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ACT Resolution of Support

June 14, 2019

 

Yesterday, the Allies for Cherry Point’s Tomorrow (ACT) Board of Directors adopted the attached resolution.  In summary, the resolution calls on our General Assembly to protect military aviation from encroachment by industrial wind turbine developments.  Specifically:

ACT calls on the General Assembly, and especially Senators Brown, Davis, Perry, Sanderson, E. Smith, and Steinberg and Representatives Bell, Cleveland, Kidwell, Goodwin, McElraft, Murphy, Shepard, and Speciale, all of whom represent the counties impacted by military aviation training, to fully support efforts to stop wind turbine encroachment on military aviation training.

ACT Board of Directors:

Will Lewis, President
David Heath, Vice President
Christine Mele, Treasurer
Sonny Roberts, Secretary
Owen Andrews
April Aycock
Denny Bucher
Bob Cavanaugh
Millie Chalk
(Wm.) Fred Fulcher
Tyler Harris
E.T. Mitchell
Amanda Ohlensehlen
Danny Walsh
David Williams

Please contact Jamie Norment (jwn@wardandsmith.com) or ACT President Will Lewis (WLewis@havelocknc.us) if you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns.

 

ACT Wind Resolution

 

 

 

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.)

 

Walter Jones Remembered as Veterans Advocate

February 12, 2019

 

During his more than 30 years of service to Eastern North Carolina, Congressman Walter B. Jones Jr. was known for his conviction and integrity, whether standing by his belief in an issue or as an advocate for his constituents. When asked about Congressman Jones, ACT’s Marc Finlayson said that when it came to Cherry Point, or any of the military installations, Jones saw their importance to more than just the national defense. “We did not have a better supporter than Walter Jones,” he said. “He was always concerned about not just Cherry Point, but all military assets in Eastern North Carolina, and not only because of their importance to our national defense or as their part as an economic engine in the area, but also because he loved the Marines and their families.>>READ MORE

 

Multi-Mission Capabilities for Emerging Global Threats

August 13, 2018

 
F-35 takes off. Allies for Cherry Point's Tomorrow.

The designation of fighter aircraft by “generations” began with the first subsonic jets toward the end of World War II, with each new generation reflecting a major advance in technology and capability. The F-35 Lightning II is referred to as a 5th Generation fighter, combining advanced stealth capabilities with fighter aircraft speed and agility, fully-fused sensor information, network-enabled operations and advanced logistics and sustainment.  Read more

 

(source: www.f35.com)

 

Rep. Walter Jones commends FRC East in the Congressional Record

July 20, 2018

 

From his statement: “On this 75th anniversary year, I would like to thank the outstanding employees of FRC East for their continued outstanding service and support to our nation, our allies, and its Eastern North Carolina community. I wish FRC-East continued success for its next 75 years of support to our warfighters.”

>>READ MORE FROM THE CONGRESSIONAL RECORD PUBLISHED JULY 19, 2018