By Rod Powers
Cherry Point is located midway between New Bern and Morehead City, N.C. The main gate is off North Carolina Highway 101, which connects with U.S. Highway 70 adjacent to the city of Havelock. On a large-scale map, Cherry Point can be pinpointed about 90 miles west-southwest of Cape Hatteras on the Neuse River in Craven County.
All newcomers should plan to meet their sponsor at the Welcome Center, B-251 Main Gate at Hwy 101 & Roosevelt. Newcomers should check in at the Welcome Center upon arrival for duty at Cherry Point to receive assistance.
Craven Regional Airport is located in New Bern NC, which is 18 miles from Cherry Point. There will be taxi's and rental cars available at the airport.
From Craven County Regional Airport drive east on Hwy 70 to Havelock, about 16 miles.
From I-95 take Smithfield exit and head east on Hwy 70 to Havelock, about 108 miles.
From Hwy 17 turn onto Hwy 70 East in New Bern.