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MCAS New River

Headquarters Squadron
White St AS-201, Jacksonville, NC 28540

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.

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Cost of Living
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.

Getting to Know the Area
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.


Check out these websites for a list of all of the great events going on in the area.  

Crystal Coast, NC
Camp Lejeune
Camp Lejeune