Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point


Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

Cherry Point, North Carolina
The original 'Point' was on the south side of the Neuse River east of Hancock Creek, and the word 'Cherry' came from cherry trees that at one time grew on the point.
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Construction to install an overhead canopy at the Slocum Gate will be performed from June 29 through July 7. The Slocum Gate will close at 1 a.m., June 29, and will reopen at 6 a.m., July 8. Patrons should use the Main Gate to access the installation during this time. Motorists and visitors of the installation are advised to plan for longer wait times for gaining access during this period. During the morning peak hours of traffic movement, pay close attention to the directions of the traffic control sentries. The Catawba Gate (in Nugent Cove Housing) will be open for outbound traffic only from 6-8 a.m., July 1-3.


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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