Congressman Maneuvers To Block OLF

There is another maneuver to report to block the Navy from building an outlying landing field in some of the sites they've been eying in Eastern Carolina.

Congressman Walter Jones attached an amendment to a defense bill that would prohibit the establishment of an OLF at Hale's Lake in Camden County and Sandbanks in Gates County.

“The people of Eastern North Carolina have spoken loud and clear on this issue. If the OLF is needed to support F/A-18’s operating out of Oceana Naval Air Station, then Virginia should bear the burden," Jones said in a press release.

The defense bill still requires the approval of the full House of Representatives and Senate, along with the signature of President Barack Obama.

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