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Stay Informed. Plan. Prepare. Report.

Ready Cherry Point has been designed to provide personnel and dependents based at MCAS Cherry Point with installation-specific protection information and resources.

Ready Marine Corps provides easy-to-use, printable instructions pertaining to how to plan for a multitude of scenarios.

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Marines, civil service, and contractor personnel with a NIPR computer account are required to verify and update their official contact information populated in the eMNS by information found in the Global Address List (GAL). NIPR computer users are encouraged to register personal contact information. Mission essential personnel, who are subject to recall, are required to provide all available contact methods in order of priority.


Access self service using the Blackberry AtHoc Desktop Notifier (Globe) located in the taskbar on MCEN computers.

To edit your user account when the AtHoc Client (globe) menu "Access My Profile" link doesn't work:

◾Paste  into any browser.
◾ Acknowledge the USG statement.
◾ Select the correct PIV Certificate (Authentication) if required.
◾Click “My Profile” from the upper tool bar.
◾Click “Edit.”
◾Make changes, and click "Save"


   Ready Marine Corps - Stay Informed. Make a Plan. Build a Kit.

   Ready NC - Plan. Prepare. Stay Informed

   National Weather Service - Hurricane Preparedness

   NC Department of Public Safety - Know Your Zone, Evacuation Zones

Emergency Notifications

Craven County -

Carteret County -


National Weather Service - Forecast Office Newport/Morehead City

Air Quality Portal ( - NC Dept. of Environmental Quality

Current Smoke Outlook ( -  Interagency Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program

NC Traffic and Travel Information:

Duke Power Outages:

NC Power Outages: North Carolina Power Outages Map

Poison Control Center:  1-800-222-1222  or Poison Control

(DSN 582-xxxx)
Destructive Weather

Cherry Point Information Line:
(252) 466-3093

Tenant Command specific messages:
MCCS: (252) 466-6737
FRC East: (252) 464-8333
DLA: (252) 466-4083
Naval Health Clinic: (252) 466-1188

Emergency Operations Center

Phone:  (252) 466-5216 / 5217 / 5218
FAX:  (252) 466-7479

Command Duty Officer

Station: (252) 466-5236

2d MAW:  (252) 466-4313 / 4389

Facilities/Public Works

Work Reception: (252) 466-4364
Emergency:  (252) 466-4363

Emergency shelters are designed to provide protection for individuals whose homes may not withstand the impending destructive weather.  They are also provided for personnel displaced due to destructive weather, or personnel in a transitory status, who cannot be billeted elsewhere aboard the Installation. Depending on the nature and intensity of the destructive weather, use of shelters by military personnel and dependents residing aboard the Installation may become mandatory.

Emergency Shelters Provisions

  • Facilities to accommodate military personnel, their dependents, and DoD employees. The facilities provide a margin of safety from the potential effects of destructive weather conditions.
  • Provide water, sanitation, first aid, and religious services for a short period of time.

Emergency Shelter Locations

  • MCAS Cherry Point Emergency shelters designated by the Installation Commander:
    • Cherry Tree House, 4th Ave., Bldg. 4415.
    • Marine Dome, Recreation Lane, Bldg. 287. (The Marine Dome is designated as pet friendly.)
  • Local Civilian Emergency Shelters
    • Havelock High School, 101 Webb Boulevard Havelock, NC.
    • Arthur Edwards Elementary School, 200 Education Lane, Havelock, NC.
    • Brinson Memorial School, 319 Neuse Forest Avenue, New Bern, NC.

Emergency Shelter Activation

  • Military emergency shelters will be activated by order of the Emergency Operations Center.
  • Civilian community emergency shelter activation is controlled by the Craven County Emergency Services.

Personal Items

  • Personnel reporting to an emergency shelter should bring any special dietary foods, medication, infant care items, dry food, canned goods (72 hour supply), and blankets.  Small toys and games may be brought to the shelter. 

Pet-Friendly Shelter and Guidelines

  • The Marine Dome is designated as a pet-friendly shelter for domestic dogs and cat breeds only.     
  • Owners must remain in the shelter with their pets, and provide vaccination records, kennel, food, water, and bowls.
  • Pets must remain in a kennel or on a leash at all times.

Advisory - MCAS Cherry Point continues to be a no-drone zone...

  • MCAS Cherry Point is a No Drone Zone

  • Federal law prohibits flying drones on air station property or within airspace

  • Violators may be subject to federal civil and criminal penalties

  • Report suspected drone activity near MCAS Cherry Point or its outlying fields to PMO at (252) 466-3616

You can find out more about local restrictions by visiting the  FAA Website.

Browse the interactive map at B4UFLY

§ 334.430 Neuse River and tributaries at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina; restricted area and danger zone.

(a) The restricted area. That portion of Neuse River within 500 feet of the shore along the reservation of the Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina, extending from the mouth of Hancock Creek to a point approximately 6,800 feet west of the mouth of Slocum Creek, and all waters of Hancock and Slocum Creeks and their tributaries within the boundaries of the reservation.

(b) The danger zone. The waters with in an area beginning at latitude 34.923425° N, longitude −76.853222° W; thence northeasterly across Hancock Creek to latitude 34.925258° N, longitude −76.849864° W; continuing northeasterly to latitude 34.933382° N, longitude −76.835081° W; thence north westerly to the Neuse River shoreline at latitude 34.936986° N, longitude −76.841197° W, continuing north westerly to latitude 34.943275° N, longitude −76.852169° W; thence south westerly along the shorelines to latitude 34.935111° N, longitude −76.859078° W; thence southeasterly along Hancock Creek shoreline to the point of origin.

(c) The regulations.

(1) Except in cases of extreme emergency, all persons or vessels, other than those operated by the United States Navy or United States Coast Guard, are prohibited from entering the restricted area without prior permission of the enforcing agency.

(2) Entry points into the danger zone will be prominently marked with signage indicating the boundary of the danger zone.

(3) Firing will take place both day and night at irregular periods throughout the year. Appropriate warnings will be issued through official government and civilian channels serving the region. Such warnings will specify the time and duration of operations and give such other pertinent information as may be required in the interest of safety. Upon completion of firing or if the scheduled firing is cancelled for any reason, the warning signals marking the danger zone will be removed.

(4) Except as otherwise provided in this section the danger zone will be open to general public access. Vessels, watercraft, and other vehicles may proceed through the danger zone.

(5) The regulation in this section shall be enforced by the, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, and/or persons or agencies as he/she may designate.

Cherry Point Fire & Emergency Services participates in the Infant Safe Haven program under the Safe Surrender laws, an incentive for families in crisis to safely relinquish their babies to designated locations where the babies are protected and provided with medical care until a permanent home is found. Safe haven laws allow the parent, or an agent of the parent, to remain anonymous and to be shielded from criminal liability and prosecution for child endangerment, abandonment, or neglect in exchange for surrendering the baby to a safe haven. If this service is needed, appropriate facilities are Bldg. 193, Fire Station 1 located on F Street; Bldg. 192, Fire Station 2 located on Roosevelt Blvd near the Officer’s Pool; and Bldg. 4875, Fire Station 3 located on F Street.

Link to more information: NC DHHS: Safe Surrender (Surrender Newborns Safely)

Plan and Prepare

Make sure your family is prepared before disaster strikes. The time to prepare is now!

  • Does your family have an emergency kit 2-3 days of supplies you can use in case of emergency?
  • Do you have an emergency plan for reaching members of your family during a disaster?
  • If you have to evacuate, where will you go?  If you are separated, where will you meet?

Learn how to get a kit and make a plan.

The Cherry Point Fire Department is a satellite training and education spot for the American Red Cross.   We are Challenging personnel aboard the air station to develop the skills necessary to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies.  Help save some one’s life.  Cherry Point Fire and Emergency services teaches at least 2 classes a month please reach out and call the Fire department today to Schedule.  (252) 466-5449.  Email


Cherry Point Fire Department is home to stop the bleed instructors.  We are challenging personnel aboard the air station to develop the skill necessary to stop and control life threatening bleeding with the most current techniques in bleeding control.  We offer a one-hour course taught by NC certified Paramedics. Stop the Bleed class is offered at least twice a month.  Please reach out and call the Fire Department to schedule.  (252) 466-5449. Email

Cherry Point Fire Department is excited to assist air station units with current best practices in purchasing Automated external defibrillators.  This is a life saving piece of equipment that the average person can use to save some one’s life with the proper training.  Cherry Point Fire Department is offering to teach personnel aboard the installation to correctly use their defibrillators when becoming apart of the program.  Please reach out for consultation or to schedule a class.  (252) 466-5449 or email


Cherry Point F&ES has an outstanding and award-winning Fire Prevention Department across USMC and DoD installations. Our team of inspectors strives to ensure that all facilities are thoroughly inspected for fire and life safety issues, fire drills are conducted, appropriate regulations are enforced, and noted violations are addressed both timely and accordingly. We also provide a variety of educational classes throughout the year, such as Fire Warden and Fire Extinguisher Use and Safety, among several others. Our personnel look forward to the opportunity to teach Fire Safety for School-Aged Youths to our youngest students in the surrounding community elementary schools during October’s Fire Prevention Week every year. (252) 466-5607 Email

Additionally, we have four childseat safety technicians on staff, and provide carseat installation checks by appointment. Your unit may request fire safety training briefs on several topics, fire extinguisher training utilizing our hands-on fire safety training trailers and simulators, hot work permit inspections, childseat check, and all other fire safety related topics at any time. (252) 466-5607 Email


  • Do you have an emergency (imminent or life threatening)?  Contact 911.

  • Did you experience suspicious activity (non-imminent)?  Visit Eagle Eyes

  • Have a question for PMO (non-emergency)?  Contact 252-466-5123

  • Have a tip for NCIS?  Send a text to CRIMES (274637) with the information.

  • Receive a suspicious email at work?  Contact

  • Facilities / Public Works issue?  Public Works 466-4364 / Emergency 466-4363

DIAL 9-1-1 TO REPORT EMERGENCIES.  (If you are ever in doubt of whether a situation is an emergency you should call 9-1-1. It's better to be safe and let the 9-1-1 call taker determine if you need emergency assistance).  

Additional information can be found at  

Report suspicious activity occurring on or near the installation through Eagle Eyes:     


Mission Assurance is responsible for the protection and resilience of capabilities and assets, including personnel, equipment, facilities, networks, information and information systems, infrastructure, and supply chains critical to the performance of Department of Defense (DoD) Mission Essential Functions.  Mission Assurance serves as the connective tissue between all Protection programs and is responsible for monitor Protection capabilities associated with all threats and hazards.  Mission Assurance oversees coordination between programs within the MCAS Cherry Point Protection Community, which include:

  • Antiterrorism
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High Yield Explosives (CBRNE)
  • Continuity of Operations
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Emergency Management
  • Operations Security
  • Security Management
  • Fire & Emergency Services
  • Emergency Dispatch
  • Force Health Protection
  • Cybersecurity
  • Law Enforcement
  • Energy Security/Resiliency
  • Physical Security

The mission of the Marine Corps Installation Emergency Management (IEM) Program is to provide policy and oversight on all Installation emergency management initiatives in order to ensure mitigation, preparation, response and recovery to emergencies and disasters in an all hazards environment.  Focused on saving lives, reducing human suffering and reducing great property loss, the IEM Program will:

  • Develop plans and procedures to ensure the highest levels of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

  • Maintain a comprehensive, risked-based, multi-hazard emergency management and training program.

  • Coordinate with federal, state and local resources for mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery operations.

The Cherry Point Fire & Emergency Services (CPF&ES) serves military personnel, their dependents and civilian employees living and working aboard MCAS Cherry Point and its auxiliary landing fields. As a fire department, we train and prepare for possible emergencies that may happen in our coverage areas. 

In March of 2013, MCAS Cherry Point Fire & Emergency Services became internationally accredited, commensurable with the requirements of the Commission on Fire Accreditation International. The purpose of the process was to assure the services provided achieve the highest level of customer satisfaction possible. Remaining accredited is an ongoing process to help ensure that our service areas receive the level of service expected and the department is efficiently managing its personnel, training, and assets to effectively respond to calls from our customers. The department did receive its 3rd accreditation status in March of 2023. Personnel will continue the self-assessment process to ensure the best services possible are being delivered to the community.

CPF&ES responds to emergencies on the Air Station as well as the surrounding areas to help provide Emergency Medical Services, Fire Response, Technical Rescue and Hazardous Materials Response.

The services that we commonly provide are as follows:

• Structural Firefighting
• Emergency Medical Services
• Hazardous Materials Response
• Wildland Firefighting (limited)
• Technical Rescue (Structural Collapse/ Trench/High Angle/ Confined Space/ Vehicle and Machinery)
• Water Rescue
• Fire Prevention
• Aircraft Firefighting (Support)
• Weapons of Mass Destruction Response

Cherry Point Fire & Emergency Services is its own directorate. The Fire Chief or Director of CPF&ES reports directly to the Executive Officer of MCAS Cherry Point.

Additional information about Cherry Point Fire and Emergency Services can be found on the CPF&ES webpage.

Criminal Offenses:
Must be reported to the Provost Marshal's Office (PMO) phone number (252) 466-3615 or dial 911 for emergencies. The Havelock Police can be reached at (252) 447-3212. If the offense is of such an extent, you can call the Naval Investigative Service (NIS) at (252) 466-2641.

Crime Prevention Programs:

(1) Operation Crime Stop is a confidential reporting line for the anonymous reporting of crimes, phone# (252) 466-4111

(2) The Child Identification (fingerprinting) Program is designed to help law enforcement officials in the identification and/or location of missing, lost, or abducted children

(3) Operation ID is designed to discourage burglaries and theft through the marking and registering of personal property for personnel living in barracks or government housing, and for civilians working at Cherry Point.

CRIME STOPPERS is also located in Morehead City, NC. The phone number is  (252) 726-4636.

The mission of the Combined Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team, comprised of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Marines from Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron and Marine Wing Support Squadron 271, is to support the operating forces, supporting establishment, homeland defense, and special operations forces, by locating, accessing, identifying, rendering safe, neutralizing, and disposing of hazards from chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosive, unexploded explosive ordnance, improvised explosive device, and weapons of mass destruction that present a threat to the airfield, operations, personnel, or material aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue, Marine Corps Outlying Landing Fields Atlantic and Oak Grove, the local area, and external organizations.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal responds to explosive emergencies which are outside the scope of other occupational specialties.

The primary mission of the Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) Department is to save lives and protect property, encompassing any aircraft incident, regardless of Type/Model/Series (T/M/S) or owning agency on the airfield or in the immediate surrounding area out to a radius of 50 miles. This responsibility is further extended to include government and private property by employing assigned equipment and personnel per authorized procedures upon occurrence or threat of an aircraft incident in the assigned area of responsibility.

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Resident Agency (RA) Cherry Point, NC, is the primary civilian law enforcement agency whose function it is to investigate criminal activities involving Navy and Marine Corps interests pertaining to MCAS Cherry Point, NC.  The NCIS mission includes a broad mandate to cover areas including national security, counterintelligence, counterterrorism, cyberwarfare, and force protection.



Winter Weather seasonal readiness begins 1 December and runs through 15 March. 

Current condition is set at WSC IV

 Download the Ready Marine Corps Winter Storm Flyer


Winter Storm Conditions

Winter Storm Condition IV (WSC IV).  The potential for the occurrence of a winter storm is elevated.  The winter weather seasonal readiness period is from 01 December to 15 March.

Winter Storm Condition III (WSC III) (24 Hours).  Condition III is set upon the expectation of ice or snow accumulation within 24 hours.  .

Winter Storm Condition II (WSC II) (12 Hours).  Condition II is set upon the expectation of ice or snow accumulation within 12 hours.                                                      

Winter Storm Condition I (WSC I) (6 Hours).  Condition I is set upon the expectation of ice or snow accumulation within six hours.                                                 

Winter Storm Condition Recovery (WSC R).  The winter storm system has passed the area, but safety and storm hazards remain.  All orders, restrictions, and guidance established in previous WSCs remain in effect.

All Clear.  The restrictions established in previous winter storm conditions have been canceled.



Watches are issued when a storm is in it's early stage of development, and may create conditions that may harm life and property. Hazardous winter weather is only a possibility, not a certainty. 

The following are the watch headlines issued for winter weather events: 

  • Winter Storm Watch is issued when heavy snow, damaging ice accumulations, or blizzard conditions are possible. Winter storm watches are typically issued 24 to 48 hours before a winter storm starts.  Watches are issued when at least 3 inches of snow, and/or 1/4 inch or more of ice accumulation is expected in a 12 to 24 hour period. 
  • Wind Chill Watch is issued when dangerously cold wind chills are possible typically in the next 12 to 48 hours. 

Warnings are issued when the threat to life and property is imminent or has already begun from severe winter weather.

The following are the warning headlines issued for winter weather events:

  • Winter Storm Warning is issued when hazardous winter weather in the form of heavy snow, freezing rain, sleet or any combination there of, is imminent or occurring. Winter storm warnings are typically issued 12 to 36 hours before the event is expected to start.
  • Ice Storm Warning is issued when damaging ice accumulations are expected within the next 12 to 36 hours.
  • Blizzard Warning is issued when sustained or gusty winds of 35 mph or more prevail, combined with falling or blowing snow, visibility of one quarter of a mile or less, and last for at least 3 hours.
  • Wind Chill Warning is issued when the combination of extreme cold and winds occur. This combination will result in frostbite, hypothermia, or even death when exposed in this type of condition for an extended period of time.  These are issued when wind chill values are expected to be less than -15F.  

Advisories are issued for less serious weather conditions that will not cause immediate threat to life and property. Advisories will be issued when weather conditions will impact motorists, outdoor activities, or public events. These events could become life-threatening if proper precautions are not taken.

The following are the advisory headlines issued for winter weather events:

  • Winter Weather Advisory is issued for accumulations of snow, lake effect snow, freezing rain, freezing drizzle, or sleet, that will create inconveniences. During an advisory, if caution is not exercised, life and property may be threatened.  Snow of a coasting to less than 3" and any amount of ice accretion. 
  • Wind Chill Advisory is issued when wind chill temperatures create inconvenience to life with prolonged exposure. If caution is not exercised, hypothermia and frostbite may occur.  Issued for wind chills values less than 0 degree but not colder than -14F.  




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