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Camp Lejeune to host Marine South military expo next week
7 Apr 2017

The 2017 edition of Marine South will be presented adjacent to the Goettge Memorial Field House on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune April 12 through 13.

The event is a military exposition providing first-hand looks at the latest products from the world's leading defense equipment manufacturers.

Marine South is sponsored by the Marine Corps League, a Marine Corps veterans' association, and co-sponsored by MCB Camp Lejeune.  The event is endorsed by the Marine Corps Association.

The 2017 expo will attract not only the military professionals charged with locating and engaging enemy forces at locations around the world, it will also host key decision-makers in the defense equipment and systems procurement chain.

Attendees will learn what is currently available and what they can expect in the near future.  Marine South allows the users and buyers to discuss matters of mutual interest with defense industry professionals in order to field the best products.

A featured highlight for this year’s expo will be a display for the Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV)  1.1 – the Marine Corps replacement of the Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV).  Representatives from the manufacturer will be present to answer questions about the vehicle, and the Marines will get the chance to get up-close-and-personal with this cutting-edge piece of gear.

From privates to general officers, expo attendees have opportunities to address, one-on-one with company representatives, specific equipment and systems issues relating to overall combat effectiveness and operational efficiency.

Admission to Marine South is free for all military and civilian personnel with a valid government identification.  Uniformed attendees do not need to register in advance and may enter the exhibit hall without a special registration badge.  Attendees not in uniform, civilians, and industry representatives must register and obtain an event attendee badge upon arrival, and non-uniformed attendees may register in advance by visiting the Marine South military expo website at

The expo will be open for a commanders' preview from 8:30 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 12.  The opening ceremony will be held at 9:45 the same day and the exhibit area will be open to all attendees from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Thursday, April 13, the exhibit areas will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Further details on Marine South are available at

Media representatives who would like to cover this event should meet at the Main Gate visitor center no later than 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 12 and should RSVP with Mr. Nat Fahy no later than 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 11 by calling (910) 451-5655 ext. 5 or e-mailing


Mr. Nat Fahy, Director of Public Affairs

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

Public Affairs Office, PSC Box 20005, Camp Lejeune, NC 28542-0005

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