Expect noise increase around MCAS Beaufort

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C. (WCIV) -- Residents of Beaufort who live near the air station may note an increase in jet noise this week as troops ready for deployment.

According to a release from MCAS Beaufort officials, residents may hear increased jet noise between 8 a.m. and midnight between May 13 and 17 and May 20 and 22.

"Although the training is noisy, it is essential forpreparing pilots for the numerous day and night flights they will performduring their deployment. Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort sincerely appreciatesthe community's support and patience as we prepare to send Marines and sailorsinto harm's way," officials said in the statement.{}

Officials said the times were approximate and may change.