2017
MILITARY RELOCATION
Welcome to Craven County
Home of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point
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U.S.
MARINE
CORPS
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OBYLANCE
CPL.
ANTHONY
J.BROSILOW
Our Military
in Craven County
MARINE CORPS
around the base and an estimated 21,500 retirees
the first Marine Corps aviator, Lt. Col. Alfred
AIR STATION CHERRY POINT
lived in the area in Fiscal Year 2015.
A. Cunningham, but it was redesignated as
Location
Base Size
U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point on
Havelock, North Carolina, on the Neuse River,
The air station and its associated support loca-
Dec. 1 and was commissioned under that
is the home of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry
tions encompass more than 29,000 acres. Cherry
name on May 20, 1942.
Point, which celebrated its 75th anniversary
Point's four-point runway system is designed to
Construction began on Nov. 21, 17 days before
Aug. 18, 2016. The air station is just 20 miles
provide multiple approach and departure options
the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
from Atlantic beaches and about 34 miles west
to aviators.
During World War II, Cherry Point air station
of Cape Lookout National Seashore. In driving
trained individual Marines and units for battle
About Marine Corps Air Station
terms, it's 134 miles southeast of Raleigh, the
in the Pacific theater, though it was also an anti-
Cherry Point
state capital, on U.S. 70; 521 miles northeast
submarine base; in 1943, a U.S. Army Air Corps
In August 1941, workers began clearing North
of Atlanta by way of Interstate 20, I-95 and
and a U.S. Navy unit each sank a German U-boat
Carolina forests and draining swamps to build
U.S. 70; 885 miles north of Miami via I-95
air facilities at Cherry Point, North Carolina,
prowling just off the North Carolina coast.
and U.S. 70; 945 miles southeast of Chicago on
the name of an early 19th century settlement of
Today, MCAS Cherry Point is the corps'
U.S. 35, I-64/77, I-40 and U.S. 70; 1,302 miles
fishermen, hunters and then a post office, though
largest air station. It is home to the 2nd Marine
Aircraft Wing; Marine Transport Squadron 1;
northeast of Dallas along I-20, I-85 and U.S. 70;
by the time the bulldozers arrived, the post office
Combat Logistics Company 21; the Center for
and 574 miles south of New York City via I-95
had been closed for six years. The military chose
Naval Aviation Technical Training; and Fleet
and U.S. 70.
the site from a "sunshine map" as one of three in
the country with reliable sunshine, a benefit that
Readiness Center (East), with all their subordi-
Population
outweighed its wetlands humming with malaria-
nate entities, as well as Headquarters & Head-
The base had more than 14,000 active-duty
bearing mosquitoes, and its hurricanes.
quarters Squadron and Naval Health Clinic
military and civilian members, approximately
By September, the installation's name had
Cherry Point.
17,700 family members lived and worked on and
been changed to Cunningham Field to honor
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QUICK REFERENCE NUMBERS
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT
Al phone numbers are subject to change. For more information, cal the Base Operator at 252-466-2811 or go to www.basedirectory.com/mcas-cherry-point-directory.
Emergency Facilities Line ...................................... 252-466-4363
Human Resources................................................... 252-466-2301
American Red Cross ............................................... 252-637-3405
ID/Command Access Card Center.......................... 252-466-3330
Toll Free................................................................ 877-272-7337
Information & Referral............................................ 252-466-4401
Career Assistance................................................... 252-466-4201
Installation Personnel
Chapel ..................................................................... 252-466-4000
Administration Center (IPAC)............................... 252-466-6777
Child Care
Legal Assistance..................................................... 252-466-2311
Cherry Tree House (School-Age Care).................... 252-466-3861
Lending Locker ....................................................... 252-466-5662
Child Development Centers
Library..................................................................... 252-466-3552
Franklin Road CDC ................................................ 252-466-3105
Jones Road CDC ................................................... 252-466-4176
Lodging
Woodside Drive CDC ............................................. 252-466-3782
Cherry Point Inn (BOQ) .......................................... 252-466-5169
Commissary............................................................ 252-466-0800
Devil Dog Inn (TEQ) ............................................... 252-466-3060
Defense Finance and Accounting Service ............. 888-332-7411
Marine & Family Programs..................................... 252-466-4401
DOD Safe Helpline................................................... 877-955-5247
Military Clothing Store ........................................... 252-720-1608
DSTRESS Line (counseling hotline) .......................... 877-476-7734
Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point ............................ 252-466-0921
Education Center .................................................... 252-466-3500
Aviation Medicine.................................................. 252-466-0364
Exchange ................................................................ 252-720-1628
Optometry............................................................. 252-466-0294
Event Centers
Pharmacy.............................................................. 252-466-0252
Hancock Lodge & Event Center ............................. 252-466-9067
Medication refills .................................................. 252-466-0570
Miller's Landing .................................................... 252-466-9616
12th Dental Clinic ................................................. 252-466-0400
Two Rivers Theater & Event Center........................ 252-466-3850
Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society.......................... 252-466-2031
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)........ 252-466-7533
Family Advocacy..................................................... 252-466-3264
NCIS......................................................................... 252-466-7412
Family Readiness Program .................................... 252-466-5779
Outdoor Connection Rentals .................................. 252-466-4058
Family Team Building (L.I.N.K.S.) ............................ 252-466-4637
Pass & ID Office ...................................................... 252-466-5921
Financial Management........................................... 252-466-4201
Relocation Assistance............................................ 252-466-6759
Fitness
Retired Services Office........................................... 252-466-5548
Adult Sports .......................................................... 252-466-4232
School Liaison ........................................................ 252-466-7648
Aerobics and Spin Center...................................... 252-466-4934
Sexual Assault Prevention & Response................. 252-665-4713
Devil Dog Gym ...................................................... 252-466-2713
Substance Abuse Counseling Center..................... 252-466-3264
Golf Course & Pro Shop......................................... 252-466-3044
Transition Assistance ............................................. 252-466-4201
Hancock Gym........................................................ 252-466-4018
Travel & Leisure ...................................................... 252-466-2197
Health Promotion & Education............................... 252-466-6467
Veterinarian ............................................................ 252-466-2166
Lanham Field Athletics Sports Complex................. 252-466-2566
Victim Advocacy ..................................................... 252-665-4713
Marine Dome ........................................................ 252-466-2566
Semper Fit ............................................................ 252-466-6467
Youth Sports.......................................................... 252-466-5493
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT ONLINE
Housing
Official website: http://mccscherrypoint.com
Housing Office ...................................................... 252-466-5563
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At 850 active-duty service members, Head-
repaired and upgraded at Fleet Readiness Center
The 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, an ever-ready
quarters & Headquarters Squadron is the
East, according to fighter manufacturer Lock-
and integral part of the Marine Corps air-ground
Marine Corps' largest such squadron. "The
heed Martin. The fighters' presence is expected
team, is headquartered at Cherry Point, though
Rams" responsibilities center on providing
to produce 1,220 direct and indirect jobs,
with elements at MCAS New River, North Caro-
and managing living and training facilities,
3 million in new salaries, contracting charges
lina, and MCAS Beaufort, South Carolina. Its
and range from administration to logistics, law
and materials, .3 billion through 2027 for new
missions include offensive air support, anti-air
enforcement, air traffic control, aircraft rescue
construction and infrastructure improvements
warfare, assault support, aerial reconnaissance,
and firefighting, legal advice, food and religious
at MCAS Cherry Point, 0 million through
electronic warfare, and control of aircraft and
services.
2024 in facility upgrades and new construc-
missiles.
Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point is an outpa-
tion at Fleet Readiness Center (East), and an
Marine Transport Squadron 1's C-9B Sky-
tient medical facility with Navy Medicine's sole
additional 1,194 military personnel and 2,323
trains and UC-35D Cessna Encores transport
stand-along Ambulatory Procedures Unit, pro-
dependents.
military and civilian dignitaries and are used
viding general surgery, gynecology, orthopedic,
to support missions requiring cargo and troop
oral/maxillofacial and podiatry surgical services
HISTORY
movement. For many years, though, the squadron
to 33,000 active-duty members and DOD ben-
Natural resources brought settlers and pros-
and its H-46 helicopters, "Pedro," built a sterling
eficiaries. It is the only health clinic in Navy
perity to what became Craven County, North
reputation for search and rescue, not just for the
Medicine to offer same-day surgical services
Carolina, more than a century before the Amer-
2nd Marine Aircraft Wing but also for regional
and also houses the 12th Dental Company and
ican Revolution; the Marines who underwrite
authorities by finding lost people and providing
2nd Marine Air Wing Medical.
the region today came seeking sunshine.
emergency medical transport. Since 1959, they
By 1705, plantations were using the Neuse
had supplemented the U.S. Coast Guard's own
Economic Impact
River on the north side of Havelock, home of
over-water search and rescues, and from 2005 to
Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point's total
Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, as a
2015, the year the Marines ended the program,
impact on the local economy in fiscal year 2015
trade corridor, and pine resin from the dense
Pedro crews were averaging more than 50 life-
totaled approximately .01 billion. Salaries
pine forests was being turned into turpentine
saving missions each year.
paid to active duty, retired military, current and
and the natural tar used to waterproof wooden
Logistics Company 21 manages freight and
retired civilians exceeded .21 billion, and
ships (why North Carolinians are "Tar Heels").
passenger transportation to ensure that things
contracts surpassed .5 million. With more
At its production peak, 25 percent of the world's
the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing and MCAAS
than 3,000 employees, MCAS Cherry Point and
pine tar and turpentine was being drawn from
Cherry Point need, get where they're needed
Fleet Readiness Center (East) were the area's top
around Havelock, but technology killed the pine
when they're needed. In addition, the company
employers in 2016. On an even more positive
products market in the 1860s as steam replaced
operates the base's Aerial Port of Embarkation/
economic note, the Department of Defense has
sails and iron supplanted planks for building
Debarkation under supervision from II Marine
chosen MCAS Cherry Point as a base for the
vessels. Craven County's economy abruptly
Expeditionary Force, and helps the Fleet
new F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter. As
cratered until, on the brink of World War II,
Assistance Program carry out its legal, postal,
many as 128 F-35Bs may be stationed at MCAS
Congress appropriated just under million
exchange, security, personnel administration,
Cherry Point, and additional F-35Bs will be
to clear 8,000 acres of malarial swamps, timber
freight and passenger transportation duties, and
bulk fuel deliveries for the base.
With 76 courses of instruction, the Center for
Naval Aviation Technical Training Cherry Point
trains approximately 1,400 Marine, Navy, for-
eign national and civilian students every year
to care for and maintain the AV-6B Harrier 2,
the KC-130J aerial refueling tanker and the
F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter. Center training
also covers avionics, or aviation electrical sys-
tems; cryogenics, the study of what happens to
materials at very low temperatures; and
U.S.
MARINE
intermediate-level aviation ordnance, or han-
dling guns, bombs, torpedoes, rockets and
CORPS
missiles.
PHOT
For more than 70 years and under different
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names, the present-day Fleet Readiness Center
BYLANCE
East, the Vertical Lift Center of Excellence, has
repaired, reworked and rebuilt aircraft, engines
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and components for all branches of the U.S.
ANTHONY
armed forces. Its modern industrial complex is
North Carolina's largest industrial employer east
J.BROSILOW
of Interstate 95 and has an annual payroll of
more than 5 million.
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and farms for a new Marine air station there.
The site's humming mosquitoes and hurricane
risks were more than outweighed by its reliable
sunshine, perfect for aviators.
Within the first five months of its August 1941
establishment, the site's name changed three
times: from the original, Air Facilities Under
Development at Cherry Point, North Carolina,
to Cunningham Field, Cherry Point, to honor
the first marine aviator, Lt. Col. Alfred A. Cun-
ningham, then on Dec. 1, to its final name,
Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. Lore
attributes "Cherry Point" to a minuscule settle-
BROSILOWJ.
ment of fishermen, hunters and trappers on a
nearby creek bank thick with cherry trees; the
ANTHONY
Cherry Point post office operated there from
CPL.
1890 to 1935, and though both the settlement
LANCE
and post office are long gone, the name remains.
OBY
Building began on Nov. 21, 1941, 17 days
PHOT
before Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor kicked
base construction into high gear. It was com-
CORPS
missioned within six months, on May 20, 1942,
MARINE
with its primary mission the training of units
U.S.
and individual Marines to fight in the Pacific
theater, though it was also a base for airborne
MCAS Cherry Point. From there it supplied
air station's Marines supported the deployment
antisubmarine forays to protect the Atlantic
trained aviators and air crew, maintenance and
of three AV-8B Harrier Jump Jet attack squad-
coast from German U-boats.
support personnel as replacements to forward-
rons, two A-6E Intruder squadrons, a KC-130
The Korean War brought a steady stream of
deployed aviation units throughout the Korean
Hercules extended range tanker squadron, an
trained aviators and crews from MCAS Cherry
War and later, deployed three A-6 Intruder
EA-6B Prowler tactical electronic jamming
Point, and maintenance and support personnel
attack squadrons to the Far East during the
squadron, and headquarters detachments from
to cycle in and out of front-line aviation units.
Vietnam War as well as regular replacements
Marine Aircraft Groups 14 and 32, under the
The 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, split
for air crews and enlisted aviation personnel.
2nd Marine Aircraft Wing.
between San Diego and Hawaii since its
Personnel from Cherry Point also were big
Cherry Point Marines sprang to defend the
1941 commissioning, moved in April 1946 to
contributors to Operation Desert Storm. The
U.S. after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Starting in 2001 the air station backed combat
units involved in Operation Enduring Freedom
in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom in
Iraq. Units from the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing
trained at Cherry Point's bombing ranges and
expeditionary landing fields between their rota-
tions into Iraq, Afghanistan, the Horn of Africa
and aboard ship with deployed Marine Expedi-
tionary Units, as well as traveling to the Far East
under the Unit Deployment Program. Harrier,
Prowler and KC-130 air crews and ground main-
tenance Marines trained at Cherry Point, while
thousands of East Coast-based ground combat
BROSILOWJ.
Marines came and went through the air station's
Aerial Port of Embarkation.
ANTHONY
In addition to the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing,
CPL.
Cherry Point's other major entities include
LANCE
Marine Transport Squadron One, refocused now
OBY
on personnel transport worldwide after termina-
PHOT
tion of its famed helicopter search and rescue
CORPS
missions in 2015; the Center for Naval Aviation
Technical Training; Fleet Readiness Center
MARINE
U.S.
East; and Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point.
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anti-air warfare, electronic warfare and air
reconnaissance on behalf of the Marine Air-
Ground Task Force or joint and coalition
forces. It also conducts fleet replacement
training to provide combat-capable aircrews
to operational squadrons.
� Marine Wing Support Squadron 271, the
"Workhorses of the Wing," furnishes
aviation ground support to rotary and
U.S.
MARINE
fixed-wing aircraft both at Cherry Point
and during worldwide deployments.
CORPS
� Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron
PHOT
14 provides aviation logistics direction,
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guidance and support to Marine Aircraft
BYLANCE
Group 14 squadrons. This includes main-
tenance for aircraft and aeronautical com-
CPL.
ponents, repairs on J-52 and F402 aircraft
ANTHONY
engines, ensuring that needed supplies
reach aircraft and Navy-funded equip-
J.BROSILOW
ment, and ammunition logistics support.
� Marine Attack Squadron 223, one of
three AV-8B Harrier squadrons assigned
to Marine Aircraft Group 14, provides
Today, Cherry Point's position as one of the
than 200 events, among them military and
offensive air support, armed recon-
best all-weather jet bases in the world remains
civilian ceremonies, formal concerts, com-
naissance and air defense for Marine
as secure as its sunshine. Its four-point runway
munity celebrations, parades, festivals and
expeditionary forces.
system gives pilots multiple approach and depar-
public relations tours. Music has been a part
� Marine Attack Squadron 231, known
ture options, and the runways themselves are so
of the Marines since Nov. 10, 1775, when
as the "Ace of Spades" and the Marine
long that NASA tabbed them as alternate emer-
the newly formed Continental Marines
Corps' oldest air squadron (1919), is a
gency landing sites during the nation's space
stepped out to fifes and drums, and today's
fixed-wing attack squadron made up of
shuttle program. The air station and its associ-
51 Marine musicians carry on that legacy.
AV-8B Harrier jets. In recent years its air
ated support sites occupy about 29,000 acres,
� Marine Aircraft Group 14 is tasked with
operations have included providing bat-
plus training ranges and auxiliary landing fields.
conducting offensive air and assault support,
tlefield air interdiction, deep and close air
Aviation and naval fighters from all U.S. and
some foreign military services have benefitted
from Cherry Point facilities and its topography,
which includes miles of seashore. In 2015,
Cherry Point expanded its air traffic control to
more than 9,000 miles of airspace for military,
civilian and commercial air traffic.
ORGANIZATIONS
2ND MARINE AIRCRAFT WING
(2ND MAW)
Since its commissioning in 1941 and move to
Cherry Point in 1946, the 2nd Marine Aircraft
Wing's mission has been to support the Fleet
U.S.
MARINE
Marine Force with air operations, among them
offensive air and assault support, anti-air war-
CORPS
fare, aerial reconnaissance, electronic warfare,
PHOT
and control of aircraft and missiles. Its global
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deployments mean that somewhere in the world,
BYLANCE
the sun is always shining on the wing.
Its subordinate units have many different
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responsibilities:
ANTHONY
� 2nd MAW Band Command ensembles --
including the Brass Band, the Jazz Combo
J.BROSILOW
and the Show Band -- travel more than
30,000 miles every year to perform at more
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support, helicopter escort, rescue combat
air patrols and reconnaissance missions.
� Marine Attack Squadron 542, "The
Tigers," was commissioned in 1944 as
a night fighter squadron flying F6F03N
Hellcats. Today, the Tigers and their
present-day Harrier attack jets have con-
sistently been in the forefront of U.S.
action in the Middle East and South Asia.
� Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare
Squadron 2, the original composite
squadron in Marine Corps aviation, con-
ducts airborne electronic warfare, day or
night, whatever the weather, during expe-
BROSILOW
ditionary, joint or combined operations to
J.
support Marine air-ground task forces.
� Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare
ANTHONY
Squadron 3's Prowlers provide an
CPL.
umbrella of protection for strike aircraft,
LANCE
ground troops and ships by jamming
OBY
enemy radar, electronic data links and
PHOT
communications. The Moon Dogs' mis-
CORPS
sions are mainly for Fleet Marine Force
operations but also for other units as
MARINE
directed.
U.S.
� Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare
Squadron 4's "Seahawks" support expe-
� Marine Wing Support Squadron 274 fur-
� Marine Air Control Squadron 2's mission
ditionary, joint or combined military
nishes aviation ground support so that
is basically air traffic control at home and
operations for the Marine Air-Ground
Marine Aircraft Group 29 and any sup-
abroad: to detect, identify and control the
Task Force commander with airborne
porting or attached elements of the Marine
interception of hostile aircraft and mis-
electronic warfare.
Air Control Group can carry out their mis-
siles; and for friendly aircraft, to provide
� Marine Attack Training Squadron 203's
sions. During Operation Iraqi Freedom,
navigational assistance and continuous
main mission is to instruct AV-8B Harrier
for instance, in 2006, the squadron's
all-weather radar and non-radar approach,
II pilots, aircrews and maintenance per-
aviation ground support and combat ser-
departure, en route and tower air traffic
sonnel; the squadron has deployed several
vice support included fueling, flight line
control services.
times in recent years for instructor and
� Marine Air Support Squadron 1 plans,
repair, vertical and horizontal construc-
student training.
receives, coordinates and processes
tion, heavy equipment, convoy and civil
� Marine Aerial Refueler Transport
military requests for direct or close air
affairs operations, supply route repair,
Squadron 252 provides assault transport
support, usually through Direct Air Sup-
facilities and vehicle maintenance, com-
for personnel, equipment and supplies,
port Centers deployed with expeditionary
munications, base security, and countering
battlefield illumination, aerial medevac,
operations but sometimes by providing
improvised explosive devices.
and refueling services to fixed and rotary-
Air Support Elements or Air Support
wing aircraft, 24/7, in all weathers. The
� Marine Air Control Group 28's main tasks
Liaison Teams.
Marine Corps' oldest continually active
are to provide air command and control of
� Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron
squadron, it usually includes about 240
complex air space, wing communications
28, a component of the Marine Air-
enlisted Marines, 50 officers and a dozen
and intelligence, surveillance and recon-
Ground Task Force, equips, staffs and
aircraft, though its strength fluctuates.
maintains the Current Operations Section
naissance (ISR). Though its focus is global
of the Tactical Air Command Center of the
� Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
battlegrounds, the group also has responded
Aviation Combat Element. A command
Squadron 2, formed in 1984, was the first
to tragedies such as the 2010 Haitian earth-
and control unit, it also provides and
Remotely Piloted Vehicle (RPV) unit in
quake, helping to bring humanitarian aid and
maintains a facility for the TACC Future
the U.S. Armed Forces. The unit conducts
disaster relief to that stricken nation.
Operations Section, and installs and main-
reconnaissance, surveillance and target
� 2d Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion
tains associated automated systems.
acquisition missions.
specializes in shoulder-fired, surface-
� Marine Wing Communications Squad-
� One of Marine Aircraft Group 29's nine
to-air missiles; the battalion's motto is
ron 28's "Spartans" have been setting up,
squadrons operates out of MCAS Cherry
"Death From Below," and its principal
repairing and maintaining vital and secure
Point, though MAG-29 itself and its other
task is to provide security in dangerous
communications among various elements
eight squadrons are at MCAS New River,
situations, such as for military convoys
of U.S. expeditionary forces, especially
50 miles to the southwest.
traveling through hostile territory.
aviation combat units, since 1967.
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than 50 lifesaving missions per year; in 1999
alone, Pedro rescued 399 people from Hur-
ricane Floyd flooding, and made emergency
water and food deliveries to volunteer workers
and isolated communities throughout Eastern
North Carolina.
HEADQUARTERS
& HEADQUARTERS SQUADRON
Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron,
U.S.
with about 850 active-duty service members, is
MARINE
the largest such squadron in the Marine Corps.
CORPS
Duties for "The Rams" include administration,
logistics, law enforcement, air traffic control,
PHOT
aircraft rescue and firefighting, and legal, food
OBY
and religious services, among others, but basi-
LANCE
cally focus on managing the air station's living
CPL.
and training facilities.
MACKENZIE
CENTER FOR NAVAL AVIATION
GIBSON
TECHNICAL TRAINING
The Center for Naval Aviation Technical
Training instructs about 1,400 Marine, Navy,
Italian foreign national and civilian students
� Combat Logistics Company 21 is among
at high speed, and over longer distances with
every year in 76 different courses that sup-
Cherry Point's combat-ready, multi-
time, place or mission-sensitive requirements
port the AV-8B Harrier II attack aircraft, the
mission companies. Its activities help keep
during wartime. Until September 2015, the
KC-130J Super Hercules extended-range tanker,
the air station and 2nd Marine Aircraft
squadron also undertook search and rescue oper-
the FA-18E/F Super Hornet multirole fighter, and
Wing operational; its personnel transport
ations with their three Sea Knight helicopters,
maintenance specialties in avionics, cryogenics
freight and passengers, handle disbursing,
called "Pedro," for regional authorities as well as
and I-level ordnance, vital to aviation logistics
postal and exchange services, and coordi-
the military. In the 10 years before the program's
squadrons because it ensures that equipment will
nate the loading and offloading of Marine
termination, Pedro crews were averaging more
work as expected when it's needed.
Expeditionary Forces equipment and per-
sonnel from arriving and departing aircraft
at the station's Aerial Port of Embarkation.
� Two other aircraft groups come under
the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing but are at
MCAS New River, North Carolina, and
MCAS Beaufort, South Carolina, respec-
tively. They are Marine Aircraft Group
26 (Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron
26, Marine Wing Support Squadron 272,
Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadrons 162,
261, 263, 264, 266 and 365, and Marine
Medium Tiltrotor Training Squadron 204)
at MCAS New River; and Marine Air-
craft Group 31 (Marine Aviation Logistics
U.S.
MARINE
Squadron 31, Marine Wing Support Detach-
ment 31, Marine Fighter Attack Squadrons
CORPS
115, 122, 251 and 312, Marine All Weather
PHOT
Fighter Attack Squadrons 224 and 533, and
Marine Fighter Attack Training Squad-
OBYLANCE
ron 501) at MCAS Beaufort.
CPL.
MARINE TRANSPORT SQUADRON ONE
ANTHONY
Marine Transport Squadron One delivers key
personnel and cargo wherever the Department
J.BROSILOW
of Defense needs them to go, both over short and
medium distances that require quick responses
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The closest Greyhound Bus Station is about
20 miles to the northwest in New Bern, North
Carolina, at 4010 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Call 252-633-3100 for directions or go to http://
http://locations.greyhound.com/us/north-carolina/new-bernlocations.greyhound.com/us/north-carolina/
http://locations.greyhound.com/us/north-carolina/new-bernnew-bern.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS
Cellphone use by the driver of a moving
motor vehicle is prohibited on all Department
of Defense installations, unless the cellphone is
used with a hands-free device.
From Coastal Carolina Regional Airport,
New Bern, North Carolina
From the airport, take U.S. 70 south past
the community of Riverdale and through the
Croatan National Forest for about 20 miles
to Havelock, then follow the signs to MCAS
Cherry Point.
GIBSON
From OAJ-Ellis Airport,
Jacksonville, North Carolina
MACKENZIE
From the airport, turn right onto NC-111, then
CPL.
bear right onto U.S. 258 South to its intersection
LANCE
OBY
PHOT
DOCUMENTS TO CARRY
FOR IN-PROCESSING
CORPS
MARINE
� Several copies of your orders.
U.S.
� Certified copies of birth certificates, adoption
FLEET READINESS CENTER EAST
handles 8,381 outpatient medical appointments,
papers, naturalization papers, marriage license,
One of eight U.S. Navy fleet readiness centers
60 ambulatory surgical procedures and 18,000
divorce papers, etc.
and the only one commanded by Marines, Fleet
laboratory and 2,622 radiological studies, and
� Copy of advanced pay or al owance paperwork.
Readiness Center East is also the Department of
fills 22,000 prescriptions.
� Al moving paperwork including TMO infor-
Defense Vertical Lift Center of Excellence. For
mation, self-move paperwork and al receipts
more than 70 years the center has maintained,
ARRIVAL
associated with moving.
repaired and overhauled almost every sort of
See the Getting To & Around in Craven
� Employment records or resume of civilian family
aircraft the Marines have flown, from World
County chapter on Page 27 for information about
members.
War II's F4U Corsair, the "Whistling Death,"
local airports, train service and public transpor-
to the forward-edge F-35B Lightning II now in
tation. The closest commercial flights (American
� Medical/dental records of your entire family from
delivery. The center is one of the most advanced
and Delta Airlines) land at Coastal Carolina
your previous duty station.
aviation rework facilities in the country, and its
Regional Airport in New Bern, North Caro-
� Immunization records for al children, active-
clients include the Navy and Marine Corps, the
lina, about 20 miles from MCAS Cherry Point.
duty members and pets.
U.S. Air Force and Army, federal agencies and
Rental car agencies and taxi service are avail-
� School records/transcripts for students.
more than 30 foreign nations.
able at the airport. Go to www.newbernairport.
� Copies of al insurance policies.
http://www.newbernairport.comcom for more information.
NAVAL HEALTH CLINIC CHERRY POINT
OAJ-Ellis Airport, near Jacksonville, North
� Copies of all occupational licenses and
An outpatient medical facility with Navy
Carolina, and about 65 miles from MCAS
certifications.
Medicine's sole stand-alone ambulatory pro-
Cherry Point, also is served by Delta and Amer-
� Purchase agreements for vehicles, showing
cedures unit, Naval Health Clinic Cherry
ican Airlines. Go to www.flyoaj.com for more.
state sales tax paid.
Point provides general surgery, gynecology,
For those who prefer riding the rails, Amtrak's
� Vehicle registration and title.
orthopedic, radiology, oral/maxillofacial and
north-south Palmetto and Carolinian trains offer
� Household goods inventory.
podiatry surgical services, as well as immuni-
Thruway Bus Service from the Amtrak station
zations, a lab, a pharmacy, an optometry office,
in Wilson, North Carolina, to Havelock, home
� Letters of credits from utility companies.
and dental care from the 12th Dental Company.
of MCAS Cherry Point, about a hundred miles
� Copies of federal income tax forms.
The clinic also houses the 2nd Marine Air Wing
to the southeast. Go to www.ncbytrain.org/
� Copies of recent leave and earnings statement.
Medical. During a typical month, the command
http://www.ncbytrain.org/destinations/connect.htmldestinations/connect.html.
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TEMPORARY LODGING
Cherry Point Inn
Building 487, Madison Drive..... 252-466-5169
http://mccscherrypoint.com/shopping-services/lodginghttp://mccscherrypoint.com/
http://mccscherrypoint.com/shopping-services/lodgingshopping-services/lodging
Open 24/7
At Cherry Point Inn, all rooms have queen-
size beds, and Wi-Fi is available in all rooms
and in common areas. Amenities include refrig-
U.S.
erators, microwaves, coffee makers, hair dryers,
MARINE
free internet access, cable TV, washer and dryer
facilities and complimentary breakfast. No pets.
CORPS
Check the website for room rates.
PHOT
Devil Dog Inn
OBYLANCE 4Building 3673, F Street ............. 252-466-3060
http://mccscherrypoint.com/shopping-services/lodginghttp://mccscherrypoint.com/
CPL.
http://mccscherrypoint.com/shopping-services/lodgingshopping-services/lodging
CODY
Open 24/7
LEMONS
The Devil Dog Inn offers single rooms and
two-room suite motel-style accommodations for
Marines, Sailors and their families. Complimen-
with NC-24. Follow NC-24 southeast to 9 Mile
by 7:15 a.m. to be picked up by the IPAC duty
tary Wi-Fi and a business center are available.
Road in Morehead, then head north on 9 Mile
driver in front of the check-in window. Those
No pets.
Road through Newport and pick up U.S. 70
who have not been picked up by 7:45 a.m. should
Room rates are posted on the website.
north into Havelock. Follow the signs to MCAS
call 252-466-6756.
Cherry Point. Total distance is about 65 miles.
Signs are placed in numerous locations across
GETTING SETTLED
MCAS Cherry Point to help all new join per-
HEALTH CARE
CHECK-IN PROCEDURES
sonnel checking in.
Naval Health Clinic
During working hours (7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.),
Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training
Building 4389,
Station Marines and permanent personnel
students will check in at Barracks 3742; call
4389 Beaufort Road................. 252-466-0266
assigned to the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing,
252-466-2722 or 252-466-2672.
Appointments.............................. 252-466-0921
Combat Logistics Company or the Center for
Fleet Readiness Center East personnel will
Optometry ................................... 252-466-0294
Naval Aviation Technical Training should go
check in directly to FRC-East.
Pharmacy............................252-466-0252/0254
to the main gate at the intersection of Fontana
and Roosevelt boulevards for direction to the
Installation Personnel Administration Center
(IPAC), Building 298, for their endorsement
and join audit.
After working hours (4:31 p.m. to 7:29 a.m.
and on weekends and holidays), Station Marines
and permanent personnel assigned to the 2nd
Marine Aircraft Wing, Combat Logistics Com-
pany or the Center for Naval Aviation Technical
Training are to report to the Station Command
Duty Officer in Building 1 for an after-hours
reporting endorsement. The next business day,
they must report to the Installation Personnel
Administration Center, Building 298, for an offi-
U.S.
cial reporting endorsement and new join audit.
MARINE
If they require lodging, Marines will receive
CORPS
an endorsement from the Station Command
PHOT
Duty Officer and be directed to Temporary
Lodging in Building 3673.
OBYSGT
Marines who stay at the Devil Dog Inn and
.N.W
need transportation to the Installation Personnel
.HUER
Administration Center in the morning must be
T
checked out of the inn and have their gear ready
AS
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Prescription refills ....................... 252-466-0570
� Select a new primary care manager (PCM)
� Learn your new region's prior authorization
12th Dental Clinic....................... 252-466-0400
when moving within the same region, or
requirements as these requirements may
24/7 Nurse Advice Line .............. 252-466-0921
submit a new Prime enrollment form within
differ by region.
http://www.med.navy.mil/sites/cpointwww.med.navy.mil/sites/cpoint
30 days if you're moving to a new region.
For a complete description of the different
7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
Where you are moving will determine which
types of coverage programs and regions, please
Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point treats
Prime option you will enroll in. If you move to a
visit www.tricare.mil.
patients on an outpatient basis in the areas of
new Prime service area, transfer your enrollment
orthopedics, podiatry, gynecology, internal
by submitting a TRICARE Prime Enrollment
HOUSING
medicine, military medicine, radiology,
and PCM Change Form to your regional con-
Military Housing Office
physical therapy, mental health, preventive med-
tractor. Be sure to include all family members
Building 298, E Street................. 252-466-2107
icine, aviation medicine and same-day surgery
who wish to use Prime on the form.
http://www.cherrypoint.marines.mil/staff-offices/family-housing-office/http://www.cherrypoint.marines.mil/
and through a Medical Home Port that includes
TRICARE Standard and Extra are available
http://www.cherrypoint.marines.mil/staff-offices/family-housing-office/Staff-Offices/Family-Housing-Office/
family care and pediatrics.
to family members only. Active-duty service
7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday
Patients can get immunizations, visit a dentist
members are required to enroll in one of the
The Military Housing Office and the Housing
with the 12th Dental Company or an optom-
Prime options. TRICARE Standard and Extra
Referral Office at MCAS Cherry Point are ready
etrist, or have their prescriptions filled at the
are available throughout the United States, and
to support you in the transition to your new home
pharmacy. Obstetrics, emergency services and
enrollment is not required. Any active-duty
and community. Use the resources provided to
hospital care are handled by local community
become familiar with the housing options and
family member who is registered in DEERS
partners.
support services available. When you arrive at
may use these programs by seeing any network
Prescription refills must be called in to the
MCAS Cherry Point, visit the MHO to receive
or non-network provider that is authorized by
pharmacy at 252-466-0570 and can be picked
valuable information, counseling and guidance
TRICARE.
up after three business days between 10 a.m.
prior to entering into a written lease or rental/
If you're already using TRICARE Standard and
and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phar-
sales contract for housing. Other than Havelock,
Extra, moving is easy. When you arrive at your
macy hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday
the most popular areas to rent homes off-base
new location, update your personal information
through Friday.
are New Bern and Morehead City, each about a
in DEERS immediately. Then find TRICARE-
Dental care is available to active-duty military
20- to 30-minute commute from the air station.
authorized providers in your new area.
only. Family members of active-duty personnel
Here are a few things to remember about using
Bachelor Housing
are encouraged to use the TRICARE Dental
TRICARE Standard and Extra in a new region:
Building 3673, F Street............... 252-466-2699
Program. Information about the TRICARE
� In the U.S., visit your new regional con-
http://www.cherrypoint.marines.mil/staff-offices/bachelor-and-transient-housing/http://www.cherrypoint.marines.mil/
Dental Program can be obtained by calling
tractor's website for a list of providers.
http://www.cherrypoint.marines.mil/staff-offices/bachelor-and-transient-housing/Staff-Offices/Bachelor-and-Transient-Housing/
855-638-8371 or visiting www.tricare.mil/
Remember, if you see network providers,
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
http://www.tricare.mil/coveredservices/dental/tdp.aspxCoveredServices/Dental/TDP.aspx.
you'll be using the Extra option and pay
The Bachelor Housing Department provides
TRICARE
lower copayments.
billeting for permanent party single Marines,
TRICARE is the health care program for
� If you move to a new region, you'll have
and service members not entitled to Bach-
active duty and retirees of the uniformed ser-
a new claims address for submitting your
elor Allowance for Housing, in 18 barracks
vices, their families and survivors. TRICARE's
TRICARE claims.
Continued on Page 16
primary objectives are to optimize the delivery
of health care services in the military's direct
care system for all military health system ben-
eficiaries and attain the highest level of patient
satisfaction by delivering a world-class health
care benefit.
TRICARE coverage is completely portable so
it moves with you when you relocate. TRICARE
Prime options include TRICARE Prime and
TRICARE Prime Remote in the United States,
and TRICARE Prime Overseas and TRICARE
Global Remote Overseas in regions outside the
VES
United States.
GRAL.
Follow these simple steps to ensure you have
no break in coverage when you move:
.GRACE
SGT
� Do not cancel your TRICARE Prime enroll-
OBY
ment option before you move.
PHOT
� Update your personal information in the
Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting
CORPS
System (DEERS) immediately when you
MARINE
arrive at your new location.
U.S.
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Rottweilers, wolf hybrids, or any canine breed
with dominant traits of aggression that present
unreasonable risks to those aboard the base.
Clinic services include wellness exams,
annual physicals, minor appointments and vac-
cinations, heartworm testing, and all essential
vaccinations and examinations for puppies and
kittens beginning as early as 7 weeks old. Emer-
gency cases should be handled by a full-service
civilian veterinary hospital.
The clinic's main concern is government-owned
U.S.
animals but it also is available to pets belonging
MARINE
to the air station's active duty and retired service
members and their dependent families.
CORPS
PHOT
RELIGIOUS GUIDANCE
OBY
MCAS Cherry Point Memorial Chapel
LANCE
Building 100, E Street ................ 252-466-4000
CPL.
http://www.cherrypoint.marines.mil/Staff-Offices/Chapel/http://cherrypoint.marines.mil/
MACKENZIE
http://www.cherrypoint.marines.mil/Staff-Offices/Chapel/Staff-Offices/Chapel
The MCAS Cherry Point military and civilian
GIBSON
staff welcomes you to Memorial Chapel; our
goal is to serve active-duty, family members
and retired military personnel in close coor-
dination with Second Marine Aircraft Wing
Continued from Page 13
their families are handled by the Main Base
chaplains. Worship opportunities, sacraments
buildings. Individual barracks are managed by
Office. The general delivery address for new-
and programs include baptisms, child dedica-
unit barracks managers under the supervision
comers is:
tions, communion, religious education, marriage
and guidance of the bachelor housing office.
Your full name
and confidential pastoral counseling.
Your rank
Family Housing
MCAS Cherry Point Base Post Office
Sunday Services:
Building 298, E Street................. 844-754-5707
153 E St.
� Liturgical Protestant Service, 9 a.m., Fel-
http://www.cp.atlanticmcc.comwww.cp.atlanticmcc.com
Havelock, NC 28532
lowship Chapel
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
� Contemporary General Protestant Worship
At MCAS Cherry Point, all military family
Postal Service Center
Service, 11 a.m., Main Chapel
housing is privatized. In addition to your option
Second Avenue............................ 252-466-2496
� Children's Church, 11 a.m., Chapel Kitchen,
to purchase or rent housing in the local commu-
http://www.cherrypoint.marines.mil/Staff-Offices/consolidated-post-officewww.cherrypoint.marines.mil/Staff-Offices/
for children ages 3 through 10
nity, you may now choose to live in privatized
http://www.cherrypoint.marines.mil/Staff-Offices/consolidated-post-officeConsolidated-Post-Office
� There will be no Catholic Mass until further
housing by signing a tenant lease agreement with
A Consolidated U.S. Post Office on MCAS
notice.
Atlantic Marine Corps Communities, which
Cherry Point is available for shipping, supplies
owns the family housing and is responsible for
and other basic USPS services. Go to the website
VEHICLE REGISTRATION
constructing, maintaining, repairing and man-
for service hours.
All motor vehicles on MCAS Cherry Point
aging the community. Five of the six communi-
must be registered with the Vehicle Registration
ties are inside the air station's gates; the sixth
PETS
is outside.
Section of the Provost Marshal's Office; the Pass
Veterinary Services
For comprehensive information about homes
and ID Office, at the Main Gate in Building 251,
Building 293,
and amenities available in the MCAS Cherry
Fourth Avenue.................252-466-2166/2409
is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through
Point privatized housing community, go to the
http://www.cherrypoint.marines.mil/Staff-Offices/Veterinary/http://cherrypoint.marines.mil/Staff-Offices/
Saturday, except holidays. Temporary and one-
Atlantic Marine Corps Communities website,
http://www.cherrypoint.marines.mil/Staff-Offices/Veterinary/Veterinary
day visitor passes are available 24/7.
http://www.atlanticmcc.comwww.atlanticmcc.com, and click on "Have-
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
To obtain a temporary pass, you must have:
lock, NC."
Pets belonging to personnel residing on
� Valid state operator's license.
Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point must be
� Valid state registration for the vehicle.
MAIL
licensed by the Veterinary Treatment Facility
� Proof of insurance.
Post Office
upon arrival, and current rabies tags must be
To obtain a permanent decal, you must have:
153 E St.
visible on the pets at all times. Pets must also
� Valid Armed Forces Identification Card.
Havelock, NC 28532................... 252-466-2496
be registered with Animal Control on base and
� Valid state operator's license.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday
be microchipped. Only two domestic pets (cats/
� Valid state vehicle registration.
Most MCAS Cherry Point Base postal needs
dogs) are allowed per home in base housing.
� Valid insurance, with drivers listed on the
of military personnel, civilian employees and
The base bans full or mixed breeds of pit bulls,
policy.
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If the vehicle is registered out of state,
family housing is 20 mph, except where posted
you will need an insurance declaration page
otherwise.
showing proof of the minimum motor vehicle
All vehicles entering or leaving the air station
liability insurance required by the state of
are subject to search. In general, North Carolina
North Carolina: a bodily injury minimum of
state traffic laws apply on base. See the Get-
,000/,000, and property damage min-
ting To & Around in Craven County chapter on
imum of ,000.
Page 27 for more information.
Services members under the age of 26 must
present evidence of having completed the Driv-
SERVING YOU
er's Improvement Course offered at MCAS
DINING
Cherry Point, at another Marine Corps base or
For hours of operation, menus and special
online on Navy Knowledge Online.
events, visit www.mccscherrypoint.com/dining
To operate a motor vehicle on base, you will
and click on selections under the "Dining" tab.
need the following at all times:
� Valid Armed Forces Identification Card.
Crow's Nest
� Valid state operator's license.
Building 4389,
� Valid state vehicle registration.
Naval Health Clinic ................. 252-466-9147
TAS
� Valid insurance, with drivers listed on the
Five Guys Burgers & Fries
.HUER
policy.
Building 4535.............................. 252-444-2500
.N.W
� Driver's Improvement Course Card for ser-
SGT
vice members under 26.
Hungry Harrier
OBY
Fleet Readiness Center
Motorcycle operators must meet all automo-
PHOT
East Complex........................... 252-466-8255
bile requirements, plus:
CORPS
� Have in their possession an endorsed motor-
Library Cafe
cycle license from their home state or from
Building 298, Station Library ..... 252-466-9553
MARINE
U.S.
the state of North Carolina.
Mayberry Cafe
� Have in their possession an Attendance
Fleet Readiness Center
Rice King
and Certificate of Completion/Motorcycle
East Complex........................... 252-466-8270
Building 4535.............................. 252-444-2505
Safety Card from a Motorcycle Safety
Foundation class, which is mandatory for
McDonald's
Roadhouse Grill
all operators, regardless of age.
100 Woodside Drive.................... 252-466-2269
Building 3542,
E Street at First Street.............. 252-466-5555
Aboard base, the maximum speed limit is
New City Deli
25 mph, and the maximum authorized speed in
Building 4535.............................. 252-466-9328
Snack a-Tach
Fleet Readiness Center
East Complex........................... 252-466-8269
Subway
Building 3918.............................. 252-444-1864
Wings Restaurant
Building 4843,
Miller's Landing ...................... 252-466-9132
MARINE & FAMILY PROGRAMS
Building 232 ............................... 252-466-4401
http://mccscherrypoint.com/programshttp://mccscherrypoint.com/programs
7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Cherry Point's Marine & Family Programs
aim to enhance the quality of life, education,
resilience, behavioral health and overall family
readiness for Marines, Sailors and families sta-
JIMENEZ
tioned here. Marine & Family Programs include
Family Care, Behavioral Health, Career and
JASON
CPL.
Resource Services and Marine Corps Family
OBY
Team Building.
PHOT
Single or unaccompanied Marines can draw
on the Single Marine Program to improve their
CORPS
quality of life through special events, recreation
MARINE
opportunities and community involvement.
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while parents are at work. Other options include
intersession, single day and summer camp care.
Transportation is provided to and from Have-
lock-area schools for the before- and after-school
programs.
Children, Youth & Teen Program
Building 232................................ 252-466-5605
http://mccscherrypoint.com/programs/family-care/children-youthhttp://mccscherrypoint.com/programs/
http://mccscherrypoint.com/programs/family-care/children-youthfamily-care/children-youth
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
These programs provide safe, nurturing and
positive environments for your children, and you
are encouraged to participate in the development
U.S.
of the programs and services. There are options
MARINE
to meet the needs of your children and to work
CORPS
with your schedule.
PHOT
Exceptional Family Member Program
OBY
Building 232................................ 252-466-7533
LANCE
http://mccscherrypoint.com/programs/family-care/exceptional-family-memberhttp://mccscherrypoint.com/programs/
CPL.
http://mccscherrypoint.com/programs/family-care/exceptional-family-memberfamily-care/exceptional-family-member
MACKENZIE
Staff with the Exceptional Family Member
Program is trained to provide families with
GIBSON
services, support and resources they need to
care properly for exceptional family members,
starting with making sure such families are
assigned to locations where such support is
Behavioral Health �
Child Development Centers
available. In addition to setting up educational
Counseling and Prevention
Resource & Referral,
training, adult monthly social groups, sponsor
Building 232................................ 252-466-3264
Building 232 ............................ 252-466-5605
assignment, accompaniment to school meetings
http://mccscherrypoint.com/programs/behavioral-healthhttp://mccscherrypoint.com/programs/
CDC No. 1, Building 4298,
http://mccscherrypoint.com/programs/behavioral-healthbehavioral-health
Woodside Drive ....................... 252-466-3782
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
CDC No. 2, Building 4629,
Everybody can use a boost from time to
Franklin Road .......................... 252-466-3105
time, and MCAS Cherry Point licensed social
CDC No. 3, Building 4859,
workers, counselors and other professionals are
Jones Road............................... 252-466-4176
here to help individuals, couples and families
Cherry Tree House,
deal with issues that range from basic parenting
Building 4415 .......................... 252-466-3861
to sexual assault. Community counseling, treat-
http://mccscherrypoint.com/programs/family-care/children-youthhttp://mccscherrypoint.com/programs/
ment services, prevention programs, groups
http://mccscherrypoint.com/programs/family-care/children-youthfamily-care/children-youth
and classes are provided at no cost. Resources
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
include the Community Counseling Program,
Three Child Development Centers accredited
the New Parent Support Program and Sexual
by the National Association for the Education of
Assault Prevention & Response. There are also
Young Children offer full-time and hourly care
treatment services such as the Family Advocacy
for children from 6 weeks to 5 years old, using
Program, the Victim Advocacy Program and the
the Creative Curriculum for age-appropriate
Substance Abuse Counseling Center, and pre-
development of each child. All CDCs meet
U.S.M
vention programs, among them DSTRESS and
Department of Defense standards for staff
ARIN
Suicide Prevention.
qualifications, program quality, safety, sanita-
EC
tion and nutrition. Full-time care is available
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from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through
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Friday. Hourly care is offered from 8 a.m. to
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http://mccscherrypoint.com/programs/family-carefamily-care
5 p.m. Monday through Friday for children from
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MCAS Cherry Point's family programs rise
6 weeks to 12 years old.
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to meet the unique needs and challenges of
For children enrolled in school, Cherry Tree
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growing children in every stage of their devel-
House offers before- and after-school care with
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opment with flexible child care, special needs
planned and supervised activities accredited by
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resources, assistance with education transitions,
the Council on Accreditation in a safe, super-
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and a safe, engaging environment.
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Personal & Professional Development
Transition Assistance, Employment Assis-
network of local, state and national resources to
Building 4335, Room 217 .......... 252-466-4201
tance, Personal Finance and Retired Services
benefit special needs families.
http://mccscherrypoint.com/programs/personal-professional-developmenthttp://mccscherrypoint.com/programs/
programs provide services and support that will
http://mccscherrypoint.com/programs/personal-professional-developmentpersonal-professional-development
help you and your family.
School Liaison
Personal & Professional Development strives
Building 232................................ 252-466-7648
Education
to help service members and their families
http://mccscherrypoint.com/programs/family-care/school-liaisonhttp://mccscherrypoint.com/programs/
Building 4335, Room 109 .......252-466-3500
realize their full potential. Be it smoothly
http://mccscherrypoint.com/programs/family-care/school-liaisonfamily-care/school-liaison
http://mccscherrypoint.com/programs/personal-professional-development/education-programshttp://mccscherrypoint.com/programs/
changing duty stations, reaching financial sta-
The MCAS Cherry Point school liaison is
http://mccscherrypoint.com/programs/personal-professional-development/education-programspersonal-professional-development/
bility, finding employment, career and education
available to help with all K-12 education issues
http://mccscherrypoint.com/programs/personal-professional-development/education-programseducation-programs
advisement, or transitioning successfully back
for public, private, Department of Defense Edu-
7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
to civilian communities, they're here to help.
cation Activity (DODEA) and home-schooled
Personal & Professional Development pro-
students, from finding schools in the area,
Career and Resource Services
vides a broad range of educational opportunities
deployments, moving tips and school advice.
Building 4335, Room 217 .......... 252-466-4201
and counseling services that focus on Marines
Tutoring, scholarships and SAT/ACT prep
http://mccscherrypoint.com/programs/personal-professional-development/career-and-resource-serviceshttp://mccscherrypoint.com/programs/
assigned to MCAS Cherry Point and their family
resources also are available.
http://mccscherrypoint.com/programs/personal-professional-development/career-and-resource-servicespersonal-professional-development/
members at the Jerry Marvel Training & Educa-
http://mccscherrypoint.com/programs/personal-professional-development/career-and-resource-servicescareer-and-resource-services
tion Building.
Family Team Building
Building 232................................ 252-466-4637
http://mccscherrypoint.com/programs/family-team-buildinghttp://mccscherrypoint.com/programs/
SOCIAL MEDIA
http://mccscherrypoint.com/programs/family-team-buildingfamily-team-building
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
People around the world increasingly stay con-
networking site. Most sites do not require it,
The twin goals of Marine Corps Family
nected through social media, whether it be with
and you should be wary of those that do.
Team Building are to foster personal growth
a deployed service member, with friends and
2. Don't invite people whom you don't know to
and enhance the readiness of service members
families in locations around the world or with the
be your "friend." You do not want strangers to
and their families through education, interac-
bases where you have been stationed or expect
know details about you or your family.
tive workshops and services. Among these are
to transfer.
3. Never share operational information, such as
the Readiness & Deployment Support Program;
upcoming ports of cal and military exercises.
the Family Readiness Program; LifeSkills
Here are some safety tips for using social media:
Such information can compromise opera-
training and education; Lifestyle Insights, Net-
1. Never post confidential personal information
tional security and the safety of our service
working, Knowledge and Skills (L.I.N.K.S.);
such as your date of birth, address, Social
members.
the Chaplains Religious Enrichment Develop-
ment Operation (CREDO); the Prevention &
Security number, or bank and credit card
The Public Affairs Office can provide guidance on
Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP);
account numbers. Never provide this type
the type of information that should not be shared
Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS);
of information when signing up for a social
in a public forum such as a social network or blog.
and Volunteering.
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Single Marine Program
http://mccscherrypoint.com/programs/single-marines-programhttp://mccscherrypoint.com/programs/
http://mccscherrypoint.com/programs/single-marines-programsingle-marines-program
Building 3542.............................. 252-466-3027
11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday,
11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday
All single and unaccompanied Marines and
sailors stationed aboard MCAS Cherry Point can
take advantage of the Single Marine Program
to enhance their lives and improve their morale
and well-being through recreational events like
trips to the beach, poker and pool tournaments
and becoming deeply involved in the community
by volunteering, from helping build a Habitat for
Humanity home to walking and playing with the
dogs at the animal shelter.
FINANCIAL SERVICES
First Flight Federal Credit Union
Building 3672,
Second Avenue ........................ 252-447-0691
http://www.efirstflight.comwww.efirstflight.com
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
First Citizens Bank & Trust
U.S.M
132 E. Main St.
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Havelock, NC 28532.................. 252-447-1171
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9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday,
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9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday
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Building 1699, First Deck,
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Second Floor...................252-466-2311/2361
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notary public ...................252-466-6500/6458
http://www.cherrypoint.marines.mil/Staff-Offices/cp-legal-service-support-team/legal-assistancewww.cherrypoint.marines.mil/Staff-Offices/
Three on-base universities and a local commu-
(free music downloads), academic databases,
http://www.cherrypoint.marines.mil/Staff-Offices/cp-legal-service-support-team/legal-assistanceCP-Legal-Service-Support-Team/
nity college are represented -- Park University,
e-book and audio book downloads, and lan-
http://www.cherrypoint.marines.mil/Staff-Offices/cp-legal-service-support-team/legal-assistanceLegal-Assistance
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Boston
guage learning resources including Transparent
Legal Assistance cannot help with criminal
University and Craven Community College
Languages. Special collections, both digital and
cases but can assist in matters of civil law such
-- offering associate, bachelor's and master's
print, include the Commandant Marine Corps
as estate planning, family law, leasing disputes
degree programs both on base and online.
Reading List, the Sergeant Major Marine Corps
and financial matters. The office's first priority
Library
Reading List, materials for Military Family
is active-duty personnel, followed in descending
Building 298................................ 252-466-3552
and Exceptional Family Member Support, Test
order, as resources permit, their dependents,
http://mccscherrypoint.com/programs/personal-professional-development/libraryhttp://mccscherrypoint.com/programs/
Preparation, and the United Through Reading
reserve personnel on active duty of more than 30
http://mccscherrypoint.com/programs/personal-professional-development/librarypersonal-professional-development/library
program. There's free Wi-Fi, fax and printing,
days, dependents of activated reserve personnel,
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon
e-reader checkout, the latest best sellers, Inter-
and retired personnel and their spouses. Legal
to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
assistance is provided on a walk-in basis from
library Loan and circulating video game col-
The Marine Warrior Library owns approxi-
7:30 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. Those
lections. The Children's Area has some 9,000
mately 35,000 print volumes, 215,000 e-books,
needing wills or advance directives must pick up
6,000 audiobooks and music CDs, and 6,000
print titles, six early learning stations, two DVD
a will worksheet between 7:30 and 11 a.m. or 1
video recordings that include popular feature
stations, and children's DVDs for checkout, and
and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; they will
films, nonfiction, film classics and instructional
every Wednesday there's weekly story time for
receive an appointment to execute the will after
videos. The library subscribes to more than
children from 3 to 7 years old. The Computer
they turn in the worksheet. Powers of Attorney
100 magazines and newspapers, both print and
Room and Study Room get heavy use, and so
can be executed and Notary Public services are
digital, and offers free digital services, among
do the video game stations and Program Room.
available from 7:30 to 11 a.m. and from 1 to
them Zinio (online digital magazines), Freegal
Library cards are free for authorized users.
4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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Fitness & Sports Centers
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Devil Dog Gym
Building 4322............................. 252-466-2713
Open 24/7 daily
The gym has treadmills, elliptical machines,
cross-trainers, step machines, upright and
recumbent bikes, free weights, cardio theater,
locker rooms, and checkout belts and straps.
Each patron must bring a full-size towel to lay
down on workout benches before using them to
work out, as well as a lock to secure belongings.
Hancock Gym
Building 3471.............................. 252-466-4018
3:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday
Hancock Gym offers a warm-up area, tread-
mills, cross-trainers, step machines, upright and
recumbent bikes, free weights, checkout belts
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and straps, and the Nexersys NXS Interval
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Training System. It's also adjacent to a pool and
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a running trail. Patrons must bring their own
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locks to secure their belongings, and full-size
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towels to lay on the benches prior to working
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out on them.
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Marine Dome
MARINE
Building 287............................... 252-466-2566
U.S.
5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday,
5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
RECREATION
parks (Walt Disney World, Busch Gardens,
Saturday, Sunday and holidays
For information about the recreational
Kings Dominion, Six Flags Over Georgia and
The Marine Dome hosts many sports and
programs at MCAS Cherry Point, visit http://
Universal Studios Parks, to name a few) and cus-
activities under one roof, from basketball to
http://mccscherrypoint.com/recreation-entertainmentmccscherrypoint.com/recreation-entertainment.
tomized vacation packages to such getaways as
Zumba, including the High Intensity Tactical
the Biltmore Estate in the mountains of Ashe-
Training Program (HITT). Reserve an athletics
Auto Skilz Center
ville, North Carolina, or New Jersey's Atlantic
field or indoor court, check out gear or meet
Building 4652.............................. 252-466-2352
City Boardwalk.
the Semper Fit staff. There are three basketball
http://mccscherrypoint.com/recreation-entertainment/autoskilzhttp://mccscherrypoint.com/
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11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sat-
urday and Sunday
A state-of-the-art facility for do-it-yourself
vehicle enthusiasts, Auto Skilz is a 64-bay auto-
motive center with ASE certified technicians
available to help guide you through mechanical
repairs such as oil changes, tire balancing and
rotations, brake replacements or even to rebuild
BROSILOW
an entire engine. New motorcycle lifts and spe-
J.
cialty tools are specifics for street and off-road
bike repairs.
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Crystal Coast Travel & Leisure
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Building 3918.....................252-466-2197/2172
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9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
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Get discounts and deals here for airline
MARINE
tickets and cruises, tickets to all major theme
U.S.
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and soccer. Go to http://mccscherrypoint.com/
http://mccscherrypoint.com/semper-fit/adult-sportssemper-fit/adult-sports for information on how
to sign up and check out equipment.
Sound of Freedom Golf Course
Building 3570.............................. 252-466-3044
http://mccscherrypoint.com/recreation-entertainment/golfhttp://mccscherrypoint.com/
http://mccscherrypoint.com/recreation-entertainment/golfrecreation-entertainment/golf
7 a.m. to dusk daily June through September;
noon to dusk Monday, 7:30 a.m. to dusk Tuesday
through Friday; and 7 a.m. to dusk Saturday,
Sunday and holidays October through May
This 18-hole, Par 72, PGA-rated course
delivers a distinctive golfing experience due to
its regionally unrivaled character and undula-
tions. It was the first course designed by George
Cobb of Augusta National fame, measures 6,642
yards from the tees and is planted with dwarf
U.S.
hybrid Bermuda grass, so the greens are smooth
MARINE
and fast. Stretching along the banks of the Neuse
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River, the course has striking views, a 24-hour
driving range, a chipping area, a practice put-
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ting green and a Pro Shop with club and golf
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cart rentals, as well as a certified PGA teaching
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pro on staff for beginner and advanced lessons.
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Marina, Picnic and Camping
AMY
Reservations............................... 252-466-2762
TRAIL
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courts, volleyball and racquetball courts, speed
Adult Sports
http://mccscherrypoint.com/recreation-entertainment/marinas-picnic-campingmarinas-picnic-camping
and heavy bags, martial arts and wrestling areas,
Building 287, Marine Dome,
Hancock Marina
locker rooms, a men's steam room and sauna, a
Room 8 .................................... 252-466-4232
.....................................................252-466-2762
women's sauna, personal training, a road race
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
series, team and competitive events, health fairs
The Semper Fit Adult Sports Division coordi-
Spend a day in the sun with family and friends,
and gear rental.
nates leagues for basketball, flag football, softball
catch some fish, enjoy time on your boat, camp
Athletics Sports Complex at Lanham Field
Lanham Field next to
Lanham Housing...................... 252-466-2566
Open 24/7 daily
This sports complex has an eight-lane running
or walking track, a lighted football field, two
soccer fields, three volleyball courts, a marked
combat fitness test field and a covered pavilion.
For reservations, call the Marine Dome Issue
Room, 252-466-2566.
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out under the stars in your tent, or relax in our
RV park. Tent camping is available at Bartlett
Pond, Duck Pond, and Lonetree Point at no
cost! Call to make RV Park and tent camping
reservations.
If you don't have the gear you need, you can
rent camping gear, kayaks, canoes, sailboats,
and more from Outdoor Connection Rentals.
Outdoor Connection Rentals
Building 162................................ 252-466-4058
http://mccscherrypoint.com/recreation-entertainment/rentalshttp://mccscherrypoint.com/
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8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Friday and
Saturday; 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday; 8 a.m. to
2 p.m. Sunday
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Whether you're planning a day on the water, an
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outdoor celebration, a camping trip or planting
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a garden, Outdoor Connection can rent you the
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equipment you need, from propane refills to
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kayaks, party canopies to campers, inflatables
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to climbing walls, new professional lawn equip-
ment to an outdoor theater system.
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Swimming Pools and Aquatics Centers
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Outdoor pools are open only from Memorial
Two crying rooms are available for parents with
Exchange Restaurants
Day Weekend through Labor Day.
babies.
Subway........................................ 252-444-2864
Mainside Pool
Concessions
Building 289 ............................... 252-466-2209
SHOPPING
Banners ....................................... 252-466-3001
3 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; lap swim-
MCAS Cherry Point Commissary
Barbershop .................................. 252-444-1835
ming 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through
Building 3918.............................. 252-466-0800
Dry Cleaners ............................... 252-720-7308
Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
http://www.commissaries.comwww.commissaries.com
Plaques and Trophies .................. 252-444-1288
Hancock Pool (outdoors)
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to
Sears Home Delivery .................. 252-463-1628
Building 3258............................. 252-466-2168
7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to
Western Union............................. 252-463-1628
1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; lap
6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
swimming 5 to 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Closed Monday
7-Day Troop Store
Monday through Friday
Save an average of 30 percent of your hard-
Building 293................................ 252-720-1693
Barbershop .................................. 252-444-4002
Cedar Creek Pool (outdoors)
earned dollars when shopping for groceries at
Convenience Store,
Building 3552............................. 252-466-2277
the Commissary. In-store services include a
Building 4505 .......................... 252-720-1626
Noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon
bakery, a deli, fresh lobster and fresh sandwiches
Gas Station.................................. 252-720-1626
to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
to go, plants and sushi.
The Aquatics Division works to provide a
Engin-uity Tire & Auto Care Center
Marine Corps Exchange
safe, healthy, all-inclusive and enjoyable swim-
Building 4472.............................. 252-720-1640
http://mccscherrypoint.com/shopping-services/shopping/#mcxhttp://mccscherrypoint.com/shopping-services/
ming environment for swimmers of all ages and
Gas Station.................................. 252-720-1639
http://mccscherrypoint.com/shopping-services/shopping/#mcxshopping/#mcx
abilities, promote self-improvement and physical
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday,
Other Facilities
fitness, and offer Learn-to-Swim lessons and
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Dry Cleaners, Building 3452 ...... 252-447-2130
lifeguarding instruction.
The Marine Corps Exchange wants to be
Marine Mart, Building 4472 ....... 252-463-1639
Two Rivers Theater & Event Center
your first choice for shopping. It offers a price-
Massage Therapy,
Building 194, Roosevelt Boulevard
match program on most items that guarantees
Concessionaire Center ............. 252-444-0829
Movie Line.................................. 252-466-3884
the lowest prices in town. Hours of operation for
Resale Lot, Roosevelt Boulevard
Events.......................................... 252-466-3850
services outside the MCX vary so call or visit
at F Street................................. 252-466-4058
http://mccscherrypoint.com/recreation-entertainment/movieshttp://mccscherrypoint.com/
the website for detailed information.
Safety Store, Building 150.......... 252-466-9063
http://mccscherrypoint.com/recreation-entertainment/moviesrecreation-entertainment/movies
Main Exchange
Restaurants
The largest single-screen movie theater in
Building 3918.............................. 252-720-1628
Concessionaire Center, Building 4535
Eastern North Carolina, Two Rivers Theater
Military Clothing Store............... 252-720-1608
Five Guys Burgers & Fries ......... 252-444-2500
screens movies for everyone, from action to
GNC ............................................ 252-444-3107
New City Deli ............................. 252-466-9328
family-friendly, comedies to heart-breakers.
Package Store.............................. 252-720-1638
Rice King .................................... 252-444-2505
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Welcome
to Craven County
Welcome to North Carolina! 4That's
restaurants, quaint storefronts and a popular
the earl, which is also the coat of arms of his
how you will feel here, welcomed. Situated
river walk. Just to the south of New Bern, the
nephew, William, Lord Craven, who succeeded
between the Neuse and Trent rivers, Craven
small village of Havelock is home to Marine
him as Lord Proprietor of Carolina.
County is much more than a pass-through or
Corps Air Station Cherry Point, and in the
Craven County, originally included as a pre-
pit stop on the way to North Carolina's heralded
157,000-acre Croatan National Forest you can
cinct of Bath County, was established in its
beaches less than 30 miles away. For history
find rare Venus flytraps, bears, plenty of alliga-
present form in 1712. New Bern became its
buffs, it's a jackpot of "firsts" (first postal ser-
tors and other wildlife.
county seat in 1722 and was also the capital
vice, printing press and fire department, among
There are also shopping, dining and nightlife
of the colony and first state capital until 1794.
others) and fine 18th-century homes as well as
opportunities for residents to explore: Annual
Because of its location, situated between the
the new, interactive North Carolina History
events and festivals celebrate everything from
Albemarle and Cape Fear, Craven County grew
Center. For families, it's a haven of affordable,
the Coastal Christmas Flotilla, with everything
in size and importance during the mid-18th cen-
livable neighborhoods and miles of waterfront
from small boats to large yachts all decorated in
tury because of the significance of its county
playground. For retirees, the county boasts
bright lights and dazzling decorations, to Mum-
seat as a river port. As Craven County moved
an ideal climate and a bevy of golf, arts and
fest, a combination of family fun, entertainment,
into the 19th century, it continued to flourish as
recreation opportunities. And for all residents
attractions, exhibitors and great food.
the developing railroad system served to further
-- young and old, Craven County natives and
New Bern's commercial dominance, wealth and
newcomers alike -- it is a friendly community
HISTORY
cultural sophistication. These influences were
with over 103,000 residents, where life's pace
Craven County was named in honor of Wil-
also felt in the nearby communities.
takes a go-with-the-flow cue from the prominent
liam, Earl of Craven, who lived from 1606 to
During the Civil War, there was significant
rivers: fast enough to keep things moving, slow
1697. His death preceded the establishment of
activity in Craven County, and remains of battle-
enough to savor all that the region has to offer.
Craven County, and he never had the pleasure
grounds can still be found.
Craven's county seat, New Bern, is the
of visiting the county that carries his name.
The 20th century brought the military into
original state capital. It boasts a pedestrian-
The official Craven County seal was designed
Craven County, with the establishment of
friendly downtown, dotted with mom-and-pop
and adopted in 1981, using the coat of arms of
Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. This
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development translated into new prosperity
outages. The website provides information on
flooding. Even small amounts of sea level rise
for the area as well as greater diversity. Over
creating an emergency plan and emergency
make rare floods more common by adding to
the years, as military personnel retired, many
kit, pet preparedness and disaster preparedness
tides and storm surge. Area terrain can be poorly
chose to settle in Craven County. In the last few
for seniors. For more information about local
absorbent, and dry channels, ditches and lake
decades of the 20th century, Craven County
disaster preparedness, visit www.readync.org.
beds fill quickly. This can lead to flash floods.
became a preferred retirement destination for
The following are considered significant haz-
A flash flood watch is issued when flash
legions representing every region of the country,
ards in North Carolina.
flooding is expected to occur within six hours
who find its climate, quality of life, cost of living
after heavy rains have ended. A flash flood
Hurricanes
and amenities to be quite desirable.
For the Atlantic coast, hurricane season
WEATHER AND CLIMATE
runs from the beginning of June to the end
LOCAL INFORMATION CENTERS
Craven County has a warm, humid temperate
of November. North Carolina is certainly no
climate with hot summers and no dry season.
stranger to hurricanes and has historically taken
Drop in and learn the lay of the land from
The county gets about 53 inches of rain per year,
the brunt of many storms' landfall. Hurricane
local experts. Use the chambers' online mem-
while the U.S. average is 39. The area receives
storm surge is the biggest threat to life and prop-
bership directories to connect with local busi-
little snowfall, generally 2 inches per year. On
erty, but heavy rainfall, high winds, tornadoes
nesses as you settle into your new community.
average, there are 214 sunny days per year in
and inland flooding typically accompany these
Havelock Chamber of Commerce
Craven County. The July high is around 89
storms. Make a hurricane plan in advance and
201 Tourist Center Drive
degrees. The January low is 34.
make sure everyone in the household knows
Havelock, NC 28532 ................... 252-447-1101
what it is. Be prepared. Once a powerful storm
Local Hazards
http://www.havelockchamber.orgwww.havelockchamber.org
hits, it's too late to get ready. If you live in a
Every second counts in a disaster so planning
New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce
mobile home, a high-rise, on the coast or a
and preparation can be lifesavers.
316 S. Front St.
floodplain, near a river or inland waterway, or
Ready North Carolina is the state's official
New Bern, NC 28563 .................. 252-637-3111
if local authorities order you to evacuate, do so
emergency preparedness campaign managed
http://www.newbernchamber.comwww.newbernchamber.com
without delay. Go to https://readync.org/EN/
by the Division of Homeland Security. The
https://readync.org/EN/informed_nathaz_hurricane.htmlInformed_ NatHaz_ Hurricane.html for life-
New Bern-Craven County
ReadyNC mobile app is an all-in-one tool to
Convention & Visitors Center
saving information.
help people get ready for everything from traffic
203 S. Front St.
jams to hurricanes and ice storms. The app gives
Flash Floods
New Bern, NC 28560 .................. 252-637-9400
information on real-time traffic and weather
Craven County's proximity to the Atlantic
http://www.visitnewbern.comwww.visitnewbern.com
conditions, river levels, evacuations and power
coast makes it prone to flooding and flash
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WELCOME
warning is issued for life- and property-threat-
so be prepared with sunglasses, sunscreen, long-
delay -- length of time in seconds from the sight
ening flooding that will occur within six hours.
sleeved garments, wide-brimmed hats and a
of the lightning flash to the arrival of its sub-
During a flash flood watch or warning, stay
parasol.
sequent thunder -- is 30 seconds or less, and
tuned to local radio or TV stations or a National
remain under cover for 30 minutes after the final
Thunderstorms/Hail
Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
thunderclap.
While more likely at certain times of year,
Weather Radio for further weather information.
Hailstorms are a potentially damaging for-
thunderstorms can happen anytime. A severe
If you are outdoors during a rainstorm, seek
mation of severe thunderstorms. Hail is cre-
thunderstorm can knock out power, bring high
higher ground. Avoid walking through floodwa-
ated when strong rising currents of air within
ters -- even water 6 inches deep can sweep you
winds, lightning, flash floods and hail, and turn
the storm, called updrafts, carry water droplets
off your feet. If you are driving, avoid flooded
into a twister in seconds. Pay attention to storm
to a height where they freeze. Ice particles will
areas. The majority of deaths in flash floods
warnings. Remember the rule: "When thunder
continue to grow in size, eventually becoming
occur when people drive through flooded areas.
roars, head indoors." Once inside, avoid elec-
too heavy to be supported by the updraft, and
Roads concealed by water may not be intact.
trical appliances and plumbing fixtures, and
fall to the ground. Hail is larger than sleet and
Water only a foot deep can displace a vehicle.
use only a cordless telephone in an emergency.
will only form inside a thunderstorm. The size
If your vehicle stalls, leave it immediately and
Unplug your desktop computer. Do the same
of the hail stones are a direct function of the size
seek higher ground. Rapidly rising water can
with other plugged-in electronics or use surge
and severity of the storm.
engulf a vehicle and sweep it away.
protectors. The National Weather Service rec-
For more safety information, visit the
Sun Exposure
ommends following the 30/30 Rule: People
National Weather Service's website at www.
Some exposure to sunlight is good, even
should seek shelter if the "Flash-to-Bang"
http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.govlightningsafety.noaa.gov.
healthy, but too much can be dangerous. Broad-
spectrum ultraviolet radiation, listed as a known
carcinogen by the National Institute of Envi-
ronmental Health Science, can cause blistering
sunburns as well as long-term problems like
skin cancer, cataracts and immune suppres-
sion. Overexposure also causes wrinkling and
premature aging of the skin.
Cloud cover reduces UV levels, but not com-
pletely. Depending on the thickness of the cloud
cover, you can still burn on a cold and dim day
NEWS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Get a feel for your new community by tapping
into its news and entertainment options online.
From local news media or commercial radio, you
can get a better feel for the vibe of your new
town from the comfort of your armchair at home.
Newspapers
Havelock News: www.havenews.com
Sun Journal: www.newbernsj.com
Television stations
ABC: www.wcti12.com
CBS: www.wnct.com
U.S.
FOX: www.wcti12.com/foxeasterncarolina
MARINE
NBC: www.witn.com
CORPS
PBS: www.unctv.org
PHOT
Radio stations
OBYLANCE
WQSL 92.3 (country): www.mywolfcountry.com
WIKS 101.9 (hip-hop):
CPL.
http://www.1019online.comwww.1019online.com
JERED
WNOS 103.9 (sports/talk): http://www.rfenc.com/
http://www.rfenc.com/rfenc/home.htmlRFENC/Home.html
T.ST
WSFL 106.5 (classic rock): www.wsfl.com
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Getting To & Around
in Craven County
Situated along the Atlantic 6Ocean,
North Carolina. American Airlines and Delta
Raleigh-Durham International Airport
the coastal plains of Craven County are an ideal
Air Lines offer daily flights to and from Char-
2400 John Brantley Blvd.
location for raising a family or a relaxing get-
lotte and Atlanta.
Morrisville, NC 27560................ 919-840-2123
away. Many people traveling in the area choose
Ground transportation includes taxi, hotel
http://www.rdu.comwww.rdu.com
to drive, enjoying the ocean views and forest
shuttle and rental car service. Five rental car
Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)
backdrop of the Croatan National Forest.
companies offer services to travelers at the
is about 150 miles from MCAS Cherry Point and
For those flying, there are four airports within
airport: Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and
is served by nine major carriers: Air Canada,
about two hours' drive with numerous air car-
National-Alamo.
Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Air-
riers to choose from. One airport is right in New
lines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue
Bern but offers limited service, but a major air-
Coastal Carolina Regional Airport
Airways, Southwest Airlines and United Air-
port is 150 miles away with numerous options
200 Terminal Drive
lines. Travelers can choose from more than 40
for travelers.
New Bern, NC 28562.................. 252-638-8591
nonstop destinations on one of 400 daily flights
The county has public transportation, and the
http://www.newbernairport.comwww.newbernairport.com
from RDU.
area is also served by a Greyhound Station.
Located in New Bern, less than a block from
Ground transportation includes 11 rental car
U.S. Highway 70, the airport offers as many as
companies, Greyhound, Amtrak, a regional
AIRPORTS
10 flights daily, including regional jet service,
bus service, a number of shared transportation
Albert J. Ellis Airport
with shorter lines and parking just a few steps
options, and taxi and limo services.
264 Albert Ellis Airport Road
away from the terminal. American Airlines and
Richlands, NC 28574.................. 910-324-1100
Delta Air Lines offer frequent flights to and from
Wilmington International Airport
http://www.flyoaj.comwww.flyoaj.com
East Coast hub airports.
1740 Airport Blvd., Suite 12
Albert J. Ellis Airport is near Jacksonville
Ground transportation includes taxi, hotel
Wilmington, NC 28405............... 910-341-4125
and about 55 miles from MCAS Cherry Point.
shuttle and rental car service. Five rental car
http://www.flyilm.comwww.flyilm.com
The airport serves residents in the coastal
companies offer services to travelers at the
Wilmington International Airport is about 95
region in places such as Morehead City, Surf
airport: Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and
miles from MCAS Cherry Point and has two
City and throughout Onslow County and eastern
National-Alamo.
major carriers, American Airlines and Delta Air
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GETTING TO & AROUND
U.S. Highway 17 runs north to Winchester, Vir-
ginia, and south through Wilmington, North
Carolina, ending in Punta Gorda, Florida.
In addition to the U.S. highways, numerous
state routes in Craven County join it to neigh-
boring South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
The North Carolina Department of Transpor-
tation offers commuter strategies at www.ncdot.
http://www.ncdot.gov/fortifync/driver-resourcesgov/fortifync/driver-resources.
NCDOT provides free real-time traffic
information, work zone maps and commuter
options. There are also resources and informa-
tion encouraging the use of commuting alter-
natives such as transit, vanpooling/carpooling,
walking, biking, telecommuting and alternate
work schedules.
North Carolina
Department of Motor Vehicles
299 Wilmington Highway
www.visitnc.com/chiphendersonVIS
Jacksonville, NC 28540 .............. 910-347-3613
www.visitnc.com/chiphendersonITN
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
www.visitnc.com/chiphendersonC.CO
http://www.ncdot.gov/dmvwww.ncdot.gov/dmv
www.visitnc.com/chiphendersonM/CHI
The North Carolina Department of Motor
www.visitnc.com/chiphendersonPHE
Vehicles issues driver's licenses, identifica-
www.visitnc.com/chiphendersonNDER
tion cards and vehicle registration and provides
www.visitnc.com/chiphendersonSON
other driving-related services. Find many of the
required forms and general information at www.
Lines, with nonstop service to Atlanta, Char-
DRIVING AND COMMUTING
http://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/formsncdot.gov/dmv/forms.
lotte, New York City, Philadelphia and Wash-
Craven County is served by two U.S. highways
Driver's Licenses
ington, D.C. Ground transportation includes
and several state routes.
Military personnel and their spouses who
eight rental car services, and taxi and limo
Within the county, two major U.S. highways
are stationed in North Carolina from elsewhere
services.
intersect in the city of New Bern. U.S. Highway
may continue to drive with a valid driver's
70 heads east from New Bern, past MCAS
license from their home state, but in general,
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
Cherry Point, to the Port of Morehead City on
all North Carolina residents who want to drive
Craven Area Rural Transit System (CARTS)
the Atlantic Coast, west to Interstate 95, and then
must apply for a driver's license once residency
2822 Neuse Blvd.
on to Raleigh, North Carolina. From New Bern,
is established.
New Bern, NC 28562................. 252-636-4917
http://www.cravencountync.gov/departments/trn.cfmwww.cravencountync.gov/departments/trn.cfm
CARTS serves Craven, Jones and Pamlico
counties. The system operates a fleet of 32
vehicles, including specially modified vans to
accommodate the elderly and/or handicapped
and a variety of other vehicles such as standard
vans, converted vans, mini-buses and sedans.
The service operates from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday through Friday.
For more information on fares and the sys-
tem's service area, visit the website.
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New Bern Greyhound Station
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4010 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
www.istockphoto.com/woodendinosaurCKPH
New Bern, NC 28562.................. 252-633-3100
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Toll Free ...................................... 800-231-2222
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http://www.greyhound.comwww.greyhound.com
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Greyhound provides bus service between
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several points in North Carolina and across the
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United States. Call for hours of operation and
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ticketing schedules, or book online.
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The state spells out what is required for
licensing and insurance under various sce-
narios in its North Carolina Driver's Handbook,
which can be downloaded at www.ncdot.gov/
http://www.ncdot.gov/download/dmv/handbooks_ncdl_english.pdfdownload/dmv/handbooks_ncdl_english.pdf.
Distracted Driving
The state of North Carolina does not prohibit
drivers from making calls on handheld wire-
less telephones while operating a motor vehicle.
There are a couple of exceptions to this law,
including novice drivers under age 18 or school
bus drivers.
Texting while driving is prohibited in North
Carolina.
Vehicle Registration
Applications associated with vehicle registra-
tion are available online at www.ncdot.gov/dmv/
ICS
http://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/vehicle/registrationvehicle/registration, including DMV forms,
requests for driving records and more.
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North Carolina
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Department of Transportation
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Visit the North Carolina Department of
HOTOBY
Transportation website for interactive maps,
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information about road closures and travel
advisories, ferry reservations and to view live
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traffic cameras.
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10 STEPS TO RESPONSIBLE DRIVING
Since you can't control the actions of other drivers, you must rely on your own skil s and experience. Fol owing these 10 rules wil ensure a safe and courteous journey.
1. Be prepared: Know where you're going before you start. Be wel -informed
7. Watch your speed: Posted maximum speeds are for ideal driving condi-
about weather and road conditions or traffic activity on your route. For longer
tions. Adjust your speed for traffic, road and visibility conditions or when not
trips, include a rest stop every two hours, sooner if you are tired. Pack an
operating at your best. Higher speeds magnify errors and decrease response
emergency rations kit of water and nonperishable food items such as energy
times. It helps to maintain a large "safety cushion" around your vehicle to
bars.
change lanes safely and to take evasive action in emergencies.
2. Always wear your seat belt: Seat belts keep you in control and ready to
8. Maintain your vehicle: Read your owner's manual and fol ow the recom-
react to a hazardous situation. Everyone should wear a seatbelt while in the
mended schedule for maintenance service. Routinely check tires, brakes,
vehicle.
lights, wipers and fluid levels. Pack a flashlight, blanket and first-aid kit.
3. Put the phone down: A mobile phone is great for roadside emergencies. But
In cold climates, pack extra warm clothing. Carry a mobile phone for
using a phone while you drive drastical y reduces your reaction time to al
emergencies.
situations. Minimize distractions by concentrating on the road, not objects,
9. Move your disabled vehicle: If your car breaks down, move it off the road
people or events inside your vehicle.
away from traffic if possible. Warn other drivers by raising the vehicle's hood
4. Know your surroundings: Scan the roadway continual y for hazards. Keep
or using your hazard lights, then stay inside and ask passersby to cal police.
your eyes moving, looking from one side to the other. Know what is happening
If unable to move the car out of traffic, get al passengers to exit the vehicle
wel in front of you; watch for brake lights. Use the mirrors to keep an eye on
and move to the side of the road when safe. If you must walk to a phone,
traffic beside and behind you.
keep your group together.
5. Share the road: Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, vehicles of varying
10. Don't drive while impaired: Never drive while under the influence of alcohol,
sizes, as wel as drivers of various ages and skil levels, al have a right to
prescription or street drugs, or over-the-counter medications that make you
use the road. Slow down and give others time and space to proceed safely.
drowsy. Not only wil you put yourself and your passengers in danger, but a
Treat them as if they were a dear friend -- they are to someone.
traffic violation of this nature has the potential to seriously derail a military
6. Signal your intentions: Be predictable and courteous and signal your inten-
career. Don't be a driver if you think you are going to drink. Road rage and
tions so other road users know what you plan to do next. Use your horn or
normal fatigue can also impair your response time. Be calm, well-rested,
headlights, if necessary.
alert and attentive any time you get behind the wheel.
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Housing & Real Estate
in Craven County
With its rich history 4and cultural offer-
the help of a reputable real estate agent to help
developed a reputation for bawdy language and
ings, along with the beauty of its rivers and sur-
you sort through the area's home options. The
generosity; during the Great Plague of London,
rounding region, living in Craven County means
North Carolina Association of Realtors is a cen-
he was among the few nobles who stayed, main-
having the best of both worlds: the quaintness
tral source of local real estate information and
taining order and donating property for burials.
of a Southern small town and the vitality of a
services. Visit www.ncrealtors.org to find exper-
In gratitude, Craven County took his name at its
community that appreciates its vibrant sense of
tise and professional services for those interested
formation in 1712, though the earl himself had
place. In addition to a low cost of living and
in purchasing a new home.
been dead 15 years. County seat New Bern had
abundant natural amenities, the county offers
a river port and later, railways, and commerce
a quality of life not often found in larger met-
CRAVEN COUNTY
and transportation brought wealth and culture to
the whole area. Heavy fighting raged across the
ropolitan areas. In 2015, an estimated 103,451
Craven County was named after William,
region during the Civil War, however, and battle-
people called Craven County home, the U.S.
1st Earl of Craven, son of a Lord Mayor of
grounds are a significant part of county history.
Census Bureau says. Population density in
London and a soldier who, while fighting on
With the Croatan National Forest situated
Craven County was 146 people per square mile,
the Continent during the English Civil War
within the county, and access to several river-
the Census found.
back home, fell madly in love with Elizabeth of
fronts and close proximity to Atlantic Ocean
Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point,
Bohemia, sister to the embattled Charles I. As
beaches, Craven County is perfect for outdoor
in Craven County, is made up of more than
part of his wooing Craven threw financial sup-
reaction. For more information about where to
53,000 people, including active-duty and retired
port behind Charles, but after that monarch lost
go and what to see in the county, check out the
Marines, the civilian workforce and their fami-
his head his son, Charles II, eventually ascended
New Bern Convention and Visitors Bureau web-
lies. Additionally, more than 13,000 veterans
the English throne. Charles II rewarded Craven's
site at www.visitnewbern.com.
live in the area.
loyalty with an earldom, a share in the Colony
Communities in Craven County near Marine
The counties' communities give newcomers
of Carolina, which he served from afar as one of
Corps Air Station Cherry Point include Have-
plenty of choices when selecting a home. Enlist
its Lord Proprietors, and court offices where he
lock and New Bern.
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Havelock
P.O. Box 368
Havelock, NC 28532................... 252-444-6400
http://www.havelocknc.uswww.havelocknc.us
Located in Eastern North Carolina, midway
between New Bern and the beaches of the
Crystal Coast, Havelock has much to offer resi-
dents and visitors alike. The city's 16.85 square
miles are home to more than 20,000 residents.
Havelock is one of eight cities in the world
named after Sir Henry Havelock, a British officer
in India who distinguished himself in 1857
during what was known as the Indian Mutiny.
The area was originally named Havelock Station
in the late 1850s, when the Atlantic and North
Carolina Railroad built a depot where its right
of way crossed what is now Miller Boulevard.
In 1940, Havelock became the home of Marine
Corps Air Station Cherry Point. The Naval Avia-
tion Depot located on the air station provides
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employment opportunities for local residents. In
1959 the town was officially established.
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Situated at the edge of the Croatan National
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Forest, there are plenty of opportunities for out-
door recreation in the area.
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The cost of living is below the national average
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by more than 10 percent. Median rent is ,071,
and selected monthly owner costs of housing
offering residents beautiful river views and
factoring in the stress and physical exertion
units with a mortgage are ,233. Mean travel
walkways.
involved. Ask any company you are interested
time to work for those living in Havelock is 17
This residential community is 28.23 square
in for references and use them to inquire about
minutes.
miles with a population of 30,070. Mean travel
reliability and customer service.
New Bern
time to work for those who reside in New Bern
Regardless of which method you choose, the
300 Pollock St.
is 19 minutes. Median rent in the city is 2,
first step should be to inventory your personal
New Bern, NC 28560.................. 252-636-4000
and selected monthly owner costs of housing
belongings. The list, with photographs of any
http://www.newbern-nc.orgwww.newbern-nc.org
units with a mortgage are ,376.
valuables, will be important for insurance pur-
New Bern was settled in 1710 by Swiss and
New Bern is notable for being the setting for
poses and to help keep you organized during
Palatine German immigrants. The new colo-
two of Nicholas Sparks' novels, "The Notebook"
transit.
nists named the settlement after Bern, the
and "A Bend in the Road."
Plan for one full day to pack each room --
capital of Switzerland and hometown of their
though the kitchen and garage may take longer.
leader Christoph von Graffenried. New Bern is
PLANNING YOUR MOVE
Make a rough estimate of your packing schedule
the second-oldest European-American colonial
Relocating to a new home can be one of the
and then add 50 percent more time. It always
town in North Carolina (after Bath). It served as
most stressful situations in life. Whether moving
takes longer than predicted to pack. Toss or
the capital of the North Carolina colonial gov-
across town or across the nation, preparation and
donate unused items to lighten your load. Visit
ernment, then briefly as the state capital. After
organization can make all the difference. First,
http://www.goodwill.orgwww.goodwill.org, www.salvationarmyusa.org
the American Revolution, New Bern became
decide whether to use a professional moving
or www.clothingdonations.org for locations near
wealthy and quickly developed a rich cultural
company or make it a do-it-yourself (DIY)
you or to arrange a pickup.
life. That cultural life continues today with four
operation.
Pack for success:
historical districts recognized by the National
For a DIY move, consider distance, labor
� Consider what you're packing and control
Register of Historic Places. These areas provide
help and the costs to rent the moving van, gas,
box weight. Books should go in small boxes
much of New Bern's unique charm, appeal to
lodging during the move and insurance. A trans-
while bedding can easily fill a larger box.
retirees and heritage tourism, and contribute to
portable storage unit can bridge a professional
� Wrap fragile items with cardboard dividers,
the city's economic success. Even with its rich
and DIY move. When the unit is delivered to
tissue paper or air bubble wrapping.
history, the city still has areas available for new
your residence, you load and secure it for trans-
� Use bright colors when wrapping small items
development.
port and then unload it at your new residence.
so they don't get thrown out accidentally.
The city serves as the county seat of Craven
Whatever the method, be sure to obtain as
� Use crumpled paper or newspaper to line the
County, a distinction it has held since 1722. New
many quotes as possible from professional
top and bottom of boxes.
Bern is 19 miles north of MCAS Cherry Point
movers as well as cost estimates for a DIY move.
� Tape a copy of your inventory list to boxes to
at the junction of the Neuse and Trent rivers,
Next, compare the costs for each type of move,
identify what's inside and where it should go.
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BUYING VERSUS RENTING
upkeep, property taxes and fluctuating prop-
or prohibit pets and personal touches such as
The decision to buy or rent is the most impor-
erty value.
painting. And the landlord or property managers
tant step in your relocation process. Purchasing a
Renting, on the other hand, makes moving
can also raise the rent with proper notice.
home entails a long-term emotional and financial
easier and someone else maintains the prop-
Before determining your best option, account
commitment with various pluses and minuses
erty. Amenities such as laundry rooms, exer-
for all of your needs, review your financial situa-
attached. Advantages include the possibility of
cise rooms, swimming pools and tennis courts
tion and research your options thoroughly.
building equity and the freedom to design and
vary from one rental complex to another. The
decorate your property or landscape. And don't
main disadvantage is loss of control over the
FINDING AN APARTMENT
forget the tax benefits. Disadvantages include
residence. Some complexes, for example, restrict
Find local apartments listed in chamber of
commerce membership directories, local news-
paper classifieds, online or through referrals
MOVING CHECKLIST
from family or friends. The North Carolina
Department of Justice's Landlord-Tenant Booklet
Six weeks prior to move
One week prior to move
https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/states/north_carolinacan be downloaded at https://portal.hud.gov/
� Contact a real estate agent in the local area.
� Discontinue delivery services such as the
https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/states/north_carolinahudportal/HUD?src=/states/north_carolina/
Start by looking in the Advertiser Directory of this
newspapers.
https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/states/north_carolinarenting/tenantrights.
publication.
� Clean and sort items in garage and attic.
Be prepared when you meet with the leasing
� Obtain quotes from moving and self-service com-
� Clean out your safety deposit box and place all
agent, property manager or owner. Bring a list of
panies and gather DIY estimates. Decide on the
valuables and documents together. If the items
what you are looking for in a rental; it is impor-
type of move best for your circumstances.
can't be replaced, carry them with you.
tant to be clear about your needs and to get all of
� Determine employer-covered expenses.
your questions answered. You will also need to
Two days prior to move
Four weeks prior to move
provide information and verification about your
� Defrost and dry refrigerators and freezers.
� Check the preregistration procedures to enroll chil-
job, your income and your past rental history.
dren in school. Get children's transcripts, textbook
� Arrange for cash or traveler's checks for trip
Dress to make a good impression and treat the
list and a copy of their current school's grading
expenses and payment to the mover upon delivery.
meeting like a job interview -- be polite and
system. Ask teachers to write descriptions of
� Reconcile and close checking account. Withdraw
arrive on time.
each student's achievement level, interests and
savings.
Before you decide to rent, inspect the apart-
any unusual courses taken.
� Conclude any financial matters relating to the lease
ment with the landlord. Look for the following
� Request that copies of all family members' medical
or sale of your home.
problems:
and dental records and birth certificates be sent to
� Pack luggage. Set aside items you will need imme-
� Cracks, holes or damage in the floor, walls
your new home. Don't forget your pets' veterinary
diately upon arrival -- a few dishes, pots and pans,
or ceiling.
records.
towels, soap, bedding, light bulbs, flashlights and
� Signs of leaking water, leaky fixtures or
� Notify the post office of your new address and
toilet paper.
water damage.
obtain a change-of-address kit. Send change-of-
� Leave forwarding address with new tenant or
� Any signs of mold or pests.
address cards to friends, subscription services,
creditors, alumni associations, the Department of
neighbor.
� Lack of hot water.
Motor Vehicles and insurance companies.
� Inadequate heating or air conditioning.
Moving day
� Begin packing seldom-used items and dispose of
� Confirm your delivery date with your mover and
Use a written checklist with the landlord to
unwanted items through charities -- get receipts
provide directions to your new residence as wel as
document the condition of the rental before
for tax purposes.
primary and secondary contact numbers or email
you move in, and keep a copy of the completed
� Contact the IRS for forms and regulations regarding
addresses.
checklist to use when you move out.
tax-deductible moving expenses.
� Transfer or arrange for insurance to cover your
� Pay close attention to the mover's paperwork. You
home, furnishings and automobile.
wil need to sign it upon completion of loading and
BUYING A HOME
then unloading at your new residence.
Buying a home is a complex process and, as
Three weeks prior to move
� Supervise the movers to make sure your instruc-
the recent housing crisis demonstrated, requires
� Arrange to have appliances, utilities, newspapers,
tions are understood. Review any damage to
a thorough education on the part of the buyer.
laundry, phone and cable television disconnected.
your belongings noted by the moving foreman/
First, fully understand your financial position --
Check on deposits. Set up connections at your new
supervisor.
credit score, available savings, monthly income
home.
� Double-check your residence for forgotten items
and expenditures. Subtracting your expenditures
� Make travel arrangements.
before leaving.
from your income, for instance, will yield the
Two weeks prior to move
amount you can afford for housing.
Move-in day
� Handle bil s, stocks, investments and banking
Be sure to account for all insurance costs
transfers.
� Clear and mark paths to al rooms to help the
associated with owning a home, possible
� Arrange to transport pets and plants. Some states
movers place the boxes.
homeowner association fees and property taxes
prohibit certain plants, so research before you
� Supervise unloading.
in your monthly expenditures. Overall, loan
move.
� Note any damage to your boxes or furniture.
rules changed in 2015, but according to www.
� Clean cupboards and plan remaining meals so you
� Review paperwork careful y to make sure al your
http://www.ginniemae.govginniemae.gov (Government National Mortgage
can pack what you don't need.
belongings arrived.
http://homebuyinginstitute.com/Association) and www.homebuyinginstitute.
http://homebuyinginstitute.com/com (the Home Buying Institute) loan programs
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continue to vary on the percentage of your
members and check credentials as well as Better
in advance to determine your credit status and
income that can be used for housing-related
Business Bureau ratings.
make sure the report contains no erroneous
expenses. Lenders balance debt against income
A preapproved loan before starting your
information.
to decide if an applicant will be able to repay
search for a home can determine your spending
There are three ways to order your free
a loan. Most conventional loans require bor-
limits and signal any potential issues in the way
annual report from one or all of the national
rowers to have no more than 43 percent total
of receiving a loan. For any home loan applica-
consumer reporting companies: Visit www.
monthly debt versus their total monthly income,
tion, the mortgage company will order a credit
http://www.annualcreditreport.comannualcreditreport.com and complete and
though there are exceptions, such as for those
report, so it may be good to get a free report
submit the request form online; call toll free
with significant savings. The Federal Housing
Administration has a two-tier qualifying system:
FHA sets its top thresholds at 31 percent front-
end debt (housing expenses as a percentage of
income) and 43 percent back-end debt (all debt
as a percentage of income) for a 31/43 qualifying
ratio. Like commercial lenders, Veterans Affairs
combines front-end and back-end debt for a 41
percent limit against income.
Next, research the different types of home
loans to determine the right fit for your finan-
cial situation and discuss your options with
a lending professional. Lenders are diverse
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mortgage loans through their banks and credit
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unions. For example, you may choose to work
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with an internet lender, a mortgage broker,
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a homebuilder or a real estate agency lender.
To determine which lender is best for you, get
recommendations from friends and family
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http://portal.hud.govhttp://portal.hud.gov and select North Carolina
multi-family housing, child care centers, fire
from the "State Info" drop-down menu.
and police stations, hospitals, libraries, nursing
USDA Rural Development offers programs
http://www.rd.usda.gov/nchomes, schools and more. Visit www.rd.usda.
to help rural Americans with essential services
http://www.rd.usda.gov/ncgov/nc for more information.
such as housing, economic development and
The North Carolina Housing Coalition pro-
health care. As part of USDA Rural Develop-
vides guidance to help residents find programs
ment, Rural Housing Service offers a variety
that secure housing for veterans, the elderly and
of programs to build or improve housing and
people with special needs or those in need of
essential community facilities in rural areas.
financial assistance. For more information, visit
Rural Housing Service does this with loans,
http://www.nchousing.org/need_helpwww.nchousing.org/need_help or contact the
grants and loan guarantees for single- and
housing coalition at 919-881-0707.
WHAT YOU NEED FOR A HOME LOAN APPLICATION
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� DD 214 (veteran)
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� Residence addresses for the past two years with
� Form 22 (National Guard)
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landlord contact information if you rented.
� DD 1747, Off-base Housing Authority (active duty)
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� Your current gross monthly income.
� Personal tax returns for the past three years
� Recent financial institution statements with
� Current income statement
877-322-8228; or download and complete the
names, addresses, account numbers and balances
Annual Credit Report Request Form and mail it
on al checking, savings, CDs, money market,
� Balance sheet
to: Annual Credit Report Request Service, P.O.
bonds and mutual funds accounts.
ALL BORROWERS
Box 105281, Atlanta, GA 30348-5281. For more
� Recent financial institution statements with
� Explanations of any irregularities on your credit
http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/topics/credit-and-loansinformation, visit www.consumer.ftc.gov/topics/
names, addresses, account numbers, balances
report.
http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/topics/credit-and-loanscredit-and-loans.
and monthly payments on al open loans (including
Knowing your monthly budget and the amount
student loans) and credit cards.
of your loan are invaluable during the next
� Addresses and loan information of all other real
phase, especially finding the answers to ques-
estate owned.
tions before the hunt for a home begins.
� Estimated value of furniture and personal property.
First, determine your home preferences.
� W2s for the past two years and current paycheck
Does a single-family house, condo, town house
stubs.
or duplex best fit your needs and budget? Do
� Copies of al divorce decrees, child support docu-
you prefer a new home, an existing home or to
ments or any other court proceedings that affect
build one? Though new homes generally cost
your financial status.
more, existing homes may come with mainte-
� Verification of any child support payments.
nance issues and renovation costs. How many
bedrooms and bathrooms would you like? Do
� Evidence of any retirement or pension benefits.
you want an attached garage? Will you live in
the city, a suburb or in the country? How close to
work, school, shopping or public transportation
do you want to be? Answers to these questions
will greatly assist your search and the next stage
-- hiring a real estate agent.
The ideal agent will help find your ideal home
and guide you through the purchase process.
First, interview potential candidates to ensure
they understand your needs, know your home-
buying and neighborhood preferences, and are
readily accessible.
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Employment & Economy
in Craven County
While it's cherished for 4its historic
Median household income in Craven County
yacht of more than 40 feet. The company has
locales, Craven County also has an eye on the
is ,295, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
pioneered many of the technologies used today
future with its diverse and thriving economy.
The state income tax rate is 5.75 percent.
in the marine industry, including state-of-the-art
The region has industry leaders in education,
Leading Industries
hull designs, lamination techniques and propul-
health, service and manufacturing. Craven
Did you know Craven County is the birth-
sion systems. Weyerhaeuser grows and harvests
County Schools and local universities provide
place of Pepsi-Cola? In 1898, Caleb Bradham
trees, builds homes and makes forest products
both learning and employment opportunities to
invented the drink in his New Bern drugstore.
such as softwood lumber, pulp, paper and pack-
residents. CarolinaEast Medical Center, a 350-
Today, Craven County continues its successful
aging products.
bed facility, employs more than 250 physicians
entrepreneurial streak with a number of global
Additional manufacturers and businesses in
who direct a health care team of more than 2,100
manufacturers. Local businesses include BSH
the county can be found in the Craven County
professionals. The county's larger employer,
Home Appliances Corp., Moen, Hatteras
Industrial Park. The industrial park is at the
however, is the Department of Defense, with
Yachts and Weyerhaeuser. BSH is the world's
intersection of U.S. Route 70 and Clarks Road
MCAS Cherry Point and Fleet Readiness Center
third-largest leading manufacturer of high-end
just outside New Bern. This location provides
East both calling Craven County home.
appliances and sells under the Bosch, Thermador
convenient access to other nearby cities such
The Craven County Economic Development
and Gaggenau brands. Moen is a leading faucet
as Greenville, Jacksonville, Kinston, Raleigh
organization is a leading resource for businesses,
brand in North America, manufacturing kitchen
and Wilmington. A main line North Carolina
aiding both entrepreneurs and major industries
and bath faucets, showerheads, accessories, bath
Railroad Co. (operated by Norfolk Southern)
within the region. The group provides business
safety products and kitchen sinks for residential
railroad track is adjacent to the site with desig-
solutions to help enterprises grow. Its website,
and commercial applications. Hatteras Yachts
nated railroad rights of way entering the park.
http://cravenbusiness.comhttp://cravenbusiness.com, has helpful informa-
has been an industry leader in the production
The industrial park is also only an hour's drive
tion on financial resources and incentives, local
of sport fishing convertibles and luxury motor
from the Port of Morehead City, a break-bulk
demographics, small business resources and
yachts for more than 50 years. Hatteras was the
and bulk facility. The port is one of the deepest
available business properties.
first production builder to produce a fiberglass
on the East Coast and only 4 miles from the
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MCAS Cherry Point
MCAS Cherry Point plays a vital role in the
economic stability of the area. It is the largest
employer in the county. In fiscal year 2015, the
base's overall economic impact was .01 bil-
lion, according to the base's 2015 Economic
Impact Statement. More than .21 billion was
paid in salaries to active-duty members, retired
military members, current and retired civilians,
and more than .5 million in contracts was
awarded. In Craven County, the base has about
7,776 active military members, 3,341 retired
military members, 2,803 active civilian mem-
bers and 3,193 retired civilian members. More
than 17,000 family members accompany these
personnel.
EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES
U.S.M
National Resources
ARI
At the national level such websites as www.
NECO monster.com, www.careerbuilder.com, www.
RPS
http://www.jobs.comjobs.com and www.indeed.com have extensive
PHOT 4search capabilities as well as resume tips, forum
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support and professional networking options.
LANC
The National Military Spouse Network,
ECP
a networking, mentoring and professional
L.AN
development organization, has a wealth
THON
of career information at its website, www.
YJ.B
http://www.nationalmilitaryspousenetwork.orgnationalmilitaryspousenetwork.org. The
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group aims to help military spouses build a
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meaningful, sustained career path and offers
a library of articles that touch on topics from
Atlantic Ocean. Tenants of the industrial park
The Croatan National Forest lies in the middle
entrepreneurship, resume tips, self-promotion
include BSH Home Appliances and Moen, as
of the county. It is one of four national forests in
and more as well as a membership-only dis-
well as Aylward Enterprises, Carolina Technical
the state and the only true coastal forest in the
cussion forum. The organization also features
Plastics, Chatsworth Products, Craven County
East. Its 160,000 acres of woodlands include 40
companies that are military spouse-owned or
Wood Energy, Duke Energy, Mutual Distrib-
miles of streams, 4,300 acres of lakes, pine for-
military spouse-friendly on its Homefront Busi-
uting, PetroLiance, Piedmont Natural Gas,
ests, saltwater estuaries, bogs and raised swamps
ness Listings page.
Urethane Innovators and Wheatstone.
called pocosins. The forest is bordered on three
Local Resources
Natural Resources
sides by tidal rivers and the Bogue Sound. Resi-
North Carolina Division of Workforce Solutions
Craven County's natural resources are
dents and visitors can enjoy hiking, camping,
NCWorks Career Center -- Craven County
abundant. The county is home to waterways,
picnicking, canoeing, fishing, hunting and nature
2836 Neuse Blvd.
woodlands and a thriving agricultural commu-
viewing at this national gem.
New Bern, NC 28560.................. 252-514-4828
nity. The great outdoors in Craven County offers
Beyond recreation, Craven County's natural
http://www.nccommerce.com/workforcewww.nccommerce.com/workforce
residents and visitors a variety of recreational
resources offer significant economic advantages
The North Carolina Division of Workforce
pursuits.
as well. Agriculture is a significant contributor
Solutions administers workforce programs that
Of the county's 774 square miles, 66 square
to the local economy. More than 60,000 acres of
prepare adults, veterans, youth and other citi-
miles is water. The Intracoastal Waterway and
field crop production can provide annual farm
zens for employment. The division also connects
Atlantic Ocean are just minutes away. The
sales of million to million. Livestock
businesses with qualified employees. Job seekers
Neuse and Trent rivers are a haven for fish-
provides a similar economic yield. Crops include
can use the online job-search portal, learn new
ermen and boating enthusiasts in the county. At
soybeans, corn, wheat, tobacco, peanuts, cotton
industries with NCWorks apprenticeships or
248 miles long, the Neuse River is the longest
and sorghum. Nearly all the grain produced is
visit a career center for employment resources.
river in North Carolina. It stretches from the
used within North Carolina as feed for poultry,
Career centers have a number of free services
Falls Lake Reservoir Dam in the Piedmont to its
cattle, swine and aquaculture enterprises. Other
to aid job seekers, including career assessments
6-mile-wide mouth at Pamlico Sound, making
agricultural pursuits include one of the larger
and guidance, access to training and education
it the widest river in America. The Neuse River
blueberry farms in the state, prawn production
programs, job search assistance, resume and
converges with the Trent River in downtown
with a marketing cooperative, and private for-
cover letter preparation, interview help, com-
New Bern.
estry and turf farm industries.
puter and internet access, and information on job
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fairs, workshops and the local job market. Visit
To view job announcements, click on
information. See Page 25 for a list of chambers
the division's website for employment resources
"Employment Opportunities" at the city's
of commerce in Craven County.
and more information on local career centers.
human resources website.
State of North Carolina
JOB-SEEKER TIPS
http://www.nc.gov/jobswww.nc.gov/jobs
EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES
Always keep your resume up-to-date and have
Employment opportunities with the state of
An employment agency can offer posts
different resumes that target specific indus-
North Carolina are posted online. Search and
ranging from high-level administration to ware-
tries and highlight your skills that fit their job
filter results by category, title, location, depart-
house work. Many employers use agencies as
descriptions.
ment, salary and more, then apply online.
their human resources department. Agencies
Compile several reference lists with a good
Craven County
advertise, interview, test and manage payroll. A
variety of people and former business associates.
Human Resources Department
temp-to-perm arrangement allows the employer
Be sure to first ask each if you can use them as
406 Craven St.
and prospective employee to evaluate each other
references.
New Bern, NC 28560.................. 252-636-6602
before committing to permanent employment.
Compose a comprehensive, catchy and suc-
http://www.cravencountync.gov/hrwww.cravencountync.gov/hr
Municipal and regional chambers of com-
cinct cover letter of no more than a page (this
Craven County is among the top 10 employers
merce include local employment agencies
is no place to ramble). It will introduce you and
in the county. Employment opportunities are
in their member lists, along with contact
your desire to work for the company. Have a
posted online with benefits information. The
county only accepts online applications for
vacancies within the county government.
MAJOR EMPLOYERS IN CRAVEN COUNTY
City of Havelock
Rank
Company
Industry
Employment Range
1 Governmental Ave.
1.
Department of Defense
Public Administration
1,000+
Havelock, NC 28532................... 252-444-6400
2.
Craven County Schools
Education and Health Services
1,000+
http://www.havelocknc.us/departments/human-resourceswww.havelocknc.us/departments/
3.
Craven Regional Medical Center
Education and Health Services
1,000+
http://www.havelocknc.us/departments/human-resourceshuman-resources
4.
BSH Home Appliances Corp.
Manufacturing
1,000+
Visit the city's human resources website to
5.
Wal-Mart Associates Inc.
Trade, Transportation and Utilities
500-999
view current employment opportunities.
6.
Moen Inc.
Manufacturing
500-999
City of New Bern
7.
Marine Corps Community Services
Trade, Transportation and Utilities
500-999
Human Resources Department
8.
Craven County
Public Administration
500-999
303 First St.
9.
Craven Community College
Education and Health Services
500-999
New Bern, NC 28563.................. 252-639-7575
10.
Holden Temporaries Inc.
Professional and Business Services
500-999
http://www.newbern-nc.org/departments/human-resourceswww.newbern-nc.org/departments/
Source: NC Commerce, Labor and Economic Analysis Division
http://www.newbern-nc.org/departments/human-resourceshuman-resources
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Exchange Jobs
For Marine Corps Exchange jobs, visit the
http://www.usmc-mccs.org/careersMCCS Civilian Careers website at www.usmc-
http://www.usmc-mccs.org/careersmccs.org/careers.
SELF-EMPLOYMENT
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Small Business and Technology
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North Carolina's Small Business and Tech-
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nology Development Center offers management
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counseling and educational services to small
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and mid-sized businesses. The center provides
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entrepreneurs with the tools they need to build
NCEC
and grow successful businesses. Most services
PL.A
are free. For more information on local regional
NTHO
service centers, visit www.sbtdc.org.
NYJ.BR 6BusinessUSA
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In 2011, President Barack Obama ordered the
creation of BusinessUSA, a one-stop platform
knowledgeable friend check it for errors; mis-
MCAS CHERRY POINT
for small businesses to get the services they need
spelled words and bad grammar hint at carelessness
CIVILIAN OPPORTUNITIES
to make good hires and to grow. The service
and indifference. Know what the company does,
Federal Jobs
now offers personalized information and links
and highlight skills, work experience and edu-
Visit www.usajobs.gov to search for Depart-
on how to start a business, obtain financing, look
cation that apply to the position. Be aware that
ment of Defense jobs at Cherry Point.
into exporting, expand, find opportunities, learn
many employers now accept only online applica-
about health care changes, be aware of taxes and
tions so get comfortable with computers.
MCCS Jobs
For information about Marine Corps Com-
credits, get help with hires, and ferret out regu-
Maintain a positive, professional and broad-
munity Services jobs, including openings
lations and green opportunities. BusinessUSA
based presence on social media such as Facebook
in recreation areas, child care facilities,
is especially interested in increasing ownership
and LinkedIn; almost all employers search
dining facilities and more, visit the base's
among veterans, women, the socially and eco-
social media sites to vet job candidates, and your
MCCS Human Resources website at http://
nomically disadvantaged, Native Americans and
absence there will raise red flags. Also be very,
http://mccscherrypoint.com/employmentmccscherrypoint.com/employment.
Alaska Natives.
very aware that images and comments posted
spur-of-the-moment can be searched out forever
and come back to haunt you.
Be prepared for an interview at any time.
When you submit your application, a supervisor
may want to talk immediately, or the phone may
ring with a call from a hiring director. Compose
-- and rehearse -- your one-minute self-promo-
tional speech on who you are, an achievement or
two and your strengths. It's not vanity to make
a good first impression. If a supervisor wants to
know why she should hire you, be ready.
Always follow up with thank-you letters and
calls. Even today, a letter as well as the quick-
response email will separate you from a sur-
prising number of the other applicants -- to your
advantage -- and keep your name fresh in the
interviewer's mind. Judicious calls display your
continued interest. Writing out beforehand what
you want to say helps. So does rehearsal.
PHO
Be aware that due to the usually huge num-
TOBY
bers of applicants, most companies are able to
CAR
follow up only with candidates in whom they are
OLE
interested. Don't take it personally if you're not
GOM
notified that you didn't get the job.
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Health Care
in Craven County
There are many health care services in Craven
no health insurance or have limited income or
Consider the following to find the best dentist
County for military, civilians and veterans,
ability to pay medical fees. Such clinics accept
for your needs.
though implementation of the Affordable Care
most insurance and provide affordable, compre-
� Are the office hours convenient for your
Act has changed established insurance options.
hensive health care by well-trained, professional
schedule?
Visit www.healthcare.gov for information on
staff. They also serve those who are uninsured
� Is the dental office close to your home or
open enrollment for health care coverage under
and underinsured, and most are open to making
office?
the national Affordable Care Act. Craven County
sliding scale payment arrangements based on
� How are dental emergencies handled?
has one carrier -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield
income and family size.
� Does the office appear to be clean and well-
-- that offers a variety of plans to its residents.
For a full list of community health centers in
Three groups -- the Alcohol/Drug Council of
organized?
North Carolina, visit the North Carolina Com-
North Carolina (www.healthcarencnow.org),
� Is the staff helpful and friendly?
munity Health Center Association website at
Legal Aid of North Carolina (www.legalaidnc.
� What are the financial policies and how is
http://www.legalaidnc.orgorg) and Hope Clinic (www.hopeclinicnc.org)
http://www.ncchca.orgwww.ncchca.org and enter your location in the
insurance handled?
-- can help walk applicants through the maze
"Find a Health Center" box on the home page.
A good relationship with your dentist is essen-
of choices.
tial to good oral health care. So take your time
See the Advertiser Directory in this guide to
DENTAL CARE
connect with local hospitals and medical centers,
The North Carolina Dental Society website,
and choose one that you and your family feel
health care centers and health care providers.
http://www.ncdental.orgwww.ncdental.org, is a useful place to start in
comfortable with.
finding a dentist with its roster lists. Select "Find
The Oral Health Section of the North Carolina
COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE CLINICS
a Dentist" from the "For the Public" drop-down
Department of Health and Human Services can
AND RESOURCES
menu on the home page to find a local dentist.
give you tips for oral health and low-cost dental
A community health center or clinic is cus-
You can also seek referrals from people you
www2.ncdhhs.gov/dph/oralhealthcare. Visit its website at www2.ncdhhs.gov/dph/
tomarily the place to go for those who have
know who've had dental care in the area.
www2.ncdhhs.gov/dph/oralhealthoralhealth.
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FINDING A LOCAL DOCTOR
Check out the American Board of Medical
for a family member to sit in? When the doctor
The best rule in finding a health care provider
Specialties at www.abms.org, call 866-275-
arrived and introduced himself or herself, was
in a new location is the sooner, the better. Before
2267 or write to the ABMS, 353 N. Clark
it with a smile? Did the doctor seem rushed or
arriving at your new assignment, check the North
St., Suite 1400, Chicago, IL 60654.
tired? Did you get a good first impression? Did
Carolina Medical Board's online licensee search
� Has anyone registered a complaint or taken
you feel comfortable revealing personal infor-
https://wwwapps.ncmedboard.org/Clients/ncbom/public/licenseeinformationsearch.aspxat https://wwwapps.ncmedboard.org/Clients/
disciplinary action against the doctor? To
mation? During the consultation, did nurses or
https://wwwapps.ncmedboard.org/Clients/ncbom/public/licenseeinformationsearch.aspxNCBOM/Public/LicenseeInformationSearch.
find out, check out the North Carolina Med-
assistants pop in and out? Did the doctor leave
https://wwwapps.ncmedboard.org/Clients/ncbom/public/licenseeinformationsearch.aspxaspx. You can browse for a provider by type or
ical Board at www.ncmedboard.org or call
the room during your conversation? Did the
by location. That should give you an idea of local
800-253-9653.
doctor seem caring, compassionate and sympa-
medical practitioners as well as where you might
thetic to your concerns?
need to go for specialized care.
Call the doctor's office and ask for an appoint-
Treat finding a doctor as seriously as looking
Personal referrals from friends or other med-
ment. Most doctors will take time to meet poten-
for a new job or a new home. Depending on the
ical personnel can add to your options. Building
tial patients, but you should expect a nominal fee
length of time you will be in the area, this rela-
trust with a health care provider takes time, so
for the use of his or her time.
tionship is a long-term commitment, and you
don't wait until a family member is ill to find a
When you meet a doctor and the staff for the
want to be comfortable with the person who will
doctor, nurse practitioner or other health care
first time, consider the following: When sched-
see you while you are most vulnerable.
provider.
uling the appointment, was the receptionist
Keep in mind the following tips and questions
friendly, prompt and professional? Did he or she
FOR VETERANS
as you look for a health care provider.
take time to answer your questions? Were you
Veterans in Craven County are served within
Visit the American Medical Association's
left on hold too long? Did the receptionist seem
Veterans Integrated Service Network 6 -- the
website at www.ama-assn.org for patient health
knowledgeable about the workings of the office?
VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network, with the
care resources.
When you arrived, were you greeted promptly?
nearest major medical centers in Durham and
� Ask health insurance plans and medical
Was the reception area clean and comfortable?
Fayetteville, about 150 to 160 miles from MCAS
offices for information on their doctors'
Was the staff friendly and willing to answer
Cherry Point. VISN 6 serves more than 340,000
training and experience.
your questions? Did you have to wait long in
veterans each year with eight medical centers
� Has the doctor completed several years of
the exam room before the doctor arrived? Was
and 33 community-based outpatient clinics
training in a specialty and passed an exam?
the exam room orderly and clean, with a chair
located throughout North Carolina, Virginia
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and West Virginia. The closest community out-
http://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/apply/returning_servicemembers.aspto www.va.gov/healthbenefits/apply/returning_
The state's Department of Health and Human
patient clinic is in Morehead City.
http://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/apply/returning_servicemembers.aspservicemembers.asp.
Services manages the delivery of health- and
The North Carolina Department of Military
Durham VA Medical Center
human-related services for all North Carolinians,
and Veterans Affairs operates one service office
508 Fulton St.
especially the state's most vulnerable citizens:
in Craven County:
Durham, NC 27705..................... 919-286-0411
children, the elderly, disabled individuals and
http://www.durham.va.govwww.durham.va.gov
New Bern Service Office
low-income families. The department is com-
2402 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
posed of 30 divisions and offices including
Fayetteville VA Medical Center
New Bern, NC 28562.................. 252-636-6611
Aging and Adult Services; Child Development
2300 Ramsey St.
http://www.cravencountync.gov/vswww.cravencountync.gov/vs
and Early Education; Mental Health, Devel-
Fayetteville, NC 28301 ............... 910-488-2120
opmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse;
http://www.fayettevillenc.va.govwww.fayettevillenc.va.gov
HOSPITALS/MEDICAL CENTERS
Public Health; Social Services; state-operated
The Durham and Fayetteville VA medical
Because emergencies don't announce them-
health care facilities; and vocational rehabili-
centers offer a broad spectrum of inpatient and
selves, it's prudent to know where to go when
tation services. The department also oversees
outpatient health care services, ranging from
they happen. Saving minutes in a crisis can mean
developmental centers, neuro-medical treatment
disease prevention to primary care, mental
saving a life. Knowing what services are avail-
centers, psychiatric hospitals, alcohol and drug
health services and specialty care. Durham VA
able, and where, can make all the difference. In
abuse treatment centers, and residential pro-
Medical Center's services are available to more
life-threatening situations, call 911 immediately
grams for children.
than 200,000 veterans living in a 26-county area
and follow dispatcher instructions.
Local health departments promote adult, child,
of central and eastern North Carolina. Fayette-
ville VA Medical Center provides services to
CarolinaEast Medical Center
dental and environmental health with a variety
more than 65,000 veterans living in a 21-county
2000 Neuse Blvd.
of services and health education programs.
area of North Carolina and South Carolina.
New Bern, NC 28561.................. 252-633-8111
Services include cancer screenings, family plan-
The address and phone number for the closest
http://www.carolinaeasthealth.comwww.carolinaeasthealth.com
ning services, immunizations, STD screening
community-based outpatient clinic follows. For
and treatment, wellness checkups, care for inju-
Carteret Health Care
a full list of clinics and other facilities, go to
ries and illnesses, WIC and nutrition services,
3500 Arendell St.
the Durham or Fayetteville VA medical centers'
diabetes education and more. Information on
Morehead City, NC 28557 .......... 252-499-6000
websites.
Craven County's health center follows. Visit the
http://www.carterethealth.orgwww.carterethealth.org
Craven County Health Department's website,
Morehead City Community-based Outpatient Clinic
http://www.cravencountync.gov/departments/hth/hthmain.cfmwww.cravencountync.gov/departments/hth/
5420 Highway 70
PUBLIC HEALTH CARE
Morehead City, NC 28557 .......... 252-240-2349
http://www.cravencountync.gov/departments/hth/hthmain.cfmhthmain.cfm, for more information on local
North Carolina Department of
Health and Human Services
health services.
North Carolina Department of Military
Craven County Community Health Center
and Veterans Affairs
101 Blair Drive
Raleigh, NC 27603...............919-855-4800
2818 Neuse Blvd.
413 N. Salisbury St.
http://www.ncdhhs.govwww.ncdhhs.gov
New Bern, NC 28562.................. 252-636-4920
Raleigh, NC 27603...................... 844-624-8387
VA Suicide Hotline ..................... 800-273-8255
http://www.milvets.nc.govwww.milvets.nc.gov
The Department of Military and Veterans
Affairs improves the quality of life for North
Carolina's veterans, military and their fami-
lies by increasing awareness and access to
appropriate federal, state and local resources.
Veterans within the state can receive health
care from a variety of facilities including four
hospitals and medical centers, 16 health clinics
and four veterans home. Combat veterans
who were discharged or released from active
service on or after Jan. 28, 2003, are eligible
to enroll for enhanced care in the VA health
care system for five years from their date of
discharge or release. The enrollment period
begins on the discharge or separation date of
the service member from active-duty service, or
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in the case of multiple call-ups, the most recent
discharge date. Veterans, including activated
CARME
reservists and National Guard members, are
eligible if they served on active duty in combat
after Nov. 11, 1998, and have been discharged
under other than dishonorable conditions. Go
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Family Resources
in Craven County
Picking up from one place and moving to
FAMILY, CHILDREN
Improving access to affordable, quality child
another is always a hassle, especially when kids
AND CHILD CARE SERVICES
care is one of Child Care Aware of America's top
and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call
Babysitters, Nannies, Child Care and Senior
goals. Search the site's "State by State Resources
or where to find information can help make the
Home Care
for Families" to connect with national organiza-
transition easier.
http://www.care.comwww.care.com
tions and associations that provide information
Local government websites are valuable
Find family care with this website that will
for families regarding child development, par-
resources for newcomers to Craven County
enting, and child care concerns and questions.
allow you to search for local caregivers for chil-
because they provide important connec-
The site will also help you find information
dren, adults/seniors, pets and even housekeepers
tions to other residents, local businesses and
on locating quality child care, the types of child
for your home.
public safety. These sites give up-to-date
care available to you and how to evaluate the
Or you can post a caregiver job and then let
information on local happenings, municipal con-
child care providers you visit.
the applicants find you -- guaranteed responses
tacts, weather and events such as city council
There's also a special section for the military
within three days. Access to background checks,
meetings:
child covering topics such as military fee assis-
references and reviews helps you to make hiring
tance, payments and provider services.
State of North Carolina
decisions with confidence.
http://www.nc.govwww.nc.gov
The site also provides helpful information
North Carolina Health and Human Services
such as how much to pay a baby sitter, how to
� Social Services
Craven County
interview a pet sitter and how to find a tutor or
Dorothea Dix Campus, McBryde Building
http://www.cravencountync.govwww.cravencountync.gov
after-school activity for your student.
820 S. Boylan Ave.
City of Havelock
Active-duty military families receive a 25 per-
Raleigh, NC 27603...................... 919-527-6335
http://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/dsswww.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/dss
http://www.havelocknc.uswww.havelocknc.us
cent discount on any subscription.
The North Carolina Department of Social Ser-
City of New Bern
Child Care Aware
vices works to protect the vulnerable, promoting
http://www.newbern-nc.orgwww.newbern-nc.org
http://www.childcareaware.orgwww.childcareaware.org
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as well as personal and family recovery and
resiliency. The department's programs include
safe surrender (for newborns' safety); refugee
services; Work First, North Carolina's tempo-
rary assistance for needy families; and services
for adoption, child care, child support enforce-
ment, food and nutrition, foster care, pregnancy
and more.
Craven County Social Services
2818 Neuse Blvd.
New Bern, NC 28561.................. 252-636-4900
http://www.cravencountync.gov/departments/dss.cfmwww.cravencountync.gov/departments/dss.cfm
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The Department of Social Services assists
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Craven County citizens in meeting their basic
GT.NS
daily living needs through financial, nutritional
and medical assistance. The department pro-
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motes the well-being of citizens through social
ORPSP
work services to strengthen families and protec-
tive services to prevent or remedy abuse, neglect
ARINEC
or exploitation of vulnerable children and dis-
U.S.M
abled or elderly adults.
so the chip can reconnect your pet to you.
be outside where there are coyotes and owls,
PETS
All animal shelters and vet clinics can scan
among other predators. Give cats a post to
Use these steps to protect your pet from being
for microchips.
scratch on, a window to perch in and plenty
lost during your move.
� Have a current license on your dog. It is the
of toys, and they will love the great indoors.
� Keep a collar with an ID tag on your pet
ID given to an animal by a city or county
Your pet faces many new outside dangers in
at all times with your phone number on it.
and can be another way your dog can be
the area, including snakes and alligators. Four
� Microchip your pets, especially if they are
restored to you.
species of venomous snakes -- rattlesnakes,
good at slipping their collars. It's important
� Keep cats indoors; it's much safer for them.
cottonmouths, coral snakes and copperheads
to keep your contact information up to date
Cats are domestic animals and don't need to
-- pose a real danger. So keep your dog on a
short leash in wooded areas, especially if it
starts sniffing or pawing the ground. Alligators
pose the biggest threat to dogs as they closely
resemble alligators' natural prey. They live
wherever there is water, so avoid allowing your
dog to walk around or swim in unknown waters,
especially at night when alligators are eating.
Animal Services
North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
Hunting and Fishing Licenses..... 919-707-0391
Wildlife Violations ...................... 800-662-7137
http://www.ncwildlife.orgwww.ncwildlife.org
The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Com-
mission manages and ensures the long-term
well-being of fish and wildlife, especially as
humans continue to encroach on wildlife habi-
tats. The website offers tips on conservation and
information regarding sustaining North Caro-
lina's wildlife habitats.
Craven Pamlico Animal Services Center
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1639 Old Airport Road
New Bern, NC 28562.................. 252-637-4606
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FAMILY RESOURCES
found animal reporting, and spay/neuter edu-
cation. For more information on the county's
animal shelter and pet adoption, visit the Craven
Pamlico Animal Services Center website.
Veterinary Services
Veterinary services in Craven County are
plentiful; see the Advertiser Directory in this
guide to connect with local providers.
SAFETY
State of North Carolina
U.S
Department of Transportation
.MA
Nonemergency ............................ 877-368-4968
RINEC
http://www.ncdot.gov/programs/ghspwww.ncdot.gov/programs/ghsp
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The North Carolina Department of Trans-
SPH
portation (NCDOT) is one of North Carolina's
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largest state government agencies, with 12,000
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employees. NCDOT works hard to provide high-
T.N.W
quality transportation for travelers throughout
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North Carolina, including highways, rail, avia-
RTAS
tion, ferries, bicycle and pedestrian facilities,
and public transit.
from disaster. Emergency Management also
Emergency Management offers comprehen-
Department of Public Safety �
handles search and rescue efforts, risk manage-
Emergency Management
sive emergency planning and coordinates with
ment and hazardous materials containment and
Nonemergency ............................ 919-825-2500
local, state and federal agencies. The Emergency
cleanup. Visit the division's website for emer-
http://www.ncdps.gov/Our-Organization/emergency-managementwww.ncdps.gov/Our-Organization/
Management program includes mitigation,
gency preparedness information.
http://www.ncdps.gov/Our-Organization/emergency-managementEmergency-Management
preparedness, response and recovery. The
The Division of Emergency Management plans
Craven County
department coordinates and participates in
for and responds to natural and man-made disas-
Emergency Management
activities to educate the public on emergency
ters. The division works with local and federal
Nonemergency ............................ 252-636-6608
preparedness to ensure that people affected by
agencies to help individuals, families, businesses
http://www.cravencountync.gov/emergency/emergencymgt.cfmwww.cravencountync.gov/emergency/
a disaster have the proper relief and recovery
and nonprofit groups and communities recover
http://www.cravencountync.gov/emergency/emergencymgt.cfmemergencymgt.cfm
assistance. Visit the office's website for the coun-
ty's disaster planning guide and other disaster
preparedness information.
Fire Marshal
Nonemergency ............................ 252-636-6608
http://www.cravencountync.gov/emergency/fire.cfmwww.cravencountync.gov/emergency/fire.cfm
Sheriff
Nonemergency ............................ 252-636-6620
http://www.cravencountync.gov/sheriffwww.cravencountync.gov/sheriff
Havelock
Fire & Rescue
Nonemergency ............................ 252-444-6443
http://www.havelocknc.us/departments/fire-rescuewww.havelocknc.us/departments/fire-rescue
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Police Department
.S.MA 5Nonemergency............................252-447-3212
RINE
http://www.havelocknc.us/departments/policewww.havelocknc.us/departments/police
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PHOT 5Fire Rescue
OBYL 5Nonemergency............................252-639-2931
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http://www.newbern-nc.org/departments/fire-rescue-departmentwww.newbern-nc.org/departments/
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http://www.newbern-nc.org/departments/fire-rescue-departmentfire-rescue-department
.CODY 5Police Department
LEMO 5Nonemergency............................252-633-2020
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http://www.newbern-nc.org/departments/policewww.newbern-nc.org/departments/police
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Education & Academics
in Craven County
For those moving to 4a new location, it's
details on North Carolina's minimum vaccine
Defense Education Activity, adopted Common
important to know what educational options
requirements for students in grades K-12, visit
Core State Standards that provide a consistent
are available. This chapter outlines the public
the North Carolina Health and Human Ser-
set of educational expectations for students
schools system in Craven County along with
vices Immunization Branch website at www.
regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves,
information about local libraries and higher edu-
http://www.immunize.nc.govimmunize.nc.gov.
a student's education is often disrupted because
cation. There are private schools, charter schools
In 2010, North Carolina, along with many
the student may be forced to repeat material or
and home schooling available to children in the
other states, the District of Columbia, Guam,
learn at a different level at the new school. With
county as well.
American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands,
common standards across states, this disrup-
To be enrolled in a North Carolina school, a
the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Department of
tion will be reduced -- of particular interest to
child must be at least 5 years old by Aug. 31 of
military families. At present, national Common
the school year. Those wishing to register their
Core State Standards exist only for English
child in school should take the following to the
language arts and mathematics, though North
school office: proof of residence; the child's birth
IBSON
Carolina has state standards across the full
certificate, immunization records, NC Health
curriculum. For more information, visit www.
Assessment and previous school records; and
http://www.corestandards.orgcorestandards.org.
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a withdrawal form from the child's previous
PL.M
school (if applicable). Check with the school
CHARTER SCHOOLS
for additional requirements. Required immuni-
ANCECL
Charter schools are public schools of choice
zations for a child enrolling in kindergarten are
that are tuition-free, serve all students and have
as follows: five doses of diphtheria, tetanus and
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open enrollment. For more information or a
pertussis; four doses of polio; three to four doses
listing of charter schools in North Carolina,
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of haemophilus influenzae type B; two doses
visit the North Carolina Department of Public
of measles, mumps and rubella; three doses of
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Instruction's website at www.ncpublicschools.
hepatitis B; and two doses of varicella. For more
U.S.M
http://www.ncpublicschools.org/charterschoolsorg/charterschools.
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EDUCATION & ACADEMICS
Discuss the potential school with your chil-
dren: what they like and what they didn't like.
Your family's ability to readily adapt to a move
and to find happiness in your new home may
depend, in part, on how happy your children are
in their new school.
PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Craven County Schools
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3600 Trent Road
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New Bern, NC 28562..................252-514-6300
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http://www.craven.k12.nc.uswww.craven.k12.nc.us
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The Craven County Schools district has 15
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elementary schools, five middle schools and
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and evening high school education programs.
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The district covers about 695 square miles with
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a population of more than 100,000 residents.
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Craven County offers plenty of opportunity
for continuing education. Several colleges have
on-base education programs. Use the following
HOME SCHOOLING
in the area, especially friends and colleagues
contact information to start your search for the
For an introduction to home schooling in North
who already live there.
school that is right for you.
Carolina, visit the North Carolina Division of
If the school shows promise, schedule a visit
Non-Public Education website at www.ncadmin.
and take a list of written questions about student-
Boston University
http://www.ncadmin.nc.gov/citizens/home-school-informationnc.gov/citizens/home-school-information.
teacher ratios, computer availability, extracurric-
MCAS Cherry Point
Here you will find information on home-school
ular activities, sports programs, music programs,
Building 4335, Room 114........... 252-466-2491
requirements, standardized testing, resources
gifted programs and grading standards.
http://www.bu.edu/militarywww.bu.edu/military
and more.
North Carolinians for Home Education
4441 Six Forks Road, Suite 106, Box 144
Raleigh, NC 27609...................... 844-624-3338
http://www.nche.comwww.nche.com
North Carolinians for Home Education is a
private, volunteer organization serving home-
schoolers in North Carolina. NCHE provides
resources for home schooling families including
curriculum resources, testing information and an
athletic commission. For information on local
home-school groups in Craven County, visit
NCHE's website.
PRIVATE SCHOOLS
To search for local private schools in North
Carolina, visit the National Center for Educa-
tion Statistics website and use the private school
search tool at www.nces.ed.gov/surveys/pss/
http://www.nces.ed.gov/surveys/pss/privateschoolsearchprivateschoolsearch. Users may search by loca-
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Craven Community College
800 College Court
New Bern, NC 28562.................. 252-638-7200
305 Cunningham Blvd.
Havelock, NC 28532................... 252-444-6005
http://www.cravencc.eduwww.cravencc.edu
Park University
MCAS Cherry Point
Building 4335, Room 122........... 252-466-2655
http://www.park.eduwww.park.edu
South Illinois University
MCAS Cherry Point
Building 4335, Room 114........... 252-466-2779
http://www.siu.eduwww.siu.edu
University of Mount Olive at New Bern
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http://www.umo.edu/new-bernwww.umo.edu/new-bern
supports libraries in the state with resources,
Havelock Public Library
LIBRARIES
Interlibrary Loan and other assistance.
301 Cunningham Blvd.
Public libraries in Craven County offer
For a full list of libraries in North Carolina,
Havelock, NC 28532................... 252-447-7509
learning, recreation, distance education, internet
visit the State Library of North Carolina web-
http://www.havelocklibrary.orgwww.havelocklibrary.org
connections and other resources for users -- all
site. Residents of Craven County are served by
free. In addition, school libraries that support the
the Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Regional Library
New Bern-Craven County Public Library
curriculum and offer internet access and other
system, which consists of 10 member libraries
400 Johnson St.
resources are in most public and private schools,
in eastern North Carolina. Get information
New Bern, NC 28560.................. 252-638-7800
and academic and special libraries are found in
about services, hours and events by visiting the
http://newbern.cpclib.orghttp://newbern.cpclib.org
colleges and universities. The State Library of
branches' websites. The following public library
North Carolina, www.statelibrary.ncdcr.gov,
branches are located near MCAS Cherry Point.
PARENT LINKS
North Carolina
Department of Public Instruction:
http://www.dpi.state.nc.uswww.dpi.state.nc.us
North Carolina PTA:
http://www.ncpta.orgwww.ncpta.org
Reading Is Fundamental:
http://www.rif.orgwww.rif.org
U.S. Department of Education:
www2.ed.gov/parents/landing.jhtmlwww2.ed.gov/parents/landing.jhtml
RESOURCES FOR
MILITARY STUDENTS
Military Child Education Coalition: Ensures
quality educational opportunities for all military
children affected by mobility, family separation
and transition. Visit www.militarychild.org for
information on programs and resources.
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Tutor.com: Eligible students and service members
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in U.S. military families around the world can work
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one-to-one with an expert tutor online 24/7. Get
free help with homework, studying, test prep and
proofreading in more than 40 subjects. Visit http://
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http://military.tutor.commilitary.tutor.com.
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Living
in Craven County
The local area boasts 5plenty of enter-
Havelock Chili Festival
salsa. Compete to earn your bragging rights, or
taining activities -- music, sports, theater,
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just come to enjoy the food.
museums, parks and shopping. Float down
Havelock's annual chili festival is a two-day
Havelock Christmas Tree Lighting Jubilee
the lazy river at Lion's Water Adventure, for
event in mid-October that includes a variety of
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instance, or tee off at one of the challenging
cook-offs. Chili chefs compete to prove who has
On a Saturday in early December, Havelock
18-hole golf courses in the area. Don't miss the
the best chicken wings, chili verde, red chili and
hosts a Christmas Tree Lighting Jubilee. Activi-
Mumfest in downtown New Bern or the chance
ties for the afternoon include Santa's Parlor, a
to compete at the Havelock Chili Festival. And
be sure to check out the New Bern Firemen's
hot chocolate/cider/sugar cookie booth, booths
Museum, celebrating the first chartered fire
to decorate cookies and Christmas cards, food
company in the state.
pantry for area donations and a showing of "How
the Grinch Stole Christmas." Visit the city web-
ANNUAL EVENTS
site to find out the schedule for 2017's jubilee.
Residents of Craven County will enjoy a
Mumfest
variety of annual events, festivals and commu-
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nity gatherings.
MumFest is a combination of family fun,
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Craven County Fair
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food in the beautifully restored setting of down-
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The Craven County Fair is the last week of
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town New Bern and its waterfront. More than
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October at the county fairgrounds in New Bern.
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60,000 festival-goers enjoy Mumfestivities
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The fair features thrill rides, vendors, carnival
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every fall. The award-winning annual event is
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foods, music and fun for all ages.
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New Bern Civic Theatre is proud to be an
important part of the New Bern Community for
over 40 years. Performing hundreds of shows for
audiences both young and young at heart, New
Bern Civic Theatre has always been about more
than just entertainment.
North Carolina Symphony
3700 Glenwood Ave., Suite 130
Raleigh, NC 27612...................... 919-733-2750
http://www.ncsymphony.orgwww.ncsymphony.org
Founded in 1932 and the first state-supported
symphony in the country, the North Carolina
Symphony is a vital and honored component
of North Carolina's cultural life. Its 175 perfor-
mances annually are greeted with enthusiasm
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small, in concert halls, auditoriums, gymna-
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siums and outdoor settings. Visit the website to
see the schedule of performances.
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MUSEUMS
"The Polar Express" Train Ride
internationally in China and Hungary. Its prin-
Learn about the North Carolina's history and
in the Smokies
cipal venue is the Duke Energy Center for the
cultural contributions by visiting any one of the
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Performing Arts in Raleigh, North Carolina.
many local museums.
Fun for the entire family usually held from
New Bern Civic Theatre
Museum of the Marine
November to January. This round-trip train ride
414 Pollock St.
824 Gum Branch Road, Suite P
brings the magic of "The Polar Express" to life.
New Bern, NC 28560.................. 252-634-9057
Jacksonville, NC 28540 .............. 910-937-0033
Enjoy Christmas carols and hot cocoa while
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listening to the storybook being read. Arrive at
the "North Pole" and find Santa Claus waiting
to board the train and present everyone with a
special gift.
ARTS
Craven County residents enjoy a wealth of
artistic endeavors, from theaters to music to
dance and more.
ArtWalk
317 Middle St.
New Bern, NC 28563.................. 252-638-2577
http://www.cravenarts.org/artwalk.htmlwww.cravenarts.org/artwalk.html
The second Friday of every month downtown
New Bern is home to ArtWalk, where art venues,
participating restaurants and shops extend their
hours for a host of festivities. Enjoy a walking
tour around historic downtown, explore gal-
leries, listen to local musicians, talk to local
authors and more. For details on participating
businesses and other information, visit www.
http://www.cravenarts.org/artwalk.htmlcravenarts.org/artwalk.html or call the Craven
Arts Council and Gallery at 252-638-2577.
Carolina Ballet
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Carolina Ballet has garnered critical praise
from the national and international media,
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staged 80 world premiere ballets, and toured
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The design of the first phase of the Museum
New Bern Firemen's Museum
left much of the city in ruin. Talk to New Bern's
of the Marine (formerly the Marine Museum of
420 Broad St.
famous fire horse, Fred, and bring the kids for a
the Carolinas) was presented in May 2016, along
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day of learning. With hands-on exhibits and an
with the unveiling of the eagle, globe and anchor
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impressive collection of authentic memorabilia,
statue that will adorn the Reflection and Celebra-
Visit the New Bern Firemen's Museum for
this is a museum you don't want to miss. Hours
tion Park grounds at Lejeune Memorial Gardens.
the history of the first chartered fire company
are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Plans for the museum are going forward after
in North Carolina. Experience the Great Fire
The Birthplace of Pepsi
a 17-year delay. Visit the website for updates.
of 1922 that destroyed over 1,000 buildings and
256 Middle St.
New Bern, NC 28560.................. 252-636-5898
http://www.pepsistore.comwww.pepsistore.com
Take a trip to the birthplace of Pepsi, in New
Bern, North Carolina. Step back in time and
enjoy a fountain Pepsi, learn about the history of
the inventor and browse the shop for souvenirs.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through
Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Tryon Palace/North Carolina History Center
529 S. Front St.
New Bern, NC 28562.................. 800-767-1560
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At Tryon Palace, North Carolina's history
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is more than a story -- it's an experience.
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It was here where governors ruled, legisla-
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tors debated, patriots gathered and George
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Washington danced. Today, costumed guides,
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working craftspeople, engaging character inter-
preters and American history come to life on its
grounds. Enjoy the Governor's Palace and sur-
rounding historic homes, stunning gardens and
interactive exhibits. The North Carolina History
Center is a new million addition to the Tryon
Palace & Gardens complex. Hours are 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon
to 5 p.m. Sunday, with some seasonal changes.
Visit the website for more information.
PARKS
There are a multitude of parks and recreational
areas in Craven County. Check your commu-
nity's parks and recreation listings to see more
of what your local area has to offer.
Bicentennial Park
Highway 24
Swansboro, NC 28584 ................ 910-326-2600
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Bicentennial Park, on the shores of the White
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Oak River along the Swansboro waterfront,
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includes areas on both sides of the White Oak
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River Bridge. This attractive and popular facility
features a fishing dock, picnic facilities, brick
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walkways and a boardwalk, benches, historical
information and restrooms.
fort, a museum-quality coastal education center
and musket demonstrations and guided tours
Fort Macon State Park
and an unspoiled shoreline for swimming, surf
are regular features, complementing extensive
2303 E. Fort Macon Road
fishing and beachcombing. Nearly surrounded
exhibits indoors and out. A bathhouse and
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512 .......... 252-726-3775
by water at the eastern tip of Bogue Banks,
handicapped-accessible beachside areas com-
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the park offers undisturbed natural beauty and
plete the recreational fare.
Fort Macon State Park is a multifaceted place.
opportunities to explore and learn about salt
Fort Totten Park & Field
It's the site of a perfectly restored Civil War-era
marshes, estuaries and dune fields. Cannon
490 Fort Totten Drive
New Bern, NC 28560.................. 252-636-4060
Tucked between Neuse Boulevard and Trent
Road on Fort Totten Drive is the 5.4-acre Fort
Totten Park. It's the perfect spot for get-togethers
with family or friends. For the little ones, a mod-
ular playground and tot lot make a visit to the
park unforgettable. For something more com-
petitive, challenge your friends to a game of ball
on the lighted softball field. Fort Totten Park has
a picnic shelter with grills and picnic tables for
any size gathering.
Hammocks Beach State Park
1572 Hammocks Beach Road
Swansboro, NC 28584 ................ 910-326-4881
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Hammocks Beach State Park offers a Wel-
come Center with nature exhibits showcasing
island wildlife and history, picnic tables and a
gazebo, ferry shuttles to and from Bear Island
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recreation on the island itself. The island boasts a
wealth of unique shell finds, year-round fishing,
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well as a concessions stand and swimming on
GO, TEAM, GO!
the east shore from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
You may carry your sports team loyalties with you, no matter where you go. But you can root, root, root for these
New Bern Aquatics Center
local favorites too. Check out their official team websites for schedules, venue information, ticket prices and more.
1155 Laura Drive
New Bern, NC 28562.................. 252-639-2981
Professional
The family-oriented New Bern Aquatics
Charlotte Hornets (NBA): www.nba.com/hornets
Center features zero-entry pool depths, inter-
Major rival: Miami Heat
active water features, slides, swim lanes and
a large deck. Also included are family locker
Carolina Hurricanes (NHL): http://hurricanes.nhl.com
rooms, concessions, office space and a confer-
Major rivals: Florida Panthers, Washington Capitals, Boston Bruins
ence room. A full-time certified pool operator,
Carolina Panthers (NFL): www.panthers.com
lifeguard and attendants are all on hand at the
Major rivals: Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints
center. Swimming lessons, monthly summer
College
passes and facility rental are also available.
Duke Blue Devils (Duke University): www.goduke.com
SHOPPING
Major rival: North Carolina-Chapel Hill Tar Heels
From malls and major department stores to
NC Wolves (NC State University): www.ncsu.edu/athletics
unique boutiques and souvenir shops, there's
Major rival: North Carolina-Chapel Hill Tar Heels
something for every taste and budget.
UNCW Seahawks (University of North Carolina at Wilmington): www.uncwsports.com
Jacksonville Mall
Major rival: College of Charleston
375 Jacksonville Mall
Jacksonville, NC 28546 .............. 910-353-2477
North Carolina Tar Heels (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): www.goheels.com
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Major rival: Duke Blue Devils, NC Wolves and Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Jacksonville Mall features more than 70
Local league
specialty retailers, three department stores, a
16-screen movie theater and a number of dining
Ring City Rollergirls: www.ringcityrollergirls.weebly.com
choices.
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New Bern Farmers Market
421 S. Front St.
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New Bern Farmers Market has been bringing
patrons the freshest produce, baked goods,
handmade crafts plus other specialty items for
the past 20-plus years. The market is open year-
round Saturday and open Tuesday from April
through December.
New Bern Mall
3134 Highway 17
New Bern, NC 28562.................. 252-633-2800
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The New Bern Mall offers 361,000 square feet
of enclosed retail shopping and dining space.
The mall features several department stores,
apparel, jewelry and specialty stores.
SPORTS AND RECREATION
Whether you're looking to take ghost tour
or go behind the scenes of a NASCAR race,
Craven County offers a variety of recreational
opportunities.
Charlotte Motor Speedway
5555 Concord Parkway S
Concord, NC 28027 .................... 800-455-3267
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Visitors can attend one-of-a-kind race spec-
tacles such as the Co