MARINE CORPS AIR STATOIN BEAUFORT - Residents near the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort are going to be hearing a lot of F/A-18 jet takeoffs and landings in the coming days - and into the evenings as well.

Marines from the installation are conducting extended training starting Wednesday for six days in order to maintain their operational and combat readiness.

Generally, the flights will go on from 7 a.m. through 1 a.m. On Saturday, the exercises are being suspended.

On Sunday, the flights will be held from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.

The Marine Corps air squadrons must conduct training day and night in order to practice flights that would take place if they are deployed onboard an aircraft carrier.