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Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 224
VMFA(AW)-224 Unit Logo
Marine Aircraft Group 31
MCAS Beaufort, SC


Support the Marine Air Ground Task Force commander by providing supporting arms coordination, conducting multi-sensor imagery, and destroying surface targets and enemy aircraft day or night; under all weather conditions during expeditionary, joint, or combined operations.


Lieutenant Colonel John J. Schranz
VMFA(AW)-224 Commanding Officer

LtCol Schranz is a native of Florida.  After graduation from Amos P. Godby High School in Tallahassee he attended Florida State University and then Belmont University in Nashville, TN.  Graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Music Business and Production.  LtCol Schranz attended Officer Candidate School in October 2005,

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Major John J. Carter
VMFA(AW)-224 Executive Officer

Maj Carter hails from South Carolina. He graduated from James Madison University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. After receiving his degree, Maj Carter attended Officer Candidate School in 2009, commissioning as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps upon graduation. After graduating The Basic School, Maj Carter

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Sergeant Major Lawrence S. Hudson
VMFA(AW)-224 Command Senior Enlisted Leader

Sergeant Major Hudson enlisted in the Marine Corps in November 2000 and completed recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California. After graduating from recruit training, he attended Marine Combat Training at the School of Infantry- West. Soon after, he transferred to Camp Johnson, North Carolina, where he achieved the

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Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 224
PSC Box 66129
Beaufort, SC 29904-6129

Comm: (843) 228-9406 / 9407
DSN: 335-9406 / 9407


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Voting Assistance Officer
Comm: (843) 228-9410


 Tonya Gogol
Cell: (843) 575-1730

VMFA(AW)-224 Family Hotline:
Press 7 then 3


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