Marine Corps Base Camp Johnson

Recruit Training

911 Lejeune Blvd, Jacksonville, NC 28540

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ABOUT

Camp Johnson is a United States Marine Corps base in North Carolina and is a satellite facility of Camp Lejeune.  The entrance to Camp Johnson is the site of the Beirut Memorial, the North Carolina Veterans Cemetery, and the Vietnam Memorial. The Beirut Memorial was constructed in remembrance of the 273 Marines, Soldiers, and Sailors who lost their lives in Beirut and Grenada in 1983. Camp Johnson is situated on Montford Point, the site of recruit training for the first African Americans to serve in the Marine Corps, known as “Montford Point Marines”.

Camp Johnson is the home of Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools (MCCSSS) which consists of four MOS producing schools, four tenant commands, and one other Marine Corps O6 level Command which reports to the Commanding General of Training Command, Field Medical Training Battalion-East (FMTB-E). The purpose of Camp Johnson is to conduct formal resident training for officers and enlisted personnel in the occupational fields of logistics, motor transport, personnel administration, supply, and financial management ( accounting and disbursing), as well as to conduct instructional management and combat water survival swim training. In addition to training Marines, Camp Johnson also houses the Field Medical Training Battalion, which trains corpsmen and religious program specialists of the Navy. The commanding officer of MCCSSS also serves as the area commander of Camp Johnson, and provides administrative support to various tenant commands.

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ARRIVAL

The closest airport is Albert Ellis Airport located 25 miles from base.  Taxis are available for transportation services.

 

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.

 

Permanent personnel checking into Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools during normal working hours (0730-1630) should report to the Personnel Administrative Center (PAC) located in building M130. After normal working hours, report to the Area Officer of the Day (AOOD) in building M131. Personnel will be directed to check in at the PAC on the next business day.

 

Permanent Personnel Officers, SNCOs and married Marines (sergeants and below):

Temporary Lodging: There are five bachelor officer quarters located around the Camp Lejeune/NewRiver complex: Paradise Point, Camp Geiger, MCAS New River, Courthouse Bay and Camp Johnson. For information and pricing call (910) 451-2146 or 451-1385.

The Hospitality Inn is available as a home away from home for those new to the area. The Inn has 90 rooms with two double beds, kitchenette, TV, VCR, cable, laundry facilities on the premises and other nice amenities like irons and coffee pots. The Inn is open 24 hours a day. Sorry no pets allowed. The Inn is located on Holcomb Blvd., Bldg 896. For more information please call (910) 451- 3041.

Permanent Personnel (Privates through Sergeants):

The BEQ office is located in M457. Linens, maintenance issues, and light bulbs can be acquired at the company BEQ office.

 

Students

Reporting In During Normal Working Hours (M-F 0700-1700):

Entry Level Students will check in at MAT Platoon Bldg M-440.

Career Level Students will report to the Personnel Administration Center (PAC) bldg. M-130 and then will report to their respective school wearing the Service “A” uniform.

Reporting in after normal working hours:

Entry Level Students will check in at MAT Platoon Bldg M-440.

Career Level Students will report to the MCCSSS OOD at Bldg M-131 in the Service “A” uniform.

 

Lodging

Entry Level Students attending instruction at MCCSSS will be assigned government quarters during the duration of their course.

Career Level Students: (TAD to attend instruction at MCCSSS)

Sergeants and Below: will be assigned government quarters during the duration of their course.

SNCOs: Will use the BEQ aboard Camp Johnson, the BEQ Management Office is located in Bldg M-231 the POC contact number is 910-456-7073. Billeting space for the BEQ is on a first come, first serve basis aboard Camp Johnson. Once occupancy is full, you will need to report to bldg. HP-51 aboard Camp Lejeune for billeting. Contact number is 910-451-5336, 910-456-1080 or 910-453-9153, their website is https://www.dodlodging.com/html/MB-campLeJeune.htm

Officers: Note, some billeting has changed due to the impact of hurricane Florence. Student Officers should make contact with their schools first. Will use the BOQ aboard Camp Johnson, the BOQ Management Office is located in Bldg M-231, the contact number is 910-456-7073. Once occupancy is full, you will need to report to bldg. 2617 aboard Camp Lejeune for billeting. Contact number is 910-451-1385/2146, their website is https://www.dodlodging.com/html/MB-campLeJeune.htm

If there is no availability of billeting at the BOQ or BEQ aboard Camp Johnson or Camp Lejeune you must receive a “Statement of Non-Availability” or “Certified Non-Availability Number” from the installation lodging facility.

Misc Info:

Funding for a rental car is the responsibility of the attendee’s parent command.

Students TAD to MCCSSS must utilize their parent command to resolve issues related to the Defense Travel System (DTS).

Resources

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/.

 

Camp Lejeune School Liason

Onslow County School District

Duplin County School District

 

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.

 

Child Care Aware:

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.

 

Military Children and Teens Resource Guide

 

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

Chaplain
(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

Housing

On-base housing is available at Camp Johnson 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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Community

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 Johnson 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 Johnson include Lynwood Park Zoo, Walton’s Distillery, Northeast Creek Park, Paradise Point, and Wilson Bay Park.

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