Military

Jacksonville and Onslow County are proud to be home to Marine Corps Bases Camp Lejeune and New River Air Station. The Marine Corps is our largest economic engine and has a significant economic impact on our community. These Bases also provide an outstanding labor pool with an average of 7,000 exiting military personnel annually. These Marines and Sailors are highly skilled, dedicated and dependable team players. 

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is a 246-square-mile training facility in Jacksonville, North Carolina. The base's 14 miles of beaches make it a superior area for amphibious assault training, and its location between two North Carolina deep-water ports (Wilmington and Morehead City) allows for fast deployments.

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Economic Impact

Marine Corps Installations East


Economic Impact Statement

Marine Corps Installations East (MCI EAST) implements policies, develops regional strategies and plans, prioritizes resources and provides services, direction, and oversight through assigned U.S. Marine Corps Installations in order to support the Operating Forces, tenant commands and activities.

Download the 2015 MCI East Economic Impact Statement (6MB)

Download the 2014 MCI East Economic Impact Statement

Download the 2013 MCI East Economic Impact Statement

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune 

Since September 1941, Camp Lejeune (luh-jern) has been the home of “Expeditionary Forces in Readiness”, and throughout the years, it has become the home base for the II Marine Expeditionary Force, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Logistics Group and other combat units and support commands.

 Additionally, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune provides primary medical care to service members and their families stationed at Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River.

Marine Corps Air Station New River

Provides aviation support and services, facilities and logistics support, security and force protection, and to promote and enhance readiness, sustainment and quality of life for operating forces, tenant commands, military personnel and families.