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Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

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Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point is a United States airfield located in Havelock, North Carolina, in the eastern part of the state. It was built in 1941, and was commissioned in 1942 as Cunningham Field, named in honor of United States Marine Corps aviator, Lt. Col. Alfred A. Cunningham, but was later renamed.

During World War II, the facility was used to train Marines for service in the Pacific theater, and also served as a base for anti-submarine operations. Cherry Point also helped during the Vietnam War by deploying three A-6 Intruder squadrons to the Far East.

Cherry Point is the largest of the Marine Corps air stations. It it currently host to four EA-6B Prowler squadrons, four AV-8B Harrier squadrons, one UAV squadron and one C-130 squadron.

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