MCB Camp Lejeune
Camp Lejeune, NC 28547, USA

RELOCATION/WELCOME GUIDE

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

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Our Military

Location 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 mile

Welcome

Welcome to North Carolina! Onslow County’s flat, gently rolling terrain covers 763 square miles and is in the southeastern coastal plain of North Carolina, approximately 120 miles east of Raleigh, and 50 miles north of Wilmington. The city of Jacksonville is the county seat, and the areas surrounding the

Getting To & Around

Situated along the Atlantic Ocean, Onslow County’s rolling terrain is an ideal place to raise a family or just for a relaxing getaway. Many people traveling in the area choose to drive so they can take in the ocean views and the woodlands, bogs and saltwater estuaries of the

Housing & Real Estate

A low cost of living and pleasant natural surroundings in North Carolina’s Onslow County contribute to a quality of life not often found in larger metropolitan areas. In 2015, an estimated 186,311 people called the county home, and the population density was 233 people per square mile, the U.S.

Employment & Economy

In 2013, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis judged Onslow County to be the nation’s fastest-growing county in terms of five-year economic growth, and given the continuing financial fuel from Marines and sailors stationed at Camp Lejeune and New River Air Station, the county’s prospects remain bright. The Onslow

Health Care

There are many health care services for military, civilians and veterans in Onslow County, though the Affordable Care Act has changed established insurance options. Visit www.healthcare.gov for information on open enrollment for health care coverage under the national Affordable Care Act. North Carolina currently has four carriers that offer

Family Resources

Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially when kids and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can make the transition easier. Local government websites are valuable resources for newcomers to Onslow County because they provide important

Education & Academics

For those moving to a new location, it’s important to know what educational options are available. This chapter outlines the public school system in Onslow County, along with information about local libraries and higher education. There are private schools, charter schools and home schooling available to children in the

Living

There are plenty of entertaining activities — music, sports, theater, museums, parks and shopping — to choose from in Onslow County. Take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean at Hammocks Beach State Park, for instance, or tee off at the Scottish-links style 18-hole Castle Bay Golf Course. Don’t mi

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Corps evaluates virtual decision kit to supplement training

Story by Ashley Calingo on 10/03/2017 MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. Innovation. Vision. Initiative. Those are the reasons Lt. Col. Marcus Mainz envisioned the Tactical Decision Kit, or TDK. The Marine Corps Rapid Capabilities Office, in collaboration with the Office of Naval Research, developed the TDK which uses technology that

The future of flight: Marines test out 3-D printed SUAS

Story by LCpl Taylor Cooper on 10/02/2017 U.S Marines with 2nd Marine Division tested remote controlled craft made through additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Sept. 26-27, 2017. The technicians and engineers with U.S. Army Research Lab gathered Marines from different military occupational specialties to demonstrate

Command and construct: 8th ESB conducts bridge commanders course

Story by LCpl Abrey Liggins on 09/29/2017 Marines with 8th and 9th Engineer Support Battalion practiced assembling and disassembling a 16-bay, double story medium girder bridge during a bridge commander course at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Sept. 27, 2017. The unit was taken to a training site in Courthouse Bay
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