New Bern NC
Relocation & Retirement
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convenient to Camp LeJeune in Jacksonville NC or Cherry
Point MCAS in Havelock NC?
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This eastern NC military
transfer and military retirement page has it all (click
for Table of Contents), including information for
both active and retired military moving to Havelock NC, New Bern NC, and
Jacksonville NC- for Cherry Point MCAS, Camp LeJeune and
other military installations in eastern NC.
New Bern NC: We LOVE
Military, But We Don't LOOK Military!
New Bern NC is- in two words- military
friendly! We admire and honor those who serve like no other small town.
Nestled between important military installations of
Marine Corps Air Station and
Naval Aviation Depot
Fleet Readiness Center East
in nearby Havelock NC, and
Camp LeJeune Marine
Corps base in Jacksonville NC.
New Bern NC is a convenient and pleasant
alternative to living in the typical military towns of Jacksonville or
Havelock. When you drive into a typical military town, the landscape is
definitely NOT family oriented- too many tattoo parlors and bars, too little
charm. For that reason, New Bern is extremely popular with Camp LeJeune and
Cherry Point personnel looking for a better lifestyle for their families.
beautiful and charming neighborhoods (including
golf communities) that feed into some of the
schools in NC outside of Raleigh, abundant
great health care, New Bern is definitely "a step up"!
As for convenience for the personnel
who have to shuttle between Camp LeJeune and/or Cherry Point, New Bern
is the most convenient and desirable location, since it sits equidistant to
New Bern is definitely a
"Southern Surprise" with many
and activities like concerts and theater, 300 years of
sports and recreation, including
kayaking and fishing- plus
commuting convenience to Cherry Point and Camp LeJeune
and nearby beaches.
New Bern Home resale values tops in
eastern Carolina! Because of the desirable New Bern lifestyle,
homes here have historically maintained a higher resale value.
Whether you are an active armed services family or military retiree, if you want to live and enjoy life in a warm,
community with the amenities of a larger metropolitan center, New Bern is for YOU!!
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
We include info and links for:
estate, financial advice for military and getting VA Loans,
nearby military installations (including
Marine Corps installations of MCAS Cherry Point and Camp LeJeune,
installations including Naval Aviation Depot FRC Cherry Point,
Coast Guard facilities,
NC National Guard and US Army installations, and
military health care,
local governmental veterans service
and retired military and veteran support organizations. We even include
information on schools,
military and retiree financial services and federal credit unions,
selling a home with specific military real estate information, and
other useful military links, including
consumer protection issues for military.
Home resale speed and value are very important to
military home owners who often have to sell quickly and don't want to lose money
sell a home. Well-maintained homes for sale in New Bern still seem to
appreciate in spite of the rest of the market, and in some neighborhoods, almost
as much as in the boom years. So
buying the right home in the right area is an important part of military
FINRA, the private Financial
Industry Regulatory Authority that regulates the securities industry, offers
useful web site specifically for the military on how to save and invest wisely,
particularly in real estate.
was created by InCharge® Education Foundation for the DOD to provide an
authoritative financial resource for military families.
the Bartram Team to find a home that will continue to appreciate; that's
a number 1 priority in today's military climate.
The Bartram team understands your
special needs. We intend to make your stay in New Bern fiscally
successful; it's already a great family post.
Prices are still
appreciating here, not as fast as a year ago, but you can still make a nice nest
egg if you buy "smart" and carefully. And selling fast is
important, too, when transferring. Pricing your property "right" to get the most
while staying competitive to move it fast is a delicate balance and takes
enough stresses in your life, and buying and selling real estate can add to them
without a seasoned expert to ease your way. Bob will point you in the
right direction, help you find the right house and financing, and and walk you
through the process each step of the way.
Call Bob Bartram at (252) 636-7313 for immediate assistance.
There are a number of military installations in eastern North
Carolina. Locals are so supportive of the troops that they
call eastern NC "The Land of the Free, Because of Our Brave".
CORPS INSTALLATIONS NEAR NEW BERN NC
The Cherry Point Marine Air Station is in Craven County, 20 minutes from New Bern,
where water-front property communities and golf-course communities abound.
Cherry Point takes its name from a 19th Century post
office location near a huge cherry orchard on the Neuse River.
Construction began on the base just before Pearl Harbor in WW2. The river is miles wide at Cherry Point; the base is the largest employer in
eastern North Carolina, an extensive self-contained town. Thirty minutes
to the east are the famed Crystal Coast beaches, a favorite playground for
military families. The North Carolina population is hugely supportive of
their military and patriotism is a proud tradition.
December 2004: The Department of
Defense ranked Cherry Point as the best prepared military base in the event of
an attack! The men and women of Cherry Point are to be commended!!
MCAS Cherry Point hosts a wonderful
air show for the public every year in May.
Check the official 2007 site to read about the Cherry Point Air
Camp LeJeune is in Jacksonville, only 35 miles from New Bern. Due to
the better schools and housing, many military families choose to live in New
Bern and commute to Jacksonville down US-17S. The main base of Camp LeJeune
is referred to as "Mainside" and is one of the largest Marine
Corps bases in the United States.
Visit these web sites for more information:
One of the outlying facilities on Camp Lejeune, Courthouse
Bay, is home to the Marine Corps Engineer School and the
2nd Assault Amphibian (AA) Battalion.
Visit this site for information. They have their own
Courthouse Bay Recreation Center.
Located just south of Camp LeJeune on US 17S in Jacksonville,
Marine Corps' School of Infantry - East (SOI) aboard Camp
Geiger, North Carolina. SOI trains over 200,000 every year. From
entry-level Marines receiving training in basic warrior skills
to training officers from the rank of Corporal to Lieutenant in
advanced infantry Skills, SOI's training mission ensures "Every
Marine is, first and foremost, a Rifleman."
Four miles south of Jacksonville, MCAS New River is the
principal helicopter operating facility for the US Marine Corps
on the East Coast. Not only is it the evaluation and prospective
beddown site for the V-22 Osprey, it also supports both aircrew
training in the H-53 helicopter and has been a helicopter
support facility since 1954.
"The Fleet Readiness Center East at Cherry Point
NC (Cherry Point FRC East) provides extensive maintenance and engineering support to
Navy and Marine Corps aviation, as well as other armed services,
federal agencies and foreign governments."
official Cherry Point Naval Aviation Depot site for more
The Cherry Point Halyburton Naval Hospital in Havelock, NC
provides health care services for military personnel. Visit the
official Hospital site for information on checking in,
hospital departments and services.
GUARD INSTALLATIONS NEAR NEW BERN NC
Coast Guard NC Stations
New Bern is located
within the 5th Coast Guard District headquartered in Portsmouth,
VA. There are a number of USCG facilities in eastern NC along
the beaches, including Fort Macon,
Hobucken, Emerald Isle, Oak Island and Elizabeth City. A
large cutter is based in Wilmington and runs all along the East
Coast and the Caribbean.
Coast Guard Flotillas
US AIR FORCE
INSTALLATIONS NEAR NEW BERN NC
US ARMY AND NATIONAL GUARD
INSTALLATIONS NEAR NEW BERN NC
- North Carolina National Guard
New Bern is host to the 694th Maintenance Company (DS)
(Non-Divisional) of the North Carolina Army National
A NC National Guard/ US Army Reserve Armed Forces
Training Center (pictured to the left) and depot can be found at
301 Glenburnie Drive (off of Oaks Road) in New Bern.
The National Guard Recruiting office is located at 317
New Bern, NC 28560. Phone: (252) 633-9975.
There is another North Carolina National Guard Armory at 3414
Bridges Street, Morehead City, NC. For info, call (252)
For more information on the NC National Guard, visit
North Carolina National Guard site.
- US Army installations in NC include:
- US Army Corps of Engineers
consumer education materials covering a
wide range of consumer protection issues, from auto leasing, to
identity theft, to work-at-home scams
SERVICES FOR ACTIVE MILITARY AND VETERANS
: "The InCharge® Education Foundation
developed Military Money® magazine to provide an authoritative
financial resource for military families and help ensure the
fighting readiness of America's armed forces by enhancing their
financial readiness to make informed decisions in their everyday
lives. The magazine and its companion website,
www.militarymoney.com, explore such personal finance issues
as money management, home and family life for military families,
education and career advice, deployment and relocation, and
transitioning to the civilian world.
- DFAS.mil: This is the
Defense Finance and Accounting Service, with info on
Department and military retirees pay information.
PROTECTION FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL
gateway to consumer education materials covering a wide range of consumer protection issues, from auto leasing, to identity theft, to
- GENERAL MILITARY INFO and NEWS SITES
- Marines for Life The Marine for Life program provides transitioning
Marines with helpful assistance and information. A directory will refer
you to a Hometown Link who may assist you with information and referrals
to Marine and Marine-friendly resources such as employment networking,
adult education information, housing information, military issues and
benefits information, family assistance, and community information.
"Once a Marine Always a Marine"
- NOTE: You may get a certificate error message when accessing this
site, but it is safe to proceed anyway as it is an official USMC site.
- Related Marine Corps and Navy Links recommended by USMC
GOVERNMENT BENEFITS SITES
Benefits.gov: GovBenefits.gov is the official benefits website of the
U.S. government, with information on over 1,000 benefit and assistance
programs. This is a free, confidential tool that helps you find government
benefits you may be eligible to receive.
DisabilityInfo.gov: The comprehensive federal website of
disability-related government resources.
AND VETERANS SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS
- LOCAL GOVERNMENT VETERANS SERVICES
- Craven County Veterans Services Office
"The Craven County Veterans Services Office provides
various services and referrals so veterans, dependents, and survivors can
apply for and receive benefits they may be entitled to.
The majority of time is spent in assisting claimants in
applying for service-connected disability and non-service-connected pension
as well as widow's benefits. This office also provides various forms for
individuals seeking additional assistance. Information on the process of
veterans benefits is provided as well.
Individuals seeking assistance should call for an
appointment or visit the Veterans Services Office for assistance or
Office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday."
Location: 2818 Neuse
Boulevard, New Bern, NC 28562
Phone: (252) 636-6611
Contact: Veterans Service Officer, Vickie L. Glover
- Pamlico County Veterans Services Office
- Disabled American Veterans (www.dav.org)
- New Bern Office: 1025 Harbour Pointe Dr, New Bern,
NC. Phone: (252) 638-5900
Military One Source:
- Military OneSource is a free 24/7 counseling and resource locator
service provided by the Department of Defense at no cost to active duty,
Guard and Reserve (regardless of activation status) and their families. It
is a virtual extension of installation services.
- It provides help with child care, personal finances, tax
preparation and filing, emotional support during deployments,
relocation information, or resources needed for special
circumstances. The Military OneSource interactive Web site includes locators for
education, child and elder care, online articles, access to free educational
books and CDs, referrals to military and community resources, financial
calculators, live online workshops called Webinars, an option to “Email a
consultant” and much more.
- Visit Military OneSource today at
or call 1-800-342-9647.
- Military Homefront: This is the official Department of Defense web
site for reliable Quality of Life information designed to help troops
and their families, leaders and service providers. Whether you live the
military lifestyle or support those who do, you'll find what you need!
- Center for Women
Veterans: The Center ensures that women veterans receive benefits and
services on a par with male veterans, encounter no discrimination in their
attempt to access these services, are treated with respect and dignity by VA
service providers. It acts as the primary advisor to the Secretary for
Veterans Affairs on all matters related to programs, issues, and initiatives
for and affecting women veterans.
- USO of North
Carolina: There is a large USO branch based in Jacksonville, NC,
serving Camp LeJeune, Cherry Point, and other military installations in
- USO Jacksonville Center is located at Tallman Street, Jacksonville,
- There is a free bus (Bus #3) from Camp LeJeune to the USO Center.
Check the base bus schedule for times.
- Phone: (910) 455-3411
- Hours: (updated 1 Aug 2007) Monday-Thursday: 1030-2100, Friday:
Saturday: 1000-2200, Sunday: 1000-1700
- The American Legion Post 24
2107 S. Glenburnie Road, New Bern , NC 28562
- AmVets: AmVets
supports both veterans and active duty military personnel with many local
and national programs. "We must never forget those who served and died, and
the sacrifices made for freedom."
- Wounded Warriors:
The Project seeks to assist those men and
women of U.S. armed forces who have been severely injured during the
conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and other hot spots around the world.
- Veterans Network:
Internet television and radio programs for veterans.
- Note that the sound comes on right away when you click through to
this site, so if you're web surfing where it might disturb others, you
should turn the sound down or listen on headphones.
American Pain Foundation: APF is a a nonprofit organization that serves
as a clearinghouse for issues related to pain management. The foundation
reaches out to veterans who are in pain and provides them with educational
information, and support to improve their pain care, decrease their sense of
isolation, and encourage them in their pursuit of a better quality of life
for themselves and their families.
- One Freedom:
ONE Freedom is comprised of civilian and former military professionals
providing training to returning veterans and their families. Their programs
focus on “normalizing” deployment stress and offer helpful education on the
body’s response to stress and how to maintain balance.