Officials leery of ‘Close Air Support Missions’
Military training scheduled for mid-February in an around the Town of Oriental will likely include ‘forward air controllers’ similar to these Marines, seen on assignment elsewhere.
ORIENTAL – Military training Feb. 12 through Feb. 16 is likely to keep some Oriental residents awake, according to a brief overview of planned operations furnished by the Public Affairs office of nearby Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station.
In a press release this week, Marine spokesman Mike Barton laid out a flurry of information, which describes…
Feds want more clout in and around BT-9
PAMLICO SOUND – In a letter from the U.S. Marine Corps brass, the Pamlico County Board of Commissioners are being asked to approve a plan that would give Sheriff Chris Davis and his deputies less authority to investigate crimes and violations in an area owned by the U.S. Government.
The matter will be contemplated during the Monday, Dec. 4 meeting of the Pamlico County Commission.
The letter, printed below, refers to ‘proprietary’ jurisdiction versus ‘concurrent’ jurisdiction.
On matters involving federal ownership, land and buildings a…
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…
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…