Updates | Cherry Point

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

 

 

 

A Final Salute to the EA-6B Prowler

June 13, 2019

 
EA-6B Prowler on a final flight.

When the last EA-6B Prowler made its final bank over the North Carolina coastline and touched its wheels down on the runway at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point this past March, a lot of people may have missed it. However, the occasion marked not just the end of the line for the unique old warbird but also the end of a long and remarkable run in U.S. combat aviation.

For nearly 50 years, the primary duty of the Prowler—which was the longest-serving tactical fighter jet in the history of the U.S. military—was to quietly find and disrupt enemy radar, communications, and other signals to allow surrounding U.S. and allied air, land, and sea forces to successfully execute their missions. And the aircraft did just that through more than 260,000 hours of service and 70 different deployments, including in every major U.S. military operation over the last half century and against every major U.S. enemy from Ho Chi Minh to Isis [1, 2]. >>read more

 

F-35 Enterprise Delivers 400th F-35 and Fleet Surpasses 200,000 Flight Hours

June 06, 2019

 
F-35 achieves 200,000 flight hours. Allies for Cherry Point FRC East.

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 3, 2019 – The F-35 fleet has achieved 200,000 flight hours across global operations, a significant milestone demonstrating the program’s progress and growing maturity. Within the same week, the F-35 Joint Program Office and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) also delivered the 400th production F-35. >>read more

 

 

 

Nieto Assumes Command of FRC East

June 03, 2019

 
Navy Captain Mark Nieto assumes command of FRC East, Allies for Cherry Point.

CHERRY POINT — For the first time ever Friday afternoon, an officer in the U.S. Navy took command of Fleet Readiness Center East aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.

Navy Capt. Mark E. Nieto assumed the role of commanding officer during a change of command ceremony in hangar No. 3 aboard the air station. Capt. Nieto, who has been executive officer of FRC East for the past two years, took over the top spot from Col. Clarence Harper III, who retired Friday after 27 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. << read more

 

 

 

A-6 Intruder Association Unveils New Havelock Tribute

May 20, 2019

 
A-6 Intruder Association unveils new Havelock tribute. ACT. MCAS Cherry Point

On Friday, May 17, commanders, pilots, aircraft maintainers from both the Navy and Marine Corps, as well as tech reps, family members and interested civilians gathered at the Havelock Tourist and Event center to listen to guest speakers and see the unveiling of a 9-foot granite tribute erected in honor of the A-6 Intruder – a brawny, workhorse attack aircraft that has seen conflicts from Vietnam to the Gulf War. >>>read more