Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany
814 Radford Blvd., Ste. 20311, Bldg. 7200, Albany, GA 31704
Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany is located in the southwest section of Georgia. Albany is approximately 3 hours south of Atlanta, 1.5 hours north of Tallahassee, Florida and 2 hours east of Montgomery, Alabama. Macon, Columbus, and Valdosta are each approximately 1 hour away. You’ll find that the cost of housing and other living expenses in the Albany area is low to moderate.
On March 1, 1952, the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany was commissioned as the Marine Corps Depot of Supplies. By 1954, the station was sufficiently complete with warehouses and administration buildings – to assume supply support for Marines east of the Rocky Mountains and in the Atlantic area. In 1967, the Center became Storage Activity and Depot Maintenance Activity. In 1990, the Commandant of the Marine Corps designated the Commanding General, Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany to also be Commander, Marine Corps Logistics Bases. The reorganization placed control of MCLB – Barstow, CA; Blount Island Command – Jacksonville, FL, as well as Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany under this single command. In response to emerging changes, the Commandant approved the merger of the Marine Corps Material Command and the Marine Corps Logistics Bases to form a single command – The Marine Corps Logistics Command – creating MarCorLogCom – on May 8, 2003. In conjunction with this realignment, the Marine Corps Systems Command was realigned as a separate field command under Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps.
The mission of MCLB Albany is to provide worldwide, integrated logistics/supply chain and distribution management; depot level maintenance management; and strategic pre-positioning capability in support of the operating forces to maximize their readiness and sustainability and to support enterprise and program level total life cycle management (TLCM).
The closest airport is the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport, which is located 9.5 miles away from base.
From the Southwest Georgia Regional Airport:
If you are driving from the Albany airport you should turn left onto Newton Road out of the airport parking lot. Travel Newton Road for approximately 1 mile then turn right onto Oakridge Drive (234). Oakridge Drive will merge into Moultrie Road after about 1.5 miles. Follow Moultrie Road to Mock Road. Turn left onto Mock Road, then right onto Fleming Road. Follow Fleming Road past the intersection signal. The main gate will be just ahead on your left.
There is no public transportation to Marine Corps Logistic Base Albany.
Take Interstate 75 South to State Highway 300 Cordele (Georgia/Florida Parkway). Follow 300 W to Albany (approximately 45 miles). Turn right onto Oglethorpe, and then take a left onto Mock Road. Follow Mock Road to Short Street, then turn left onto Short Street. At the end of Short Street turn left onto Fleming Road. Enter the installation through the main gate.
From the South:
Take 75 N to 82 W (Tifton exit). Follow 82 W to Albany (approximately 45 miles). Take Business 82 W in Albany to Mock Road. Follow above directions to main gate.
When you arrive at the front gate:
Report to Building 3500 directly behind the flag pole. When you enter the building, report to the Duty NCO at the window to your right. Due to the increase base security, only trucks will be allowed to enter through the truck gate located on Fleming road. All other vehicles must enter the main gate or the Johnson road entrance until further notice.
During normal working hours:
Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. personnel should report to the Base Personnel Office in Building 7150, which is located off of McCawley Avenue near the Barracks. The contact number for S-1 is (229) 639-5101.
On holidays and after normal duty hours:
Personnel should report to the Officer of the Day in Bldg. 3500, at the booth inside the building’s main entrance. Building 3500 – also known as Coffman Hall – is visible from the main gate and houses the office of the CO and Sgt. Major, as well as civilian and travel pay, Staff Judge Advocate’s office, and public affairs.
TRICARE Information and News
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.
FOR THE CHILDREN
To enter a Georgia pre-kindergarten program, eligible students must be four years old by September 1st. To enter a Georgia public kindergarten, students must be five years old by September 1st.
In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition. Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program. Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit. There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Dougherty County Health Department (229) 352-4275
To prevent disease, injury, and disability; promote health and well-being, and prepare for and respond to disasters.
Child and Family Services (229) 430-4118
The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) investigates reports of child abuse; finds foster and adoptive homes for abused and neglected children; issues SNAP, Medicaid, TANF and child care assistance to low-income families; helps out-of-work parents get back on their feet; and provides numerous support services and innovative programs to help families in need.
Albany Humane Society (229) 888-7387
At Albany Humane we take the comfort of the animals in our care very seriously. We have teamed up with ShelterBeds.Org so that our supporters and community can donate a Kuranda bed directly to our shelter.
Georgia Department of Public Safety (229) 430-6585
Base Operator (229) 639-5000
Chaplain (229) 639-5284
Civilian Personnel Office (229) 639-5232
Dental Headquarters (229) 639-7871
Family Advocacy Program (229) 639-5252
Housing Services Office (229) 639-5962
Information and Referral (229) 639-5426
Legal Services and JAG (229) 639-5212
Medical Appointments (800) 529-4677
NAF Human Resources Officer (229) 639-5243
There is no waiting time for E1-E5 three bedrooms.
To register for on base housing or for questions regarding your housing application status,
contact the Military Housing Office at (229) 639-5962.
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In Albany, GA, the summers are long, hot and oppressive; the winters are short and cold; and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 40°F to 92°F and is rarely below 26°F or above 97°F.
The hot season lasts for 4.2 months, from May 17 to September 22, with an average daily high temperature above 86°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 92°F and low of 73°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.8 months, from November 30 to February 24, with an average daily high temperature below 66°F. The coldest day of the year is January 17, with an average low of 40°F and high of 60°F.
The wetter season lasts 3.3 months, from May 30 to September 8, with a greater than 35% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 53% on July 30.
The drier season lasts 8.7 months, from September 8 to May 30. The smallest chance of a wet day is 17% on October 30.
The overall cost of living index in Albany, GA, is 86 – which is 8% lower than the Georgia average and 14% lower than the national average. The cost of living index is created from the following categories: goods/services (33%), groceries (13%), health care (5%), housing (30%), transportation (9%) and utilities (10%). As you can see, goods/services and housing make up the majority of the overall cost of living index. Everyday goods and services can be a good indicator of the general cost of goods in a given city. In this case, the goods and services in Albany, GA are 3% lower than the Georgia average and 7% lower than the national average.
Albany, GA will surprise you. It’s a four-way intersection of southern antebellum charm, outdoor adventure, the civil rights movement, and multiple museum-style attractions.
One of Georgia’s Seven Natural Wonders – Radium Springs Gardens pumps 70,000 gallons per minute of crystal blue water from an underground cave, known as “The Blue Hole.”
Watch Ray Charles play piano or get an eyeful of the universe and come face to face with creatures of the deep. You can do all of that and more in Albany – located on the Flint River in southwest Georgia.
With a lively lineup of attractions – Chehaw; Thronateeska Heritage Center with Wetherbee Planetarium, Science Discovery Center and Museum of History; the Flint RiverQuarium and Imagination Theater – Albany transports visitors to good times. Visit the Art Museum of Albany, Theatre Albany, the Albany Civil Rights Institute, beautiful parks and trails, and an All American Fun Park with arcade, go-carts, bumper boats, miniature golf and laser tag.
Albany has more than two dozen hotels, lots of eateries and a year-round mild climate. It is an affordable home base for day trips to regional attractions, such as the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site in Plains or Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta.
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