Global TransPark Breaks Ground on Facility Slated for Incoming FRCE Workload

    From the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service

    Leaders and stakeholders broke ground for a new Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) maintenance, repair and overhaul complex at the North Carolina Global TransPark in Kinston June 25.

    When complete, the multi-structure, purpose-built facility will provide more than 700,000 square feet of space planned to support FRCE’s work on the Navy and Marine Corps C/KC-130J Super Hercules and C/KC-130T Hercules and Air Force HH-60W Jolly Green II.

    Pictured from left: North Carolina Global TransPark Economic Development Region President Mark Pope, Fleet Readiness Center East Commanding Officer Captain James Belmont, Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Chief of Civil Engineers Rear Adm. Dean Vanderley, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Sustainment Erica Plath, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Installations and Facilities Brenda Turner-Johnson, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations, and Environment Robert Thompson, United States Senator for North Carolina Thom Tillis, North Carolina General Assembly Senator Jim Perry, North Carolina Global TransPark Authority Chairman Tom Hendrickson and North Carolina Global TransPark Executive Director Preston Hunter. Photo by Samantha Fehr, Fleet Readiness Center East.

    Cover photo: U.S. Marine Corps C-130J Super Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron (VMGR) 152, sits on the flight line after arriving to Darwin, Australia, Nov. 8, 2014. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by MCIPAC Combat Camera Cpl. Sara A. Medina)