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RELOCATION/WELCOME GUIDE

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

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Our Military

  Location Jacksonville, North Carolina, is the county seat of Onslow County and home to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. The base lies on the eastern edge of the county, bordered by the New River and Atlantic Ocean. Onslow County is about 500 miles north of Jacksonville, Florida, 600 miles

Welcome

  Welcome to North Carolina! Onslow County’s flat, gently rolling terrain covers 763 square miles and is in the southeastern coastal plain of North Carolina, approximately 120 miles east of Raleigh, and 50 miles north of Wilmington. The city of Jacksonville is the county seat, and the areas surrounding the

Getting To & Around

  Situated along the Atlantic Ocean, Onslow County’s rolling terrain is an ideal place to raise a family or just for a relaxing getaway. Many people traveling in the area choose to drive so they can take in the ocean views and the woodlands, bogs and saltwater estuaries of the

Housing & Real Estate

  A low cost of living and pleasant natural surroundings in North Carolina’s Onslow County contribute to a quality of life not often found in larger metropolitan areas. In 2015, an estimated 186,311 people called the county home, and the population density was 233 people per square mile, the U.S.

Employment & Economy

  In 2013, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis judged Onslow County to be the nation’s fastest-growing county in terms of five-year economic growth, and given the continuing financial fuel from Marines and sailors stationed at Camp Lejeune and New River Air Station, the county’s prospects remain bright. The Onslow

Health Care

  There are many health care services for military, civilians and veterans in Onslow County, though the Affordable Care Act has changed established insurance options. Visit www.healthcare.gov for information on open enrollment for health care coverage under the national Affordable Care Act. North Carolina currently has four carriers that offer

Family Resources

  Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially when kids and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can make the transition easier. Local government websites are valuable resources for newcomers to Onslow County because they provide important

Education & Academics

  For those moving to a new location, it’s important to know what educational options are available. This chapter outlines the public school system in Onslow County, along with information about local libraries and higher education. There are private schools, charter schools and home schooling available to children in the

Living

  There are plenty of entertaining activities — music, sports, theater, museums, parks and shopping — to choose from in Onslow County. Take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean at Hammocks Beach State Park, for instance, or tee off at the Scottish-links style 18-hole Castle Bay Golf Course. Don’t miss

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Lt. Gen. Wissler visits II MEF

Story by LCpl Ashley Lawson on 12/23/2016 The II Marine Expeditionary Force received a visit from Lt. Gen. John E. Wissler, commander of United States Marine Corps Forces Command, to discuss readiness issues and how to rectify them, Dec. 12-16, 2016. Wissler visited division, wing and engineer units at Marine

Marine Recieves 2015 GOMA Award

Story by Sgt Anthony Mesa on 12/22/2016 Sergeant Jake Mettam, an amphibious assault vehicle mechanic with Headquarters and Service Company, 2nd Amphibious Assault Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, was presented the Ordinance Noncommissioned Officer of the Year 2015 Ground Ordinance Maintenance Association award at Camp Lejeune, N.C., December 12, 2016. The

II MEF Gets New Sgt. Maj.

Story by Sgt Anthony Mesa on 12/20/2016 Many members of Zickefoose's family were in attendance, along with Maj. Gen. Walter Miller, the II MEF commanding general, and various sergeants major, both retired and currently serving. Zickefoose has served the Marine Corps for 31 years, and has spent many of those
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