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MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C. — Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort is getting a new commander.
Marine officials say Col. Brian Murtha is relinquishing command at a 1 p.m. ceremony Thursday. Col. Peter Buck is taking his place.
Buck most recently served as the chief of staff at the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing at Cherry Point, N.C.
Murtha assumed command on May 13, 2011. He is retiring from after 30 years of service.
The air station is home to seven Marine Corps F/A- 18 squadrons and two Navy F/A-18 squadrons.