Installation Overview --Marine Corp Logistic Base Albany, Georgia

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Overview

MCLB Albany Main Gate. Photo courtesy U.S. Marine Corps

Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany is a United States Marine Corps base located just outside Albany, Georgia. The primary mission of the units on the base is to rebuild and repair ground combat and combat support equipment and to support installations on the East Coast of the United States.

The base was commissioned in 1952 as the Marine Corps Depot of Supplies. Since then, the base has gone through a number of changes, finally settling on Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany in 1978, its present name. MCLB Albany is one of two logistics bases in the Marine Corps—the other is located in Barstow, Calif.

The mission of Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany is to provide facilities, infrastructure, and a range of tailored support services enabling supported commands aboard the installation to accomplish their assigned missions in support of the warfighter. We host many tenant organizations, the largest being Marine Corps Logistics Command. Maintenance center Albany, a subordinate command of LOGCOM, repairs, rebuilds and modifies all types of Marine Corps ground combat, combat support and combat service support equipment, all of which keep the Marine Corps operating successfully.

The base plays a strategic role as a part of the Marine Corps' efforts in the "Long War." Vehicles and other equipment damaged in Iraq or Afghanistan are brought through LOGCOM to maintenance center depots for repair and rebuild. LOGCOM also provides extensive world-wide logistics support for Marine Corps involvement in Overseas Contingency Operations. LOGCOM's MCA has provided numerous innovative methods for overcoming combat threats, such as developing mine roller technology, installing new armor and decreasing repair time to get vehicles rapidly to our warfighters. The combined efforts of the base and its tenants are critical to keeping those Marines in harms' way as safe as possible.

Official website for MCLB Albany

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Location/Driving Directions

The Marine Corp Logistic Base is located in the southwest section of the state known as Plantation Trace in Albany, Georgia. Albany is approximately 3 hours south of Atlanta, 1.5 hours north of tallahassee, FL. and 2 hours east of Montogomery, Alabama. Macon, Columbus, and Valdosta are each approximately 1 hour away.

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 1/2 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 or military transportation to Marine Corps Logistic Base Albany, GA from the airport. Contact GME for Taxi service once you arrive on base, at 229-639-5606.

From Atlanta, GA 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.

You can contact GME for taxi service once you arrive on base, 229-639-5606.

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Main Phone Numbers

Marine Corps Logistics Command. Photo courtesy U.S Marine Corps

Base Operator DSN: 567-5000 (229) 639-5000

Base Transportation 229-639-5665 Fax: 229-639-6279 DSN: 567-5665 DSN Fax: 567-6279

Branch Dental Clinic 229-639-7871

Child Development Center 229-639-5199

Youth/Teen Center 229-639-5196

Dental Clinic (Active Duty only) 229-639-7871 DSN: 567-7871

Education Office 229-639-5162 DSN: 567-5162

Exceptional Family Member Program 229-639-5277 DSN: 567-5277

Georgia Dept of Education - Homeschooling information : (404) 656-2800 /(800) 311-3627

Housing Office 800-707-3614 or 229-639-5962 Fax: 229-639-5618 DSN: 567-5962 DSN Fax: 567-5618

Housing Referral Office 229-639-5962 DSN: 567-5962

Live Oak Lodge - Temporary Lodging 229-639-5614 Fax: 229-639-5690 DSN: 567-5614 DSN Fax: 567-5690

MCCS School Liaison Office 229-639-7497 Fax: 229-639-5463 DSN: 567-7497 DSN Fax: 567-5463

Medical Clinic, Navy Branch 229-639-5976/5977 DSN: 567-5976/77

Naval Branch Dental Clinic 229-639-7871 DSN: 567-7871

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Population/Major Units Assigned

Photo courtesy U.S Marine Corps

MCLB Albany is a small base with only one battalion, Headquarters Battalion.

Average daily Population includes: Military 425, Civilian 4,700, Military family members 1,207, Civilian family members 4,638, Retirees and family 12,425.

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Temporary Lodging

On base transient billeting is limited. There are several options available to inbound, outbound active duty and DOD civilian families and all personnel on TAD orders. There are several three bedroom homes and various suite configurations available. The Live Oak Lodge office is currently located at 9201 Williams Boulevard and is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for reservations and checking in and out. The telephone number for making reservations is 229-639-5614 or DSN 312-567-5614. A credit card is required at the time of the reservation. A confirmation number along with driving directions will be provided via fax or e-mail.

Check in time is 3:00 pm daily with check out time at 11:00 am. All homes, rooms, and suites have kitchen facilities and are furnished with all linens and requisite kitchen ware. WI-Fi is available free of charge. Pet friendly quarters are available on a limited basis and require an additional $50 fee.

No vending is available at the Live Oak Lodge. Laundry facilities are available free of charge. Laundry detergent is not provided.

Space available reservations are accepted no more than 30 days in advance from Active Duty, Retirees, and DOD retirees. For personnel who are neither on TAD nor traveling as guests of the Armed Forces, the maximum period for occupying transient quarters is 30 days. The 30-day limit may be waived by the activity commander on a case-by-case basis for reasons of military necessity or personal hardship.

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Housing

Hill Village Housing - On Base Quarters - All Ranks. Photo courtesy U.S. Marine Corps

The Housing Office, located in the housing area at 9203A Williams Blvd., is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except holidays. All military personnel need to check into Family Housing upon arrival. Personnel may call the Housing Office at (229) 639-5962, DSN 567-5962 or toll free at 1-800-707-3614.

Military orders direct that all incoming active duty personnel, regardless of marital/family status, report to the Housing Office before making any off-base housing commitments. All personnel reporting for duty at MCLB Albany must check-in with the Housing Referral Service Office, whether or not assistance is requested. Military personnel who are not eligible for family housing or who are awaiting privatized housing on-base may obtain assistance in locating off-base housing through the Housing Referral Service Office. The program is designed to assist active duty personnel, civilian employees and military retirees in locating suitable, non-discriminatory housing in the community.

The homes on the base are owned and professionally managed by Lincoln Military Housing. Inbound personnel should submit a DD Form 1746 and a copy of their orders to the Housing Office as soon as possible. The control date for determining when an individual becomes eligible for placement on the waiting list for privatized housing will be based on the date of detachment from the previous permanent duty station as indicated on the advance application, DD Form 1746.

Once housing applications are processed by the Housing Office, homes will be offered by Lincoln staff. Leases are required with a minimum six-month commitment, continue on a month-to-month basis after the initial lease is fulfilled, require a 30-day written notice prior to vacating the property and include the military clause in the event early lease termination is required.

Single service members in grades E1-E5 re housed in barracks on board the installation. All rooms are two person rooms. Linens are provided at check in. Laundry facilities are available free of charge in each barracks building. Two common area kitchens and lounges are available to all residents. Wi-Fi is available in common areas free of charge.

A limited number of geographical bachelor rooms are available on board the installation for Enlisted personnel. No georgraphical bachelor housing is provided for Officers. All georgraphical bachelors will be housed in barracks in a two person room. A fee of $3.00 per day for E1-E5 and $4.00 per day for E6-E9 personnel is payable to the transient billeting fund via check, money order or major credit card monthly in advance.

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Schools

Worth County Middle School.

There are no DODDS School on Base.

Marine Corps Logistic Base lies in Dougherty County, students living on the installation attend Dougherty County Schools. Some families who live on base choose to have their children attend Worth County Schools: while no tuition is charged, parents must provide transportation for their children to the bus stop.

The Dougherty County School system has 26 schools, 15 elementary, three of which are magnet schools: six middle schools, two magnet schools and one offering an Baccalaureate curriculum at the six grade level for the first time in 2005-2006: four high school, one of which is a high honors magnet (a school within a school); and one alternative school.

All Dougherty County children who will be five years old on or before 1 Sept will be of legal age to enroll in kindergarten for the current school year. In order to register, children will need a birth certificate, Georgia immunization certificate, a Georgia eye, ear, and dental screening certificate, social security card and verification of address. The immunization certificate and eye, ear and dental certificate may be obtained from the Health Department on S. Slappey Blvd., a local physician, or the Naval Branch Medical Clinic.

The Child Development Center offers a Pre-kindergarten program, funded by the state of Georgia, for children who will be 4 years old on or before 1 September of the current school year. The on-base capacity is 40 students. To register parents will need to provide a certified copy of their child's birth certificate in addition to the items listed in the paragraph above. There is also a 3 year old Head Start program at the CDC, operating 2 classrooms.

Services are available for exceptional children. Moderate and Severe and Profoundly handicapped children are transported by special school buses. They are transported door-to-door with assistance from on-board aides. For less severe cases, special education is available at all schools. I

Many military dependent children attend schools in neighboring Lee County. In Lee County, the County School System is comprised of one Pre-K campus, two primary schools for grades K through 2, two elementary schools for grades 3 through 5, one middle school for 6 through 8, one 9th grade campus and one high school for 9 through 12. Average class size ranges from 20 to 28 students, with the exception of special classes or targeted small group classes.

Information on home schooling and other alternative schooling can be obtained from the Director of Student Services.

The base has a School Liaison Officer (SLO). The SLO's office can provide any information pertaining to Pre-K through 12th grade issues.

The Base Education Officer has the latest information on local colleges, continuing education, tuition assistance and adult education. In-state rates apply for the active duty military and their family members.

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Child Care

The CDC has state of the art facilities, and includes HeadStart and 4 yr old Pre-K classrooms. Photo courtesy U.S. Marine Corps

The Nationally Accredited Child Development Centers at MCLB provide developmental care for children 6 weeks through 12 years of age. Services include full time care, part time care, before and after school aged care (full time care is provided on school holidays and summer vacations), and pre-kindergarten classes for 4 year olds. Both military, DoD civilians and contractors assigned to MCLB are eligible to utilize this service.

Family Child Care provides developmental care for children 6 weeks through 12 years of age. Certified providers living in government quarters and in the local community provide family childcare services to both military and DoD civilians assigned to MCLB. Family childcare is also an excellent way for spouses to earn an income and be able to stay at home. For more information contact the FCC Director at 229-639-5767, DSN 312-567-5767.

Resource and Referral services are available to assist military and DoD civilians in finding appropriate childcare for their family members. A complete listing of available care options can be made available to you. The listings provide information on child care both on base and in the local community.

CYTP maintains a listing of certified American Red Cross babysitters.

For more information about the services provided by Children, Youth and Teen Programs and for information on how to be placed on the waiting list call the Children, Youth and Teen Programs Office .After school care is available through several locations. The Child Development Center offers after school care for children up to age 12. The YMCA also offers an after school program.

The Extended Day Program for the Dougherty County School system includes elementary and middle school students.

Drop-in care is available at a rate per child of $2.50 per hour. You must be registered with CDC prior to drop off in order to use this service.

The waiting times for child care vary. Usually there is a wait time for infant care of about 2 months. Please call the CDC for updated information.

The Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany Youth and Teen Center is located on Crabb Road and can be reached by calling 229-639-8470. The center is open Monday thru Thursday, 2:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. during the school year. Friday hours are 2:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., while teens only are allowed from 9:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Saturday trips are planned once a month.

Youth/Teen Activities sponsors a variety of activities for children aged 9 to 18. The Youth Center offers a pool, big screen TV, board games, arts and crafts and much more. If you are 10 years and over the center has an open door policy that allows you to come and go as you please. If you are 9 your parents must sign you in and out.

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Medical Care

Branch Medical Clinic. Photo courtesy U.S. Marine Corps

MCLB Albany has a small branch medical clinic of the Naval Hospital, Jacksonville, FL. Services are limited. Appointments can be made by calling 229-639-5976. The city of Albany has two large hospitals with a wide variety of services. The base clinic will refer patients to specialists in town. Local hospitals are:

* Phoebe Putney Hospital
* Palmyra Hospital

 

Dental services on base are for the active duty members only. Family members should establish a relationship with a dentist in town shortly after arriving. Many area dentists do not see patients on an emergency basis unless they have already been established. If you have been overseas and stopped your TRICARE Active Duty Family Member Dental Insurance, you will need to elect coverage again once you return stateside. See other sections in this category for more information on available dental services.

HEALTH NOTE-Southwest Georgia is not the best environment for people who have asthma, allergies, or other respiratory problems. If you have asthma or allergies, we encourage you to contact the medical personnel and TRICARE prior to relocating here.

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