North Carolina has one of the largest military footprints of any state in the country, representing three out of the four branches of service and totaling 129, 049 in 2016. Military and defense industries are the second largest employers in our state, and the military has an economic impact of $66 billion annually. The military bases located in North Carolina are major drivers in our communities, allowing families and business to thrive through the synergy and partnerships that have developed between local and state government, military and defense sectors, and local businesses throughout our history.
Seymour Johnson Air Force Base
The Seymour Johnson Air Force Base (seymourjohnson.af.mil), in Goldsboro, North Carolina, is considered a major Air Combat Command base and is home to the 4th Striker Wing, which consists of four separate groups, the maintenance group, the medical group, the mission support group and the operations group. The base is also the home location of the Air Force's 567th Red Horse squadron and the 916th Air Refueling Reserve Unit.
Fort Bragg (bragg.army.mil) is the Army's only base in North Carolina. Fort Bragg is located near Fayetteville and home to more than 30 different military organizations, including the XVIII Airborne Corps, the 82nd Airborne Division, the 4th brigade JROTC and the Army's Reserve Command. The John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School is also located at Fort Bragg. The center serves as a training center for the Army's Civil Affairs, Military Information Support and Special Forces special operations programs.
Base Support Unit Elizabeth City
The Coast Guard's Base Support Unit Elizabeth City (uscg.mil) in Elizabeth City is the Coast Guard's sole base in the state. The Coast Guard's Aviation Logistics Center and the Aviation Technical Training Center are both located at the base. Base Support Unit, Elizabeth City, is also home to a Small Boat Station that patrols local waterways and an Air Station that sends units along the Atlantic Coast, from Greenland to the southern Caribbean.
Camp Lejeune (lejeune.usmc.mil), a Marine Corps base in Jacksonville, home to several combat units and support commands, is known as the home of "Expeditionary Forces in Readiness." In addition to hosting its own Marine Corps commands, Camp Lejeune is also the site of a Naval command and hospital. Three Military Operations in Urban Terrain training facilities are located on the base, an area with a broad range of support services and facilities for military members and their families living on base or nearby.
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