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VETERAN OF THE WEEK JANICE SHELTON

Beaufort’s Janice Shelton, 53, enlisted in the United States Marines in Tampa in 1985. After Boot Camp at Parris Island, she entered the field of finance. In 1989, she transferred to the USMC Reserves. Among her duty stations were MCAS Cherry Point and Quantico. As a member of the highly acclaimed All-Marine volleyball team she… Keep Reading

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2021 MCAS Beaufort Air Show canceled

By Mike McCombs Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort announced Friday in a news release that the 2021 Air Show, scheduled for April 24 and 25, has been canceled. The show was canceled for the second time since 2013 in order to protect the health of service members, their families and the members of the community,… Keep Reading

Coronavirus/Health/News

Day care at MCAS Beaufort closes because of coronavirus

By Mike McCombs The Child Development Center – day care– on Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort was closed indefinitely at the end of business on Wednesday afternoon after multiple caregivers and children tested positive for the coronavirus. Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) South Carolina, which runs the center, posted a release on Wednesday to its… Keep Reading

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Coronavirus/News

Parris Island gets shipment of new recruits

By Mike McCombs For the first time since admitting there were more than 20 confirmed cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus on base, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, according to sources, accepted a shipment of recruits on Monday. The Marine Corps announced changes to MCRD Parris Island’s training process on March 30 on its Facebook… Keep Reading

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Parris Island is the elephant in the room

By Mike McCombs Monday was an anomaly over the past month and a half – there were no new cases of COVID-19 novel coronavirus reported for Beaufort County by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). The beat picked back up Tuesday with four more new cases. I would argue the beat… Keep Reading