JACKSONVILLE, N.C. – Onslow County officials don't want the Navy to move its live shelling and bombing training to Camp Lejeune from the Puerto Rican island of Vieques.
A report by the Center for Naval Analyses identified the Marine Corps base as the top alternative to Vieques. President Bush has promised to pull the Navy out of Vieques in 2003, but opponents want the Navy to immediately stop bombing and shelling on its range on the island.
A resolution adopted Monday by the Onslow County Board of Commissioners asked that Lejeune be withdrawn from consideration.
It said the panel "was ever-mindful of the vital role played by our military neighbors as the world's peacekeepers."
However, the commissioners said residents already complain about noise and damage resulting from live-fire training conducted at Lejeune.
The resolution will be sent to the president.