This year, World Environment Day is focused on ecosystem restoration and the long-lasting effects it has on the community around it. The Environmental Affairs Department (EAD) on Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, North Carolina, prides itself on its environmental achievements the past 20 years, reforming old practices that were harmful to the environment.
Cherry Point Spouses Club held its annual scholarship and assistance awards banquet during the evening of June 3, 2021, and presented $80,000 of scholarships and grants for the surrounding schools and libraries at Miller’s Landing, Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, North Carolina.
Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point has implemented various measures in consideration of the fuel shortage impacting the state. The shortage is expected to impact availability of and access to some air station services.
Happy Mother's Day Cherry Point! Take the time to call the mothers in your life, to let them know how much you appreciate them.
The sky is literally the limit for an air traffic controller (ATC). From monitoring flight patterns to guiding aircraft on and off the flight line, these Marines are tasked with keeping our pilots safe. U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Laura E. Thompson, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, shares her experience.
“The best part about ATC is the ever-changing day-to-day,” said Thompson. “Every day I’m encountering new situations, learning new information, and making unforgettable memories.
“As I gain experience with this job, I have been given more once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and come face-to-face with some of the most powerful aircraft in the world. Needless to say, my love for aviation has soared. From instructing the local Cherry Point [Unmanned Aircraft System] operator, to releasing special blocks of airspace to fighter jets for dogfighting, target practice, and combat air maneuvers, I have had some incredible experiences.”
According to Thompson, being an ATC in the Marine Corps has allowed her to realize a dream and presents a hopeful outlook for life and career after service.
“When I enlisted, I hoped for a [military occupational specialty] that would positively impact lives, open doors for new opportunities and transfer on to the civilian sector,” she said. “Air traffic control has been all of that and more, and I hope that my learned skills can be an asset to an air traffic control facility in the future.”
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