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United States Marine Corps

Camp Lejeune, NC

Camp Lejeune, NC 28547  |  Base Operator: DSN: 751-1113, (910) 451-1113

Camp Lejeune: Overview

The mission of the Camp Lejeune has essentially stayed the same since it was established in the early 1940’s, which is to maintain combat-ready units. Considering the variety of training areas available in this location, including beaches and woodlands, it is a perfect place to train Marines. The major commands assigned to Camp Lejeune include the II Marine Expeditionary Force, 2nd Marine Division, and the 2nd Marine Logistics Group. Also, a Navy Command and a Coast Guard Command calls this installation home. The namesake of the installation is John A. Lejeune, who was the 13th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, and it was activated in December of 1942.

Camp Lejeune: Education

As a Marine or military member from another service stationed at Camp Lejeune, you should take advantage of the GI Bill and earn your degree. Attending an online school will allow you to take classes according to your schedule. Also, you won't have to worry about putting school on hold when you deploy or PCS, since you can attend class anywhere you have an internet connection. You may want to request information from a number of these schools. Start by clicking the "Find A School" button below:

Camp Lejeune: Location

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune is located in the southeastern part of North Carolina in Onslow County. This installation maintains several training areas, including 14 miles of beach on the Atlantic Ocean. Camp Lejeune also has immediate access to the New River and it is positioned between the deep-water ports of Wilmington and Morehead City. The City of Jacksonville is located within the immediate vicinity. Other cities that are within driving distance to Camp Lejeune include Piney Green, Havelock, New Bern, Kinston, Wilmington, Goldsboro, Washington, Greenville, Wilson, Smithfield, Dunn, Tarboro, Rocky Mount, Fayetteville, and Clayton.

Camp Lejeune: Interesting Facts

  • At one point, a satellite facility of this installation served as a boot camp for the Marines.
  • The brig at Camp Lejeune is scheduled to be closed at some point, and a new one built in Chesapeake Virginia.
  • Camp Lejeune, along with its satellite facilities, maintains the largest concentration of Marines and Sailors in the world.
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