2014 Cherry Point Air Show back on - WNCT

2014 Cherry Point Air Show back on

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MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. - Military officials say the 2014 Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Air Show is back on.

9 On Your Side spoke with Mike Barton, the Deputy Director of Public Affairs at MCAS Cherry Point, who confirmed the air show will run May 16-18. He says they should kick planning into full gear in the new year.

The event was canceled earlier in December. The air station's commanding officer said at the time the cancellation followed major reductions in the air station's budget.

"Our top priority continues to be supporting the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing to train to go anywhere, at any time, to fight and to win," said Col. Chris Pappas, Cherry Point's commanding officer. "We're prioritizing spending to ensure this priority is met."

Officials added the decision to cancel the air show was difficult considering the 70 years of community support from Havelock, Craven County and the surrounding Crystal Coast communities.
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