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Firefighters with Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point Fire Department conduct a strip-head fire at Marine Corps Outlying Landing Field (MCOLF) Oak Grove, North Carolina, Oct. 28, 2021. MCAS Cherry Point and its satellite facilities, such as MCOLF Oak Grove and Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, are utilized by military branches across the Department of Defense, allied and partnered nations, and local civil organizations. The burn at MCOLF Oak Grove is part of a conversion from forest to grass in order to maintain the air operations training area and promote good forest management.

Photo by Lance Cpl. Symira Bostic

History of Marine Corps Outlying Landing Field Oak Grove, NC

1 Jul 1983 | MCOLF Oak Grove Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

Oak Grove is an outlying field owned and operated by Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point and was purchased for $40,875 on July 1, 1983.  The 976.46 acres of restricted training area is located near Pollocksville, North Carolina, and is primarily used by Marine units from MCAS Cherry Point and MCAS New River.  The field consists of three runways, 05/23, 01/19, and 09/27, and two Landing Zones – LZ Emu and LZ Bat.  The airfield is primarily used for aircraft landing operations on unimproved surfaces in a reduced visibility environment.  Oak Grove has two permanent personnel assigned to assist unit training and maintain the grounds.

 

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