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Some ENC waterways to be closed for MCAS Cherry Point crisis training exercise

(Photo: Lance Cpl. Andrea Cleopatra Dick)
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Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point will be conducting a full-scale sudden crisis training exercise on Tuesday, closing some ENC waterways.

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point will be conducting a full-scale sudden crisis training exercise on Tuesday.

People and boaters in the area should be aware that the federal waterside boundaries of Slocum and Hancock Creeks and the Neuse River will be closed to the public during the training, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

People can expect to see activity by military personnel, civilian law enforcement, and first responders on the surrounding waterways.

The exercise is an annual requirement so all parties are prepared in the event the air station needs to safeguard personnel or national security interests.

MCAS will maintain normal operations and gate hours.

Annette is originally a Midwest gal, born and raised in Michigan, but with career stops in many surrounding states, the Pacific Northwest, and various parts of the southeast. She has been involved in the media industry in eastern North Carolina for more than three years. An award-winning journalist and mother of four, Annette moved to ENC to be closer to family – in particular, her two young grandchildren. It’s possible that a -27 day with a -68 windchill in Minnesota may have also played a role in that decision. In her spare time, Annette does a lot of toddler and baby cuddling, reading, designing costumes for children’s theater and producing the coolest Halloween costumes anyone has ever seen. She has also worked as a diversity and inclusion facilitator serving school districts and large corporations. It’s the people that make this beautiful area special, and she wants to share those stories that touch the hearts of others. If you have a story idea to share, please reach out by email to westona@cravencc.edu.