Future Regional Legal Services-East Building Topping Out Ceremony - U.S. Navy Capt. James Brown, commanding officer, OICC Florence, signs the final beam before it is put into place during a topping out ceremony on Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, June 14, 2023. The topping out ceremony is a tradition in which the tallest and last beam is placed on a project. This project, P1513, the new Regional Legal Services-East building, is being built using the funds granted to Camp Lejeune to restore building damaged by Hurricane Florence. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by SSgt. Jack H. Gnosca)
Topping Out: Hurricane Florence Recovery Projects Progress at Cherry Point - Two construction contractors work to secure the final structural steel beam into place during the topping out ceremony for the future auditorium on Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, North Carolina, Feb. 22, 2023. The auditorium is part of the construction to rebuild and modernize structures damaged by Hurricane Florence. The topping out ceremony is a celebration of the facility structure being completed and the next stage of construction beginning. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Lauralle Walker)
Hurricane Florence, Four Years Later: What’s Been Done, What’s Next - Aerial view of the Hurricane Florence-funded trestle bridge replacement project at White Oak River in Stella, North Carolina. The White Oak River trestle bridge is an integral component in the 34-mile rail line that moves heavy military equipment and supplies between Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. Four years ago, the Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Lejeune area experienced the wettest tropical cyclone on record in the Carolinas. Today, $3.6 billion in new construction and repairs are flourishing across the base and air stations with a heavy emphasis on ensuring the new infrastructure is able to withstand future weather events.