Zimmerman to turn over command to Pappas today

Published: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 04:32 PM.

Other facilities opened, too, such as the child development center and the bachelor enlisted quarters.

"I was just in there last week," he said of the BEQ. "If you make it nice, then they’re going to keep it nice and it’s almost as nice as when we opened it."

The commander said he was also proud of the work to replace aging base housing in the Nugent Cove subdivision.

"You know you concern yourself with running the base, but a big portion of that is making sure that the Marines are happy and that the families are happy," Zimmerman said.

Zimmerman said he was proud of the Facilities, Sustainment, Restoration and Modernization programs undertaken under his watch at Cherry Point.

"That’s where a CO really gets to dig into things and improve them," he said. "It helps us with our energy consumption. It makes the buildings nicer, up to date, safer."

He has also been pleased that North Carolina-based companies got $150 million worth of the contract work.

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