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Marine Corps Base Camp Geiger

Camp Lejeune
754 8th St, Jacksonville, NC 28540

Marine Corps Base Camp Geiger

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Camp Geiger is a United States Marine Corps base North Carolina, originally known as Tent Camp. It is a satellite facility of Camp Lejeune and is located in eastern North Carolina, approximately 250 miles east of Charlotte, NC and 50 miles north of Wilmington, NC. Camp Geiger shares the main gate of Marine Corps Air Station New River and is just off U.S. Route 17, approximately 10 miles south of Camp Lejeune.   Approximately 20,000 Marines are trained at Camp Geiger every year.


Camp Geiger is home to the United States Marine Corps School of Infantry East for all Marines recruited through the Eastern Recruiting Region. The School of Infantry (SOI) provides Infantry Military Occupational Specialty qualification to entry-level infantry Marines, trains all non-infantry Marines in the infantry skills essential to operate in a combat environment, provide infantry NCOs and SNCOs with advanced infantry skills, and provides both infantry and non-infantry NCOs and SNCOs with the requisite professional military education (PME) and leadership skills to further their development as leaders within the Marine Corps.

Arriving at Camp Geiger
The closest airport is Albert Ellis Airport located 25 miles from base.


Directions from Albert Ellis Airport:
From Airport Road, turn right onto Catherine Lake Road to Hwy 24. Follow Camp Lejeune signs to the Main Gate.


Upon arrival at the main gate, proceed to the Welcome Center located on the right (building 818) to obtain a visitor pass.


All personnel reporting to Camp Lejeune and Camp Geiger must report to the Joseph Randy Reichler Reception Center, Molly Pitcher Road, Bldgs 59 and 60. Because each unit has a different procedure for processing for its personnel, no specific information can be given as to the actual procedures. Ensure you bring with you your orders and report in the service “A” uniform. Make sure your orders are endorsed with the date and time of arrival. It is also a good idea to bring your travel log to help when filling out your travel claim.


Personnel who arrive on the weekend or a holiday should have original orders endorsed by the duty officer located in the Joseph Randy Reichler Reception Center, Bldg. 59/60, Molly Pitcher Road, 910-451-8609.


All military members are required to attend a mandatory Marine Corps Base Commander’s Welcome Aboard brief upon check-in. Spouses are encouraged to attend. Briefs are held Monday – Friday, once a day starting at 8:45 a.m. If you plan to take leave immediately upon arrival, it is important that you check into the command first.


Reminder: Visit the MCCS Information and Referral office in Building 60, rooms 152 and 153 to assist with your relocation. Inquire about the use of the Loan Locker. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 910-450-8486 building 84.

Base Population
There are over 100,575 active duty, military families, DoD personnel, civilians, and retirees assigned to Camp Geiger and Camp Lejeune.  Over 20,000 Marines are trained at Camp Geiger every year.