The Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point Environmental Affairs Department (EAD) operates according to the Commanding Officer’s Statement on Environmental Management and Conservation issued by the commanding officer of MCAS Cherry Point, Col. M.R. Huber. The policy statement demonstrates the installation’s commitment to sustaining and enhancing mission readiness and access to training environments through effective and efficient environmental management. This is accomplished by a commitment to compliance with relevant environmental laws, regulations, and policies, conservation of natural and cultural resources, cleanup of contaminated sites, minimizing risks to mission, prevention of pollution, and continual improvement of the environmental management system (EMS). The EMS follows a basic management system “Plan, Do, Check, Act” cycle incorporating all of the USMC EMS elements, which helps ensure continual environmental improvement.