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Gary Baldree, a volunteer at the Pig Pickin’ cuts into a roasted pig at Hancock Lodge, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, March 29, 2022. Every spring and fall the Havelock Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee (MAC) puts together a Pig Pickin’ to welcome Marines stationed at MCAS Cherry Point to the community. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Lauralle Walker)

Photo by Lance Cpl. Lauralle Walker

Piggin’ Out!

31 Mar 2022 | Lance Cpl. Lauralle Walker Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

The smokey smell of a whole roasted pig filled the air at the Pig Pickin’ at Hancock Lodge, Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, North Carolina, March 29, 2022. Every spring and fall the Havelock Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee (MAC) puts together a Pig Pickin’ to welcome Marines stationed at MCAS Cherry Point to the community.
Volunteers roasted a 115 pound pig and catered side dishes for the event, which was for students and staff assigned to Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT), MCAS Cherry Point.


“It’s really important that the personnel at MCAS Cherry Point feel at home when they are coming out into the Havelock community,” said Erin Knight, the executive director of the Havelock Chamber of Commerce. “The turnout is awesome, seeing the young folks out there playing Jenga and laughing and different people interacting with them is wonderful.”


Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point