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Existing
Year
1941 - Present

Description
Since September 1941, Camp Lejeune (luh-jern) has been the home of "Expeditionary Forces in Readiness", and throughout the years, it has become the home base for the II Marine Expeditionary Force, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Logistics Group and other combat units and support commands.

There are several major Marine Corps commands and one Navy command aboard Camp Lejeune. Some tenant commands include Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, II Marine Expeditionary Force, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, and the naval hospital to name a few. Marine Corps Base owns all the real estate, hosts entry-level and career-level formal schools and provides support and training for tenant commands; II Marine Expeditionary Force conducts operational planning for Fleet Marine Force commands; 2nd Marine Division is the ground combat element of II MEF; 2nd Marine Logistics Group is the combat service support element of II MEF; and 2nd Marine Air Wing, headquartered at Cherry Point, N.C., is the air combat element of II MEF. Additionally, the naval hospital provides primary medical care to service members and their families stationed at Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River.

Today, as in the past, Camp Lejeune's mission remains the same - to maintain combat-ready units for expeditionary deployment.

To help prepare warfighters for combat and humanitarian missions abroad, Camp Lejeune takes advantage of 156,000 acres, 11 miles of beach capable of supporting amphibious operations, 34 gun positions, 50 tactical landing zones, three state-of-the-art training facilities for Military Operations in Urban Terrain and 80 live fire ranges to include the Greater Sandy Run Training Area.

The base and surrounding community is home to an active duty, dependent, retiree and civilian employee population of approximately 170,000 people. The base generates almost $3 billion in commerce each year, coming from payrolls and contracts to support the structure required to train and equip our modern Marines.

Some services available aboard Camp Lejeune include: childcare, shopping, education, family support, hunting and fishing, dining, boating and swimming.

Some facilities on base include banks and credit unions, the commissary, the library, hobby shops, fitness centers, the beach, theaters and more.

From the supporting infrastructure, a tradition of excellence in doing day-to-day business has evolved. From environmental programs that include a state-of-the-art landfill and water treatment system to quality of life programs that ensure Marine families are taken care of, Camp Lejeune stands out as a superior military base.

Camp Lejeune is a seven-time recipient of the Commander-in-Chief's Award for Installation Excellence. This award recognizes the base on a Department of Defense level for effectively managing assets and developing quality programs to accomplish the mission of providing expeditionary forces in readiness.

The Marines, sailors, Coast Guardsmen and civilian Marines who provide for the efficient management of Camp Lejeune's assets strive to ensure even grander goals are realized in the future.

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2798 Members Who Served in This Unit


 

  • Abarca, Xavier, Pvt, (1977-1980)
  • Acres, Michael, Cpl, (1981-1985)
  • Adams, David, LCpl, (1986-1990)
  • Adams, Donald, Cpl, (1953-1961)
  • Adams, Dustin, Cpl, (2002-2006)
  • Adams, Jim, CWO4, (1981-2005)
  • Adams, Sandra, Sgt, (1983-1989)
  • Adcock, Jefferson, LCpl, (1997-2001)
  • Addison, Michael "Jeff", Cpl, (1965-1969)
  • Ahalt, Gary, Cpl, (1986-1990)
  • Ahrens, Walter, 1stLt, (1970-1996)
  • Aitken, Hugh, BGen, (1946-1980)
  • Ajinga, Chris, LtCol, (1978-2005)
  • Alarie, Ryan, Sgt, (2002-Present)
  • Aldredge, William, PFC, (2007-2009)
  • Alex, Sharon, Cpl, (1981-1987)
  • Alexander, Walter, LCpl, (1977-1981)
  • Ali, Jon, MSgt, (1983-2007)
  • Alkire, David, SSgt, (1982-1995)
  • Alldredge, Jimmie Lee, MGySgt, (1975-2000)
  • Allen, Bobby, LCpl, (1978-1980)
  • Allen, Douglas, Cpl, (1972-1976)
  • Allen, Harold, Sgt, (1963-1967)
  • Allen, Mark, Pvt, (1973-1978)
  • Allenbaugh, Troy, SSgt, (1992-Present)
  • Allred, Jason, Cpl, (2000-2004)
  • Alonzo, Juan, Capt, (1974-1994)
  • Alston, Ray-Anthony, Cpl, (1981-1984)
  • Alston, Thomas, Cpl, (2000-2004)
  • Altenburg, Jerry, LCpl, (1973-1975)
  • Alvarez, Juan, Pvt, (1971-1975)
  • Alvarez, Luis, SSgt, (1978-1988)
  • Alvey, Walter Lewis, Cpl, (1941-1947)
  • Ambrose, Graham R, Sgt, (1978-1987)
  • Amerson, Jeff, Cpl, (1968-1974)
  • Ames, Keith, LCpl, (1967-1970)
  • Anastasia, Robert, CWO3, (1988-2009)
  • Andersen, Gordon, Sgt, (1954-1957)
  • Anderson, Christopher, Capt, (1994-Present)
 

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Camp Lejeune History
In April 1941, construction was approved on an 11,000-acre (45 km2) tract in Onslow County, North Carolina. On May 1 of that year, Lt. Col. William P. T. Hill began construction on Marine Barracks New ... More
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2016
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
Criteria
The Meritorious Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself under combat or noncombat conditions by either valorous ... More
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01Oct07-30Sep08
2007
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
Criteria
The Meritorious Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself under combat or noncombat conditions by either valorous ... More
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1Oct03-30Sep04
2003
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
Criteria
The Meritorious Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself under combat or noncombat conditions by either valorous ... More
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1Oct99-30Sep00
1999
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
Criteria
The Meritorious Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself under combat or noncombat conditions by either valorous ... More
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1Oct96-30Sep97
1996
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
Criteria
The Meritorious Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself under combat or noncombat conditions by either valorous ... More
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2Aug90-2Jul91
1990
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
Criteria
The Meritorious Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself under combat or noncombat conditions by either valorous ... More
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1Oct85-30Sep86
1985
 
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