Welcome Aboard
Information for personnel moving to our area

Welcome Aboard

Located only 20 miles from some of the Atlantic's most beautiful beaches, MCAS Cherry Point is about 90 miles west- southwest of Cape Hatteras, at the foot of the great Outer Banks.

Life in the military is challenging in many ways, especially when it comes to adjusting to a new geographical location. Service members and their families come from many places around the country and around the globe.

What does this mean when they move to Cherry Point? It means they must often adjust to a completely new environment; everything from the local climate, to the small-town flavor of the local community, to the local cuisine, and hundreds of other differences from what they may have been used to in other locations. Sometimes it's just the task of making new friends in a strange new world.

Veterans of these relocations will tell you that there are "up" sides to these moves that are often overlooked by younger, new military families. Most of these sides can be summed up in one word - opportunity - because they have learned that every military move is full of new opportunities. We hope this site will help you make the most of your opportunities while you are stationed at MCAS Cherry Point.

Contact Us

Commanding Officer
Postal Service Center Box 8003
Marine Corps Air Station
Cherry Point, NC 28533-0003

 Base Information
(252) 466-2811
Range Notifications (252) 466-0051
 Military Personnel Locator
(252) 466-2811
 Civilian Personnel Locator
(252) 466-2109
Transient Officer Quarters (TOQ)
(252) 466-5169 / 3359
Transient Enlisted Quarters (TEQ)
(252) 466-3060
Noise Complaint Hotline
(252) 466-1092
Command Duty Officer
(252) 466-5236
COMMSTRAT (formerly Public Affairs) (252) 466-4241

Website Updates: (252) 466-6204     cherrypoint@usmc.mil



Additional Information

  • Checking In

    During Working Hours: (7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
    At the front gate, station, 2nd MAW, CLC and CNATT permanent personnel will be directed to the Installation Personnel Administration Center (IPAC), building 298, where they are given an endorsement and their join audit is conducted.

    After Working Hours: (4:31 p.m. - 7:29 a.m., weekends, and holidays)
    After hours, weekends, and holidays all permanent personnel are to report to the station command duty officer (CDO) located in the Christian F. Schilt building (Bldg 1) to get an after-hours reporting endorsement.

    The next business day they are to report to IPAC for an official reporting endorsement and new join audit.

    Personnel will receive an endorsement from the station CDO and be directed to Temporary Lodging, building 3673, if they require lodging.

    If a Marine stays at the temporary enlisted quarters (TEQ) and requires transportation to the IPAC in the morning, the next business day they need to be checked out of the TEQ and have their gear ready at 7:15 a.m. to be picked up by the IPAC duty driver in front of the check in window. If you have not been picked up by 7:45 a.m. please contact (252) 466-6756.

    Signs are placed in numerous locations across the station to help aid all new join personnel checking in.

    CNATT Student personnel will continue to check into Bks #3742 Phone# (252) 466-2722/2672

    FRC-East personnel will continue to check–in directly to FRC-East.

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point