MCAS New River

Headquarters Squadron

White St AS-201, Jacksonville, NC 28540

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ABOUT

MCAS New River  is a United States Marine Corps helicopter and tilt-rotor base in Jacksonville, North Carolina.  The base spans across 2,300 acres and is a satallite to Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, NC. Marine Corps Air Station New River provides aviation support, force protection, infrastructure, and community services to promote the readiness, sustainment and quality of life for II MEF and other military forces, tenant commands, personnel and their families.

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ARRIVAL

The closest airport is Albert Ellis Airport located 15 miles from base.

Directions from Albert Ellis Airport:
Make a right turn from Airport Road and drive on Highway 111 (Catherine Lake Road) until you reach Highway 24. At Highway 24 turn right, then at next exit, bear to the right onto Highway 17 south. Take a left at the second light to the main gate.

All All Permanent Personnel Marines reporting into MCAS New River will first check in with the IPAC Inbound Branch where they will receive a reporting endorsement/stamp. Marines who report after normal working hours will check-in with and be issued a reporting endorsement/stamp from the MCAS Command Duty Officer (Bldg. AS211, 1st Deck) then be required to check in with the IPAC Inbound Branch no later than 0800 the following business day. The uniform for check in at IPAC is the uniform of the day. The Service “A” uniform is required when checking in with the CDO and at the gaining command. It is both the individual and command’s responsibility to ensure that all Marines ordered to report to MCAS New River physically check into IPAC/Station CDO no later than the date and time specified on their PCS orders, and prior to reporting to their work centers. It is the Marine’s responsibility to ensure that the IPAC audit clerk receives all original PCS orders, endorsements, and travel receipts to conduct a proper audit. Travel claims cannot be submitted without required documents.

Other service personal and civilians assigned to MCAS New River do not report to IPAC. The respective S1 will join them into MCTFS via MOL.

For further questions call IPAC at (910) 449-7835/7724.

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.

 

Online course options: edX – Founded by Harvard University and MIT, offers high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing. Enroll today!

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

Welcome Center (910) 449-7268

Dental Headquarters (910) 449-6515

EFMP Family Support (910) 449-5248

EFMP Enrollment (910) 449-5248

Family Child Care (910) 449-5636

Hospital Main (910) 450-4300

Housing Services Office (910) 219-6460

ID/CAC Card Processing (910) 449-6354

Information and Referral (910) 449-5255

Legal Services and JAG (910) 449-6160

Medical Appointments (800) 931-9501

NAF Human Resources Officer (910) 449-6577

Suicide Prevention Hotline (800) 273-8255

Temporary Lodging (910) 451-3041

Housing

On-base housing is available at MCAS New River 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 Virginia 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 Virginia average and 3% lower than the U.S. average.

MCAS New River is located in the city of Jacksonville, NC in Onslow County. The main base at Camp Lejeune 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 Lejeune include Lynwood Park Zoo, Walton’s Distillery, Northeast Creek Park, Paradise Point, and Wilson Bay Park.

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