Warlords return to Fightertown

Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort // July 16, 2014

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C. -- Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 returned to Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, July 11, and with it, the future of Marine Corps aviation.

"July 11, 2014 marks the homecoming of Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 to the Lowcountry, after spending a couple years located at Eglin Air Force Base,” said Col. Peter Buck, the commanding officer of MCAS Beaufort.

“We have a strong relationship with Beaufort and the surrounding communities that has existed for over 71 years,” said Buck. “From our roots of training for anti-submarine patrols during World War II to now as we welcome this squadron that's responsible for flying the nation's fifth-generation, dominant aircraft, we're fortunate to have the support of what we consider to be one of the most military-friendly communities in the nation.”

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U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. John Wilkes.