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MCLB Albany: In-Depth Welcome Center (2022 Edition)
MCLB Albany: In-Depth Welcome CenterMCLB Albany: In-Depth Welcome Center

MCLB Albany: In-Depth Welcome Center (2022 Edition)

Introduction

Welcome to MCLB Albany (Marine Corps Logistics Base). Sitting on 3,300 acres, this military base in Albany, Georgia, is home to about 23,000 residents between active duty, retired military, and civilian personnel. Albany as a whole is home to 75,000 people. The mission of the Albany logistics base, per their website, is to provide “efficient facilities, infrastructure and a range of tailored installation support services that enables our tenants to accomplish their assigned missions in support of the warfighter while simultaneously enhancing their quality of life.” 

We hope this guide helps you get settled in your new posting and gain some familiarity with Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, Georgia.

Where Is MCLB Albany?

Where Is MCLB Albany?

MCLB Albany Address

814 Radford Blvd., Ste. 20306
Albany, GA 31704
Phone: 1 (229) 639-5000

A complete Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, GA, directory can be found by clicking here.

MCLB Albany Base Map

MCLB Albany Directions

The most convenient method of getting to MCLB Albany is flying into Southwest Georgia Regional Airport. From there, it’s only a ten-mile drive to base.

You may also fly into Atlanta to the north or Tallahassee to the south. The former is about a three-hour drive, and the latter is half that. Click here for detailed directions from all three locations.

If you’re traveling by Greyhound bus, there’s a station in downtown Albany. Keep in mind the station is closed on weekends.

Albany Bus Station

110 Mercer Ave.
Albany, GA 31701
Phone: 1 (229) 432-0511

MCLB Albany Transportation Office

Contact the MCLB Albany Transportation Management Office for information regarding moving your personal property, pets, and automobiles to base.

Transportation Management Office
Building 3500
Radford Blvd.
MCLB Albany, GA 31704
Phone: 1 (229) 639-5823

Transportation Management Office Hours

  • Monday-Friday – 0700 – 1630

Entering MCLB Albany and Base Amenities

Entering MCLB Albany and Base Amenities

Be sure to bring a valid military ID when entering MCLB Albany. Visitors should check in at the Visitor Control Center.

Check-In Procedures for Incoming Personnel

Check-in procedures vary for all military installations. For instructions on MCLB Albany’s reporting procedures, please click here. If reporting during normal business hours (0800 – 1630, Monday through Friday), check in at the Base Personnel Office in Building 7150. If you report outside of normal hours, you should check in with the officer on duty at Building 3500 – also known as Coffman Hall – inside the main gate entrance. Make sure you have all relevant documents, including your orders and proper identification.

MCLB Albany Visitor Center

Visitors should check in at the Visitor Control Center.

Visitor Control Center
Building 3010, Room 33
Fleming Rd.
Albany, GA 31704
Phone: 1 (229) 639-5101

Visitor Control Center Hours

  • Monday-Friday – 0730 – 1530

MCLB Albany DEERS Office

The Visitor Control Center is also the home for all your MCLB Albany pass and ID needs. There, you can find information regarding ID cards, Common Access Cards, and ID cards for your family. The Center is only open for DEERS purposes on Wednesdays and Fridays from 0730 to 1530. If you would like to make an appointment online, please click here.

MCLB Albany Gate Hours

MCLB Albany has three gates with various hours available for use. See below for details

  • Main Gate – 24/7
  • Johnson Rd. Gate – Monday-Sunday: 0530 – 2200
  • Mock Rd. Gate – Inbound traffic only, Monday-Friday: 0500 – 0800

MCLB Albany Commissary

MCLB Albany Commissary

814 Radford Blvd., Ste. 20327
Albany, GA 31704
Phone: 1 (229) 435-1721

MCLB Commissary Albany, GA, Hours

  • Sunday-Monday – Closed
  • Tuesday-Wednesday, Friday-Saturday – 0930 – 1800
  • Thursday – 0930 – 1900

MCLB Albany Exchange

814 Radford Blvd.
Albany, GA 31704
Phone: 1 (229) 639-9059

MCLB Albany Exchange Hours

  • Monday-Friday – 0800 – 1900
  • Saturday – 0900 – 1800
  • Sunday/Holidays – 1000 – 1800

MCLB Albany Barber Shop

MCLB Albany Barber Shop

814 Radford Blvd.
Albany, GA 31704
Phone: 1 (229) 639-9059

MCLB Barber Shop Hours

  • Monday-Friday – 0900 – 1700
  • Saturday – 1000 – 1400
  • Sunday – Closed

MCLB Albany Post Office

2823 Meredyth Dr.
Albany, GA 31707
Phone: 1 (229) 889-8721

MCLB Albany Post Office Hours

  • Monday-Friday – 0830 – 1700

MCLB Albany Finance Office

814 Radford Blvd., Ste. 20311
Albany, GA 31704
Phone: 1 (229) 639-6440

MCLB Albany Finance Office Hours

  • Monday-Friday – 0800 – 1630

Building 3500, Wing 500
Albany, GA 31704
Phone: 1 (229) 639-5212

MCLB Albany Legal Office Hours

  • Monday-Friday – 0800 – 1630

MCLB Albany Library

Building 7122
814 Radford Blvd., Ste. 20311
Albany, GA 31704
Phone: 1 (229) 639-5242

MCLB Albany Library Hours

  • Monday-Friday – 0930 – 1800

Hotels Near MCLB Albany

Hotels Near MCLB Albany

1. Live Oak Lodge

9201 Williams Blvd.
Albany, GA 31704
Phone: 1 (229) 639-5614

Live Oak Lodge offers temporary lodging. All rooms are equipped with a kitchen and kitchen wares. Some pet-friendly quarters are also available but require an extra $50 fee.

2. Hampton Inn & Suites Albany at Albany Mall

2628 Dawson Rd.
Albany, GA 31707
Phone: 1 (229) 405-2000

3. Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany

3011 Kensington Ct.
Albany, GA 31721
Phone: 1 (229) 883-8288

4. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Albany

2713 Pointe North Blvd.
Albany, GA 31707
Phone: 1 (229) 405-2613

Download MyBaseGuide’s MCLB Albany Relocation Guide for information about hotels nearby.

Hot Tip: Download MyBaseGuide’s MCLB Albany Military Relocation Guide for information about hotels nearby.

Where Should I Live Near MCLB Albany?

Where Should I Live Near MCLB Albany?

If you’re considering living on base, check out the available on-base housing options. Otherwise, read on to find out more about living off base.

Major Cities Near MCLB Albany

If you’re going to reside off base, your best bet is to stay in Albany or in a nearby town. There are no convenient major cities near MCLB Albany. The nearest big city is Tallahassee, Florida, to the south, though it’s 90 miles from base. To the north is Atlanta, Georgia’s state capital, but that sits 175 miles from base.

Best Places to Live Near MCLB Albany

Albany

The closest place to call home off base is Albany, Georgia’s 13th largest city, with nearly 70,000 residents. It has all the amenities you could want from an American city but without the congestion that comes with a metropolis like Atlanta. According to niche.com, the median rent costs $738 – $300 lower than the national average. The cost of living also remains low by U.S. and Georgia standards.

Sylvester

If a small-town feel is more your speed, try Sylvester, only 15 miles east of MCLB Albany. This charming Southern city of 6,000 will provide some welcome reprieve from everyday business, and any amenity you could need is only a short drive away.

MCLB Albany Schools

MCLB Albany Schools

There are three school districts serving the immediate area around the base: Dougherty County School System (DCSS), Worth County School System, and Lee County School System. DCSS is the largest of the three, and if your family lives on base, it’s likely you’ll send your child to a DCSS school. There are many DCSS elementary schools near base, the closest of which is Turner Elementary School for grades K-5. From there, your child will progress to Albany Middle School and then to Dougherty Comprehensive High School to complete their education. 

The best way to find information for your child’s specific educational needs is through the MCLB Albany MCCS School Liaison Officer

If your family is in need of a daycare, the MCLB Albany Child Development Center (CDC) provides care starting at six weeks old throughout the year from 0700 to 1730. Children must be registered prior to enrollment, so contact the CDC for more information regarding their nationally accredited programs.

Child Development Center
Building 7600
814 Radford Blvd., Ste. 20311
Albany, GA 31704
Phone: 1 (229) 639-7930

Check out our full guide to MCLB Albany schools for a more detailed rundown.

MCLB Albany Weather

MCLB Albany Weather

It’s the South, so prepare for hot, muggy summers. Outside of summer, though, Albany weather is actually rather pleasant. Winters are relatively warm, and snow is rare, so you won’t need to worry about shoveling the driveway. It will rain year-round, but it only receives 4.7 inches annually. 

The year starts with high temperatures in the low 60s and overnight lows falling into the mid-to-low 40s. Chilly but comfortable compared to many parts of the country. With March and springtime, we see the usual warming to pleasant temperatures in the mid-70s, perfect for your Easter egg hunts. 

The heat begins in May, with average daily high temperatures climbing to 85 degrees. Then, the summer. We won’t sugarcoat it; it’s going to be hot and humid. The hottest month is July, with a daily average high of 92 degrees, and the lows won’t bring too much relief at 73. Just about every day will be muggy, too. This is a good reminder to have your A/C units serviced in the winter! The heat will last through September, and October brings a welcome cooldown. The daily high around the holidays will fall into the 60s, cool enough to build a fire.

Things To Do on MCLB Albany

Things To Do on MCLB Albany

Albany offers plenty of things to do for the entire family. Take the kids to Flint RiverQuarium or Chehaw Park & Zoo to observe the wildlife and spark their imaginations. The adults will enjoy the local escape room or perhaps Craft Axe Throwing, which is something you definitely won’t find everywhere!  If you want to explore the nature around Albany, there are plenty of popular hiking trails as well. Or, if you prefer to kick back with a couple pints of craft beer, head to Pretoria Fields Brewing.   

Be sure to check out our full things to do and restaurant guides for a more detailed breakdown.

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Conclusion

Moving is always stressful, but we hope this guide eases that stress a bit and serves as a useful starting point during your movie to MCLB Albany. Albany is a welcoming military town that offers something for families of all sizes. Please feel free to reference this guide throughout your time at MCLB Albany, and be sure to check with friends and neighbors to see if they have any suggestions for local restaurants, schools, recreation, or anything else you can think of. Enjoy your time in southern Georgia!

The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.

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