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Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue

unofficial Bogue Field logo
Airport information
NameMCALF Bogue
Airport typeMilitary
OwnerUnited States Department of the Navy
OperatorUnited States Marine Corps
LocationBogue Sound / Emerald Isle, North Carolina
In use1942-Present (Intermittently)
Occupants2nd Marine Aircraft Wing/MWSS-274
Elevation6 m (21 ft)

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Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue , also known as Bogue Field, is an 875 acre (3.5 km2) landing field located on Bogue Sound that serves as the Marine Corps’ only East Coast site for Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP). By performing many of these landings at night, pilots simulate landing on an aircraft carrier or an amphibious assault ship, which provides the force with the means to forward deploy its aviation assets in order to have a more readily accessible aviation punch for the Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) commander on the battlefield.

Marines who are assigned to the remote airfield have been nicknamed "Bogue Rats". This nickname is reflected in their unofficial logo.

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