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 are 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 82 miles south of Birmingham, the largest city in the

Welcome

  The state capital lies in Montgomery County, which encompasses more than 780 square miles in the southeast portion of Central Alabama, approximately 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 approximately 200,500.

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 midcentury 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 2014, more than 226,000 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, though the Affordable Care Act may change established insurance options each year. Visit www.healthcare.gov for information on open enrollment for health care coverage under the national Affordable Care Act. Montgomery County currently has three carriers

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 because they provide important

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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Airman recognized during CCAF historical event

Story by SrA Tammie Ramsouer on 04/25/2017 Caudill is an Air Force reservist with the 302nd Maintenance Group at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., as a career advisor. Last year, Caudill dedicated himself to completing his associate degree. He was able to complete his remaining requirements in about six months,
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