Military


Outlying Field [OLF] Camp Davis

Camp Lejeune recently acquired much of the vacant Camp Davis property, located near the Town of Burgaw. There were two runways at Camp Davis. The older one paralleled the base layout, and the newer one angled off about 45, more or less North - South. Much of the property, including one of the airfields, is still in use by the US Marine Corps based at Camp LeJeune, just up the road a little way. The oldest runway isn't in use, while the newer one gets occasional use from the Marines during helicopter assault landing exercises.

Approximately 175 Marines and Sailors from Marine Wing Support Squadron-272 returned to MCAS New River 27 March 2002, after conducting pre-deployment training aboard Marine Corps Training Area Camp Davis. The purpose was to provide advanced training for the air base ground defense platoon and a warm-up exercise for their upcoming deployment to Spain. Marines and Sailors from Marine Wing Support Squadron-272 had an opportunity to become familiar with new gear while conducting pre-deployment training aboard Marine Corps Training Area Camp Davis. Equipment such as the Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement and the new Lightweight Maintenance Enclosure played a vital role in the three-day training conducted by the "Untouchables."



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