Marine Fighter Attack Squadron-333 (VMFA-333), also known as both "Bengal Tigers' and 'Shamrocks', was assigned with Marine Aircraft Group 31, 2d Marine Aircraft Wing, Fleet Marine Forces, Atlantic (FMFLANT), stationed at the Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort, South Carolina. The squadron area, including the enlisted barracks, was affectionately known as either 'Shamrock Country', 'Tiger Country'. The squadron was the subject of a fictionalized movie named "The Great Santini", starring Robert Duvall. This is when the squadron was equipped with the McDonnell-Douglas F4J Phantom aircraft. The Shamrocks later flew the F4 Super J, F4S and F18 aircraft. The squadron was disbanded after the Gulf War, in 1992.