The Air Traffic Control Tower reflects the setting sun light at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Feb. 2, 2015. The ATC directs air traffic across a large portion of Eastern North Carolina and recently assumed responsibility for a larger area surrounding the air station from Washington Center. Cherry Point is home to 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing and several of its squadrons. Its runways operate 24/7, 365 days each year, and the air station hosts squadrons that specialize in air-to-ground attack support; heavy helicopter lift and transport; electronic warfare; aerial transport and refueling; and sea and land search and rescue. Photo: Marine Corps SSgt T. T. Parish.