Category Archives: MILITARY

How does law enforcement work on a Bombing Target?

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…

Bombing Targets can be dangerous places

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…

Lieutenant General Jon M. Davis, Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps of Aviation to speak at Havelock Tourist & Event Center For Immediate 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…

Pilot found, in stable condition, after Harrier accident

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…

Walkway dedication set for Nov. 11

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…

2nd Marine Aircraft Wing UAV crashes

Press Release UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS Joint Public Affairs Office Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point File Photo 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…

Kayaker rescued near Cedar Island

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…

WELCOME PADDLERS!

World’s fastest growing watersport embraces region Click Image to Enlarge  Download Printable Map>> 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. “W…

Department of Defense meddles in wind energy policies

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…

‘ Home Build ’ has Christmas need

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…
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