Defense

North Carolina's Eastern Region has a top industry sector in military and defense. The Marine Corps base at Camp Lejeune, Marine Corps air stations at Cherry Point, NC and New River, NC and the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base are driving tremendous population growth in the region.  

Camp Lejeune in North Carolina's Eastern Region
North Carolina's Eastern Region is finding innovative ways to provide food and fuel for the region's military installations.
Air Force One Flies Over Kinston, NC

North Carolina’s Eastern Region is emerging as one of the country’s premier centers for global logistics supporting defense- and aerospace-related industries.

Seymour Johnson AFB in Goldsboro, NC

The Eastern Region has more than 69,000 active-duty personnel and 12,000 civilian workers at four major facilities: Camp Lejeune, New River Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.