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Are those Navy SEALS storming out of a semi?

The US Navy ‘Nimitz’ has 8 kiosks for ‘briefings’ after which participants will don an Oculus Rift headset and a SubPac vest for a virtual reality experience. Staff can move about 60 participants per hour through the mission. The truck will make its fourth appearance when it arrives at this year’s MCAS Beaufort Air Show.

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Fighting in the skies over Beaufort

Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501, VMFAT-501, hosted aircraft from contractor Airborne Tactical Advantage Company to aid in pilot training against airborne adversaries. ATAC trained with 501 pilots, who fly the new F35B fighters, at MCAS Beaufort on April 13.

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USMC names 2 Parris Island DIs who face courts-martial; one linked to recruit’s death

Two former Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island drill instructors — both linked to allegations of hazing and abuse of Muslim recruits — have been identified and will have their cases tried in the military’s highest court. Gunnery Sgt. Joseph A. Felix and Sgt. Michael K. Eldridge will face general courts-martial at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., on soon-to-be announced dates for charges ranging from cruelty and maltreatment to drunk and disorderly conduct, the Corps announced Wednesday evening.

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Combat pilots: Ace buried in Beaufort died on this dangerous mission

Capt. Albert Schlegel was buried Thursday with full military honors at Beaufort National Cemetery more than 70 years after his death. He was shot down during a strafing run — one of the most dangerous types of missions in World War II — over France on Aug. 28, 1944. Historical records suggest he bailed out successfully, was captured and soon executed by the Germans.

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Are those Navy SEALS storming out of a semi?

The US Navy ‘Nimitz’ has 8 kiosks for ‘briefings’ after which participants will don an Oculus Rift headset and a SubPac vest for a virtual reality experience. Staff can move about 60 participants per hour through the mission. The truck will make its fourth appearance when it arrives at this year’s MCAS Beaufort Air Show.
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Are those Navy SEALS storming out of a semi? 0:39

Are those Navy SEALS storming out of a semi?

A real footlifter — The Parris Island Marine Band performs in Beaufort 1:30

A real footlifter — The Parris Island Marine Band performs in Beaufort

Coming to this year's MCAS Beaufort Air Show 1:21

Coming to this year's MCAS Beaufort Air Show

Retired pilot talks about WWII-era vs. Korean War era-planes 1:03

Retired pilot talks about WWII-era vs. Korean War era-planes