Marine Corps Base Camp Geiger
754 8th St, Jacksonville, NC 28540
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.
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.
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 North Carolina school, a child must be at least 5 years old by August 31st. Check with the school for other requirements.
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.
North Carolina Division of Social Services (919) 527-6335
The Division of Social Services provides guidance and technical assistance to agencies that provide direct services that address issues of poverty, family violence and exploitation. The Division promotes self-reliance and self-sufficiency, and to prevent abuse, neglect, dependency and exploitation of vulnerable individuals, children and their families.
North Carolina Division of Health and Human Services (919) 855-4800
In collaboration with our partners, DHHS provides essential services to improve the health, safety and well-being of all North Carolinians.
Jacksonville Humane Society (904) 725-8766
The Jacksonville Humane Society provides care, comfort and compassion to animals in need while engaging the hearts, hands and minds of our community to bring about an end to the killing of abandoned and orphaned shelter animals.
North Carolina Highway Patrol (919) 733-2126
Base Operator (910) 451-1113
Barracks (910) 451-8609
(910) 451-3210- Catholic
910) 451-3210- Eastern Orthodox
(910) 451-3210- Protestant
Civilian Personnel Office (910) 451-2209
Dental Headquarters (910) 450-4740
EFMP Family Support (910) 451-4394
EFMP Enrollment (910) 451-4394
Family Advocacy Program (910) 451-2864
Family Center (910) 449-9766
Hospital Main (910) 450-4300
Housing Services Office (910) 450-1627
ID/CAC Card Processing (910) 451-2727
Information and Referral (910) 451-1056
Legal Services and JAG (910) 451-1903
Medical Appointments (910) 450-4300
NAF Human Resources Officer (910) 451-1887
Suicide Prevention Hotline (800) 273 – 8255
Welcome Center (910) 451-2197
On-base housing is available at Camp Geiger and is considered some of the finest in the Marine Corps. The 4,447 units are well maintained and are continuously updated. For housing floor plans, visit the Atlantic Marine Corps Communities website.
Country Club Estates
7.5 miles from base
Country Club Estates is a beautiful, family-friendly neighborhood in Jacksonville, NC. There are no city taxes and the area is close to base
Hall Creek North
10.3 miles from base
Hall Creek North is a family-friendly neighborhood in Swansboro, NC. The area is close to the beach and has great schools.
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In Jacksonville, the summers are hot and muggy; the winters are short, cold, and windy; and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 36°F to 89°F and is rarely below 23°F or above 95°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 27 to September 18, with an average daily high temperature above 82°F. The hottest day of the year is July 19, with an average high of 89°F and low of 73°F. The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from December 4 to March 1, with an average daily high temperature below 62°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 36°F and high of 55°F.
The wetter season lasts 3.4 months, from June 3 to September 15, with a greater than 37% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 53% on August 5. The drier season lasts 8.6 months, from September 15 to June 3. The smallest chance of a wet day is 20% on October 30.
The overall cost of living in Jacksonville, NC is 3% higher than the North Carolina average and 2% 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 Jacksonville, NC the city’s goods and services are 1% lower than the North Carolina average and 3% lower than the U.S. average.
Marine Corps Base Camp Geiger is located in the city of Jacksonville, NC in Onslow County. It is a satellite base of Camp Lejeune, which has recreational facilities and community centers available for service members and their families to enjoy. There is also a swimming pool and beach access available with DOD ID cards.
The city of Jacksonville has a rich history with the Armed Forces and offers memorials and museums, such as the Veterans Memorial and Lejeune Memorial Gardens for visitors to enjoy. Jacksonville also has many shopping centers, restaurants, and parks to explore. You can also visit the many popular beaches along North Carolina’s Crystal Coast, 85-mile stretch of coastline that extends from the Cape Lookout National Seashore, which includes 56 miles of protected beaches, southwestward to the New River.
Some points of interest near Camp Geiger include Lynwood Park Zoo, Walton’s Distillery, Northeast Creek Park, Paradise Point, and Wilson Bay Park.
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