Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

 

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

Cherry Point, North Carolina
 ALL-CLEAR

 

FROM MCAS CHERRY POINT EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER — Sept. 6, 2019

Hurricane Update: MCAS Cherry Point All Clear
The Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point commanding officer issued an All Clear notification for the air station as of 11:25 a.m., Sept. 6.

Be advised that Slocum Gate remains closed due to a malfunctioning traffic light at the intersection of U.S. Highway 70 and Slocum Road.

Officials advise that the community proceed with caution as reports are in of closures and detours for some of the state's roadways.

 

Hurricane Advisory: Proceed with Caution on Roadways
As recovery assessments are underway and the community looks ahead to resume normalcy, officials advise that all proceed with caution, especially while traveling the roadways.


There are current reports of impassable roads in surrounding counties. Be advised that the following road closures:

Trenton (Jones County) - Silo Rd.
Trenton (Jones County) - Caswell Station Rd.
Atlantic Beach (Carteret County) - Atlantic Beach Causeway.

Visit DriveNC.gov for a more comprehensive list of closures and information on road conditions.

Post-Hurricane Advisory: MCCS Services Return to Normal Ops

Marine Corps Community Services announced that several services have returned to regular operations, as the installation has been given the all clear notification.

 

Patrons should be aware that the Devil Dog Gym, Troop Store, C Store and the gas pumps are open for business and will close at 10 p.m., today. Expect all services to resume regular hours Saturday; except the Golf Course, which will reopen Sunday.

 

Continue to monitor https://mccscherrypoint.com/hurricane-conditions for

updates regarding services.

 

A MESSAGE FROM THE MCIEAST COMMANDING GENERAL — Sept. 4, 2019

All non-essential military personnel assigned to MCAS Cherry Point are authorized a 96-hour liberty period beginning at 4:30 p.m. today, Sept. 4 and ending at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, 2019.

"This period is to allow service members and their families to get out of the path of the storm without burning leave. It is your responsibility to communicate with your chain of command to determine whether you are essential or non-essential. Standard 96 liberty boundaries and rules apply. Additionally, there will be accountability and reporting requirements daily. I need each and every Marine and Sailor executing this 96 out of the area to keep their chain of command informed of their whereabouts."

With time being of the essence as Hurricane Dorian nears, please ensure you are making the necessary preparations to secure your family prior to its arrival. Stay safe and Semper Fidelis

All non-essential military personnel assigned to MCAS Cherry Point are authorized a 96-hour liberty period beginning at 4:30 p.m. today, Sept. 4 and ending at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, 2019.

"This period is to allow service members and their families to get out of the path of the storm without burning leave. It is your responsibility to communicate with your chain of command to determine whether you are essential or non-essential. Standard 96 liberty boundaries and rules apply. Additionally, there will be accountability and reporting requirements daily. I need each and every Marine and Sailor executing this 96 out of the area to keep their chain of command informed of their whereabouts."

With time being of the essence as Hurricane Dorian nears, please ensure you are making the necessary preparations to secure your family prior to its arrival. Stay safe and Semper Fidelis.


Changes to the TCC will be posted through the standard messaging systems.  All personnel should monitor weather forecasts and the Cherry Point destructive weather information systems such as the Cherry Point website, Facebook page, Twitter and on the Cherry Point telephone information line at 252-466-3093

Tenant Command specific messages may be available at the following phone numbers:

  • MCCS: 252-466-6737
  • FRC East: 252-464-8333;
  • DLA: 252-464-4083; and
  • Naval Health Clinic: 252-466-1188.

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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

TRAFFIC UPDATES

Construction to complete the overhead canopy at the Slocum Gate will be performed over the course of two separate weekends in September.  The Slocum Gate will close at 1 a.m., Sept. 7 and reopen at 6 a.m., Sept. 9, and again during the following weekend, at 1 a.m., Sept. 14 and reopen at 6 a.m., Sept. 16.  Patrons should use the Main Gate to access the installation during these times. Officials advise that commuters factor in the closures when planning trips that could be routed through the closed gate. Pardon the inconvenience.

The N.C. Department of Transportation contractor S.T. Wooten is conducting work to widen the stretch of U.S. Highway 70 near the Slocum Gate area during the next couple of months. Drivers should expect lanes of traffic to close nightly, from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m., Monday through Friday. Drivers are advised to be attentive and to proceed with care while transiting the area.

ORDER PROHIBITS USE OF CATFISH LAKE ROAD 

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 >>