Townsend Range JTAC Activity; 12 February 2019

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

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

Interesting F/A-18 and F-15C Air-to-Ground Combat Training at Townsend Range and the Coastal MOA

Savannah - Over the last few days, from both home and from the mobile station, I have had the chance to listen to some very interesting air-to-ground combat training from Townsend Range and the Coastal MOA between Savannah and Brunswick in coastal Georgia. F/A-18s based out of MCAS Beaufort along with F/A-18s from NASJRB Fort … Continue reading Interesting F/A-18 and F-15C Air-to-Ground Combat Training at Townsend Range and the Coastal MOA

Exercise Atlantic Spear

Savannah - Over the weekend, I heard that F-15s from the 104th Fighter Wing, Massachusetts Air National Guard and the 144th Fighter Wing, California Air National Guard arrived had arrived at the Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center/Air Dominance Center. On Tuesday, when I came back to Savannah from Brunswick, I heard the F-15s working offshore … Continue reading Exercise Atlantic Spear

VMFA(AW)-533 Deploys to the Western Pacific

Savannah - On Wednesday I caught F/A-18Ds from VMFA(AW)-533 departing MCAS Beaufort westbound with tanker support.  This afternoon, I came across a DVIDS story that confirmed that it was the squadron leaving on a Unit Deployment Program deployment to the Western Pacific.  They departed as FEUD 11-16 and FEUD 21-26 with tanker support for PETRO … Continue reading VMFA(AW)-533 Deploys to the Western Pacific

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