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Beaufort set to receive new F-35B joint strike fighter jets

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BEAUFORT, SC (WTOC) -

A community celebration is planned in honor of the arrival of new F-35B joint strike fighters to the Lowcountry.

Beaufort is set to receive five joint strike fighter squadrons and will be the only training ground for F-35B pilots. They'll celebrate the arrival of the new planes on Friday night at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

People can enjoy live music from the Parris Island Marine Band, watermelon and a fireworks show.

The event is free and open to the public.  

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