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Force Reconnaissance Marines with the Maritime Raid Force, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit look out of an UH-1Y Huey prior to performing a team-level High Altitude Low Opening jump at 10,000 feet during parachute operations training at Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue Field, N.C., Aug. 12, 2014. Air support for the training was provided by the MEU’s Aviation Combat Element, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365 (Reinforced). The training took place as part of pre-deployment training in preparation for the 24th MEU’s deployment at the end of the year. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Todd F. Michalek)

Photo by Cpl. Todd Michalek

History of Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, NC

19 Nov 1942 | MCALF Bogue Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field (MCALF) Bogue is a military installation owned and operated by Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point.  The installation consists of 843.82 acres, and was purchased for $97,600 on Nov. 19, 1942.  MCALF Bogue provides expeditionary airfield support and contingency runway training capabilities for fixed-wing, rotary, and tiltrotor aircraft and ground support units.  The training areas extend to the shoreline to allow three points for ship-to-shore surface connectors in support of amphibious operations.  MCALF Bogue provides a mess hall and billeting options for troops along with fuels and firefighting support for the airfield.  There are 64 permanent personnel that work and maintain the installation.

 

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