Marine Bases in U.S. Could Close


Do we really need so many Marine Corps bases? All of them in the U.S. are listed below with the hope you become exhausted reading through them. If we want to balance the federal budget, we have to cut waste by eliminating duplicitous military installations. Take your pick as to those we really need.

HAWAII: The Island of Oahu hosts Marine Corps Base-Hawaii in Honolulu, Camp H. M. Smith, and an Air Station at Kaneohe Bay.

CALIFORNIA: Camp Pendleton, a major training base, is in San Diego County, along with the Marine Corps Recruit Depot. Also in San Diego are redundant Air Stations at Camp Pendleton, and at Miramar. The 29 Palms Air Ground Combat Center, and the Barstow Marine Logistics Base, are in San Bernardino County, just east of Los Angeles. A Marine Aviation Detachment is at China Lake, further north in the Mojave Desert. Aviation Training Support Group 23 is based in the center of the state, at Lemoore. A Marine Corps Detachment is at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey. The Mountain Warfare Training Center is at Bridgeport, on the California-Nevada line, near Reno.

WASHINGTON: Marine Aviation Training Support Group 53 has a presence on Whidbey Island, near Seattle.

ARIZONA: The Marines have an Air Station at Yuma and another Marine Corps Detachment at Huachuca City.

OKLAHOMA: A Marine Corps Detachment is based at Fort Sill.

TEXAS: There are Marine Corps Detachments at Fort Bliss in El Paso, and at Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo. Aviation Training Support Group 22 is situated at Corpus Christi. The Marines also have a reserve Detachment at Fort Worth.

LOUISIANA: The Marine Reserve HQ is in New Orleans.

MISSOURI: The Marine Mobilization Command is in Kansas City. Another Marine Corps Detachment is at Ft Leonard Wood.

INDIANA: The Marine Reserve Center is based in Indianapolis.

KENTUCKY: Another Marine Corps Detachment is stationed at Fort Knox in Louisville.

ALABAMA: There is also a Marine Corps Detachment at the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville.

RHODE ISLAND: The Navy War College at Newport houses another Marine Corps Detachment.

MARYLAND: Marine Aviation Detachments are located at Patuxent River, Fort Meade, and at the Aberdeen Proving Ground.

VIRGINIA: The important Quantico Marine Corps Base is in northern Virginia. The Marines also operate Henderson Hall, near the Pentagon, as well as a ceremonial Marine Barracks in DC. Marines are at the Camp Allen Naval Station at Norfolk. At nearby Virginia Beach, Aviation Training Support Group 33 is operated. A Marine Corps Detachment is also based at Fort Lee.

NORTH CAROLINA: In addition to the major base at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, NC, there are several redundant facilities there including: 1) Camp Geiger, 2) Camp Gilbert Johnson, 3) Courthouse Bay, and 4) Stone Bay. The New River Air Station is also in Jacksonville, NC. The nearby City of Havelock houses another redundant Cherry Point Air Station. The Marines practice carrier landings at the Bogue Landing Field. They have yet another training area at Camp Davis.

SOUTH CAROLINA: An enlistee training base, Parris Island Marine Recruit Depot, is in Port Royal. The Marines also have an Air Station at Beaufort.

GEORGIA: The Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany is in the southwest part of the state. Additional Marine Corps Detachments are located in Augusta, and at Fort Benning, in Columbus.

FLORIDA: Jacksonville, Florida is the home of the Blount Island Command. Pensacola houses a Marine Corps Detachment at Corry Station, as well as Aviation Training Support Group 21.

Why do we maintain such a large military? No foreign state is ever going to invade us, as it would be virtually impossible to maintain a foothold. Let’s get real and start closing some bases.

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