More troops from our area are on their way overseas, all a part of Operation Enduring Freedom. The latest deployment took off from the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort last night, where a squadron of more than 100 Marines and Navy specialists boarded a jumbo jet for the Middle East.
They're part of the Marine all-weather fighter attack squadron known as "the Hawks." Eight of the FA-18Ds they support took off yesterday morning.
"They're as prepared as you can get," said Capt. Don Caetano. "They've trained long and hard for this I mean, we train for war every day."
The Marine Corp Air Station Beaufort is gearing up to deploy the 251st Squadron later this week.