Rep. Greg Murphy

Congressman Murphy Supports Increasing FRC East Funding Levels

August 25, 2020

 

Greg Murphy's letter to Navy Secretary stressing importance of upgrades to FRCE.In July, ACT helped coordinate a tour of FRC East for Congressman Murphy and his senior staff. They met with the civilian and military leadership at FRC East and experienced a complete walk through of the depot.  As a result of the tour, Congressman Murphy sent the attached letter to the Secretary of the Navy.  ACT thanks Congressman Murphy and his staff for their support for increasing FRC East funding levels.

 

Congressman Focuses on Future During Visit to Fleet Readiness Center East

July 21, 2020

 
By Heather Wilburn

Fleet Readiness Center East Public Affairs

Congressman Greg Murphy visits FRC East

Fleet Readiness Center East Commanding Officer Capt. Mark E. Nieto, right, and Rep. Greg Murphy, second from right, discuss operations on FRCE’s H-53 heavy-lift helicopter line during Murphy’s visit to the facility Friday, July 17. Murphy, who represents North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, visited FRCE to receive updates on the future of naval aviation, the current status of operations and the economic opportunities FRCE brings to Eastern North Carolina.

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. (NNS) — During a visit to Fleet Readiness Center East Friday, July 17, Rep. GregMurphy, who represents North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, toured the facility with FRCE Commanding Officer Capt. Mark E. Nieto. The itinerary focused on the F-35 Lightning II and future plans for F-35 maintenance and capabilities at FRCE.

“I was pleased to introduce Congressman Murphy to our facility at Fleet Readiness Center East, and familiarize him with the vital work we’re doing to support naval aviation.” Nieto said. “This visit gave us an excellent opportunity to provide him with a firsthand look at how FRCE operations contribute to defense readiness, and what we need to be successful, now and in the future.”

Murphy, along with a group of his staff and local leaders, made additional stops at the H-53 heavy lift helicopter and V-22 Osprey lines. During the tour, he also had the opportunity to speak with FRCE’s aircraft maintenance professionals, learn about their workload, and discuss measures the command has implemented to keep the workforce safe while still meeting the needs of the nation’s warfighters during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Murphy made his first official visit to FRCE two days after he toured Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River with Charles Williams Jr., the assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations and environment; Rear Adm. John Korka, commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command; and Maj. Gen. Edward Banta, commander, Marine Corps Installation Command. The congressman is a member of the House Military Depot and Industrial Facilities Caucus, a bipartisan group of House members dedicated to policy issues that affect military industrial facilities, including aviation depots, arsenals, ammunition plants, shipyards and energetic material production facilities. Caucus members work to educate other members of Congress on matters of importance to the military depot and industrial facility community, and advocate for necessary changes in policy.

FRCE is North Carolina’s largest maintenance, repair, overhaul and technical services provider, with more than 4,000 civilian, military and contract workers. Its annual revenue exceeds $835 million. The facility generates combat air power for America’s Marines and naval forces while serving as an integral part of the greater U.S. Navy; Naval Air Systems Command; and Commander, Fleet Readiness Centers.

For more news from Fleet Readiness Center East, visit www.navy.mil/local/FRCE/.

 

Greg Murphy Elected to 3rd Congressional District to Represent Marine Bases in NC

September 11, 2019

 
Greg Murphy wins NC 3 special election

In a special election held on Tuesday, September, 9th, 3rd congressional district voters selected Greg Murphy as successor to Walter B. Jones, Jr.  Representative-elect Murphy has not yet been assigned to any House committees but should be seated sometime later this year.  Rep. Jones was North Carolina’s only member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) and Murphy has expressed interest in serving on the committee as well.  ACT representatives have had to opportunity to meet with Murphy to brief him on military issues and the importance of MCAS Cherry Point to our community, and we look forward to forging a working relationship with him.

Here is Representative-elect Murphy’s military platform in his own words:

SUPPORTING OUR MILITARY: “Promises made should be promises kept.  That standard goes for our active duty military who stand in harms way to protect our freedoms, as well as for our veterans who have honorably served our nation.  Our area contributes as much as any in the nation to our armed forces, and we must make sure our services, for active duty, veterans and their families, are second to none.”

NATIONAL DEFENSE: “The United States is the world’s great superpower and maintaining a strong national defense is a Constitutional mandate that must be upheld.  We must follow the counsel of our military leaders and make sure they have the tools they need to protect our freedoms around the world.”

Representative-elect Murphy will serve the remainder of the current session of Congress which ends in December 2020 and will need to run for re-election in November, 2020.