Cherry Point Training

Military training in the middle of the night could keep some of you awake this week.

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point says people who live near the base in Havelock can expect to hear more aircraft and weapons firing overnight. The training is scheduled for 10 PM to 3 AM. It started last night and is scheduled to continue tonight and tomorrow night.


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  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Aug 26, 2009 at 03:22 PM
    The noise is a small price to pay for FREEDOM, I love to hear those jets, Semper Fi. You can train in my backyard anytime.
  • by Brando Location: Greenville on Aug 26, 2009 at 08:32 AM
    Be glad you live in a country where the sound of weapons being fired at night from aircraft is just training. It will only be a few days and is just preparation for our forces when they go overseas to protect our country and it's freedoms. Seems like a small price to pay.
  • by John Location: Jacksonville on Aug 26, 2009 at 05:47 AM
    More than likely the base was there before many of the residents and the people knew when they moved into the area the base was there. So I say "Fire for Effect" and if you don't like it you should not have moved in to the area in the first place. Semper Fi'
  • by Marine on Aug 26, 2009 at 05:03 AM
    I agree with the first comment..however the second comment is a little off I work where the noise complaints come into the base and we have alot of them mostly older people or non military families. We have even been cussed out multiple times about the late flight opts on base and how we should respect the community. I agree though if training needs to be done let it be done day or night it is the job of the marine corps and if you dont like the noise or cant handle it then move away from a military base.
  • by Mandy Location: Havelock on Aug 26, 2009 at 04:49 AM
    Only a slightly few will be bothered by this noise....MOST havelock residents agree with the first comment:)
  • by MSgt USMC(Ret) Location: Kinston on Aug 26, 2009 at 04:30 AM
    'Pardon our noise. It's the sound of freedom.'
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