"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.
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