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MCLB ALbany_2019 On Arrival Housing



Bachelor officers’ quarters and bachelor staff noncommissioned officers’ quarters are not available aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany.

Limited space is available at Live Oak Lodge Transient Quarters. Reservations should be made 30 days prior to arrival by calling the front desk at 229-639-5614. Front desk operations close at 4 p.m. daily. Those arriving after hours without reservations should find accommodations off base for the night and call the front desk the following day.

For assistance with locating suitable housing in the local community, call the Housing Referral Office at 229-639-5962.

Bachelor enlisted quarters are available for E-1 through E-5. Personnel should call the assistant bachelor housing manager, in Keefe Hall, Building 7130, at 229-639-7442, or the unaccompanied housing manager at the Live Oak Lodge at 229-639-5614, during regular working hours for assistance.

Service members E-5 and below who arrive in the evening or on the weekend should call the Duty Noncommissioned Officer in Building 7130 at 229-639-6266 for assignment of temporary quarters. On the next business day, they should report to the assistant bachelor housing manager’s office in Building 7130 for assignment to permanent quarters.

Limited geographical bachelor quarters exist on base for officers and enlisted personnel. Call the Live Oak Lodge’s front desk at 229-639-5614 for availability.


The Housing Office, co-located in the Lincoln Community Center at 12036 Putnam Blvd., is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays.

All military personnel are required to check into Family Housing upon arrival. Personnel may call the Housing Office at 229-639-5962, DSN 567-5962 or toll free at 800-707-3614.

Visit the website, for up-to-date housing information. Those with questions or concerns may send an email to


Military orders direct all incoming active-duty personnel, regardless of marital/family status, to 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 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 housing in the community.

For more information, call 229-639-5962.


The Military Personnel Center serves as the conduit of administrative functions for commanders, their Marines and family members stationed aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany. It is the initial point of entry/departure for Marines to check in or check out of the base upon assignment/reassignment and separation.

Additionally, it provides numerous services including issuing permanent change of station orders, temporary additional duty orders, processing travel claims, conducting audits, processing correspondence, pay entitlements and recording training events.

Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 229-639-5103/6549.


A good selection of rental property exists in the surrounding community. The rental rate for a typical three-bedroom house with central heat and air conditioning averages $800 to $1,200 per month, plus utilities. One-year leases are usually required.

Apartments are one- to three-bedrooms, unfurnished, with six- to 12-month leases, and range from $400 to $700, plus utilities. Deposits begin at $400 and range up to a full month’s rent. Utility deposits may be required based on personal credit references. Connection fees are reasonable.

Homes for sale average $150,000 for a 1,800-square-foot, three-bedroom house with central heat and air.

The Housing Referral Office can assist personnel through personalized counseling and by providing information on military clauses, returns of deposit, landlord-tenant mediation services, local community information and other areas of concern.


A public-private venture partnership was formed in October 2007 to redevelop the housing units aboard MCLB Albany. The homes on the base are owned and professionally managed by Lincoln Military Housing.

Inbound personnel should submit a copy of their orders and a DD Form 1746 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 family housing will be based on the date of receipt of the member’s application for housing. Housing application forms are included in welcome aboard packages sent to inbound personnel. If the form is missing from the package, call the nearest military housing office or the MCLB Albany Housing Office at 229-639-5962 to receive one by mail or fax. Forms may also be downloaded from

Once housing applications are processed by the Housing Office, applications will be referred to Lincoln Military Housing, who will contact personnel regarding housing availability and a potential waiting list.

Homes are offered by Lincoln staff. Leases are required with a minimum six-month commitment (continuing to a month-to-month basis after the initial lease is fulfilled), a 30-day written notice prior to vacating a property and include the military clause in the event early-lease termination is required.

The Lincoln management staff is within the Lincoln Military Housing Community Center at 12036 Putnam Blvd.

Pass and ID; Vehicle, Pet and Weapons Registrations

MCLB ALbany_2019 On Arrival Pass and ID; Vehicle, Pet and Weapons Registrations


The Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany Pass and ID Office provides administrative assistance for all service members (active/reserve), retirees and family members of service members, government employees and contractors. The PID Office is off of Fleming Road, adjacent to the Main Gate in Building 3010, Room 33.

General Information

The PID Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for registration of vehicles, day passes, 30-day passes, Defense Biometric ID System (DBIDS) and ID cards. The PID Office is closed the second Thursday of the month from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for training. The PID Office is closed on all federal holidays.

For general administrative requirements, visit Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany’s website at Click on Resources, followed by MCLB Offices and Staff, and then click on Pass and ID. Finally, click on whatever service is needed under PID.

To schedule or cancel an online appointment with Pass and ID, visit Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany’s website. Click on Resources, followed by MCLB Offices and Staff, and then click on Pass and ID. Under the ID card center, click on the blue appointment scheduler link.

Registration of Motor Vehicles, Motorcycles

Marine Corps installations no longer issue vehicle decals; however, permanently assigned personnel must register their vehicles at the PID office. The following documents must be presented at the time of registration:

  • A valid armed forces military identification card, armed forces spouse’s ID card, family member identification card, civilian employee identification card or RAPIDGate PIV-card.
  • A valid state operator’s license for the class of vehicle being registered.
  • A valid motor vehicle state certification of registration. An applicant who is not the owner of the vehicle may submit a consent to drive form which must be notarized.
  • A valid liability insurance policy conforming to the requirements established under Georgia state law.
  • If the applicant is a military member younger than the age of 26, a certificate showing completion of military driver’s improvement course is required.

Military personnel, younger than 26, are required to participate in a driver’s improvement course (Alive at 25), in accordance with Marine Corps Order 5100.19F. The Base Safety Office administers this course.

In addition, the Base Safety Office administers the Motorcycle Safety Course, which is required to register a motorcycle aboard the base for active-duty service members only. The Base Safety Office can be reached at 229-639-7050.

All personnel permanently assigned to MCLB Albany and/or tenant organizations and all civilian employees are required to register their motor vehicles within 30 days of reporting to the installation.


Sponsors are responsible for the action of their guests at all times. At no point should a guest be unaccounted for while aboard the installation. Contractors (permanent party) with CAC access may sponsor contractors (business-related) and guests aboard the installation. The following personnel may sponsor individuals aboard the installation:

  • Active-duty/retired personnel and their family members may sponsor guests aboard the installation.
  • DOD civilians may sponsor contractors (business-related) and guests aboard the installation. Short-term service providers, who require access for less than 72 hours, may be sponsored aboard the installation. Sponsors are required to escort the service providers. Service providers requiring unescorted access will be directed to the Pass and ID Office for vetting and background.
  • MCCS employees may sponsor contractors (business-related) and guests aboard the installation. MCCS employees may sponsor non-CAC contractor’s family members (spouses and children, if the contractor is deployed and only for the duration of the deployment). In these cases, the family members will need to be vetted.

Veterans’ Administration

All VA patients will be directed through the VA Eligibility Clerk at Building 3010, Room 5 for processing. The following is the procedure for base access:

  • The VA Eligibility Clerk will conduct a query which will reveal if the veteran has an outstanding want and warrant, is a registered sex offender or if they are on active probation or parole.
  • Once the query is completed and no disqualifiers are revealed, the VA patient will be issued a base hologram which will be affixed on their Veterans’ Administration card for the calendar year.
  • In the event a VA patient is accompanied by another adult defined as a person 18 years of age or older, those persons will also be subject to the same vetting requirements as previously stated. If a query of an associate/occupant reveals a disqualifier, current policy procedures are applicable i.e. deny access or detain in the case of a want/warrant.

Visitor’s Pass

All visitors, except those attending command-sponsored events, will obtain a base visitor pass from Pass and ID (during business hours) or the Main Gate sentry (after business hours). The following credentials are required for issuance of a day-pass:

  • A valid federal or state government identification containing a photograph.
  • Current/existing state identification and other government-issued IDs are both acceptable forms of credentials.
  • If driving a motor vehicle, a valid driver’s license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance.

Sponsors are required to identify names, vehicle information, dates of visit and purpose to designed installation personnel when requesting to sponsor an individual(s) aboard the installation. Sponsors are responsible for the conduct of their visitors during their time aboard the installation.

Nongovernmental delivery personnel requiring access to the installation may be issued a pass not to exceed 30 days. Passes may be renewed at 30-day intervals not to exceed six months. Security personnel shall inspect delivery vehicles at the designated commercial entry control point.

To further regulate access control, National Crime Information Center queries shall be conducted of all persons entering the installation, except for command sponsored event attendees. These queries may include driver’s license, wants and warrants, and/or criminal history.

Navy Federal Credit Union members who have no other base affiliation will not be allowed to sponsor guests aboard the installation. NFCU members will be allowed access to the credit union only and for the amount of time required to conduct their business upon display of account documentation and obtaining a visitor pass. Base access for nonaffiliated NFCU members shall be limited to business banking hours. In addition, want/warrants inquiries will be conducted on all NFCU members before a day-pass is written.

Pet Registration

Lincoln Military Housing handles pet registration for housing residents only. New residents are required to provide a picture of their pets, up-to-date shot records and to microchip their pets if they choose to live in on-base housing.

Weapons Registration

Personnel registering weapons are required to read Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany’s Base Order 5530.2, Private Owned Weapons, Ammunition and Explosives. Registrants will be required to fill out a Firearm Regulations Acknowledgement Form and adhere to the following:

  • All individuals residing aboard MCLB Albany must register all privately owned firearms with the Pass and ID Office within 10 working days of initially bringing the weapons on base.
  • Firearms must be stored in a gun safe or strongbox capable of being locked with a key or combination lock. Ammunition must be secured separately from firearms in a container capable of being locked with a key or combination lock.
  • Under no circumstances will any firearm or ammunition be accessible to children, without close parental supervision.
    All firearms will remain unloaded until actually participating in an authorized recreational shoot or during hunting of designated areas.
  • When transporting privately owned firearms and ammunition aboard the base, the firearm must be equipped with a trigger lock or cable lock and secured in a locked case/department.
  • Under no circumstance will firearms, weapons or ammunition be permanently stored in a privately owned vehicle aboard the base.
  • Carrying a concealed weapon is prohibited aboard the base.
  • No weapons are allowed in the barracks.

Violation of this order by military personnel is punishable as violation of Article 92 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice and can subject the violator to court-martial or other judicial or administrative action. Individuals not subject to the UCMJ who fail to comply are subject to adverse administrative action or criminal prosecution as authorized by reference U.S. Navy Regulation 1159 18 U.S.C. 921-929. Violations by other individuals may subject the violator to trial in the federal courts for violation of 18 U.S.C. 921-929.

Temporary Lodging

MCLB ALbany_2019 On Arrival Temporary Lodging


On-base transient billeting is limited. Several options are available to inbound and outbound active-duty and Department of Defense civilian families and all personnel on temporary additional duty orders. Live Oak Lodge has four family transient quarters, fully furnished and 22 suites of various configurations available.

The Live Oak Lodge office is at 10308 E. Matthews Blvd. and is open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For reservations, call 229-639-5614 or DSN 567-5614. A credit card is required at the time of reservation. A confirmation number along with driving directions will be provided via email or fax.

Check-in time is 3 p.m. daily with checkout time at 11 a.m. All homes, rooms and suites have kitchen facilities and are furnished with linens and essential kitchenware.

Free Wi-Fi is provided. Two pet-friendly quarters are available on a limited basis and require an additional $80 extermination fee.

No vending machines are available at Live Oak Lodge. Laundry facilities are free, but laundry detergent is not provided.

Vending machines are available at Live Oak Lodge between suites B4 and B6 of Building 10202.


MCLB ALbany_2019 On Arrival Transportation


Commercial bus service is not available between Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany and the city of Albany. The Base Garrison Mobile Equipment Branch provides transportation to and from Albany’s Southwest Georgia Regional Airport and the local Greyhound bus station for those going or returning from official travel. This does not include individuals going on leave.

Other bus services are provided for Marines, Sailors and their families stationed at MCLB Albany, and for events in the local area that have been scheduled through the Information, Tickets and Tours Office, located at the Marine Corps Exchange.

Base taxi services are provided for official use only between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and exceptions are holidays, weekends and payday Friday. Transportation is provided for active-duty and civilian personnel to and from appointments, handling mail runs, light material transporting services and taking persons to and from airports, who are on official temporary additional duty. Taxi services are not to be used for personal use such as transportation to work and lunch breaks.

For taxi services, call the GME dispatcher at 229-639-5665/5639. GME has a dispatcher on duty weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., except holidays and weekends. The dispatcher can be reached at 229-639-5665/5639. For transportation after normal duty hours, call the Officer of the Day at 229-639-5206.

Veterans Affairs Eligibility and Enrollment Office

MCLB ALbany_2019 On Arrival Veterans Affairs Eligibility and Enrollment Office


The Department of Veterans Affairs Eligibility and Enrollment Office is located off of Fleming Road, adjacent to the Main Gate in Building 3010. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. A VA representative can be reached by calling 229-639-9600.



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