Bogue Field called important training ground for Marines

Published: Monday, April 8, 2013 at 03:06 PM.

"We’ve certainly communicated our concerns to (the base) and they’ve tried to work with us as much as possible," Rush said, adding that while the governing body of Emerald Isle understands the military’s need for training, his office also has a duty to minimize the noise impact on the people who live on Emerald Isle.

Rush said that while the town has gone to great lengths to educate the people living on or visiting Emerald Isle about the frequent training taking place at Bogue Field, there are still occasional concerns coming from people living along Bogue Sound — the body of water separating Emerald Isle and Bogue Field — because the aircraft can fly lower over water than they can over land, which adds to the noise.

Rush added that although there are occasional complaints from residents, the number of complaints have dramatically decreased in recent years, in part because residents and visitors "genuinely respect the need for the military to train."  



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