HAVELOCK, N.C. (WNCT) — For the first time, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point will receive funding from the state legislature.
Havelock Mayor Will Lewis said the state will give Cherry Point $3 million to help fund lift fan maintenance.
The money will also go toward the testing facility for the fleet readiness center east.
The funds will also go to the f-35b joint strike fighter.
Mayor Lewis is appreciative of the support for the military bases.
“State of North Carolina has never made an investment in a military installation,” said Lewis. “They’ve never done it, and they’re not alone in that. A lot of states never have. So this is a ground breaking thing that the North Carolina General Assembly has done.”
Lewis said the money won’t just help Havelock’s economy but will enable the base to be home to more F-35b’s than any other air station in the world.