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New commanding officer at MCAS Cherry Point

New commanding officer at MCAS Cherry Point

A new commander took charge of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point during a change of command ceremony in front of Marines, sailors, families, friends and other honored guests here, July 28. Colonel Todd Ferry assumed command of MCAS Cherry Point from Col. Chris Pappas III on the headquarters parade field. The change of command… Read more »

Source: USMC, 31-Jul-16

MCAS Cherry Point conducts final DOD H-46 flight

MCAS Cherry Point conducts final DOD H-46 flight

With the heavy thump-whump of spinning rotors, the end of an era was signaled at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, with the takeoff of the Department of Defense’s last flying H-46 helicopters Sept. 26. One of the three remaining HH-46E search and rescue models of the venerable war machine, commonly known as… Read more »

Source: USMC, 28-Sep-15

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Bristol awarded $14M contract for corrosion control hangar at MCAS Cherry Point

Bristol awarded $14M contract for corrosion control hangar at MCAS Cherry Point

Bristol Engineering Service Corp.,* Anchorage, Alaska, is being awarded a $14,982,443 firm-fixed-price contract for construction of a Type A high bay corrosion control hanger at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.  The hangar will have an access apron to support local implementation of the integrated maintenance concept/plan for H-1 and MV-22 series aircraft.  Construction includes… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 19-Aug-15

HMH-366 assists fast-rope training

HMH-366 assists fast-rope training

Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 366 conducted fast-rope drills with the Expeditionary Operations Training Group at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 4. Fast-roping is a technique that allows Marines to quickly exit a helicopter without the aircraft landing. The method allows ground combat troops to enter areas that are typically inaccessible to… Read more »

Source: HMH, 16-Feb-15

The impact of grounding “Pedro” on local EMS departments

The impact of grounding “Pedro” on local EMS departments

The Marine Corps may soon ground its four “Pedro,” search and rescue helicopters at MCAS Cherry Point and disband its crew. See Full Story

Source: WCTI12, 28-Nov-14

Cherry Point pilots train for night operations

Cherry Point pilots train for night operations

Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 467 conducted low light flying evaluations for the squadron’s senior pilots at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point from Jan. 20-27. Evaluated and certified by flight instructors with Marine Aviation and Weapons Tactics Squadron 1, the HMLA-467 pilots reinforced the principles and skills required to pilot an aircraft… Read more »

Source: USMC, 03-Feb-14

New sergeant major for Marines’ HMH-366 Squadron

New sergeant major for Marines’ HMH-366 Squadron

Sgt. Maj. Anthony P. Banks Sr. handed the sword of office to Sgt. Maj. Kevin S. Wiss, who became the sergeant major of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 366 during a ceremony here today. Banks retired during the same ceremony after 30 years of service in the Marine Corps. He began his career as a cannoneer… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 23-Jun-13

Sea Knight gets new life

Sea Knight gets new life

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION, CHERRY POINT, N.C. — Heard the adage the last CH-46 Phrog pilot hasn’t been born yet? Well, he or she may have been born, but they’re probably still in middle school, thanks to a collaborative program between PMA-226 and the State Department. “We are actively transferring CH-46E aircraft to the Department… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 19-Mar-12

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UH-1Y arrives at MCAS Cherry Point

UH-1Y arrives at MCAS Cherry Point

The rotors of the aircraft made the once peaceful flight line a whirlwind of chaos. In true military fashion the birds flew in slow and came to a hover over their designated spots. While still hovering, the aircraft turned and proceeded to touch the ground, one at a time. This landing started a new chapter… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 10-Oct-11

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General Electric awarded $59M to repair 19 T-64 engines from H-53 fleet

General Electric awarded $59M to repair 19 T-64 engines from H-53 fleet

General Electric, Lynn, Mass., is being awarded a $59,599,950 requirements contract for the repair of 19 T-64 engine (CH53D/E and MH53E helicopters) components, spare parts, manufacturing, engineering, and technical support to the Fleet Readiness Center East, Cherry Point, N.C., with a goal of improving monthly output.  Work will be performed in Cherry Point, N.C. (90… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 28-Jul-11

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