GREENVILLE N.C. – Marines from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point share a moment with the United States Naval Academy mascot during the East North Carolina University versus Navy football game Saturday. Despite the cold and rain blown in by Hurricane Sandy, the Marines and Sailors stayed to watch Navy beat ECU 56-28.
GREENVILLE N.C. – Marines from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point watch the halftime show at Saturday's East North Carolina University versus the United States Naval Academy football game. For many of the Marines and Sailors, the Pirates versus Navy game was their first college football experience.
Col. Jeannie Leavitt, Commander of the 4th Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, N.C. is the first female jet fighter pilot in US history and first woman to command a fighter wing squadron. Military women largely have been unable to serve in such high commands because, barred from combat, they have been unable to get the experience they need to advance.