Community Relations


A Marine Corps color guard participates in a ceremony.The goal of Community Relations (COMREL) is to foster and support the Military-Civilian relationship between MCB Camp Lejeune and local, state and national communities. COMREL is a task assigned to the MCIEAST MCB Camp Lejeune Communication Strategy & Operations (COMMSTRAT) Office which strives to boost public awareness of the unique elements and contributions of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune through direct interaction with Marines, their families and their equipment.

Requests for community relations support (static displays, color guards, parade participants, etc.) must be submitted by the event organizer or representative to the MCIEAST MCB Camp Lejeune COMMSTRAT Office via email at in order to determine eligibility and to request Feasibility of Support (FOS) with the appropriate Base staff and/or major commands.

Due to the operational tempo of Marine Corps units stationed on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, requests for community relations support should be submitted in sufficient time so that an eligibility determination can be made and you can initiate a Feasibility of Support request with the MCIEAST-MCB Camp Lejeune COMMSTRAT Office 90 days prior to the event date. Requests received less than 90 days prior to the event day will be unsupportable.

Marine Corps Band requests should be made directly with the Second Marine Division Bandmaster. To contact the Second Marine Division Bandmaster, please visit their website by clicking on the following link:

Second Marine Division Band website

Support requests from DoD Installations require DD Form 2536 for non-aviation support requests. Requests for aerial support can be submitted using DD Form 2535.

Tours: Due to elevated Health Protection Condition and Force Protection Condition levels, individual and group tours are not currently being offered on Camp Lejeune or MCAS New River. The health, welfare and readiness of our Marines is our highest priority and the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic poses a significant threat. Therefore, in order to limit the exposure of operating forces to the danger posed by COVID-19, all group tours and visits have been suspended.