Governor Pat McCrory saw first hand the importance of the military here in Eastern Carolina.
The governor stopped at Camp Lejeune for a briefing and tour around some of the MV-22 Ospreys on base.
These aircraft were designed to get 24 Marines to a destination twice as fast and five times farther than older helicopters.
It was McCrory's first visit to the Marine base as governor. He told reporters that he is focused on finding jobs for military members once they return home from service.