Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533
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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 Neil H. Brubeck
VMFA(AW)-533 Commanding Officer

Lieutenant Colonel Neil Brubeck is a native of Texas and is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a B.S. in Oceanography.  He was commissioned in 2005 as a naval aviator.  Following designation as an FA-18 pilot, he was assigned to VMFA-122 where he deployed to the Western Pacific in support of the Unit Deployment Program and to Al

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Major Jacob D. Schwinghammer
VMFA(AW)-533 Executive Officer

Major Jacob D. Schwinghammer is a native of Florida.  He received his Bachelor degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  He attended Officer Candidates School, Platoon Leaders Course, during the summer semesters of his freshman and junior years of college.  He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in December 2005.  After commissioning he

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Sergeant Major Nicholas J. Underwood
VMFA(AW)-533 Sergeant Major

Sergeant Major Underwood attended recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina December 1998 and graduated February 1999.  Upon graduation of Marine Combat Training, he was meritoriously promoted to Private First Class.  After training, he attended Supply Warehousing Enlisted Basic Course, at Marine Corps Combat

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Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 533
PSC Box 66129
Beaufort, SC 29904-6129

Comm: (843) 228-6440
DSN: 335-6440


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Office: (843) 228-7230
Cell: (843) 941-8618

VMFA(AW)-533 Family Hotline:
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