JACKSONVILLE, Onslow County - Camp Lejeune is set to host a formal ceremony Friday morning in which the camp's commander for nearly the past two years will hand over the reins to the new man in charge.
At 9 a.m. at W.P.T. Hill Field, Brig. Gen. Thomas Weidley will relinquish command of the base and region to Col. Michael Scalise, who has served as deputy commander since October 2016. Scalise will be in charge until the new commanding general, Brig. Gen. Julian Alford arrives in early August.
Weidley is leaving Camp Lejeune to assume command of the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing at Camp Foster in Okinawa, Japan.