2nd Marine Aircraft Wing

MCAS Cherry Point to break ground on F-35 Aircraft Maintenance Hangar

September 05, 2020


Marine and Navy leaders underscored the start of the $105 million military construction project with a groundbreaking ceremony at the air station at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 4. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the size of the audience at the event was limited.

The groundbreaking event was momentous as the air station begins to see tangible modernization of its facilities and infrastructure, and the transformation of the nearly 80-year-old installation into a key base for the future of Marine Aviation and its next generation fighter aircraft, the Joint Strike Fighter. More than one billion dollars of MILCON projects are planned through 2027 to make way for six F-35 Lightning II squadrons.

Marine leaders of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, MCAS Cherry Point and Navy Facilities Engineering Command will be on hand to accent the historic occasion and to articulate its significance for the Department of Defense, Marine Corps and Eastern North Carolina.


2nd MAW Flyover Honors Healthcare Workers

May 08, 2020



Four U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harriers with Marine Attack Squadron 223 performed a flyover across hospitals in Eastern North Carolina, May 7, 2020. The flyover showed continued support to those working on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Cpl. Damaris Arias)

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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