Thomas B. Modly

Governor Roy Cooper Urges Support for MCAS Cherry Point and FRC East

April 06, 2020

 
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In a March 31 letter to the Secretary of the Navy, Commandant of the Marine Corps, and the Chief of Naval Operations, Governor Cooper urged the continued efforts to transform Cherry Point into a 21st century airstation. Specifically, the Governor urged action and cooperation:

“I know you appreciate how important it is to me that North Carolina does all it can to support and grow the
military. Therefore, I ask that you work with me to:

  • Seek Congressional authorization and appropriation of funding for critical infrastructure upgrades and
    new construction at FRC East. I will work closely with the North Carolina Congressional delegation to prioritize
    the construction of projects that support both the Department of Defense’s priorities and the State’s
    economy.
  • Reaffirm the Navy’s commitment to use FRC East as primary source of depot work for F-35 JSF lift fans,
    components, and other related work. The people of our state are fortunate to have over seven hundred
    thousand dedicated and talented service members, veterans and their families call North Carolina home. As
    Governor, I am committed to maintaining the state’s status as the most military-friendly state in the Nation. I
    welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss how the Navy, Marine Corps and the state can work
    together for the betterment of our installations, service members, their families, and veterans.”

Find a copy of Governor Cooper’s letter HERE.

 

 

 

Navy Thanks NC for Special Funds and Commits to Support FRC East

August 12, 2018

 

Undersecretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly wrote to the NC Department of Commerce to express his “personal appreciation and gratitude for North Carolina’s continued outstanding support of our men and women in uniform and their missions in North Carolina.”  Secretary Modly’s letter acknowledged the $3 million grand appropriated by the General Assembly.  An additional $2 million was appropriated for FRC East by the General Assembly for fiscal year 2018-2019.  ACT expects the details on the $2 million to be set out in a forthcoming letter.

Secretary Modly informed FRC East’s Commanding Officer that the “funds will be used to support the proposed F-35B Vertical Lift Fan Processing Center projects” at FRC East.