U.S. Marine Corps photo by Contributed Photo/Released 100806-M-0000B-001.jpg
Aug 6, 2010
After years of neglect while displayed in downtown New Bern, N.C., a decommissioned F-11 fighter aircraft came to Cherry Point in July to undergo an approximate five-month facelift.::r::::n::The aircraft has been on loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola, Fla. since the 1970s. In prime condition, it perched on Martin Luther King Boulevard as a symbol of the city’s close relationship with the military.::r::::n::Restoring the F-11 back to its flashy Blue Angel form took a combined effort of members from Fleet Readiness Center-East and Marine Aircraft Group 14, explained Lt. Col. Michael J. Perez, MAG-14 operations officer.::r::::n::The aircraft is slated to be placed back in New Bern in the near future on a new pedestal at Lawson Creek Park.::r::::n::
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