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 Michael T. Conte
VMFA(AW)-533 Commanding Officer

Lieutenant Colonel Michael Conte is a native of Venice, Florida and is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy Class of 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in History.  He was winged as a Naval Flight Officer in August 2004 and reported to VMFAT-101 at MCAS Miramar, California.  Following designation as an F/A-18 Weapon Systems Officer (WSO) in

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Major Steven T. Suetos
VMFA(AW)-533 Executive Officer

Major Suetos graduated from Western Oregon University with a B.S. in Biology. He attended Officer Candidate School, Platoon Leaders Course, during the summer semesters of his first and third years of college. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in December 2006.  Second Lieutenant Suetos reported to The Basic School in 2007, and upon

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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

URC: (843) 575-1763

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