2nd Marine Aircraft Wing

Colonel Todd Ferry Departs MCAS Cherry Point

August 01, 2019

Ceremony bids farewell to Col Todd Ferry as CO of MCAS Cherry Point and welcomes Col Mike Huber.

From the Sun Journal — An approaching change in leadership at the air station in Havelock will bid farewell to a beloved community leader of three years and welcome a 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Operations Marine whose career began here 23 years ago.

Col. Todd W. Ferry will give over the helm of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point to Col. Mikel R. Huber during a change of command ceremony Friday, August 2nd at 10 a.m. Ferry has served as the air station’s commanding officer since July 28, 2016. He demonstrated a standard of executive leadership that enhanced Cherry Point’s reputation as the primary hub of East Coast Marine Corps aviation, leading the transition for basing the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.  >>read more



Marines construct high power run up system for 2nd MAW aircraft

May 02, 2017


Photo by Cpl. Mackenzie Gibson
Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

The safety of Marines and equipment is paramount in any operational environment. A series of tests and pre-flight checks are conducted regularly by Marines to ensure optimal engine safety of all Marine Corps aircraft.

Heavy equipment operators and expeditionary airfield Marines assigned to Marine Wing Support Squadron 274, Marine Aircraft Group 14, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing worked together to construct a high power run up system at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, March 27-April 27, 2017.

“Our main purpose is to ensure that the flight line is operational in order to get aircraft safely into the sky,” said Staff Sgt. Michael Scott, the operations chief assigned to MWSS-274. “With any type of big project like this, the Marines can see it start from nothing and watch it grow into something important. Once the Marines see the finished product, it gives them a sense of accomplishment.”

The project was conducted by 25 Marines overall and required a total of 2,000 work hours to complete. The HPRU system is used to test aircraft engines before flight by securing them to the ground on anchoring points and running the engine at full power to ensure they can operate at full capacity. Pfc. Ian Andrek, an expeditionary airfield systems technician with MWSS-274, states the building of the system was a hands-on project that the unit rarely gets to experience.

“It provides the ability to perform a live test on the engines without having to go in the air,” said Andrek. “It’s cool because we can set up the system anywhere and it gives the aviation units that deploy the ability to do what they do here at home, anywhere around the world.”

The system is slated to be fully operational within the next few weeks. The completion of the project will continue to ensure the training missions of squadrons aboard MCAS Cherry Point are accomplished safely and effectively.


New Bern’s July 4th Celebration

June 26, 2016

New Bern NC July 4th Celebration 2016. Allies for Cherry Point's Tomorrow.

2nd MAW Band to perform at New Bern’s July 4th Celebration

Join the fun at Union Point Park in Historic Downtown New Bern at 4pm for the city’s July 4th festivities! Children will have the opportunity to dig for sharks teeth (be sure to bring a plastic shovel) and the 2d MAW Band from MCAS Cherry Point will perform patriotic music from 6pm-7:30pm, followed by a DJ entertaining the crowd with music and games.

The spectacular fireworks display will begin at approximately 9:15pm.


Union Point Park in Historic Downtown New Bern
210 East Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560


New commander at Cherry Point

June 09, 2016


by Drew C. Wilson, Havelock News

CHERRY POINT | The incoming commander of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing called his predecessor “the ultimate gentleman, the ultimate professional.”

Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Matthew G. Glavy made the comments Thursday after Maj. Gen. Gary L. Thomas relinquished command of more than 15,000 Marines and sailors of the 2nd MAW, based at Cherry Point. >>READ MORE


ACT hosts Lt. Gen. Jon M. Davis on Tuesday, May 17 at 11:00am

May 10, 2016


ACT is pleased to announce Lt. Gen. Jon M. Davis on Tuesday, May 17 at 11:00am at the Havelock Tourist & Event Center!

LtGen Jon M. Davis is coming to the Havelock Tourist & Event Center on May 17, 2016 beginning at 11:00am. With so much at stake for both MCAS Cherry Point and FRC East, it is an honor to have him in our area, so please join us as we support and celebrate 75 years of MCAS Cherry Point.

Join us at the Havelock Tourist & Event Center on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 beginning at 11:00am.
LtGen Jon M. Davis will give public remarks at 11:15am until noon.

Lieutenant General Jon M. Davis assumed his current position as the Deputy Commandant for Aviation, Headquarters Marine Corps in 2014. He commanded the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing at MCAS Cherry Point from July 2010 to May 2012. From May 2012 to June 2014, he served as the Deputy Commander, United States Cyber Command.

His staff billets include a two year tour as a member of the 31st Commandant’s Staff Group, and two years as the Junior Military Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense. In 2003, he served as an Assistant Operations Officer on the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing staff in Kuwait during Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2004, he served in Iraq as the Officer in Charge of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Red Team. He served as the Deputy Assistant Commandant for Aviation from 2008 to 2010. In the course of his career, he has flown over 4,500 mishap free hours in the AV-8, F-5 and FA-18 and as a co-pilot in every type model series tilt-rotor, rotary winged and air refueler aircraft in the USMC inventory.

His personal decorations include the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal (two awards), the Legion of Merit (two awards), Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy Commendation (three awards) as well as other campaign and service awards.