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List Of Marine Corps Bases In The US

Established in 1775 as a branch of the Navy, the Marine Corps is the smallest military branch, alongside the Coast Guard. Their task was to guard beaches on behalf of the Navy. In 1798, they were commissioned as an official branch of the military and branded the Marine Corps.

Although they still have an aviation unit, the Navy offers air and sea services to support the Marines. Currently, there are more than 180,000 active Marines around the world ready to execute orders. They have a popular slogan: “The few. The Proud. The Marines.” Through their different bases, they continue to offer faithful service to the nation.

In this post, we will be looking into the different Marine Corps bases in the US. On a side note, if you’re looking at this list as a potential Marine, it’s not an extensive list of where you may be stationed. As a Marine it’s possible to have a short tour at a Navy base or any other Joint Command base, but for 90% of your career these are the places that you might find yourself.

Marine Corps Bases in Arizona

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma

Marine Corps Air Station Yuma
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Location: Yuma, Arizona

Overall Mission: This serves as a premier training base for Marine pilots. It is where most of the air-to-ground aviation training for Marines are conducted. It supports multiple military squadrons.

Official Website: https://www.mcasyuma.marines.mil/

Marine Corps Bases in California

Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center – Twentynine Palms

Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center - Twentynine Palms
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Location: Twenty-nine Palms in San Bernardino County, California

Overall Mission: Also known as 29 Palms, Stumps, or TwentynineStumps, this is the largest Marine Corps base in the US. The unit provides services and managing facilities to the operating forces and also ensure promptness of resident commands and tenants in the Combat Center.

Official Website: https://www.29palms.marines.mil/

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
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Location: San Diego, California

Overall Mission: It acts as a training ground for many reserves and active Army, Marine, and Navy units. Several local, stage, and national agencies also use it as a training facility. It hosts I Marine Expeditionary Force.

Official Website: https://www.pendleton.marines.mil/

Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow

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Location: Barstow, California

Overall Mission: It enables operational readiness through infrastructure, logistics and services in order to support the Marine Corps and other government components.

Official Websitehttps://www.mclbbarstow.marines.mil 

Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego
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Location: San Diego, California

Overall Mission: This is where male recruits living west of the Mississippi River are trained. Over 21,000 recruits are trained here every year. This base hosts Recruiter School for Marine Corps.

Official Website: https://www.mcrdsd.marines.mil/

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar
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Location: Miramar, San Diego, California

Overall Mission: This base hosts the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. It serves as a training ground for new Tomcat crews. It is better known as Navy Fighter Weapons School.

Official Website: https://www.miramar.marines.mil/

Marine Corps Bases in the District of Columbia

The Pentagon

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Location: Washington, D.C.

Overall Mission: The Pentagon is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense where they make the hard decisions needed to protect the security of our country. 

Marine Corps Bases in Florida

United States Southern Command

United States Southern Command
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Location: Miami, Florida

Overall Mission: It fosters national collaboration and cooperation among regions in their jurisdiction. It also guards the southern region and promotes security and stability in their area of responsibility to support US security objectives at the national level.

Official Website: https://www.candp.marines.mil/Organization/Operating-Forces/Marine-Forces-Southern-Command/

Marine Corps Bases In Georgia

Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany

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Location: Albany, Georgia

Overall Mission: Is dedicated to supporting its tenant commands by providing high quality, cost-effective installation support services.

Official Website: https://www.albany.marines.mil

Marine Corps Bases In Hawaii

Marine Corps Base Hawaii

Marine Corps Base Hawaii
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Location: Kaneohe Bay, on Oahu, Hawaii

Overall Mission: It offers sustainable and secure training as well as support and facilities to help Operation Forces carry out their mission. It produces readiness and provides support to Operation Forces by launching lethal force when called upon.

Official Website: https://www.mcbhawaii.marines.mil/

Oahu Hawaii Military Bases

Marine Corps Bases in North Carolina

Marine Corps Air Station New River

Marine Corps Air Station New River
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Location: Jacksonville, North Carolina

Overall Mission: This serves as a tilt-rotor and helicopter base in Jacksonville. It supports and enhances readiness for combat-ready units of the Marine Corps Aviation Combat Element.

Official Website: https://www.newriver.marines.mil/

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune
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Location: Jacksonville, North Carolina

Overall Mission: This base acts as a home for combat-ready units preparing for expeditionary deployment. It is home to II Marine Expeditionary Forces.

Official Website: https://www.lejeune.marines.mil/

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point

Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point
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Location: Havelock, North Carolina

Overall Mission: This Marine Corps base hosts 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing. It operates and maintains the assigned aircraft. Through the Fleet Assistance Program, this base provides personnel in the fields of passenger and freight transportation.

Official Website: https://www.cherrypoint.marines.mil/

Marine Corps in South Carolina

Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort

Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort
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Location: Beaufort, SC

Overall Mission: This is home to Atlantic Coast fixed Wing. It provides aviation facilities and supports to enhance the combat readiness of Marines and Sailors who are defending the US in the region.

Official Website: https://www.beaufort.marines.mil/

Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island

Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island
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Location:  Parris Island, South Carolina

Overall Mission: It acts as a Marines’ recruitment base where qualified young men and women are given rigorous basic training to teach them of Marines’ shared legacy, commitment to core values, and the need to serve the US.

Official Website: https://www.mcrdpi.marines.mil/

Marine Corps Bases in Virginia

Joint Base Myer – Henderson Hall

Henderson Hall
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Location: Arlington, Virginia

Overall Mission: this is a military installation base of the US Marine Corps. It offers support in technology, construction, and accounting for Marines.

Official Website: https://www.hqmc.marines.mil/Agencies/Headquarters-and-Service-Battalion//

Marine Corps Base Quantico

Marine Corps Base Quantico
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Location: Quantico, Virginia

Overall Mission: This base provides services and facilities to the military, tenant commands, and civilian personnel to sustain and promote training readiness.

Official Website: https://www.quantico.marines.mil/

Check out some of our other military base lists below:

List Of Coast Guard Bases

List Of Air Force Bases

List Of Navy Bases

List Of Army Bases

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Jeff E.
Jeff E.
Jeff served with the Marine Corps Reserves as an Infantryman with Kilo Co. 3rd Battalion 23rd Marines from 1997 to 2003. 3/23 was deployed to Iraq in 2003 and served primarily in the Wasit Province of Iraq. Since exiting, Jeff has served as a non-profit manager in the area of foster care and adoption.

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