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Marine Wing Support Squadron 273
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Marine Air Control Group 28
MCAS Beaufort, SC


Provide limited aviation ground support to enable a composite Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) and supporting or attached elements of the Marine Air Control Group (MACG) to conduct expeditionary operations.


Lieutenant Colonel Arleigh B. Lacefield
MWSS-273 Commanding Officer

Lieutenant Colonel Arleigh B. Lacefield was born in the Philippines and grew up in Virginia Beach, VA.  He enlisted in the Marine Corps in May 1994 and spent his first nine years working in the communications/electronics maintenance field.  He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in May 2003 through the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education

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Major Thomas R. Abbott
MWSS-273 Executive Officer

Major Thomas R. Abbott graduated from Old Dominion University in December 2003 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management.  Upon graduation, he entered Officer Candidate School following in October 2004 and received his commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in December 2004. Major Abbott completed The Basic School in July 2005 and entered flight

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Sergeant Major Brent R. Sheets
MWSS-273 Sergeant Major

Sergeant Major Sheets is a native of North Carolina. He enlisted in the Marine Corps on 25 February 2002 and attended recruit training at MCRD Parris Island, SC. Upon completion, he attend Marine Combat Training and reported to Fort Leonard Wood Missouri for Motor Transport Operators Course and earning the MOS of 3531 Motor Transport Operator.From

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Marine Wing Support Squadron 273
PSC Box 66128
Beaufort, SC 29904-6128

Comm: (843) 228-8300
DSN: 335-8300


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readiness coordinators

DRC: Derrick Wells
Office: (843) 228-6438
Cell: (843) 575-1720
URC: GySgt Belcher
Office: (843) 228-8360

Marine Air Control Group 28