Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point


Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

Cherry Point, North Carolina
2nd MAW trains to defeat emerging threats

By Lance Cpl. Mackenzie Gibson | May 19, 2016

In a cramped, mud riddled back lot on the quiet northern quadrant of Cherry Point, a cadre of 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Marines are packing up their gear and preparing to go home. It is May 19, 2016, and their job here for the past two weeks, away from the comforts of cool daytime work spaces and soft beds at night, is over … if you could ever consider preparing for war as something that could ever be “over.” MORE
2nd LAAD firearm mentorship program shows off skills at skeet range

By Cpl. N.W. Huertas | May 19, 2016

Pfc. Jesse Conti gazed down the sight of his rifle for the first time as he took a controlled, but MORE
One week down: 2nd MAW participates in training exercise for combat readiness

By Lance Cpl. Mackenzie Gibson | May 18, 2016

When the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing battle staff took to the field on May 9, 2016, to participate in Marine Expeditionary Force Exercise 16, commonly known as MEFEX, it didn't simply walk on the battlefield with a rifle, a laptop and a radio -- it was met by a side of the Wing that is rarely recognized for its ability to set up an air base away from home. MORE
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 MCAS Cherry Point Command

Sergeant Major
Benjamin Pangborn

Sergeant Major

Lieutenant Colonel
Travis L. Powers

Executive Officer

Chris Pappas III

Commanding Officer

Latest Announcements

Range Notification Hotline: 252-466-0051    

Military training operations Down East - March

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. (Feb. 29, 2016) - There will be increased military activity in and around Marine Corps Outlying Landing Field Atlantic (Atlantic, N.C.) on the following dates: March 1-3, 17, 19-25.  Expect to see frequent helicopter and military vehicle activity during those periods.

U.S. Navy special boat teams will conduct surface maneuver training in the Neuse River and Pamlico Sound in the vicinity of Bombing Targets 9 and 11 on the following dates: March 1-11, 16-17.  The training will include direct live-fire machine gun operations at the bombing targets.

Ground and airborne rifle marksmanship training will be conducted at Bombing Target 11, March 1-3 and March 15.

Boaters and hunters should remain clear of the restricted areas surrounding Bombing Targets 9 and 11 in the Pamlico Sound.

DOD political activities guidance
As political campaigning ramps up with the approach of a presidential election year, service members are reminded that there are specific Department of Defense restrictions regarding service member participation in political activities.
DOD has a longstanding policy of encouraging military personnel to carry out the obligations of citizenship, and certain political activities are permitted, such as voting and making a personal monetary donation.
However, active duty members will not engage in partisan political activities, and all military personnel will avoid the inference that their political activities imply or appear to imply DOD sponsorship, approval or endorsement of a political candidate, campaign or cause.
Examples of political activities that are prohibited include campaigning for a candidate, soliciting contributions, marching in a partisan parade and wearing the uniform to a partisan event.  For a complete list of permissible and prohibited activities, please consult DOD Directive 1344.10, Political Activities by Members of the Armed Forces (reference (c)). 

An unpaved road frequently used by Eastern North Carolina Marines and Sailors is now effectively prohibited for use by military personnel, according to a new order.

The II Marine Expeditionary Force and Marine Corps Installations East joint order, 5100.3 was signed into policy March 19, 2010. The Order is punitive in nature, and service members found in violation are punishable under Article 92 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

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An "off-limits" area / establishment is defined as any vehicle, conveyance, place, structure, building, or area prohibited to military personnel to use, ride, visit, or enter during the period in which it may be declared off-limits. As a matter of policy, the change of ownership, management or name of any off-limits establishment does not, in and of itself, revoke the off-limits restrictions.



 MCAS Cherry Point Wastewater Report

The North Carolina Clean Water Act of 1999 requires owners of a wastewater treatment works to make a System Annual Performance Report available to their customers upon request.

An annual performance report for CY2015 has been prepared and may be obtained free of charge by contacting Timothy Lawrence of the MCAS Cherry Point Environmental Affairs Department at 466-2754.                        


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Commanding Officer
Postal Service Center Box 8003
Marine Corps AIr Station
Cherry Point, NC 28533-0003

 Base Information  (252) 466-2811
 Military Personnel Locator  (252) 466-2811
 Civilian Personnel Locator  (252) 466-2109
 Facilities Maintenance
 Emergency Line:
 (252) 466-4363
 (252) 466-4364
 Transient Officer Quarters
 (252) 466-5169 / 3359
 Transient Enlisted Quarters
 (252) 466-3060
 Noise Complaint Hotline  (252) 466-1092
 Command Duty Officer  (252) 466-5236

  The DSN Prefix for MCAS Cherry Point is '582' 

   Range Notification: (252) 466-0015


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