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65th Annual SMDA Reunion
Jacksonville, NC ē August 5-9, 2014

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Our Reunion at Camp Lejeune and Eastern North Carolina

Members venturing to Jacksonville in January to recharge their Marine Corps batteries at the Divisionís Birthdays know that that it can be a bit chilly in Eastern North Carolina. And as you have already read in this issue, quite a bit chilly. That all changes during the summer. The National Staff and the Division welcome you to share almost a week with them in August when itís going to be a bit warmer, quite a bit warmer. Leave your heavy coats and earmuffs at home, grab your swim suits and snorkels--donít forget the kids and grandkids--and come to eastern NC for a fun-filled, sun-filled reunion with your friends and the great Marines and Sailors of the 2d Marine Division. We have two hotels ready to book your reservations. Please tell them that you are with the Second Marine Division Association.


Comfort Suites
130 Workshop Lane (off Route 17N)
Jacksonville, NC 28546
(910) 346-8900
Rate: $83.00/night + tax


Holiday Inn Express 2115 N. Marine Blvd. (Route 17N)
Jacksonville, NC 28546
(910) 347-1900
Rate: $83.00/night + tax


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 and Route 24 Route 24 connects to Interstate 40.