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Onslow County is home to the world's largest amphibious training facility, Camp Lejeune. Established in in late 1930's, construction began in April 1941. In May 1941, the first commanding officer, Lt Col. WPT Hill, was appointed to oversee "Marine Barracks, New River", as it was known at that time. 19 months later, December 1942, the facility was renamed in honor of Lt Gen. John A Lejeune, the 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps.
Marine Corps Air Station - Home to Helicopter Squadrons and one of the few Osprey facilities in the United States
Marine Corps Air Station - Home to the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing. The 2nd MAW headquarters is located at Cherry Point, as well as Marine Aircraft Group 14, Marine Wing Support Group 27 and Marine Air Control Group 28
Camp Johnson - Home of Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools, (MCCSSS), which consists of four MOS producing schools, four tenant commands and the Navy's Field Medical School.
Soon to be located in Jacksonville, North Carolina, planning and preparation for the Marine Corps Museum of the Carolinas is underway. you can do your part by visiting the museum online at: www.mcmuseum.com
"The museum will contain displays illustrating the founding of each Carolina base, profiling the families whose land formed the bases. Additionally, it will display World War II activities including the training of the First Marine Division at Camp Lejeune. World War II exhibits will showcase the unique Marine Corps training that occurred in North Carolina (woman Marines, African American Marines, and the War Dogs). The heart of the museum will be II MEF, (Marine Expeditionary Forces), and its elements the 2nd Marine Division, the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, the 2nd FSSG, as well as the bases and their histories."
Preceding Paragraph is an excerpt from the museum's history page.
Last Revised: November 21, 2008 08:32 PM.
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