Travel: Camp Lejeune

Retrograde is the return of deployed Marines, better known as homecoming for our Marine parents, spouses, family and friends. Retrograde includes return from MEUs/floats as well as in-country deployments (overseas stations)


Upon arrival you will want to enter the Main Gate Entrance (don't forget to turn off your headlights). As you enter there is a driveway to the right, you must go here to obtain a pass for your vehicle. It only takes a few minutes as long as you have everything and they don't decide to search your car. Every time you enter the base you will go through a checkpoint mainly to make sure you have everyone buckled (as you always should), the driver's ID (and whoever has the military ID. Most the time they see your temporary pass on your windshield and make sure its not expired or anything and let you through but occasionally they will stop you. Watch your speed through the base, and follow the military rules while on the base. Proceed to your destination! My advice is if you don't have a military ID, make sure you are always with someone who does.

Unit/Battalion Information Pages

For specifics about homecoming dates and other information, your primary contact for parents of Marines and loved ones will be the FRO, or Family Readiness Officer. Contact information for the FRO can be found on the, Inc. Unit Information Pages.

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