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.


 Important Announcements

Coronavirus Information Page


Cunningham Gate will be closed until further notice as a result of the elevated health protection condition, currently HPCON-C. All motorists are asked to use the alternative gates, Main Gate or Slocum Gate, to enter and exit the installation. Drivers are advised to factor additional time into their commute in consideration of the change.

Also, morning commuters are advised that the forward Id checkpoint at Slocum Gate will be relocated to the guardhouse along Slocum Road. Drivers are advised to use caution upon approach to accessing the installation. There will still be two lanes for inbound traffic from 6-7:30 a.m. and military police/officers in each lane to perform require checks.

Drivers are advised to pay attention to signs in both areas assisting in facilitating the traffic pattern changes.


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 Order is punitive in nature, and service members found in violation are punishable under Article 92 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

Read the Order >>