Military Training Near Cherry Point Through June 23

Jun 8, 2017

U.S. Navy special boat teams will be conducting training exercises in and around Cherry Point waterways.  Surface direct live fire operations will take place at Marine Corps Bombing Targets 9 and 11 in the eastern Pamlico Sound.  Cherry Point Public Affairs Officer Mike Barton.

“What that basically means is they’re out there using heavy machine guns blasting holes in some of the targets.  It gives them an opportunity to train on the water, do some target training on the water.”

Barton adds boaters and hunters should remain clear of the restricted areas around the bombing targets.  Non-compliance could result in injury or death as well as prosecution for trespassing. The training exercise takes place through June 23.