HAMPTON ROADS, Va., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- A U.S. Navy admiral says he is amazed at the level of distrust he gets from residents fighting a proposed landing strip in Virginia.
"It's a credibility issue," Anderson told the (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot. "I hate to say it, but there are certain areas right now where, because I'm wearing a uniform, people do not believe me."
"In 31 years of being in the Navy, I never thought I would see that," he added.
The newspaper said Tuesday that residents of the five proposed sites for the field have been busily gearing up for a public-relations and potential legal battle against the Outlying Field, which would be used for training flights by pilots from the Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia Beach, Va.