NAS Atlanta 

Military facility, Headquarters for the Georgia State Department of Defense

Marietta, Georgia

ABOUT

NAS Atlanta, Georgia as it was known over the history, is a military base located close to Marietta. Over the last years, the base was known as General D. Lucius Clay National Guard Center. The place is in the immediate proximity of a different air base – Dobbins, wherewith it shared the runways.

The general mission of NAS Atlanta was to deal with the training sessions for Marine Corps and Navy reservists, whether they were used in aviation or non aviation missions. The command was run by over 900 individuals, both military troops and civilian people employed there.

The construction was approved in 1955. The US government decided to look after a wide flat field that would allow way longer runways compared to what the bases at those times had. The place was actually a small camp that was taken over. Since there were no political threats at those times, the base construction took 4 years and was complete in 1959. It is a relatively long period of time if you take in consideration the World War II bases that were built within months. The objectives of the base changed more times over the years. However, the constant improvements and upgrades turned the base into one of the most advanced military bases in the United States of America. As a matter of fact, it was awarded with the Edwin F. Conway Trophy two times – 1987 and 1993, as the most effective Naval Air Station. Some staff members also received numerous awards during those times. The upcoming years brought in even more rewards.

Over the year, dozens of units – tenant, associate or permanent – went through the gates of NAS Atlanta for temporary missions, training sessions or while looking for a base to call home. Some of the most important units that inhabited the base over the last years include the Carrier Air Wing Reserve 20, the Fleet Logistics Squadron 46, the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 142, the Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron or the Carrier Airbone Early Warning Squadron 77. A few of the units established here actually managed to stay for more than a few months.

The overall population of Marietta, Georgia is 61,048.

Previous
Next

ARRIVAL

Resources

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

A child must be five years old on or before September 1 to enter a public Kindergarten. The child must be six years old on or before September 1 to enter first grade. School systems must verify age before enrollment.

A child who was a legal resident of one or more states for a period of two years immediately prior to moving to Georgia and who was legally enrolled in either a public Kindergarten or first grade, or a private Kindergarten or first grade accredited by a state or regional association, would be eligible to enroll in Georgia schools, provided that the Kindergartner is five years old by December 31 or the first grader is six by that date.

In 2010, Georgia along with the majority of other 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 www.corestandards.org

Cobb County School District

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.

Online course options: edX – Founded by Harvard University and MIT, offers high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing. Enroll today!

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.

Child Care Aware:

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.

Georgia Department of Human Resources 912-576-5601
Helps families live safe, healthy and successful lives. It fulfills this mission by providing children, youth, families and adults care, services and treatment to thrive in their homes and communities.

Cobb County Children Services 844-694-2347
Strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.

Cobb County Animal Services 770-428-5678
Handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more.

Cobb County Dept of Public Health 770-514-2300

Highway Patrol 770-528-1600

Base Operator 678-655-6392

Housing

Housing is available to all to active duty military families

Submit information about your neighborhood

We vet for Vets

Report To Base is the #1 site for vetted military friendly realtors that work with active duty, are well versed in VA purchases and virtual tours. We feature mortgage brokers who specialize in VA loans with competitive rates so you do not have to shop for low rates we do it for you. All our home inspectors are VA friendly and are backed by our community. At Report To Base we do all the work for you. All you have to do is click and call.

Be sure to let our partners know you found them at Report to Base!

Community

In Marietta, the summers are hot and muggy; the winters are short, cold, and wet; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 34°F to 88°F and is rarely below 22°F or above 94°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Marietta for warm-weather activities are from early May to mid June and from late August to mid October

Compared to other cities in Georgia and cities across the country, the cost of living index in Marietta, GA is 106, which is 14% higher than the Georgia average and 6% higher than that for the entire country.

Goods and services that are a necessity regardless of location provide an accurate general sense of the cost of living in one city versus another. The cost of retail goods and services in Marietta, GA are 8% higher than the average for Georgia and 3% higher than the rest of the country.

The City of Marietta, Georgia, is a full-service municipality distinguished by its unique history, sense of community and modern quality of life.

The city’s economic development, police, fire, parks and recreation, public works, environmental services, power and water departments serve citizens and businesses.

Marietta is 15 miles northwest of Atlanta and the Cobb County seat. At 23 square miles, Marietta is one of Georgia’s most populous cities.

Marietta is a city northwest of Atlanta, in Georgia. Near leafy Marietta Square, an 1845 former cotton warehouse houses the Marietta Museum of History. Exhibits there focus on local history. The Gone with the Wind Museum, nearby, celebrates the film and the Margaret Mitchell novel. Northwest, trails lace Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, site of an 1864 Civil War battle.

Local Churches

Join our community

Receive great PCS tips and additional resources