Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune
Jacksonville, North Carolina, is the county seat of Onslow County and home to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. The base lies on the eastern edge of the county, bordered by the New River and Atlantic Ocean. Onslow County is about 500 miles north of Jacksonville, Florida, 600 miles south of New York and almost 2,700 miles from Los Angeles.
The base and its surrounding community have more than 130,000 active-duty personnel, dependents, retirees and civilian employees.
Camp Lejeune encompasses 156,000 acres, 11 miles of beach suited to amphibious operations, 27 gun positions, seven mortar positions, 47 tactical landing zones, 21 administrative landing zones, 15 parachute drop zones, 40 splash pounts, six state-of-the-art training
facilities for military operations in urban terrain, two airfield seizure facilities, 10 engineer training areas and 98 live fire ranges, including the Greater Sandy Run Training Area.
About Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune
The base currently has the largest concentration of Marines and sailors in the world, and continues to grow. It has won the Commander-in-Chief’s Award for Installation Excellence seven times, most recently in 2015 for its fiscal year 2014 performance. These Department of Defense awards honor the base and its Marines, sailors and civilians for their extraordinary performance or innovation across all support functions to benefit tenant commands and resident Marines, sailors, Coast Guard members and their families. The base continues to relentlessly strive for excellence in all areas.
Since September 1941, Camp Lejeune has been the home of “Expeditionary Forces in Readiness,” and over the years it has become the home base for the II Marine Expeditionary Force (II MEF), 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Logistics Group and other combat units and support commands.
Several major Marine Corps commands and one Navy command are aboard Camp Lejeune. Tenant commands include Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, II Marine Expeditionary Force, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Logistics Group and the Naval Hospital, to mention a few. Marine Corps Base owns all the real estate, hosts entry-level and career-level formal schools and provides support and training for tenant commands; II Marine Expeditionary Force conducts operational planning for Fleet Marine Force commands; 2nd Marine Division is the ground combat element of II MEF; 2nd Marine Logistics Group is the combat service support element of II MEF; and 2nd Marine Air Wing, headquartered at Cherry Point, North Carolina, is the air combat element of II MEF.
Additionally, the naval hospital provides primary medical care to service members and their families stationed at Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River.
Today as in the past, Camp Lejeune’s mission is to maintain combat-ready units for expeditionary deployment.
MCB Camp Lejeune’s total impact on the local economy in fiscal year 2015 totaled approximately $3.5 billion. In 2015, the Department of Defense was the top employer in Onslow County, the North Carolina Employment Security Commission calculated, with more than 50,000 employees between MCB Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River.
Camp Lejeune and Onslow County have come a long way since September 1941, when the 1st Marine Division set up camp in the middle of a sandy pine forest along the Atlantic Seaboard. A tobacco barn, farm house and temporary tent cities have been transformed into what is now a 156,000-acre premier military training facility, and the strengthening bonds among its Marines, sailors, Coast Guardsmen, family members, military retirees and civilians are helping Onslow County grow at unprecedented rates.
The Camp Lejeune story actually began in 1940. World War II had been raging in Europe for more than a year, and military planners were posturing forces for America’s imminent entry. The need for an East Coast amphibious training facility was answered by the Department of the Navy’s purchase of an initial 110,000-acre tract of land. Close to ports at Wilmington and Morehead City, the area that is now Camp Lejeune was a logistical gem. When planners added remote pine forests and miles of beach, the value of Camp Lejeune as a home training base for Marines was unbeatable.
On May 1, 1941, Lt. Col. William P.T. Hill was ordered by the 17th commandant, Lt. Gen. (then Maj. Gen.) Thomas Holcomb, to establish and assume command of the base, then known as Marine Barracks New River, North Carolina. His headquarters were set up in an old farm house at the Tent Camp (now Camp Geiger) but in August 1942 were moved to Building 1 at Hadnot Point, where they remain today.
Near the end of 1942, the base was named Marine Barracks Camp Lejeune in honor of the 13th commandant and commanding general of the 2nd Army Division in World War I, Maj. Gen. John A. Lejeune. In 1944, it was renamed Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.
This land’s value to the Marine Corps has grown throughout the years as men and women have trained here to fight wars in the Pacific Islands, Korea, Vietnam, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq. Camp Lejeune has also proven invaluable for the training and deployment of Marines for such actions as peacekeeping in Lebanon, tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel missions, drug interdiction and a host of noncombatant evacuations. The idea of Special Operations Capable Marine Expeditionary Units was born at Camp Lejeune, and in that spirit of innovation Marines here continue to strive to anticipate and meet future demands of warfare by developing skill sets such as urban and vehicle convoy operations, and improvised explosive devices detection and handling, without neglecting longstanding competencies such as amphibious operations, close air support and naval gunfire. Camp Lejeune’s expansive acreage includes vitally important areas, historically and operationally, at Camp Johnson, Camp Geiger, Courthouse Bay, Stone Bay and the Greater Sandy Run Training Area.
A tradition of excellence and innovation begun at the base’s inception continues today in training facilities and ranges, other facilities and services, making Camp Lejeune stand out as a superior military base. Its reputation for excellence continues with superb safety programs, environmental conservation and installation restoration efforts, landfill and recycling initiatives, water and wastewater treatment, communications, logistics, law enforcement, emergency services, religious ministries, housing, personal support programs, education and more.
II MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE
The II Marine Expeditionary Force (II MEF), one of three MEFs in the Marine Corps, is a combined arms force of four elements: command, ground, aviation and logistics. It can carry out offensive combat ashore while sustaining itself without outside help for 60 days.
With more than 50,000 Marines and sailors, II MEF is representative of the largest and most powerful Marine Air-Ground Task Force. II MEF has four basic components: II MEF Headquarters Group, which has the personnel and equipment needed to plan and execute operations effectively; a ground combat element, the 2nd Marine Division; an aviation combat element, the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing; and a logistics combat element, the 2nd Marine Logistics Group.
While II MEF is part of the operational force structure of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command and engages in operations and exercises throughout the command’s area, it routinely provides operating forces to support other U.S. unified and NATO commands. II MEF is, in fact, available for and prepared to respond to contingency requirements worldwide.
The MEF can be employed in its entirety or in a Marine Air-Ground Task Force of lesser size, such as a Marine Expeditionary Brigade, a task force built around a regimental landing team and about a third the size of an expeditionary force; or, a Marine Expeditionary Unit, an air-ground task force built around a battalion landing team and about a third the size of a Marine Expeditionary Brigade. The size and composition of any Marine Air-Ground Task Force depends on its mission; for example, a Marine Expeditionary Brigade could be ordered to plan, deploy and utilize equipment stored aboard maritime prepositioning ships.
The routinely deployed, forward-presence Marine Air-Ground Task Forces, the 22nd, 24th and 26th Marine Expeditionary Units, deploy on a rotating basis as a geographic combatant commanders’ forces in readiness. A Marine Expeditionary Unit consists of approximately 2,400 Marines and sailors, can respond rapidly to many different contingencies, and if the situation requires, can act as the forward element of a larger Marine Air-Ground Task Force.
2ND MARINE DIVISION
The 2nd Marine Division is a multirole, expeditionary ground combat force and the ground combat element of II MEF, though it also may provide task-specific forces for assault or other operations. The 2nd Marine Division amounts to a first wave, being the lead amphibious force to land and clear the way for a following naval expeditionary force; the division then goes on to land combat. Its backbone is the individual Marine infantryman whose basic mission is to locate, close with and destroy or capture the enemy.
The division is made up of more than 15,000 enlisted Marines and sailors and 1,000 officers who form the 2nd, 6th and 8th Marine regiments (infantry). The division also contains 10th Marine Regiment (artillery), 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion and 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion. This division was born when the 2nd Marine Brigade was activated on July 1, 1936, as part of the Fleet Marine Force. A year later the brigade deployed to Shanghai, China, returning in 1938 to San Diego. On Feb. 1, 1941, the unit was redesignated as the 2nd Marine Division. Its component regiments, the 2nd, 6th, 8th and 10th Marines, brought with them impressive records of service in Veracruz, Mexico, World War I in France and the Caribbean.
In World War II, elements of the division served in Iceland, in Hawaii during the attack on Pearl Harbor and in Samoa. The full division deployed to the Pacific for the Guadalcanal campaign, followed by the bloody assault on Tarawa for which it was awarded a Presidential Unit Citation. The division fought valiantly at Saipan, Tinian and Okinawa, and division units began regular deployments to the Mediterranean as landing forces for the U.S. 6th Fleet. The units also deployed to Korea as replacements during the Korean War and have been sent to the Middle East to evacuate Americans and prevent civil war during the Middle East crisis.
In 1958, elements of the 2nd Marine Division were part of U.S. intervention in the Lebanon crisis. Units of the division helped reinforce Guantanamo Bay during the Cuban missile crisis in 1962 and landed in the Dominican Republic in 1965 as part of Operation Power Pack.
The division made up part of the multinational peacekeeping force in Lebanon from August 1982 until February 1984; it lost 241 Marines and sailors during the 1983 Beirut barracks bombing. Toward the end of the 1980s, division Marines participated in Operation Just Cause, the invasion of Panama.
The 1990s began with division elements helping evacuate American and allied civilians from war-torn Liberia in Operation Sharp Edge. This was followed by deployments to Saudi Arabia to support Operation Desert Shield and the liberation of Kuwait in Operation Desert Storm. Following the war, elements of the division participated in Operation Provide Comfort.
Elements of the 2nd Marine Division deployed to Kuwait in early 2003 to reinforce the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force. These units formed a Marine Expeditionary Brigade, Task Force Tarawa, which crossed into Iraq on the first day of the ground war with the initial mission of seizing Jalibah Airfield in southern Iraq. The 2nd Marine Division deployed to Camp Fallujah, Iraq, as the II MEF headquarters in January 2005 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom III to relieve the 1st Marine Division in Al Anbar province. The division deployed for another yearlong tour at Camp Fallujah from 2007 to 2008.
In 2009, elements of the 2nd Marine Division deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan or were embarked onboard amphibious ships. Most of the division deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom and served with the II MEF (FWD) in Anbar Province, Iraq. The division deployed infantry battalions, artillery battalions as provisional military police battalions, artillery batteries, engineer companies, tank companies and assault amphibian companies.
In 2010, elements of the division deployed to Afghanistan aboard amphibious ships to support three Marine Expeditionary Units, or Theater Security Cooperation events, in Africa and South America. A majority of the combat deployments have been on behalf of Marine Expeditionary Brigade-Afghanistan or 1st Marine Division (FWD) across Helmand province. Additionally, separate battalions were deployed either as a whole unit or as part of task-organized elements to Regional Command Southwest.
Most recently the division deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan, to partner with Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and the Afghan government; their goal was to conduct counterinsurgency operations to secure the local population, defeat insurgents and enable the ANSF to take over their own nation’s security with an eye to increasing stability, development and self-governance, and to turn the fight over to Afghan control. This deployment lasted from March 2011 to March 2012.
The 2nd Marine Division — the “Follow Me” Division — is an integral, vital part of America’s force in readiness.
2ND MARINE LOGISTICS GROUP
The 2nd Marine Logistics Group conducts general and direct supply support operations and receives, stores, distributes and manages supply material and information. It also provides the Marine Air-Ground Task Force with health and dental service support, and military police support including maneuver and mobility, area security and law and order interment operations.
In addition, the group supports deployed units by transporting their gear by land and by air. It provides engineering support to Marine Expeditionary Forces and intermediate maintenance support for Marine Corps forces, including stocking, storing and accounting for their tactical ordnance, engineering, motors and repairs. The 2nd Marine Logistics Group, made up of more than 8,000 Marines and sailors, includes Headquarters Regiment, Combat Logistics Regiment 25, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Medical Battalion and the 2nd Dental Battalion.
U.S. MARINE CORPS FORCES, SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND
U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command (MARSOC), is the Marine Corps component of U.S. Special Operations Command. As such, it trains, organizes, equips and, when directed by the commander of the Special Operations Command, deploys worldwide to support combat commanders andother agencies.
In October 2005, the secretary of defense ordered the Marine Corps to form a service component of U.S. Special Operations Command and begin providing forces to the commander. Formally established on Feb. 24, 2006, MARSOC is headquartered at Camp Lejeune and is made up of approximately 3,000 Marines, sailors and civilian employees. MARSOC includes three subordinate commands: the Marine Raider Regiment consisting of three Marine Raider Battalions (1st MRB at Camp Pendleton, California; and 2nd MRB and 3rd MRB at Camp Lejeune), the Marine Raider Support Group and the Marine Special Operations School.
A Marine Corps major general commands MARSOC with a support staff compatible with both USSOCOM and Headquarters Marine Corps. MARSOC headquarters identifies Marine Special Operations requirements; develops MARSOC tactics, techniques, procedures and doctrines; and executes assigned missions.
Since August 2006, MARSOC has provided Marine Special Operations Teams and Special Operations Companies to support geographic combatant commanders. Missions have included combat in Afghanistan, and training foreign special operations forces in Africa, Asia, South America, Central Asia and the Middle East.
MCIEAST — MCB CAMP LEJEUNE
Marine Corps Installations East — Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (MCIEAST-MCB CAMLEJ) provides services, direction and oversight to six U.S. Marine Corps installations and stations on the East Coast. They include Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Georgia; Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina; Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina; Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina; Camp Lejeune; and Marine Corps Support Facility Blount Island, Florida. MCIEAST-MCB CAMLEJ implements policies, develops regional strategies and plans, and prioritizes resources to support operating forces, tenant commands and activities. Operations consist of providing substantial support for training exercises aboard Camp Lejeune, throughout the United States and abroad, and for operations conducted by tenant units worldwide. Additionally, Camp Lejeune annually hosts resident occupational specialty qualifying school training for approximately 36,000 Marines, and occupational specialty or similar enhancement training for another 8,000 Marines, sailors, Coast Guard members and Department of Defense employees. Enhancement training spans a vast range including computer use, operational risk management, equal opportunity and leadership.
Cellphone use by the driver of a moving motor vehicle is prohibited on all Department of Defense installations, unless the cellphone is used with a hands-free device.
From Albert J. Ellis Airport
If you drive from the airport, head northeast on Albert J. Ellis Airport Road toward NC-111. Turn right onto NC-111S and follow it until you reach NC-24E/U.S. Highway 258 South. Continue onto NC-24E/U.S. Highway 17 North. From NC-24E, use the right two lanes to take the exit toward Camp Lejeune.
Joseph “Randy” Reichler Reception Center
Bldg. 59/60 Molly Pitcher Road 8609/8628
After hours, JRRRC Duty 910-451-2123
7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
All personnel reporting to Camp Lejeune must report to the Joseph “Randy” Reichler Reception Center (JRRRC). The Inbound Section of the Installation Personnel Administration Center will endorse the Marine’s orders and from there the Marine will be directed to the New Joins Section of the IPAC in JRRRC. Make sure you bring your orders and report in the service “A” uniform. Sailors reporting for duty during working hours must report in dress whites or dress blues, depending on the season. All service members must have their original orders, SRB/OQR, health and dental records, and a valid active-duty ID card. Single or unaccompanied service members will receive billeting assignments in the squad bay.
Personnel who arrive on the weekend or a holiday should have original orders endorsed by the duty officer in Bldg. 59/60, 910-451-2123.
The JRRRC is a one-stop in/out process with 15 agencies that serves active/reserve duty military and their families as well as Civil Service and NAF employees and civilian contractors. For more information and a directory, go to www.lejeune.marines.mil/New-Personnel/Checking-In.
Inns of the Corps, Lejeune
Holcomb Boulevard 910-451-3041
The award-winning Inns of the Corps, Lejeune, is approximately 4 miles from the main gate on Holcomb Boulevard, just minutes away from numerous eateries, the Main Exchange, MCX Food Court, commissary, and several banks and ATMs. In 2013, the addition of a three-story building consisting of 50 rooms with queen and king suites, 42-inch flat-screen televisions and more was completed. Extensive renovations have recently been finished on the remaining 90 rooms. Room types include standard double, executive double, king ADA-accessible, suite and family suite. Nicely appointed pet-friendly rooms are also available. All rooms offer a microwave and refrigerator; the new suites have full kitchens. Visitors in all rooms have access to a free hot breakfast buffet, a playground, a fitness center, a courtyard, a dog park, guest laundry and complimentary Wi-Fi. PCS reservations may be made one year in advance. TAD and TDY reservations may be made 90 days in advance. Leisure travel reservations may be made 60 days prior to arrival date. Eligible patrons include active duty, retirees, dependents and DOD employees. Reservations are strongly recommended due to very high demand.
Check the website for current room rates and more information.
Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune
100 Brewster Blvd.
Health Services Center 910-450-4357
Toll Free 866-207-1028
The Naval Hospital staff serves the military community with patient and family-centered care, readiness and professional development. The hospital provides primary and specialty care to more than 150,000 eligible beneficiaries. Primary care and specialty care are provided to active-duty members and their families enrolled in TRICARE Prime.
The Naval Hospital health care delivery team consists of more than 2,000 personnel, including officer, enlisted, civil service and contract personnel who strive to make the Naval Hospital the No. 1 hospital for patient and staff satisfaction and medical training.
Naval Dental Center
Bldg. NH-100 910-450-4740
6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
The Naval Dental Center’s command organization includes three dental companies and a Headquarters and Support Company with 11 geographically disbursed dental treatment facilities that include six branch dental clinics and five dental annexes.
More than 40,000 family members in the Camp Lejeune area are enrolled in the Family Member Dental Plan. This volunteer program, sponsored by MetLife, covers comprehensive dental care for family members of active-duty personnel who choose to have their dental care provided by a private dentist in the local area. Family members of active-duty personnel are encouraged to use the TRICARE Dental Program. Information about the TRICARE Dental Program can be obtained by calling 855-638-8371 or visiting www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/Dental/TDP.
TRICARE is the health care program for active duty and retirees of the uniformed services, their families and survivors. TRICARE’s primary objectives are to optimize delivery of health care services in the military’s direct care system for its beneficiaries and to attain the highest possible level of patient satisfaction.
TRICARE coverage is completely portable so it moves with you when you relocate. TRICARE Prime options include TRICARE Prime and TRICARE Prime Remote in the United States, and TRICARE Prime Overseas and TRICARE Global Remote Overseas in regions outside the United States.
Follow these simple steps to ensure you have no break in coverage when you move:
- Do not cancel your TRICARE Prime enrollment option before you move.
- Update your personal information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) immediately when you arrive at your new location.
- Select a new primary care manager (PCM) when moving within the same region, or submit a new Prime enrollment form within 30 days if you’re moving to a new region.
Where you are moving will determine which Prime option you will enroll in. If you move to a new Prime service area, transfer your enrollment by submitting a TRICARE Prime Enrollment and PCM Change Form to your regional contractor. Be sure to include all family members who wish to use Prime on the form.
TRICARE Standard and Extra are available to family members only. Active-duty service members are required to enroll in one of the Prime options. TRICARE Standard and Extra are available throughout the United States, and enrollment is not required. Any active-duty family member who is registered in DEERS may use these programs by seeing any network or non-network provider authorized by TRICARE.
If you’re already using TRICARE Standard and Extra, moving is easy. When you arrive at your new location, update your personal information in DEERS immediately. Then find TRICARE-authorized providers in your new area.
Here are a few things to remember about using TRICARE Standard and Extra in a new region:
- In the U.S., visit your new regional contractor’s website for a list of providers. Remember, if you see network providers, you’ll be using the Extra option and pay lower copayments.
- If you move to a new region, you’ll have a new claims address for submitting your TRICARE claims.
- Learn your new region’s prior authorization requirements as these requirements may differ by region.
For a complete description of the different types of coverage programs and regions, visit www.tricare.mil.
Military Housing Office
43 Inchon St.
Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543
7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
The Camp Lejeune Military Housing Office supports Marines while they are transitioning to a new home and community. The MHO provides resources for them to become familiar with the housing options and support services available. Visit the MHO for information, counseling and guidance before signing a rental or sales contract or a lease for housing.
Camp Lejeune Family Housing
43 Inchon St.
Tarawa Terrace, NC 28543
Atlantic Marine Corps Communities 910-219-6451
Lincoln Military Housing 910-353-2460
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturday by appointment
At MCB Camp Lejeune, military family housing is privatized. In addition to your option of buying or renting housing in the local community, you may now choose to live in privatized housing by signing a tenant lease agreement with Atlantic Marine Corps Communities or Lincoln Military Housing; they own the family housing and are responsible for maintaining, repairing, constructing and managing the communities.
For comprehensive information about homes and amenities available in Camp Lejeune privatized housing, visit the Camp Lejeune Family Housing website.
Bldg. 1770, 1770 McHugh Blvd. 910-451-5553/1715
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday
The full-service Post Office on base provides window service on weekdays and is open to the public. Personnel who reside off base or in base housing will receive their personal mail at their residential address.
Bldg. 979 910-451-5143
Dogs, cats, tropical fish, hamsters and caged birds are the only pets authorized in family housing. Other pets must be specifically authorized in writing by the commanding general. Pets in base housing must be registered within five working days with the Security and Emergency Services Department, Domestic Animal Control, Bldg. 979. Hours for registration are 8 to 11 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Animal Control hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Domestic animals that display traits of aggression represent an undue risk to the safety and tranquility of Camp Lejeune and its personnel. Full or mixed breeds of pit bull (American pit bull, American Staffordshire terrier and Staffordshire bull terrier), Rottweiler, wolf hybrids or any canine breed with dominant traits geared toward aggression, as determined by Animal Control, are prohibited aboard Camp Lejeune. If any Animal Control officer deems a dog to be a possible banned breed or a mix including a banned breed, the final determination must come from a DNA test administered by a licensed veterinarian at the owner’s expense. During this determination process the dog will not be allowed on base.
Camp Lejeune Chaplain Corps
Bldg. 67 910-451-3210
The Marine Corps Base Chaplain Corps is dedicated to preserving your right to worship. It provides, or finds a way to provide, for a broad spectrum of worshipers. If you are seeking spiritual support for any denomination or faith group, it will do its best to assist you.
The Camp Lejeune Chaplain Corps offers various types of counseling and seminars including pre-marital, marital, religious, stress, grief and loss, etc. All counseling sessions are covered by privileged communication.
Saint Francis Xavier Chapel, Bldg. 17
- Daily Mass, 11:45 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
- Weekend Mass, 5 p.m. Saturday, 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday
- Confessions, 4 to 4:45 p.m. Saturday and by appointment
Jewish Chapel, Bldg. 67
- Sabbath Service, 6:30 p.m. Friday
Main Protestant Chapel, Bldg. 16
- Communion Service, 8:30 a.m. Sunday
- Contemporary Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday
There is no longer a requirement to display a Department of Defense windshield sticker on your vehicle, however, if you are stationed or work aboard Camp Lejeune, you must register your vehicles at the Main Gate Visitors Center (Bldg. 818) with the following documentation in hand: current driver’s license, proof of insurance and registration. Contractors registering vehicles should proceed to the Contractor Vetting Office (Bldg. 812) before the Main Gate. North Carolina state traffic laws apply on base; see the Getting To & Around Onslow County chapter, Page 22, for more information. All vehicles entering or leaving base are subject to search.
For hours of operation, menus and special event information, visit www.mccslejeune-newriver.com and click on selections under the “Dining & Lodging” tab.
Berkeley Manor Marine Mart 910-451-9073
Bldg. 1515 910-451-3888
Duffers’ Retreat (at Paradise Point Golf Course)
Bldg. 1915 910-451-0148
Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin Robbins
1238 Birch St. 910-451-2599
Heroz Sports Grill
Bldg. 425 910-450-6428
Bldg. 1057 910-451-8680
Paradise Point Officers’ Club
Bldg. 2615 910-451-2465
Papa John’s (at Central Area Recreation Center)
Bldg. 62 910-450-7272
Bldg. BB27, Courthouse Bay 910-440-7024
Spare Time Sports Grill (at Bonnyman Bowling Center)
Bldg. 89 910-451-5731
Subway (at Creek Marine Mart)
Bldg. HP-99, Wallace 910-450-9295
Taco Bell (at Birch Street Extension)
Bldg. 1232 910-450-6918
University Cafe (at John A. Lejeune Education Center)
Bldg. 825 910-450-9567
Warriors’ Command Post
Bldg. H1 910-451-8822
Wendy’s (Birch Street)
Bldg. 1237 910-450-5479
John A. Lejeune Education Center
Bldg. 825 910-451-3091
Testing Center 910-451-9289/3092
Deployed and Long Distance 910-450-9080
MCAS New River Education Center
Bldg. AS-212 910-449-5397/6233
Camp Lejeune: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday
New River: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
The Education Assistance Branch, Personal and Professional Development Program, of the Marine and Family Programs Division, oversees all off-duty education. Its two locations, at the John A. Lejeune Education Center aboard MCB Camp Lejeune and the MCAS New River Education Center, offer adult and continuing education to enhance personal growth and career development.
The opportunities offered by Education Assistance include the Military Academic Skills Program, basic academic advising, financial aid information, military transcripts, the U.S. Military Apprenticeship Program, comprehensive military and civilian testing programs, Learning Lab, the GED examination program and high school completion program via Coastal Carolina Community College, and the
Personal Financial Management Program. A research and study library is inside the John A. Lejeune Education Center.
In-depth and comprehensive postsecondary programs are offered by various colleges on base that lead toward completion of an associate, baccalaureate or master’s degree. Various schools also visit MCB Camp Lejeune on a rotating basis to meet in person with current and prospective students. The visiting school schedule is available through the Education Assistance Branch Office.
There are six represented universities on base — Boston University, Campbell University, Coastal Carolina Community College, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, University of North Carolina Wilmington and Webster University — and three online schools — American Military University, National Training and University of Phoenix — offering both undergraduate and graduate programs.
Career Assistance and Transition Seminars/Family Member Employment Assistance Program
The Career Assistance Branch, Personal and Professional Development Program, Marine and Family Programs Division provides the necessary tools and information so that all separating service members and their families can transition effectively from military to civilian life. Career Assistance provides Transition Readiness Seminars designed to give Marines and families ownership of their exit from the military and furnish them with resources and opportunities to make informed decisions when transitioning to the civilian sector. They also offer internet access for job hunting, employment-ready workshops and individual career counseling, and coordinate career expos. Transition Readiness advisers are available to meet one-on-one at Camp Lejeune, Building 824, Stone Street, 910-451-3754/3781 or New River AS-912, Longstaff Road, 910-449-4914.
The Family Member Employment Assistance Program (FMEAP) helps family members seeking local employment. Services offered consist of computer classes, resume writing assistance, individualized career counseling and workshops, research materials and resources and local employment listings. To utilize these services, call 910-449-9706. FMEAP centers are in the Tarawa Terrace housing area, Bldg. 2475, 910-450-1676; Russell Marine & Family Services Center, Building 40, Brewster Blvd., 910-451-9381; and New River AS-912, Longstaff Road, 910-449-4902.
Child Development Centers
Resource and Referral 910-449-0553
Brewster, Bldg. 631 910-450-8467
Courthouse Bay, Bldg. BB-353 910-440-6226
Heroes Manor, Bldg. PP100 910-450-4078
Heroes Manor II, Bldg. PP200 910-450-4119
Midway Park, Bldg. 1401 910-449-9567
New River, Bldg. AS-1000 910-449-6712
Stone Street Youth Pavilion, Bldg. 842 910-450-8674
Tarawa Terrace, Bldg. TT-86/TT91 910-450-1646
Tarawa Terrace II, Bldg. TT 113 910-450-0545
Tarawa Terrace Youth Pavilion, Bldg. TT-19 910-450-1422
The Child Development Centers offer weekly care for children 6 weeks to 5 years old, and hourly care on a space-available basis with reservations. The centers provide a safe, nurturing environment that promotes the social, cognitive, language and physical development of youngsters.
Children of active-duty military personnel, DOD civilian personnel, reservists on active duty and DOD contractors are eligible. Fees are based on total family income. Registration requires a completed DD Form 2606, immunization records, leave and earnings statements and emergency contact information; in addition, single military must provide form 10922.
Marine Corps Family Team Building
Bldg. LCH 4012A 910-451-0176
The Marine Corps Family Team Building (MCFTB) portion of Marine Corps Community Services is geared toward helping unit commanding officers and families maintain readiness. All MCFTB programs are free.
MCFTB includes the following programs: key volunteer training, family readiness officer training, family readiness briefs, marriage preparation workshops, LINKS (Lifestyle, Insights, Networking, Knowledge, Skills), CREDO (Chaplain’s Religious Education Development Operation), PREP (Prevention and Relationship), the Exceptional Family Member Program, the New Parent Support Program and family university.
Community Counseling Center
Bldg. 799B 910-451-2864/2876
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
The Community Counseling Center provides professional individual, marital and family counseling to military members and their families. Intervention and treatment for domestic violence and victim advocacy services are available through the Family Advocacy Program.
Exceptional Family Member Program
Bldg. 40 910-451-4394
This program provides special-needs families with information and referral services.
New Parent Support Program
Bldg. 799 . 910-449-9501
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
The New Parent Support Program (NPSP) is a professional team of licensed social workers, counselors and registered nurses who provide educational and support services to military families. From the early stages of pregnancy to the development of your child up to age 5, this program can better prepare you for parenthood. The program’s trained, supervised staff has extensive knowledge of the issues encountered by parents. The team is sensitive to the unique challenges facing military families and can help them cope with stress, isolation, pre- and post-deployment, homecoming reunions, and the everyday demands of parenting in the military.
All active-duty personnel and family members who are expecting a child or have at least one child age 5 or under are eligible.
K-12 School Liaison
Bldg. LCH 4012, Midway Park 910-449-9915/9749
7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
The school liaison office provides K-12 education information for public, private, homeschool and Department of Defense Education Activity schools on the installation. It also provides Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River families support during all states of transition and deployment to ensure children receive every possible opportunity for quality education.
Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River have seven Department of Defense Schools for base residents. For school registration information on- or off-base, visit the School Liaison website.
Single Marine Program
Bldg. 564 M St. 910-451-4642
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
The Single Marine Program (SMP) is the voice for single, unaccompanied Marines and any other single active-duty service member when it comes to identifying quality-of-life concerns, developing initiatives to address those concerns, and providing recommendations through advocacy, recreational trips and activities, special events and community involvement. The program accomplishes this through monthly council meetings of unit representatives in six geographical areas of Camp Lejeune. In each of these areas, the SMP runs Recreation Centers that cater primarily to Marines who live at Camp Lejeune. These “homes-away-from-home” are equipped with the latest in recreation resources including video games, movies, large-screen TVs, computers, free Wi-Fi and special events. The centers are a comfortable setting for leisure-time activities and relaxation. Each contains a snack bar with foods and beverages.
Additionally, the SMP administers Camp Lejeune’s volunteer program. The SMP staff matches those wanting to volunteer with nonprofit organizations and special events, keeps track of volunteer hours and ensures that those hours are formally recognized in military members’ official records.
First Citizens Bank
Bldg. NG-100/Room C-120 NRMC 910-353-3113
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Marine Federal Credit Union
1235 Birch St.
300 Freedom Way
467 Highway 210 910-577-7333
Hours vary by location. Visit website for more information.
Bldg. 66 910-451-1903/7085/9731
7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday
7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday
Legal Assistance is provided on a walk-in basis for new clients from 7 to 10 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. The office also provides separation and divorce briefs on Tuesday and Thursday; clients need to check in by 7:15 a.m.
Pre-deployment, will and power of attorney briefs are offered at 10 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays in Bldg. 66 on a first come, first served basis. A pre-deployment, will and power of attorney brief is also provided on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. in the base theater.
Notary services are provided 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Monday through Friday in Bldg. 66.
No family based-immigration services are available at present time; however, naturalization services for active-duty service members are available on 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Harriotte B. Smith Library 910-451-5724/3178/3026
Camp Johnson Library 910-450-0844
John A. Lejeune Education Center Research Library 910-450-9845
Station Library, New River 910-449-6715
Hours vary; check the website for specific libraries.
The Camp Lejeune Library System includes the Harriotte B. Smith Library on Holcomb Boulevard, the Research Library at the John A. Lejeune Education Center, New River’s Station Library and the Camp Johnson Library. Along with a large lending collection of books, DVDs, audiobooks, e-readers and children’s materials, the libraries offer outstanding online services through the internet and mobile access EBSCO online database of magazine and newspaper articles, academic journal articles, e-book downloads and Transparent Language for language learning. The Harriotte B. Smith Library is the first USMC library to receive Premier Library status. It and the Camp Johnson Library have popular programs for all patrons including Summer Reading events, teen programs, weekly story times and monthly book clubs for all ages. In addition, the Harriotte B. Smith Library has internet stations and Wi-Fi, a pay-per-page copier and self-service fax machine, and historic microfilm from the Globe, the Jacksonville Daily News and The New York Times.
The Research Library offers a peaceful, academic environment for ages 13 and older with a full complement of library resources along with small meeting rooms and orientations for library services.
For information about the recreational programs at MCB Camp Lejeune, visit www.mccslejeune-newriver.com.
Bonnyman Bowling Center
Bldg. 89 910-451-5121
3 to 9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; noon to 9 p.m. Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; and 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday
Camp Lejeune’s 32-lane Bonnyman Bowling Center offers leagues, a pro shop, a party room and an arcade, and is available for parties and small gatherings. The bowling center has glow bowling on Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m. to midnight.
New River Bowling Center
Bldg. AS-205 910-449-4921/4922
At the New River Bowling Center, hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, with Xtreme Bowling 9 p.m. to midnight Friday; noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, with Xtreme Bowling 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday; and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Area 2 910-451-8209
AS-4000 New River 910-449-0294
Camp Geiger 910-449-0609
Camp Johnson 910-450-1250
Courthouse Bay 910-440-7447
French Creek 910-451-5430
H.I.T.T. Center 910-451-0122
Morgan Bay 910-451-1676
New River 910-449-4961
Stone Bay 910-440-2055
Tarawa Terrace 910-450-1681
Wallace Creek 910-450-7649
The fitness centers at Camp Lejeune provide the latest in fitness and wellness programs. Designed for those who want to develop and maintain the optimum in physical conditioning and health, the centers offer the opportunity to enjoy individualized and group activities. Individual assessment and instruction at all levels is available from highly competent, professional staff. Programs include personal fitness training, weight management, comprehensive group exercise classes, small group training, high-altitude training, endurance challenges, run/walk programs, combat fitness training, strength training and more. The Wallace Creek Fitness Center, on Birch Street, is the newest addition to the base’s arsenal of fitness centers. It features all the aforementioned programs, plus an elevated track, rock-climbing wall, juice bar, indoor lap pool, outdoor running tracks and a FEMA shelter.
All Points Travel
Hadnot Point Plaza, Bldg. 84 910-451-3535
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
At All Points Travel, you can find information and get military discount tickets for area attractions, including Walt Disney World and Universal Studios, Wet’n Wild Emerald Point, SeaWorld and more.
Whatever travel destinations you seek, the All Points Travel staff can help you plan your trips by assisting with airline tickets, hotels, rental cars and even cruises.
Bldg. 728 910-451-1440
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (March 1 to Oct. 31), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (Nov. 1 to March 1)
Outdoor Adventures has equipment rentals, party supplies, propane refills, family camping equipment, fishing permits and licenses, and more. Services are available to military ID cardholders.
Equipment rental is one of the most popular programs, offering everything from lawn and garden items to camping and boating equipment as well as sports gear and tools.
Paradise Point Golf Course & Pro Shop
Brewster Boulevard 910-451-5445
7:15 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily
Paradise Point Golf Course has two 18-hole courses, the 70-par Scarlet and the 92-par Gold, along with driving ranges, a practice field and putting greens and a Pro Shop, all open to the general public. Golfers who have established a handicap in the Paradise Point Golf Course system may participate in any Paradise Point Golf Course tournament that is open to patrons. Golf lessons are available.
Auto Hobby Shop
Bldg. 1250 910-451-1550
10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
The Automotive Skills Center is the home of the Automotive Shop and the Body & Welding Shop. For convenience, the shops are next to each other in buildings 1250 and 1249 on Birch Street Extension. In addition to resident experts, the shops have a wide variety of diagnostic and repair equipment and tools. The Automotive Shop is a convenient place to get your vehicle inspected. The Body & Welding Shop has frame machines, arc and acetylene welders and a resale shop with body repair materials.
Bldg. 1053 910-388-8844
Keep your car looking great by utilizing the Mainside Car Wash, open 24/7. The Mainside Car Wash has two automatic touch-free car washes, four self-service bays and 10 vacuums.
Vehicle Resale Lot
MCX Complex Parking Lot 910-451-1550
Looking to sell a vehicle? Visit the Vehicle Resale Lot in the main MCX Complex parking lot. Vehicle Resale Lot registrations are accepted at the Auto Skills Center, Bldg. 1250.
Camp Lejeune Commissary
1230 Holcomb Blvd. 910-451-5071
9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday
Save an average of 30 percent of your hard-earned dollars when shopping for groceries at the Commissary. In-store amenities and specialties include an ATM, bakery, custom photo cakes, a deli, fresh lobster, fresh sandwiches to go, hot foods, party cakes, plants, rotisserie chicken, sushi and a butcher shop.
Marine Corps Exchange Camp Lejeune
The MCX Camp Lejeune wants to be your first choice for shopping. It offers a price-match program that guarantees the lowest prices in town.
Hours of operation for services outside of the Main Exchange vary so call or visit the website for detailed information.
Bldg. 1231 910-451-5030
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday
Central Marine Mart 910-451-0854
Exchange Mobile Center 910-353-4040
Military Clothing Store 910-451-2802
Honeybaked Ham Cafe 910-451-5776
Panda Express 910-451-8901
Papa John’s 910-451-1027/1770
Taco Bell 910-450-9459
Enterprise Car Rental 910-451-7744
Floral Shop 910-451-2674
Optical Shop 910-451-3937
Things Remembered 910-451-6619
Hadnot Point Plaza Marine Mart Exchange
Bldg. 84 910-450-5070
Auto Parts 910-787-9506
Electronic repairs 910-376-8386
Game Stop 910-450-9951
H&R Block 910-450-5967
La Casita Loca 910-450-9606
Laundry/Dry Cleaners 910-451-5686
Domino’s, Bldg. 2457 910-353-3111
Firestone, Bldg. 1611 910-451-229