Navy Taking Another Look At Training Off N.C. Coast

Military officials are taking a look at air and sea training exercises off the North Carolina coast in advance of possible changes to their readiness.

The Navy has conducted exercises off the coast for nearly six
decades. It's preparing environmental impact statements for Navy
and Marine Corps operations within its Cherry Point Range Complex.

The mix of sea and airspace stretches from Camp Lejeune north to
Albermarle Sound while extending out about 100 nautical miles.

The Navy is assessing issues that include new technology, its
ability to face adversaries in shallow waters, and its level of
training operations, he said.

Two environmental impact statements the Navy must complete deal
with potential impacts its training can have on the area and

The public can comment on the documents until June 12.