Welcome to MCAS Cherry Point
Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point is located on 29,000 acres in Havelock, North Carolina. Units aboard this station include the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Combat Logistics Company 21, and the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT) Unit Cherry Point.
The air station’s primary mission during World War II was to train Marines for combat in the Pacific theater. Originally known as Cunningham Field, it was also used for anti-submarine operations for the Army Air Corps and a Navy air squadron. Later, the field was renamed for a post office that sat under cherry trees and officially became MCAS Cherry Point.
During the Korean War, MCAS Cherry Point provided a steady stream of trained aviators as replacements for deployed aviation units. During the Vietnam War, the installation provided A-6 intruder squadrons as well as replacements for deployed units. In Operation Desert Storm, Cherry Point was a major contributor to combat operations, supporting the deployment of three AV-8B Harrier squadrons and two A-6E intruder squadrons. Cherry Point was also actively involved in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan starting in 2001.
Weather in the Cherry Point area tends to be warm in the summer with temperatures in the 70s and 80s, and cold in the winter with the temperatures in the 40s. Annual rainfall in the area is 57 inches.
Local housing options are available nearby in cities such as Havelock, Morehead City, New Bern, Beaufort, and James City. The large city of Jacksonville is about 45 miles southwest of base. Apartments near Cherry Point rent for about $900 per month. Houses near Cherry Point sell for about $140,000; townhomes sell for about $99,000.
About DoD Housing Network
Feel free to browse the homes for rent and homes for sale by owner (FSBO), as well as the local businesses that work with MCAS Cherry Point inbound soldiers and their families. Our goal at DoD Housing Network is to help you better understand MCAS Cherry Point and the surrounding communities, neighborhoods and activities. If you need temporary lodging upon your arrival to MCAS Cherry Point please visit our lodging section with available hotels close to base. Please note DoD Housing Network is not a government sponsored website.
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