Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point


Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

Cherry Point, North Carolina
 Weather Update

On Friday, February 12, MCAS Cherry Point personnel should report to work according to their normal work schedules.

Air station officials will monitor weather forecasts and make a determination tomorrow regarding potential early release.

While winter weather conditions are not currently forecast to impact the air station until mid morning, we realize that a portion of our military and civilian personnel live in areas that could experience winter weather conditions early. If conditions deteriorate where you reside, or if you expect to arrive late due to school delays or other delaying factors, contact your chain of command or work supervisor for any individual changes in reporting instruction. A liberal leave policy is in effect.

Personnel should exercise caution due to the extremely cold temperatures and possibility of light snow that is forecast in the region tomorrow. Plan for potentially poor driving conditions, dress warmly and carry appropriate clothing in your vehicle in case of a breakdown or traffic delays. Drive carefully!

Monitor local news stations for weather updates. Updates in work scheduling will be available on the Cherry Point website, Twitter and Facebook Pages, as well as the Cherry Point Information Line at 466-3093.

FRC East employees should call 464-8333 for more information. DLA Employees should call 466-4083. Naval Health Clinic personnel should call 466-1188. MCCS employees should call 466-6737.


 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.                        


Public Notice

Fluoride Public Notice 7-17 Feb 2016
MCAS Cherry Point Public Works Department will conduct a test of the potable water distribution system between 7 and 17 Feb.  During this period, the drinking water will contain added fluoride above levels that occur naturally in the ground water under MCAS Cherry Point. The fluoride levels will continue to be significantly below maximum levels established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the State of North Carolina. Fluoride occurs from the erosion of natural deposits or is used as an additive that promotes strong teeth.  During the test period, crews will be sampling the water and monitoring the levels throughout the water distribution system.  The water will be safe for drinking and other normal uses -- you may continue to use it as you normally would.

Fire Hydrant Public Notice:  22 Feb to 4 Mar 2016
Between 22 Feb and 4 Mar, you may notice MCAS Cherry Point Public Works Department crews working at fire hydrants and see water running down the street. This routine flow testing or flushing of the  water lines through the use of fire hydrants is an important preventive maintenance activity to test hydrants to make sure adequate flow and pressure is available. The process is part of a routine maintenance program necessary to maintain the integrity of the water system. As a result of the line flushing process, water users in the immediate vicinity of the work may experience temporary discoloration of their water or pressure fluctuations. This discoloration consists primarily of harmless silt and air and does not affect the safety of the water. If you experience discoloration in your water after crews have been working in your neighborhood, clear the pipes in your home by running all water faucets for a few minutes.

If you drive by a crew that is flushing hydrants, PLEASE SLOW DOWN AND DRIVE CAREFULLY to avoid endangering the workers or yourself.

If tap water is used during line flushing, it could come out full of sediment and discoloration. If you encounter discolored water, shut the water off and wait several minutes. After waiting, check the clarity by running cold water for a few minutes allowing new water to work its way into your pipes. If not, wait a few more minutes and check again. Avoid running hot water until you are satisfied with the water clarity to prevent adding discolored water to your water heater tank. In some cases, you may experience slight discoloration for a few hours. This discoloration only affects the appearance of the water; it does not affect the taste or water quality.

If you have questions, contact Public Works Department Engineer Mr. Eric Frank, PE. He can be reached at or 252-466-4709.


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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

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Economic Impact

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Water Quality


MASS  Notification
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Range Notification Hotline: 252-466-0051

Military training operations Down East - February UPDATE

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C. (Feb. 10, 2016) - U.S. Army helicopters will conduct air-to-ground machine gun training at BT-11 on Feb. 12 from 4:30 a.m. to 10:45 p.m.  They will conduct the same training Feb. 13-14 from 8:30 a.m. to midnight.

Marine F/A-18 jets will conduct attack operations at Bombing Targets 9 and 11 in the Pamlico Sound on Feb. 12 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Feb. 13 from 1-6 p.m.; and Feb. 15 from noon to 10:30 p.m.

U.S. Navy special boat teams will conduct surface maneuver training in MCAS Cherry Point waterways, the Neuse River and the Pamlico Sound in the vicinity of Bombing Targets 9 and 11, Feb. 12-15 from 7 a.m. to midnight.

Boaters should remain clear of the restricted areas surrounding Bombing Targets 9 and 11 in the Pamlico Sound.  This is also a reminder to boaters and hunters that Bombing Target 11, commonly known as Piney Island in the southern Pamlico Sound, is a U.S. Government restricted area.  Trespassers risk serious injury or death, as well as prosecution for trespassing.

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)). strong>

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.







 Contact Us

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'


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