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ACT Representatives Attend Presentation

April 15, 2019

 

Reps from ACT attend presentation of $5 million to support Navy F-35 infrastructure at FRC East.

On April 4, 2019, Representatives from Allies for Cherry Point’s Tomorrow were delighted to attend the presentation of a $5 million grant from the state of North Carolina to to support F-35 Lightning II related infrastructure at FRC East located at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C. From left, Marc Finlayson (ACT), James Norment (ACT), James Ogburn, Col Clarence “Bubba” Harper, Commissioner ET Mitchell (ACT), Governor Roy Cooper, Captain Mark Nieto, Mayor William Lewis (ACT.)

 

FRC East Accepts $5 Million Gift from State of NC

April 09, 2019

 
FRC East receives $5 million from NC to support F-35C Lightning II infrastructure. Allies for Cherry Point.

On Thursday, April 4, Fleet Readiness Center East’s Commanding Officer Col. Clarence T. Harper III, on behalf of the U.S. Navy, accepted a gift of $5 million from the state of North Carolina to support F-35 Lightning II related infrastructure at FRC East located at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C. >>>Read More

 

 

Navy Declares Initial Operational Capability for F-35C Joint Strike Fighter

March 22, 2019

 
Navy Declares Initial Operational Capability for F-35C Joint Strike Fighter, good news for FRC East

On February 28, 2019, the Navy declared that its F-35C Joint Strike Fighter was operationally ready to deploy and conduct missions around the world.  “The F-35C is ready for operations, ready for combat and ready to win,” Commander of Naval Air Forces Vice Adm. DeWolfe Miller said in a statement today.  “We are adding an incredible weapon system into the arsenal of our Carrier Strike Groups that significantly enhances the capability of the joint force.”  >>>Read More

 

FRC East to Celebrate 75th Anniversary

October 16, 2018

 

HAVELOCK, NC (WITN) The largest industrial employer east of I-95 is preparing to celebrate 75 years of successful support for our nation’s military.  The Fleet Readiness Center East opened in 1943 at the Marine Corp Air Station Cherry Point. >>READ MORE

 

Marine Corps F-35 flies first combat mission in Afghanistan

September 29, 2018

 

The U.S. Marine Corps F-35B joint strike fighter has successfully conducted its first combat mission over Afghanistan, U.S. officials confirmed to Military Times.  The strikes, carried out by F-35Bs assigned to the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit, occurred Thursday morning against a fixed target “in support of ground clearance operations,” and were deemed a success by the ground force commander, according to a statement put out by U.S. Naval Forces Central Command on Thursday afternoon. >>Read more

F-35 conducts first combat air strike.  ACT.

F-35B from USS Essex conducts its first combat air strike. (Credit:Lance Cpl. A. J. Van Fredenberg,13th Marine Expeditionary Unit)