Welcome to MCAS Cherry Point

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point is a United States Marine Corp airfield located in Havelock, North Carolina. It was opened in 1942 and was named after Lieutenant Colonel Alfred A. Cunningham who was the Marine Corps first aviator but was renamed later after a local post office situated among cherry trees. The air stationís primary mission during World War II was to train units and individual Marines for service to the Pacific theater. The air station also served as a base for anti-submarine operations and later a Navy squadron. During the Korean War, the facility 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 in the victory by 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 in 2001.

Weather in the Cherry Point area tends to be warm in the summer with temperatures in the 70s and cold in the winter with the temperatures in the 40s. Annual rainfall in the area is 57 inches with the wettest month being August. July is the warmest month, and January is the coldest. Local housing options are available nearby in cities such as Havelock, Morehead City, and New Bern. The air station occupies 29,000 acres and has a runway system so large that it is designated as an alternate landing site for the space shuttle launches from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
 
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  About DoD Housing Network

Welcome to DoD Housing Network. We provide the resources for you to make an educated housing decision upon your PCS arrival to MCAS Cherry Point. Whether you decide to stay on base in MCAS Cherry Point housing or use your basic allowance for housing (BAH) to rent or purchase a home in the community surrounding MCAS Cherry Point, our relocation tools will help you make the right choice. Feel free to browse the homes for rent, homes for sale by owner (FSBO) and featured real estate, 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. When looking at the rental homes, apartments and homes for sale make sure to use our tools in each listing to research the schools, demographics, crime rates and other helpful community information pertaining to Havelock, Great Lake, Newport, and other nearby areas. Please note DoD Housing Network is not a government sponsored website.

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