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    Cherry Point finishes flashy F-11 facelift

    Cherry Point finishes flashy F-11 facelift

    Courtesy Photo | Restoring the F-11 back to its flashy Blue Angel form took a combined effort of...... read more read more

    MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, NC, UNITED STATES

    01.06.2011

    Story by Lance Cpl. Tyler J. Bolken 

    II Marine Expeditionary Force

    MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. -- After years of neglect while displayed in downtown New Bern, N.C., a decommissioned F-11 fighter aircraft came to Cherry Point in July to undergo an approximate five-month facelift.

    The aircraft has been on loan from the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola, Fla. since the 1970s. In prime condition, it perched on Martin Luther King Boulevard as a symbol of the city’s close relationship with the military.

    Restoring the F-11 back to its flashy Blue Angel form took a combined effort of members from Fleet Readiness Center-East and Marine Aircraft Group 14, explained Lt. Col. Michael J. Perez, MAG-14 operations officer.

    The aircraft is slated to be placed back in New Bern in the near future on a new pedestal at Lawson Creek Park.

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    Date Taken: 01.06.2011
    Date Posted: 01.06.2011 10:57
    Story ID: 63112
    Location: MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, NC, US 

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