MAXWELL-GUNTER AFB
Montgomery, AL 36112, USA

RELOCATION/WELCOME GUIDE

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Information

Our Military

  Location Maxwell Air Force Base and Gunter Annex lie in Montgomery, the Alabama state capital, and Alabama’s historic River Region. Montgomery’s tri-county area is rich in history and combines a small-town atmosphere with big-city features. Montgomery is centrally located just over 80 miles south of Birmingham, the state’s largest

Welcome

  The state capital lies in Montgomery County, which encompasses more than 780 square miles in the southeast portion of Central Alabama, about 100 miles south of Birmingham in Alabama’s River Region. The capital city of Montgomery is second only to Birmingham in size, with a population of about 200,600,

Getting to & Around

  Located in Central Alabama at the intersection of Interstate Highways 85 and 65, Montgomery County is about 150 miles southwest of Atlanta, 90 miles south of Birmingham and 155 miles north of Mobile and the Gulf of Mexico. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, 150 miles northeast, and Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport,

Housing & Real Estate

  From charming bungalows and mid-century modern ranch houses near the historic and bustling city of Montgomery to modern apartment complexes with abundant amenities — Montgomery County’s communities offer a diverse selection of housing. In 2015, more than 226,500 people lived in the county, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Employment & Economy

  A region of economic diversity, Montgomery County is home to state and regional governments, Maxwell Air Force Base and Gunter Annex, universities, an extensive service industry, high-tech manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade, tourism and an industrial base that includes Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama — Hyundai’s first manufacturing plant in

Health Care

  There are many health care services in Montgomery County for military, civilians and veterans. Visit www.healthcare.gov for information on open enrollment for health care coverage under the national Affordable Care Act. Montgomery County currently has several carriers that offer a dozen different plans to its residents, and U.S. Centers

Family Resources

  Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially when kids and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier. Local government websites are valuable resources for newcomers to Montgomery County because they provide

Education & Academics

  For those moving to a new location, it’s important to know what educational options are available. This chapter outlines the public school systems in Montgomery County, along with information about local libraries and higher education. Private schools and home schooling are options for children as well. To be enrolled

Living

  Montgomery County boasts a wealth of entertaining activities — music, sports, theater, museums, parks and shopping. Stroll through the grand gardens of Jasmine Hill, or visit one of the many museums highlighting the area’s history in the civil rights struggle. Enjoy the competition of the Montgomery Dragon Boat Race

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913th Force Support Squadron gets new commander

Story by MSgt Jeff Walston on 06/12/2017 Lt. Col. Rosalind L. Abdulkhalik assumed command of the 913th Force Support Squadron in a ceremony Dec. 6, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. As commander of the 913th FSS, Abdulkhalik is responsible for providing personnel, services, logistics, supply, family support, emergency

Cadets and base form partnership

Story by SSgt Richard Mekkri on 06/03/2017 More than 40 cadets from the Reserve Officers' Training Corps at the Rochester Institute of Technology took part in a field training exercise here, Saturday, May 6, 2017. The focus of the exercise, known as a Field Training Preparation Leadership Laboratory, is to

Air University after 70 years

Unlike the founders of other military educational institutions, the founders of AU sought to break away from traditionalism, rigid thought and doctrine, and the formalization of instruction that had often characterized past military education. They, many of whom were ACTS' graduates, established a progressive, forward-looking institution. In his dedication address,
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