News: Deputy Commandant of Marine Corps Aviation visits MCAS Cherry Point
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. - The Deputy Commandant of Marine Corps Aviation visited Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Wednesday to speak with squadron commanding officers about current events including Marine aviation’s role in Afghanistan, budget, manpower and the future of Marine aviation.
Lt. Gen. Robert E. Schmidle Jr., gave the unit commanders a chance to ask questions about their future roles in relation to the integration of the F-35B Lightning II, and its effects on the AV-8B Harrier and EA-6B Prowler communities.
The DCA assists and advises the commandant of the Marine Corps on all matters relating to aviation.
“My job is to work for the customers,” Schmidle told the commanders, “and my customers are you.”
Schmidle’s 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing visit continued on to MCAS New River, N.C., Thursday.
Date Posted:07.30.2012 07:47
Location:MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, NC, US
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