Events: 2014 Birthday    


2d Marine Division’s 73rd Birthday
Camp Lejeune
January 29-February 1, 2014

The registration
Headquarters will be at the Comfort Suites. The backup hotels will be Holiday Inn Express, Quality Inn, Extended Stay America, Suyper 8 and Mainstay Suites. Mainstay Suites is new and next to Super 8. To get the rates listed below, you must identify yourself as being with the Second Marine Division Association when you call for reservations. Cut off dates: Extended Stay America, Jan.10th;
Mainstay Suites, Jan. 15th.

essential elements of information

WHAT: 2nd Marine Division Birthday Celebration    
WHERE: Camp Lejeune, NC    
WHEN: Jan. 29 - Feb. 1, 2014    
HQ HOTEL: Comfort Suites BACKUP HOTEL: Quality Inn
  130 Workshop Lane
(off Rte 17N)
  2139 N. Marine Blvd.
(Rte 17N)
  Jacksonville, NC 28546   Jacksonville, NC 28546
  (910) 346-8900   (910) 938-0800
  Rate: $70.00/night
(1 or 2 beds) + tax
  Rate: $70.00/night
(1 or 2 beds) + tax
BACKUP HOTEL: Holiday Inn Express BACKUP HOTEL: Extended Stay America
  2115 N. Marine Blvd.
(Rte 17N)
  20 McDaniel Dr.
  Jacksonville, NC 28546   Jacksonville, NC 28546
  (910) 347-1900   (910) 347-7684
  Rate: $85.00/night
(1 or 2 beds) + tax
  Rate: $77.00/nite
(queen single) + tax
BACKUP HOTEL: Super 8    
  2149 Marine Blvd North
(Rte 17)
  Jacksonville, NC 28540    
  (910) 455-6888    
  Rate: $52.00/nite
(1 bed) + tax

WARNING: HOTEL ROOM MUST BE RESERVED SEPARATELY: This Birthday Pre-Registration form will register you for birthday events only. It will not reserve your hotel room. You must contact the COMFORT SUITES, HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS, QUALITY INN, EXTENDED STAY AMERICA, SUPER 8 or MAINSTAY SUITES to make your room reservation. The room rates vary with each hotel. A 10% room tax must be added to these room rates.



AIR: For those who are planning to arrive by commercial airlines, the local regional airport servicing Jacksonville/Camp Lejeune is Albert J. Ellis Regional Airport (OAJ). It is served by only two airlines, US Airways Express and Delta ComAir, with ten scheduled flights per day to and from Charlotte, NC, and Atlanta, GA. They fly a mix of small turbojet and turboprop aircraft. The nearest alternative airports with major airlines and large turbojet aircraft are Wilmington, NC (ILM)(1.5-hour drive) and Raleigh/Durham International Airport (RDU) (2.5-hour drive).

HIGHWAY: For those who are planning to drive, Jacksonville, NC, is at the intersection of two major highways: Route 17 (which runs north and south parallel to the coast) and Route 24 (which runs east and west). Route 24 connects to Interstate 40 about an hour west of Jacksonville at Warsaw, NC.


Wednesday, January 29th  
  All Day: Arrival/Registration at Comfort Suites.
Thursday, January 30th  
  Day: In Planning.
  Evening: Sergeant Major’s Reception at Marston Pavilion.
Friday, January 31st
  Day: Memorial Service and Division Birthday Ceremonies
  Evening: Banquet at Paradise Point Officer’s Club.
Saturday, February 1st