MCAS Cherry Point
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100 Roosevelt Boulevard, MCAS Cherry Point, NC 28533
MCAS Cherry Point is located on the eastern side of North Carolina within the town of Havelock. The city of Havelock is definitely a military town and has grown in leaps and bounds over the last 10 years. Residents are lucky in that they are very close to the beautiful waters of Atlantic Beach and proud to be part of the Crystal Coast.
The Air Station has enjoyed a history steeped in a successful relationship with the surrounding eastern North Carolina communities since 1942, with its tenant aircraft wings – first the 3dMAW, then the 9thMAW, and finally the 2dMAW – and with the Naval Aviation Depot from 1946 to the present. Units and personnel training at Cherry Point have performed with distinction in every major world event that Marine Corps aviation has participated in during the last 50 years: World War II, Korean War, Lebanon, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Dominican Republic, the Vietnam War, Grenada, Panama, and Desert Storm as well as numerous humanitarian relief operations.
MCAS’s mission is to provide the highest quality operating environment for all using activities; operate and maintain facilities and assigned aircraft; furnish a full range of vital support services; nurture the quality of life; protect the natural environment; conduct proactive community relations; and to provide America with the best trained, best led, best supported armed forces capable of operating anytime, anywhere – to fight, win and survive
Craven Regional Airport is located in New Bern NC, which is 18 miles from Cherry Point. There will be taxi’s and rental cars available at the airport.
From Craven County Regional Airport: Drive east on Highway 70 to Havelock, about 16 miles.
From I-95: Take Smithfield exit and head east on Highway 70 to Havelock, about 108 miles.
From Highway 17 : Turn onto Highway 70 East in New Bern.
During working hours check in at the Installation Personnel Administration Center (IPAC), Building 298 – Ph. (252) 466-5019/8146.
After working hours check in at Building 1.
All orders, medical records, schools records and important documents such as marriage licenses, insurance policies, shot records, passports, wills and power’s of attorney should be hand-carried when PCSing to a new duty station.
All newcomers should plan to meet their sponsor at the Welcome Center, B-251 Main Gate at Highway 101 & Roosevelt. Newcomers should check in at the Welcome Center upon arrival for duty at Cherry Point to receive assistance.
TRICARE Information and News
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.
FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in a Havelock area school, a child must be 5 years old on or before August 31 of the current school year to attend kindergarten. In accordance with state law, gifted children who are age 4 by April 16 also will be considered for admission.
In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Craven County Health Department (252) 636-6600
It is the mission of the Craven County Health Department to build upon the history of public health while responding to the dynamics of the growth of our county and the changing priorities of the health system.
Child and Family Services (252) 633-2357
The mission of the Craven County Department of Social Services is to provide services to enhance the quality of life of the county’s most vulnerable citizens.
Carteret County Humane Society (252) 247-7744
To protect, shelter and promote the adoption of homeless animals; to provide education about responsible pet ownership and to reduce pet overpopulation through spay/neuter programs.
North Carolina State Highway Patrol (919) 733-7952
Barracks (252) 466-2139
Chaplain (252) 466-4000
Civilian Personnel Office (252) 466-2109
Dental Headquarters (252) 466-0401
EFMP Family Support (252) 466-7533
EFMP Enrollment (252) 466-3305
Family Advocacy Program (252) 466-3264
Family Center (252) 466-4401
Family Child Care (252) 466-2621
Housing Services Office (252) 466-3602
Information and Referral (252) 466-4201
Legal Services and JAG (252) 466-2311
NAF Human Resources Officer (252) 466-2301
Suicide Prevention Hotline (800) 273-8255
Temporary Lodging (252) 466-3060
Welcome Center (252) 466-5921
Military housing at MCAS Cherry Point is privatized. Housing consists of 1,700 homes located throughout five different neighborhood and managed by Atlantic Marine Corps Communities – (888) 883-0980. MCAS Cherry Point Housing Office – (252) 466-2107.
1.5 miles from base
The people are welcoming. Stonebridge is a wonderful subdivision in Havelock and is located about 5 minutes from base.
2.7 miles from base
A quiet neighborhood right outside of the back gate. Close to the elementary and middle schools.The neighborhood is kid & pet friendly and only 3-4 minutes from the back gate of the base.
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In Havelock, the summers are hot and muggy, the winters are cold and windy, and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 37°F to 88°F and is rarely below 24°F or above 94°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.8 months, from May 27 to September 21, with an average daily high temperature above 81°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 88°F and low of 74°F.
The cool season lasts for 3.0 months, from December 5 to March 4, with an average daily high temperature below 61°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 37°F and high of 55°F.
The wetter season lasts 3.3 months, from June 6 to September 16, with a greater than 36% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 51% on July 25.
The drier season lasts 8.7 months, from September 16 to June 6. The smallest chance of a wet day is 21% on October 30.
In Havelock, NC, the overall cost of living index is 97, which is 3% higher than the North Carolina average and 3% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Havelock, NC, the city’s goods and services are 1% lower than the North Carolina average and 3% lower than the U.S. average.
Havelock is small town that is great for families and is growing at a very steady pace. Cherry Point has a lot to offer and the beach is only 45 minutes away!
This is an excellent place to raise a family.
Visit Atlantic Beach – a beautiful beach with a boardwalk, playground for the kids, life guards and bathrooms. Tends to get really busy starting around noon and the weekends. There are limited parking spots. Remember to bring your change – they’re metered!
Fort Macon is 40 minutes from Havelock. A North Carolina State park with lots of free parking – but the lot closes when it’s full. There are no lifeguards or concession stands due to the cutbacks. There is a bathhouse with restrooms, covered picnic areas and outdoor showers. The beach is always clean. The fort is a must visit if the beach is not your thing.
If you are looking to get away from the tourists, there are tons of public beach access roads off of Highway 58 (the main road).
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