Updates | Cherry Point

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

 

End of an Era: Last Prowler Squadron is Retired

March 13, 2019

 
last Prowler Squadron Retires MCAS Chery Point ACT

HAVELOCK — A March 8 ceremony held at the Cherry Point Marine Base in Havelock marked the retirement of the last Squadron of EA-6B Prowlers, the Death Jesters.

The Death Jesters, who have been in service for 44 years, flew their final combat mission on Feb. 28 and had been deployed last year in support of military operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.>>READ MORE

 

 

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