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McCrory, Perdue traveling to NC military bases

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RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- Gov. Bev Perdue is introducing successor Pat McCrory to leaders at the state's military bases in a whirlwind one-day trip through eastern North Carolina.

The governor-elect and outgoing chief executive began a series of private meet-and-greets Friday morning by flying into Pope Army Air Field in Cumberland County. They participated in a briefing with commanders at Pope and adjoining Fort Bragg about base operations and the installations' importance to the North Carolina economy.

The pair later visited Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and was scheduled to reach Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps air stations at Cherry Point and New River.

The joint visit was billed in part as a sign of unity between the incoming and outgoing governors for North Carolina's large military presence. McCrory takes office Jan. 5.

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