Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune


Marine Corps Base in Camp Lejeune cover an area of 246 square miles and it’s a training facility in the North Carolina region. The military base have`s 14 miles of beaches and this fact makes it a perfect place for amphibious assault`s trainings & it is being located between two water ports (Morehead City and Wilmington) it allows an even faster deployment for the troops. They are highly professionals.

Main base haves five satellite facilities  : Camp Geiger , Marine Corps Air Station New River , Stone Bay , Camp Johnson , Courthouse Bay and the most newly added Greater Sandy Run Training Area.

In the 1941 of April the construction of 11,000 acres began, tract in North Carolina, Onslow County.1st May of 1941, and Lt.Col. William Pendleton Thompson Hill begins on the construction of the Marine Barracks of New River. This river is actually beautiful. Everything was originated back then in a fantastic way and the many acres started to get form.

CAC card reader at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

Hummers at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

War practice at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

Wastwater management system at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

Areal view of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune wastwater management system

Between the year of 1942 and 1949 MontFord Camp trained 20.000 Afro-American soldiers .Military was fully integrated after that and Montford was renamed to Camp Gilbert H.Johnson and it became home of Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools. They are always training and supporting. The marines are professional and willing to go for the many services that are needed daily.

MCB camp holds 11 miles of beach that it`s capable to support amphibious operations. Here we have 78 live fire ranges, 34 gun positions, 98 maneuver areas and 50 tactical landing zones. Military from all over the world come here for training in the order of NATO. Camp lejeune has even a military prison that is operation since the year of 1968 and it’s capable of holding 280 inmates who can be punished between 30 – 90 days.

About Richard Wilson

Military veteran who spent most if his active military career outside US and never made back and currently lives in Europe but still haven't lost passion about military forces.

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