Base History \ Arrival
MCAS Cherry Point is located on the eastern side of North Carolina within the town of Havelock. The city of Havelock is definitely a military town and has grown in leaps and bounds over the last 10 years. Residents are lucky in that they are very close to the beautiful waters of Atlantic Beach and proud to be part of the Crystal Coast.
Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point is home to the 2D Marine Aircraft Wing and to the Marine Corps' only Naval Aviation Depot which performs work on aircraft and aircraft components used by the Marine Corps, Navy, and other services. Other major tenants are the Naval Clinic Combat Service Support Group-21 (CSSD-21). The base operator's phone number is 252-466-2811.
The Air Station has enjoyed a history steeped in a successful relationship with the surrounding eastern North Carolina communities since 1942, with its tenant aircraft wings - first the 3dMAW, then the 9thMAW, and finally the 2dMAW - and with the Naval Aviation Depot from 1946 to the present. Units and personnel training at Cherry Point have performed with distinction in every major world event that Marine Corps aviation has participated in during the last 50 years: World War II, Korean War, Lebanon, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Dominican Republic, the Vietnam War, Grenada, Panama, and Desert Storm as well as numerous humanitarian relief operations. For more information, please visit ourhomepage.
To provide the highest quality operating environment for all using activities; operate and maintain facilities and assigned aircraft; furnish a full range of vital support services; nurture the quality of life; protect the natural environment; conduct proactive community relations; and to provide America with the best trained, best led, best supported armed forces capable of operating anytime, anywhere - to fight, win and survive.
Preparedness requires effort from the surrounding community...government and non-government affiliated...as well. Nowhere does this team function more effectively than at Cherry Point.
Our major tenants are the 2D Marine Aircraft Wing; Naval Aviation Depot and Naval Hospital.