Hello All,

We just got the good news today that our Marine will be stationed at Camp Lejeune after he has completed his AAV training at Camp Pendleton, CA. We are BEYOND excited because he will only be 5 hours away from us (instead of 3 time zones!). But is there a limit on the distance he can travel during his leave time? We're just under 250 miles away from CLJ.

Thanks for the help,

Lori

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Yes there is... I'm not positive what the specifics are, but from memory I do believe you are outside the limit. There is a resource page somewhere on this site that may be helpful. Our moderator may be able to post the link. Hope i'm wrong & you can visit often! A blessing to be that much closer!!

Are you talking about weekend 96  or leave like for days? My sons are both stationed at CLJ and have gone to Mytle Beach, SC and up to Virginia for a NASCAR race for the weekend. I believe once your son is in the fleet his time is his as long as he's back for any duty / work.

I think if it is less than a 96 hr weekend they can't go over 420-450 miles. The have to have more than 96 hours if they are going farther than that. You should be fine being 250 miles. We are like 620 so he is limited on when he can come home. I hope you get to see him alot.

I understand it is 400 miles or under by vehicle and anything above that by jet.  Don't quote me on it.  Get in touch with his command.

I know there is a magic number (distance/mileage wise) where they have to put in an out of bounds chit before they can go but I think it's more than 300 miles for any liberty lasting longer than 24 hours and they have to stay within something like 80 miles for liberty lasting less than 24 hours. My husband just PCA'd from AABn on CLJ to another unit here. When he gets in from work I'll confirm the mileage and ask him if they have unit specific regulations on travel.

So here are the regs for Camp Lejeune. There is an actual base order though I don't have have link to reference it for you. Mileage is measured by the crows flight, not the actual street mileage.

24 hour liberty - 85 miles

48 hour liberty - 250 miles

72 hour liberty - 350 miles

96 hour liberty - 450 miles.

http://www.lejeune.usmc.mil/

This is the official link to Camp Lejeune.. is this what you are all referring to..

I think you can find and research any info on their official page...

Let me know if you need more- I will ask fellow moderators where else to go..

Good Luck, 

1~sdstatemom(denise)

I'm feeling a little stupid asking this question -- but how does one determine the crow's flight distance, vs. mileage? I'm sure we are on the edge of a 96 limit.

 

Thanks!


 
USMCwife&mom said:

So here are the regs for Camp Lejeune. There is an actual base order though I don't have have link to reference it for you. Mileage is measured by the crows flight, not the actual street mileage.

24 hour liberty - 85 miles

48 hour liberty - 250 miles

72 hour liberty - 350 miles

96 hour liberty - 450 miles.

Crystal, 

Don't feel stupid, I'm not sure myself. I asked my husband (a 1stSgt) about the distance/liberty ranges and he's the one who threw in the 'crows flight not actual street milage" part. If I find out, I'll let you know. 

Eli's Mom (Crystal) said:

I'm feeling a little stupid asking this question -- but how does one determine the crow's flight distance, vs. mileage? I'm sure we are on the edge of a 96 limit.

 

Thanks!

I found a webpage that will calculate these distances. It's super-easy to use.  You can just plug in Jacksonville, NC and the home address, and it gives the direct and transport distances.

 

Thanks for the initial info -- it's really helpful.

 

God bless,

Crystal
 
USMCwife&mom said:

Crystal, 

Don't feel stupid, I'm not sure myself. I asked my husband (a 1stSgt) about the distance/liberty ranges and he's the one who threw in the 'crows flight not actual street milage" part. If I find out, I'll let you know. 

Eli's Mom (Crystal) said:

I'm feeling a little stupid asking this question -- but how does one determine the crow's flight distance, vs. mileage? I'm sure we are on the edge of a 96 limit.

 

Thanks!

Sorry we cannot post outside links..

1~sdstatemom(denise)

Sorry. I forgot about that. Well, if you go to a search engine and type in 'how do you measure direct distance vs. mileage' you will get numerous options, one of which I found very helpful. ☺

 

The good news for me was that I found out that we are 'within range' of our son going by the way a crow flies. I knew there was something useful about those birds!

 

Have a great day everyone.

 

Crystal
 
1~sdstatemom (Denise) said:

Sorry we cannot post outside links..

1~sdstatemom(denise)

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