Marine Wing Support Squadron 273
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Marine Aircraft Group 31
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,

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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

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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

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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 Poole
Office: (843) 228-8383


Marine Aircraft Group 31