Marine Aviators Head for Pacific

Beaufort Marines are heading to the western Pacific for a six-month deployment. More than 100 Marines with Marine All-Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 5-33 left today for a scheduled deployment in support of the Marine Corps' Western Pacific Unit Deployment program.

They'll be based in Iwakuni, Japan, participating in training exercises with Pacific Rim countries.

The Hawks will replace Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 2-51, which is expected to return to Beaufort tomorrow evening.

Reported by: Jaime Dailey,