New River Air Station Expanding

The military's big expansion in North Carolina continues as the Marine Corps builds a $140 million mega-hangar to hold four squadrons of a revolutionary aircraft.

The Daily News of Jacksonville reports that officials at the New River Air Station are preparing to break ground on one of the Marine Corps' largest single structures.

The super hangar will house dozens of the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft.

The base also is getting a new $14 million fitness center, athletic fields, a renovated marina, and the largest skate park in eastern North Carolina.

New River fitness director Richard Cole says skateboarding is one of the adrenaline-rush activities important to help returning war veterans step down into stateside life.

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  • by Julie Location: USA on Mar 5, 2012 at 04:42 PM
    This funding is probably long range planning from the last administration. Cuts are from this one.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 5, 2012 at 01:11 PM
    a $14 million athletic center? and the government wants to cut thousands of Air Force jobs...I don't get it.
  • by STEVEN Location: NEW BERN on Mar 5, 2012 at 12:56 PM
    So long Cherry Point
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      by naw on Mar 5, 2012 at 05:02 PM in reply to STEVEN
      need the runways

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