MCB Camp Lejeune, NC
Home of Our Force in Readiness
The largest Marine Corps base on the East Coast, Marine Corps Base (MCB) Camp Lejeune is home to the II Marine Expeditionary Force (II MEF), a Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) of 47,000 Marines and Sailors.
Since 1941, MCB Camp Lejeune's mission has been to maintain combat-ready units for expeditionary deployment. To do this, Camp Lejeune takes advantage of its 156,000 acres, including 11 miles of beach capable of supporting amphibious operations, 32 gun positions, 48 tactical landing zones, three state-of-the-art training facilities for Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) and 80 live-fire ranges.
Several training schools are housed at Camp Lejeune, including Camp Geiger, the Marine Corps School of Infantry, East, and Camp Johnson, the Marine Corps Combat Service Support School.
- Camp Lejeune is named after Lieutenant General John Archer Lejeune (luh-jern), the 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps. He served more than 40 years in the Marine Corps and is often referred to as "the greatest of all Leathernecks."
- The base and surrounding community is home to an active duty, dependent, retiree and civilian employee population of approximately 170,000 people.
- Camp Lejeune generates almost $3 billion in commerce each year.
- Camp Lejeune's state-of-the-art landfill and water treatment systems help protect the surrounding environment.