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5. MC / MCAS / Cherry Point

Last modified: 02 May 2022, submitted by: Joker
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Country: United States    Region: N Carolina

Locale: Havelock

Latitude: 34° 54' 15" N     Longitude: -77° 7' 6" E

Area use / Military Branches: ACTIVE

   
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Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point North Carolina. 3454'50"N 7652'57"W http://www.cherrypoint.marines.mil/

Units based:
- 21 Combat Logistics Co
- Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training
- Headquarters and Headquarters Sq

- 2 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing http://www.2ndmaw.marines.mil/ conducts air ops in support of the Marine Forces to include offensive air support, antiair warfare, assault support, aerial recon, electronic warfare, and control of aircraft and missiles. 2 MAW operates KC-130J Hercules, AV-8B Harrier II, FA/18 Hornet and RQ-21A Blackjack

- Fleet Readiness Center East http://www.navair.navy.mil/frce/ provides aviation maintenance, engineering, and logistics support, to over 200 Navy and Marine Corps activities, 5 USAF activities, 3 US Army activities, 2 other federal agencies and 24 foreign nations. FRCE operates UC-35D Citation

- Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point http://cherrypoint.tricare.mil/


MC Auxiliary Landing Field at grid 3441'20"N 771'41"W is a a Cherry Point sub installation and under MCAS Cherry Point command. The base is being used as the east coast Field Carrier Landing Practice facility where pilots simulate landings on an aircraft carrier or an amphibious assault ship,
Bogue is and also serves as a T&E unit for the F-35 in the USMC version replacing the Harrier. It is also used for practice approaches by KC-130 Hercules transports from MCAS Cherry Point, F/A-18 Hornet fighters from MCAS Beaufort and helicopters from MCAS New River.
Unit based: Marine Aircraft Group 14 / Marine Wing Support Squadron 271 http://www.mag14.marines.mil/Units/MWSS-271/

MC Out Lying Field Atlantic Field at grid 3453'23"N 7621'5"W is also under MCAS Cherry Point command but only manned during active military operations.

MC OLF Oak Grove at grid 35 1'28"N 7715'25.68"W is also under MCAS Cherry Point command but also only manned during training or active ops.



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