Semper Fi - East Coast
Jacksonville is the commercial hub of Onslow County and home to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River. Some 75,000 people make the city their home. The once quiet farming community has grown into the business, retail, medical, banking and cultural center for Onslow County.
In 1992, Jacksonville was named an All-America City by the National Civic League. This award was a direct result of the active involvement of citizens in the governance of the community. Jacksonville promotes the collaborative interaction of citizens, government, business, and the voluntary sector in the resolution of public issues and the solving of shared problems.