MCLB ALBANY: IN-DEPTH WELCOME CENTER
IntroductionWelcome 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?
- MCLB Albany Base Map
- MCLB Albany Directions
- Entering MCLB Albany and Base Amenities
- Check-In Procedures for Incoming Personnel
- MCLB Albany Visitor Center
- MCLB Albany Gate Hours
- MCLB Albany DEERS Office
- MCLB Albany Commissary
- MCLB Albany Exchange
- MCLB Albany Barber Shop
- MCLB Albany Post Office
- MCLB Albany Finance Office
- MCLB Albany Legal Office
- MCLB Albany Library
- Hotels Near MCLB Albany
- Where Should I Live Near MCLB Albany?
- MCLB Albany Schools
- MCLB Albany Weather
- Things To Do On MCLB Albany
Where Is MCLB Albany?
MCLB Albany Address814 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 DirectionsThe 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 Station110 Mercer Ave. Albany, GA 31701
Phone: 1 (229) 432-0511
MCLB Albany Transportation OfficeContact the MCLB Albany Transportation Management Office for information regarding moving your personal property, pets, and automobiles to base.
Transportation Management OfficeBuilding 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 AmenitiesBe 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 PersonnelCheck-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 CenterVisitors should check in at the Visitor Control Center.
Visitor Control CenterBuilding 3010, Room 33 Fleming Rd. Albany, GA 31704
Phone: 1 (229) 639-5101
Visitor Control Center Hours
Monday-Friday– 0730 - 1530
MCLB Albany DEERS OfficeThe 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 HoursMCLB 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 Commissary814 Radford Blvd., Ste. 20327 Albany, GA 31704
Phone: 1 (229) 435-1721
MCLB Commissary Albany, GA, Hours
Tuesday-Wednesday, Friday-Saturday- 0930 - 1800
Thursday– 0930 – 1900
MCLB Albany Exchange814 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 Shop814 Radford Blvd. Albany, GA 31704
Phone: 1 (229) 639-9059
MCLB Barber Shop Hours
Monday-Friday- 0900 - 1700
Saturday- 1000 - 1400
MCLB Albany Post Office2823 Meredyth Dr. Albany, GA 31707
Phone: 1 (229) 889-8721
MCLB Albany Post Office Hours
Monday-Friday- 0830 - 1700
MCLB Albany Finance Office814 Radford Blvd., Ste. 20311 Albany, GA 31704
Phone: 1 (229) 639-6440
MCLB Albany Finance Office Hours
Monday-Friday- 0800 - 1630
MCLB Albany Legal OfficeBuilding 3500, Wing 500 Albany, GA 31704
Phone: 1 (229) 639-5212
MCLB Albany Legal Office Hours
Monday-Friday- 0800 - 1630
MCLB Albany LibraryBuilding 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
1. Live Oak Lodge9201 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 Mall2628 Dawson Rd. Albany, GA 31707
Phone: 1 (229) 405-2000
3. Fairfield Inn & Suites Albany3011 Kensington Ct. Albany, GA 31721
Phone: 1 (229) 883-8288
4. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Albany2713 Pointe North Blvd. Albany, GA 31707
Phone: 1 (229) 405-2613
Hot Tip: Download MyBaseGuide’s MCLB Albany Military Relocation Guide for information about hotels nearby.
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 AlbanyIf 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
AlbanyThe 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.
SylvesterIf 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 SchoolsThere 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 CenterBuilding 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 WeatherIt’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 AlbanyAlbany 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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ConclusionMoving 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!
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