Many residents have complained about the medical care system on base as well.
Living off post is also wildly expensive because of the popularity of the area among civilians. Located in Havelock, North Carolina, many residents complain that Cherry Point is essentially bumfuck.
In terms of activities, the social scene caters more to young, single Marines than those with families.
Additionally, from the 1950s to the late 1980s, the base had a water contamination scare that Camp Pendleton is located in San Diego, California.
The area routinely faces intense wildfires that require frequent evacuations.
Some people really love it, others hate it — it usually depends on where you’re from originally.
It has $5 million cash on hand and owes $3.2 million in debts.