Restricted areas almost always off-limits to non-military activities
By Mike Barton, Director
Public Affairs Office
MCAS Cherry Point
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT – Bombing Target 9 and Bombing Target 11 – large swaths of water and terrain in or adjacent to Pamlico Sound – will see plenty of activity during February, according to a recent press release from the U.S. Marine Corps.
Please note the graphic, which denotes restricted areas around both targets – off limits to all recreational and commercial boaters. Most of Bombing Target 11 is comprised of an area commonly kno…
General Jon M. Davis, Deputy Commandant
of the Marine Corps of
Aviation to speak
at Havelock Tourist & Event Center
Release For More Information Contact: May 13, 2016 Jamie
Norment (252) 259-2451
Marc Finlayson (252) 617-0757
Havelock, NC — Lieutenant General Jon M.
Davis, Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps of Aviation has accepted
the invitation of ACT and regional leaders to the Havelock Tourist &
Event Center on May 17, 2016 at 11:00am to speak to the future of
MCAS Cherry Point and Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE).
Lt. Gen. Davis will fir…
FILE PHOTO — NOT THE AIRCRAFT INVOLVED IN THIS INCIDENT
A pilot with Marine Attack Squadron 542, Marine Aircraft Group 14, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing ejected from an AV-8B Harrier at approximately 5:05 p.m. off the coast of Wilmington, N.C.
The Pilot was rescued by an H-60 Seahawk from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22 at approximately 5:28 p.m. The pilot was transported to Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, N.C. and is listed as being in stable condition.
We would like to thank our U.S. Navy counterparts for their swift action in rescuing our pilot.
The H-60 is based out of NAS Norfolk, Va. Their…
November 10, 2015 | By Special to the County Compass
Matthew Haagen is front center of the photo and his father, Perry, to the right
By Hazel Alcock
GRANTSBORO — Since the opening of the Pamlico County Heritage Center in 2009, the Pamlico County Historical Association had planned to one day construct a brick walkway around the flagpole to provide a way that families and friends could honor veterans.
In the early spring of this year, Life Scout member Matthew Haagen presented his proposal to the PCHA board and requested permission to construct the Veterans Memorial Walkway and repaint the flagpole as his Eagle Scout Service Project. The p…
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
Joint Public Affairs Office
Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point
MCAS CHERRY POINT, N.C. (Jun. 24, 2015) – A 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle ditched earlier today in the Neuse River near Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.
There are no reports of injuries or property damage.
The aircraft, an RQ-7B Shadow, was conducting training operations at the time of the mishap. The Shadow is a small, piston-driven (non-jet) aircraft, approximately 11 feet in length, with a 14-foot wingspan – it weighs less than 400 pounds. Th…
Marine Corps helicopter plays crucial role in locating missing man
This is the boat ramp where emergency officials spotted Cooper’s vehicle.
CARTERET COUNTY – About 9 a.m. Wednesday, the medical evacuation helicopter known as ‘Pedro’ – operating from Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station — rescued a Washington, N.C. man approximately 1.5 miles from the Cedar Island Ferry Terminal.
Lee Morton Cooper, 58, was reported missing late Tuesday night. His wife told emergency officials in Beaufort County that he had not returned from a kayaking trip in the vicinity of Cedar Isl…
World’s fastest growing watersport embraces region
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By Jeff Aydelette | Staff Writer
Last year’s champion, Neuse River Freedom Riders, returns to defend their title.
RIVER DUNES – The Oriental Dragon Boat Festival welcomes 16 teams this year, as the event enters its fifth year. The calm, protected waters of Grace Harbor Marina, nestled deep within the sprawling confines of the River Dunes residential community, offer Dragon Boat paddlers a premier racing experience, according to festival organizer, Flora Moorman.
State’s military flight paths, turbines on collision course
By John Droz, Jr. | Special to the County Compass
EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Since we have just been reflecting on the true meaning of Memorial Day, this is a heads-up that an extraordinary, precedent-setting, North Carolina military base controversy is going on right now and it’s mostly been under-the-radar.
For this to work out correctly, it needs the immediate support of retired military leaders, and military-friendly North Carolina legislators.
Please bear with me as I lay out a summary of this fascin…
Special to the County Compass
ARAPAHOE — This year instead of purchasing a traditional gift or gift card for your loved one consider making a monetary donation to, or volunteer, for the Military Missions in Action home build project.
The Fuquay-Varina based nonprofit is on its way to provide a wounded Marine Corp Veteran, and his or her family, with the ultimate gift of a beautiful, complete home equipped for their needs.
MMIA needs community members to contribute so this gift can become a reality.
In August, the organization broke ground on the project in Nature’s Run subdivision of…
By Penny Zibula | Staff Writer
NEW BERN- When Zack Kitchen was growing up in Holly, Michigan, he set three goals for himself: Join the military, become a doctor, and write books. At the age of 17, he began his journey.
The third of 10 children, Kitchen and his siblings were all home-schooled by their mother, a former Registered Nurse. It may have been a result of his schooling, that Kitchen scored an impressive 1360 on his Scholastic Aptitude Test.
“We had some rough times growing up,” he recalls. “Sometimes you had to decide between groceries and heat, and Michigan get…
This harvest festival in Barbados was originally celebrated in the 1800s by slaves at the end of the sugar-cane harvest. Today, Crop Over is a civic celebration which takes place during the last three weeks of July and usually ends on the first Monday in August. There are historical displays, craft shows, fairs, open-air concerts, calypso music and dancing, and “stick licking”—a self-defense sport similar to fencing. The first Monday of August is the finale, known as the Kadooment, which includes the judging of costumed bands at the National Stadium and a grand calypso procession. More…