air, flying training missions offshore in the W-areas and at Townsend Range using their usual callsign BENGAL and the following frequencies:344.200 - VMFA(AW)-224 Base250.300 - VMFA(AW)-224 Tac 1258.900 - VMFA(AW)-224 Tac 2Mac McCormick III, KF4LMTkf4lmt@comcast.net

VMFA(AW)-224 Deploys to Japan This Week

According to news reports from WSAV and WTOC in Savannah, VMFA(AW)-224 deploys to Japan for a six month rotation this week. Approximately 20 personnel departed today with the bulk of the squadron to follow later in the week. I was not around the radios today, so I didn't hear if the squadron's F/A-18s departed or … Continue reading VMFA(AW)-224 Deploys to Japan This Week

Yet Another Frequency Change at MCAS Beaufort

In addition to previously noted changes at MCAS Beaufort, I've heard yet another one over the last few days. VMFA(AW)-224 Base seems to have changed from 305.800 to 344.200. 344.200 used to be the Base frequency for VMFA(AW)-332. When VMFA(AW)-332 when into Cadre status, I left their frequencies programmed in just for something like this. … Continue reading Yet Another Frequency Change at MCAS Beaufort

VMFA-312 Deploys to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan

According to Stars and Stripes, VMFA-312 has deployed to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan to replace VMFA(AW)-224, who are returning to MCAS Beaufort. VMFA-312's deployment should last approximately a year.I don't know if this is related, but yesterday evening, an AMTRAN flight (AMTRAN regularly handles DOD charters) came through MCAS Beaufort. It could have been related to … Continue reading VMFA-312 Deploys to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan